What is your name and what city do you rep?
My name is Chief Maez and I’m a Trinidadian-Nigerian rapper from Canberra Australia and based in West Sydney Australia
Tell us about your latest releases, what inspired you to create them?
My recent releases have been more personal, touching on my life growing up going from being a national boxing champion to being stuck in the street to eventually rapping.
What is unique about you and your music?
My music is catchy but still has something to say. It’s my story but still relatable and has a message without being preachy
What shaped your music?
My music is shaped by my life, both my triumphs and traumas
When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
Almost as soon as I started making it, I was performing after a month of making songs and from there I just never stopped
What type of music do you listen to?
I listen from everything, all types of rap/trap/drill to RnB, soul, Jazz old and new
What inspires you to write music?
Having the ability to tell a story that so many people can see themselves in or relate to. Both my friends and the wider black/African Australian community and the African diaspora globally
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
I’m a former national boxing champion and plan on turning pro, I see myself being a world title contender within the next three years.
Happiness to you is…
Seeing the people around me be happy and healthy. Making my momma and my daughter smile
What do you wish you were told when you first started making music that you think would help artists just starting out?
Stay active and be involved in your local music community. Make sure you support as much as you can and people will want to do the same for you.
Tell us about your upcoming projects…
Currently working on my debut project to be announced soon
Where do we find you music / music projects?
Music is available on all streaming platforms and it’s @chiefmaez for all socials
Any last words for the readers?
Stay safe and healthy 💙