E.H.M.P.: Sup, Thanks for checking in with us today. Tell me what’s new?
CHUCK PLATINUM: Everything’s good over here. Just building our brand NovaKhain Enterprises up to become the next global entertainment entity. Giving back to the community and helping other entrepreneurs succeed in this fickle music industry. I have a new EP coming up called The Definition Of A Hood Scholar that should be out by the time this is read and a few things brewing up for 2014.
E.H.M.P.: How long have you been pursuing rap and what started you off?
CHUCK PLATINUM: I have been a professional rap artist since March of 1992. What started me rapping was hearing Rakim on the radio and wanting to rap just like him and also my brother P. Holla he was rapping before me so I wanted to follow in his footsteps.
E.H.M.P.: How did you get involved with A.D. The General and the Elegant Hoodness Musical Program?
CHUCK PLATINUM: A.D. and I go back to about 2010 when I was doing radio she would bring her artists up to DaMatrix studios where I was hosting my radio show Crazy Mob Squad Radio at the time and I just kept supporting her events and keeping that contact open. It just made sense for us to collaborate. She has been adamant about helping me gain exposure as a rap artist and I appreciate her for taking the time out to help me.
E.H.M.P.: What do you enjoy more producing or being an artist and why?
CHUCK PLATINUM: I enjoy both equally because they bring two different feelings to me. When I produce it gives me the chance to create unlimited and also helps me work with other artist and challenges me to create new sounds. Being a rapper I love putting words together and I love love love hitting the stage. Performing is an all-time high right there nothing like giving fans what they love.
E.H.M.P.: Tell me something you have never told anyone?
CHUCK PLATINUM: That I am afraid to go to Australia because of that 15 hour flight. Although I have connects to tour there lol
E.H.M.P.: Where can our readers, listen to your music?
CHUCK PLATINUM: I have a few links that you can check my music out if you are on soundcloud you can search Chuck Platinum for my solo work and for my label to hear my artists you can search NovaKhain Records. You can also get my 3 mix tapes at http://chuckplatinum.bandcamp.com
E.H.M.P.: Any last words and or shout outs?
CHUCK PLATINUM: First and foremost shout outs to my family, my children Ayanna, Jaisha & CJ, my parents, my staff at NovaKhain Enterprises Lacey Lace, DJ BUTCH SOS, Lights Out, Crazy Mob Squad DJs, my DJ Joe Cool, and my artists Ruck, Cap, Holla, Black, FlowBoy Duce, Yankee Boy YP and my homie Zito and all my fans who support also EHMP for the interview much love!!
Written by A.D. The General
Courtesy of The Elegant Hoodness Musical Program 2013