What’s your thought process when entering a competition?
When going into a contest, what I’m trying to do is write my very best verse every time. If people haven’t heard of me before, I want them to listen to my verse and say “Oh man, who’s this guy???’’.
I consider myself a lyrical rapper so I try to display my lyrical ability.
Was this the first competition you’ve entered and won?
It was not. The first bar competition I ever won was Enoch Flow’s “Grind The Mic.”
Where are you from?
I’m from Charlotte, North Carolina (Go Panthers & Hornets lol)
Describe your upbringing?
I grew up in a very Christian household with two loving, well educated, Christian Parents. I was raised with my younger sister Madison in a small town outside of Charlotte called Indian Trail.
I believe I was raised well and hope to raise my future children in a similar way.
How did you come to Christ, (your salvation story)?
I grew up going to church every Sunday and most Wednesdays. My family and I rarely ever missed a Sunday Service. As I grew older, I took church more seriously and decided that I needed to be baptized because the scriptures instruct us to and I believe it is necessary for salvation.
As a young teen, I was baptized and began to deliver mini-sermons once a month at my church. I also helped to serve the Lord’s Supper. As the years have gone by I believe that I‘ve grown stronger in the faith and I even bring a full sermon every now and then.
What was your first introduction to music?
My father used to play The Dave Matthews Band and Sting & The Police with me in the car. My Dad used to be a drummer and he really enjoyed listening to bands. Listening to music with my Dad definitely helped me to gain an early love for it.
How did u get into Chh?
I actually only learned about CHH about 2 years ago. I actually stumbled across Kaleb Mitchell on twitter and we Dm’d for a short while. I did the same with the group Surf Gvng.
These conversations sparked me to do research on the genre. I realized I would be a perfect fit.
How long have you been a Chh artist/Producer?
I’ve officially been a CHH artist for about a year and a half
When did you know you were called to change lives for God in your music?
I started recording music in 2015. I would say it was a few months after my first release in 2017 “Black Skin Colorless Soul” that I realized that this was something I could do to positively influence lives.
People started contacting me telling me that my music meant something to them. I decided that I would improve and try to reach as many people as I possibly could. Now in 2019, I feel that I’m doing that on a larger level.
Tell us about the new album/EP? Upcoming Project?
So on March 9, 2019, I released my debut CHH album titled “Dreadhead Lando”. It’s a Star Wars themed project that mixes the themes of the saga with my personal struggles.
Since then I’ve been working on a lot of music including songs with Yung Jetti, Monty The Hokage, PoetiCS and more.
Tell us about the single or latest single?
My latest track, “B.L.M.” was released on May 6. It’s a song that speaks from the perspective of two black men who feel that their country is against them.
What do you hope people will get out of your music and upcoming projects?
I hope that people listen to my music and realize just how dope conscious rap and lyricism can be. I don’t hate all the music of today but I definitely wish we would go back to music with a message and lyricism, wordplay, metaphors, etc.
What is your best advice for this generation?
When it comes to music, my advice would be to ALWAYS make the music that YOU like. Never conform for the sake of conforming. I’ve always said that I make music for myself first and if nobody in the world were to listen to my music except for me, I’d be ok with that.
When it comes to life advice, I would say ALWAYS pray. There is no such thing as praying too often. There truly is power in prayer.
Where can we find your music?
My music is everywhere under the name of Mitch Darrell. It’s actually dope if you just google Mitch Darrell you can find absolutely all of my music on the very first page.
What’s next for you ( tour dates, new releases, etc)
After spending an entire year working on my last project, my plan is just to release singles and work on releasing some new visuals. Maybe do some unexpected collaborations.
How can you be contacted for booking and collaboration?
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