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Get to know Li Scott (a.k.a El Eye)
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Q: When did you know that you wanted to work in the entertainment industry?

A: I knew I wanted to be in the entertainment industry by the age of 3 years old

Q: If you had to pick one main career out of the many that you do, what would it be and why?

A: I would choose all of my talents .. I could never separate them because they all bring together what makes me...me. Entertainment isn’t just about being able to do one thing .. it’s being able to capture the attention with whatever attracts the people watching, listening, engaging and interpreting your craft. I sing, write, dance, and  act. Therefore I couldn’t pick between what I love the most. I’m just beyond grateful to be able to be multifaceted.

Q: Where does your inspiration come from with your music?

A: The inspiration in my music comes from a variety of experiences that have taken place in my life.  Writing and singing allow me to get things off my chest. It’s like therapy - self therapy.

Q: If you could work with anybody in the industry who would it be and why?

A: If I could work with anyone - it would be Janet Jackson, Timberland, and Missy Elliot. Their sound has always been ahead of the times! so different , so bold, and so IN YOUR FACE with it.. it’s something about that unapologetic sound that I can’t resist.

Q: If you could work with any brand what brand would you work with and why?

A: If I could work with any brand it would be Apple. I’d love to work with Apple because they were built off someone who had a dream - and went for it! Something that has foundation that strong is a force to be reckoned with!

Q: What is something you would tell yourself 10 years ago?

A: Something I would tell myself 10 years ago today would be, “WAIT FOR NO ONE!  Don’t worry about the time, it’s going to pass anyway. Just do your absolute best, never give up, and the results will show.”

Q: What do you like to do during your free time?

A: In my free time I like to learn new things to amplify my craft. Recently I started to  practice teaching myself the acoustic guitar.

Q: What is your favorite thing about the work you do?

A: My favorite thing about the work that I do is the satisfaction I get as I grow in my craft and the thrill I feel when I perform for others. I only have to answer to myself in the end. What I do, makes me so happy - even the stressful moments are my favorite part of the process as well..  I learn from myself everyday. What is better than being able to understand yourself.

Q: What is your least favorite thing about the work you do?

A:My least favorite thing about what I do- is BS you have to put up with sometimes, that’s true about a lot of professions. So you have to really LOVE this.  But that is life in general.

Q: What is something you would like to tell the public and your followers about a project that you are working on?

A: The project that I’m working on now - is so different sonically from anyone that is out right now. With thanks to my good friend and super producer Stony Boy Curtis (aka SlyTheGentleman) we created zones were I could give a  blend of my angelic melodies, captivating rap tones to properly display the variety of flows I can give. I wanted to show my growing followers, and my fans that I am able to hit all spectrums of this thing we call MUSIC. #TheStormIsComing

 
Catching up with Dee Gomes
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Q: When did you know that music was going to be a big part of your life?

A: I have always loved music and it has always been a part of my life. However, in 2015 my friends CJay and DStackz convinced me to make a song.

Q: What is your preferred genre to preform? What is it about this genre that interested you the most?

A: I do not have a preferred genre. In fact, i like all different types of music.

Q: What do you like to do during your free time, when you are not working?

A: If I am not doing anything that regards to music, I like to play NBA 2K or eat.

Q: Who inspires you the most in the music industry and why?

A: Kendrick Lamar inspires me but I also love Trippie Redds production.

Q: If there was one thing you wanted the public to know about yourself what would it be?

A: I am a very outgoing and humble person.

Q: What do you like most about A.L.I.E.N Entertainment?

A: A.L.I.E.N Entertainment always made me feel like family. They have my best interest at all times. They also genuinely want to see me win.

Q: If you could work with anybody in the industry who would it be?

A: Lil Uzi.

Q: What do you like the most about performing?

A: The challenge of satisfying the crowd.

Q: If you could go anywhere in the world to work or perform where would you go?

A: Jamaica

Q: What is one thing you would like the public to know about your latest song Troops?

A: When we first made it, we were contemplating on if we should even use it. Now it is the most played on my album True Colors.

Meet Hip-Hop Artist Chachi Carvalho

Q: When did you know music was going to be a part of your life?

A: I come from a long line of musicians. My grandfather and father were both singers. My older sister is a singer and rapper. I have cousins and uncles who all play a variety of instruments. Music has always been a part of my life since early childhood. I guess when I was 11 years old and started practicing the art of freestyling would be the defining moment of when I committed to the craft.

Q: What do you like most about performing?

A: I love the feeling of butterflies in my stomach before I step on stage. I get a complete rush when I look around and see my band, all rocking in unison, eyes closed and zoned out while creating one sound, one vibe. But nothing compares to when I am able to connect with someone in the audience. When the music or the words connect with a person and I lock eyes with them and without saying a word, their eyes say it all... they get it.

Q: When you are not performing or in the studio what do you like to do the most?

A: I enjoy spending time with my family. My children are my life. They are all into music too which is a bonus. My 16 year old daughter Kyla has already recorded a few songs with me and she has performed in a few plays and musicals. My sons Cairo and Cayden (7 & 6) both already believe they are rock stars. There is never a dull moment when they are around.

Q: Who is your biggest influencer and why?

A: Personally, I am influenced by positive people, dream chasers, and taste makers. I love to hear stories of people winning, especially the underdogs. I really love it when those people are my friends and family. By far my biggest influence is my father. He came to this country with nothing and created opportunities for my family. Even though he passed away a decade ago, each day I wake up and feel inspired to carry on his legacy and work towards creating my own. A legacy that I hope he would be proud of.

Q: If you could perform or work anywhere in the world where would you go?

A: If I could earn the same amount of money I make here in the states, there is no doubt in my kind that I would live in Cape Verde. That is my homeland and I love the culture. I would build a home and a studio somewhere near the beach and be the most laid back, tanned, stress free version of myself possible.

Q: What is something you can tell the public about the project (if any) you are working on right now?

A: I just finished rebuilding my studio in a new location (Beatbox Studio). I recently returned from a 2 week trip in Cape Verde where I promoted some music and gathered some inspiration for my next wave of projects. I am not sure what direction I will head in next. I try my best to be motivated by my experience. Regardless of what I create musically, I just want to say something meaningful. I always want to remain in my truth and hopefully it resonates with others. The first project I record at my new studio will definitely be recorded with my band. We are overdue for an International Players album.

Q: If you could work with an artist from the past who would you work with?

A: I have always been inspired by the music, life, and philosophy of Bob Marley. I believe that he always had all of the right questions that provided the listener with an opportunity to reflect and assess life, confront politics and systems, analyze relationships, and reinvent oneself. His music reached all people from all walks of life and has been motivation for revolutions across the globe. His songs have even ended violent conflicts and war. That is powerful. I would love to be a part of that movement.

Q: If you could work with an artist from the present who would you work with?

A:  I would jump at the chance to be on a song with my favorite emcee Black thought from The Roots. His bar game is on another level. I believe that if I were to be blessed with an opportunity to be on the same song, I would have no choice but to black out and raise my game to a whole different level. That would be equally exciting and intimidating!

Q: What is something you would want the public to know about you?

A: I am still stuck in my old school ways. I am still adjusting to the world of social media so please follow me on Instagram, YouTube, and soundcloud: @chachihiphop

I also have bunch of music on all of the downloading and streaming platforms. Search: Chachi Carvalho and give it a spin. And lastly, my new studio @beatboxstudio401 is located at 482 Central Avenue in Pawtucket. We are open for business and would love to help you bring tour ideas to life.

Q: What made you chose and stick with the genre of Hip Hop?

A: I basically grew up with Hip Hop. Hip Hop was a baby when I was a baby. At first it was unacceptable, which made me gravitate towards it even more. It is ever changing and universal. It is the voice and expression of youth. It is revolutionary, transformative, radical, unifying, and globally respected. It is and will always be my culture. It is and will always be intertwined into the fabric of my being.

Chachi Carvalho and the International Players graced the stage at PVD Fest for the third consecutive year and lit the city up with their genre defying blend of hip hop!!! Make sure to check out chachihiphop.com for more videos, links, and news. The video was shot and edited by Charles Diaz.
Chachi Carvalho & J. Depina - "Kill The Radio" Filmed & Edited by Rich Ferri