“Chrys no i” (Pronounced Chris know eye) who hails from Philadelphia is a highly talented hip- hop/R& B artist. He started making music at the age of 15, but has basically listened to music all through his years, after picking up interest through his mum, as she used to sing and write music, thus, horning his skills.
His latest work “Dream of” talks about loving a girl who in turn does not necessarily reciprocate the love by being in love with someone else which is succinctly captured by the lines “everyone’s eyes on you, I wanna be your world, let’s go round the world, you are my type, I wanna be with you”.
But the appeal falls on deaf ears as captured by the closing statement “I guess this is not the life that she dreamed of”.
The video was directed by Tristan Seyek and featured Julie Reyes as Valentina who was his love interest in the song and Ian Bratwit as Larry (Valentina’s lover).
We got a chance to do a one on one exclusive interview with Chrys and here is what he had to say below:
Q: Where are you from and where are you based?
A: I am from and based in Philadelphia, PA, USA
Q: At What age did you start making music?
A: I started making music at age 15, but I’ve been around music since I was a baby because my mom used to sing and write songs.
Q: What genre of music do you love? Or what genre would you consider yourself? (e.g- Rock? Blues? Hip-Hop? RnB?)
A: I love all genres of music, from hip-hop/rap/trap and R&B, to Urban Latin, to dance/pop and alternative music. However, my music is more hip-hop/R&B with slight trap & pop influences.
Q: Tell us about your latest track or Video ( what is it all about)—–Please explain the concept or message behind it:
A: In short, “Dream Of” is about having a crush on someone who is already in a relationship with a loser (hahaha), and just professing your love or interest to that potential lover.
Q: Who wrote it?
A:. I wrote and produced the song. I made & sequenced the beat within an hour. I then wrote the hook in 10 minutes while eating dinner (inspiration and creativity really hit me at random times). Eventually, I finished writing the entire song.
Q: What inspired you to write this new track
A: We all know someone who is in a relationship with a scrub. I actually know a few people whom are in that situation, and after I made the beat, the hook came out of now where, And the rest is history.
Q: Where do you get your musical inspiration?
A: General inspiration just comes to me, to be honest. As a record producer, I’m inspired by Quincy Jones, Dr. Dre, Diddy, Swiss Beatz, The Neptunes (Pharrell Williams & Chad Hugo), Timbaland and Danjahandz. As an artist/songwriter, I’m inspired by Michael Jackson, Kanye West, The-Dream, Frank Ocean, Jhene Aiko, and Drake.
Q: If you were given a chance, which Artist would you love to perform with?
A: I’d love to perform with Bad Bunny.
Q: Where can fans find you? List all your social media links
Fans can find me on Instagram and Twitter