Independent artist, Chris Scholar is evolving and progressing when it comes to his countless skills in the music industry. His skills of dancing, singing, rapping and directing put you in the mindset of big entertainers, such as Usher and Chris Brown. There aren’t too many artists who can do it all, but with the confidence Chris puts into his work, he’ll continuously leave a mark in the industry.
Now we all have a chance to learn more about Scholar and his musical and engineering gifts. The Richmond, Virginia native has constantly been traveling, showcasing his technique by performing in shows, directing videos and songwriting. His main place for his talents ends up being Los Angeles, CA, “All my work out here is moving fast,” says Scholar. With the success of his work, living in LA was the next big step. “LA is challenging because of all the people making moves just like me, it’s like moving up in the league.” With the big move he made, those four walls, a mic and computer were his best friends.
Having a mentor like Grammy award winner, Harold Lilly and being in the industry since 16 is one of the reasons Scholar is an upcoming success today. “My writing skills have progressed, I’m self-sufficient. “It’s blessing to have hands-on experience. Being groomed by seeing artist in and out the studio creating music.” A day in the life of for this creative normally consists of coming up with various concepts for himself, but mainly other artists.
Scholar has also did some work with the legendary Usher, “He was coaching me, it was kind of cool to see how an artist at his caliber thinks.” Usher and another writer were trying to establish a hook but couldn’t quite get it right. “I walked in the booth told the engineer turn on the mic, I freestyle this whole hook, look out the door they’re vibing and Usher told me I’m the truth. ” The encouraging words from Usher gave Chris the confidence to understand that he can handle his self no matter who is in the room; he will not break.
Scholars latest project Who is Chris Scholar? consists of some music that will help you to understand his growth, giving you raw material. “I like that organic feel, it feels natural and feels real, say Chris, giving us a feel of the perks to being independent.” Also, his latest project leads up to his upcoming project Director’s Cut, where his songs will be more conceptual and not just for the radio.
Chris has an upcoming shows in New York at SOB’s on the Sept. 20th, one at Bunkers Cafe, Sept. 24th in VA. He will also be back in NYC at Soho Grand hotel on October 13th. If you’re looking for a show full of entertainment, check it out! It’ll be worth it.
As we wait for the anticipated Director’s Cut, listen to Scholar tell his story through one of his latest tracks “Moved to LA, “ off of Who is Chris Scholar? Check out his site to keep up with updates with Scholar’s music, shows and much more.
This multi-talented man is more than just an artist, he’s a creative with a vision that we need to keep the passion and work ethic in music.
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