In the bustling city of Chicago, on its vibrant west side, a unique musical talent was born and nurtured — Monte. His journey into music was not a random deviation but a path carved by his family, especially his parents.
Growing up, Monte was surrounded by the rhythm and melody of music. His mother, a singer, and his father, a member of the Purple Reign tribute band in Las Vegas, provided a musical backdrop to his upbringing. His late aunt, the renowned gospel singer Pamala Crawford, whose voice graced numerous radio stations, also played a significant role in inspiring Monte’s musical career.
Monte’s music sets him apart in the crowded music industry. He doesn’t merely rhyme words for the sake of creating a catchy tune or gaining popularity. Instead, he dives deep into his life experiences, turning them into raw and relatable lyrics that resonate with his listeners. His approach to music is not about chasing fame or fortune; it’s about breaking his family curse and creating a lasting impact.
His song “Block is Hot” showcases his unique style. The chorus — “I’m flaming stuff just like a dragon I be blasting all my heat / I got a push to start so what the heck do I need with my keys / All my friends listen to me plus I walk them on a leash / He say he a street person so I left him in the street / The block is hot the block is hot haha / The block is hot the block is hot haha / The block is hot the block is hot and anyone gotta problem we can handle that” — is a testament to his ability to blend personal experiences with compelling beats.
But Monte’s aspirations extend beyond personal success. He dreams of establishing a record label and making a significant impact on the Chicago area. He aims to use his music as a tool for change, transforming the landscape of his city through the power of sound.
Monte’s journey is a testament to the transformative role of family, experiences, and ambition in shaping a music career. As he continues to make waves in the industry, his focus remains on that breaks barriers and inspires change.