Cuss words, violence, guns and demeaning lyrics are often associated with rap music. However, it’s time to leave the stereotypes behind because art is present within rap. It is a music genre full of lyricism, imagery, metaphors, intricate rhyming patterns, double entendres and pop culture references. Over the years, rap music successfully established itself as a credible art of expression. Despite the prejudice behind this type of artistic expression, we have seen the rapid growth of rap propelled by artists such as Megan Thee Stallion, YBN Cordae, Summer Walker, and Roddy Rich amassing awards after awards. Today, a flurry of talented rap artists exploded onto the underground scene. Take somebody like Chichi The Eternal, who is hungrily working his way to stardom.
Formerly known as Chichi Amobi, he stepped into the spotlight recently. However, he had been committed to his craft for the last twenty years of his life. Lived and thrived in a tiny yet violent city of Richmond, Virginia, Chichi focused his time and effort translating his past experiences into telling stories with his excellent lyrical skills. Day in and day out, Chichi grinded tirelessly to his craft, writing and rewriting whatever comes to his mind. As a result, his music exudes creative freedom and originality. Moreover, his incredible commitment to rap culture led him to make lyrics and melodies that can entice a casual listener’s ear. Chichi himself said, “I immersed myself in the history and culture of one of the first prominent cities in the south to relate people to my music.”
Sad to say, Chichi got less recognition with his art despite the hard work he put in. He began doubting his ability as a rap artist. Not being good enough crept into his thoughts like a plague. Chichi felt hopeless and lost. He even almost decided to give up the only career that he was comfortable being himself. Like a flash of lightning, Chichi Amobi had a Eureka moment. On that day, he realized his music could become something more than just mere lyrics. “I have woken from my slumber to save the rap game from any titans or corrupt conglomerates that aim to destroy it,” he proudly declared. His music patterns scream his rebelliousness over the old traditions that vilifies the art of rap. Right then and there, Chichi The Eternal was born.
Chichi The Eternal is a visionary artist who is determined to rule and dominate the landscape rap. His newly found art is heavily inspired by Thomas Tallis, Beethoven, Tupac Shakur, Kurt Cobain, Micheal Jackson, and Lil Wayne. Watching these great artists, Chichi The Eternal was inspired to follow in his idols’ footsteps. Like them, he wants to achieve the same level of success and, at the same time, resonate with the masses through his music.
Since discovering his undying passion to be great, he aspires to save the rap game little by little. Along with his brotherhood of artists, Heirborne Spacesuit and Relly the Emcee, Chichi The Eternal hopes to change the culture of music just as the Beatles did during their time.
To know more about Chichi The Eternal, check out his website.