Dancehall recording artiste Chi Ching Ching will make the sort of music one can get pleasure from in the middle of a nightclub, stage present, avenue dance or even on a frequent Monday early morning, having a personal dance bash while getting all set for get the job done. He describes his tunes as “free-spirited”, and if he could liken his catalogue to a singular human being, it would be Sir Garfield Sobers. When the Rock The Environment entertainer mentions the title of the previous West Indies cricketer, it was puzzling at to start with until he explained, “My music represents my personality and who I am general — an all-rounder — [and] he’s a expert cricketer a versatile bowler, batsman, and a chief amid fieldsmen. That’s me from the get-go in the discipline of tunes and enjoyment.”
Subsequent the achievement of his 21-monitor album Turning Tables, unveiled by Dutty Rock Productions, which was streamed more than 12 million situations throughout many platforms, Chi Ching Ching is awaiting the green light to burn up some rubber on a different venture. In the meantime, he is driving his job at a constant tempo — at this time ‘doing road’ in the US — hopping from studio to studio and making appearances from town to town.
A fervid Chi Ching Ching said that he has a robust do the job ethic, and it is receiving more powerful. “Since remaining in New York, the perform ethic flip up a lot more since the sources are quickly readily available. I have access to a million studios, the videographers are adaptable, and men and women are completely ready to commit in the brand name all over the place I go,” he said, introducing that the pandemic hasn’t slowed him down. “Throughout the whole pandemic, I have been working. I come to feel like I am accomplishing a lot, or doing points speedier here. There’s a whole album of tunes and about 5 films recorded in the quick time I [have] been overseas.”
In-in between studio hopping and family members time, Chi Ching Ching finds a handful of minutes for 5 Thoughts With, where by he shares just about every thing — from branding and developing a legacy to fashion advice.
How has the past yr been for you?
It is been ups and downs. Practically nothing is great, but yuh accomplished know we nuh give up. The trick is to maintain on pushing, mainly because the greatest point is being aware of that when you place in the perform just about every working day, you will see the end result. Individuals nuh hear from me because I [have] been travelling and dedicating time to operating in studio, but I am also performing the very same in phrases of my family.
What is the local climate of the recording and entertainment sector in New York at this time?
New York scorching yah now, the locations outdoors are lit! Even though, the energy is obviously a minimal distinct based mostly on the situations that we are living in. The fantastic point about currently being right here, is remaining capable to transfer from a person state to the up coming quickly. So, I been doing one particular and two gigs below and there, also in Atlanta and Florida, even although folks will however see indications of the pandemic. I am also putting in more hours — likely three distinct studios in 1 day. Hustling is also aspect of the combine, assembly the calls for for dubplates. It’s all about function right up until [it’s] time to occur dwelling.
Are you instructing your small children the ins and outs of the music market. What are some of the classes you have taught them?
Properly, I have three boys. My youngest is with me he is a few decades aged. One particular son is in England and the other, who is in Miami, was all-around me right until he was 10 a long time previous him know the ropes. Both equally of them are dwelling with their moms. I’m teaching the minor a person proper now how to endure mainly because them say, a boy or girl shall lead the way, and, have faith in me, the planet is shifting and watching him improve has authorized me to see that in him. It is for this explanation I made the Amere Amusement label, named following my son, for my son. Survival and strengthening the legacy are the most important lessons listed here. Me nuh get nuh female infant but, but if me get a single … Jesus Christ!
Are you looking ahead to fathering a daughter?
I certainly want a woman, but I am bracing myself due to the fact I know it’s heading to be a large amount to deal with. Me nuh have nuh sister, but I see what mom and dad who have daughters go by way of, furthermore me analyze the female mind. Just about every day me fear and pray to God fi give me boys, and he did, simply because me haffi brace myself to start with just before me get a daughter. Me just know, if or when me get a daughter, me a go place all me time into raising and defending her.
As a male of over-regular height, the place do you discover the stylish parts you are regarded for donning?
It is not the first time I get this dilemma. Me have bredrin weh check with with me on trend. I just know how to set myself collectively. Anyweh di great points deh, me just wander and obtain them. I really do not have no exclusive destinations to shop. But it is genuine, for youths my peak it is not easy. To get ourselves with each other is like a process — at a single place, it did really hard fi come across a trousers that suit me right frequent jeans nah give the pretty glimpse.
Clarks or sneakers?
Each. I have far more than 15 pairs of Clarks, but these aren’t for each and every day, for the reason that I want when people today see me in them, it is a new appear. Sneakers now, give me people just about every working day … me have ‘bout 100 pair a shoes and sneakers by yourself. I do not imagine I will need to obtain any a lot more shoes for now.