Talking Art, A New Album & The Environment With Rapper Rasheed Chappell Pt 2

Read Part 1 of my interview with Rasheed Chappell. Here, in Part 2 Chappell and I discuss Twitter, environmental concerns, BP’s oil spill and what’s next for the New Jersey native with a couple downloads thrown in.

You’re pretty popular on twitter. No doubt technology is a game changer so what role do you think social media plays in Hip Hop as far as artists are concerned?

As far as twitter, it’s my favorite. I can’t deny because I get to directly interact with people and see what their thoughts are beyond music. When I do my Q&A segments I get some really good answers from people all around the world and they get to see Rasheed Chappell as more than just an artist, but as a human being navigating his way through life.

I’d say a fair portion of my tweets aren’t even music related, but like I said earlier these new outlets of media have been a game changer. I create music, setup a website to promote and distribute my music, sell 10,000 copies, reap the max benefit from each sale– that’s a living right there.

Rasheed Chappell- “Nostalgia Interlude (Dirty Mix)”

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What are your concerns about the environment?

My environmental concerns are that we leave an inhabitable planet for our children. I don’t feel we respect nature enough and many times we play with forces beyond our control and understanding.

I feel much more should be invested in solar and wind energy and that as a people we need to be more informed on what we can do to limit the harm we are doing to the environment. We need to hold these companies accountable for their waste management or lack of. As consumers all we have to do is not give our dollars to companies that don’t hold our ideals.

It’s been 55 days since the BP oil spill. Would you like to say anything about it?

What has happened in the Gulf Coast region over the past few years has been horrible. I find it interesting that so much money is invested in curing baldness and erectile dysfunction yet we can’t create a car that is 100% electric? We can put a man on the moon but not put an end to our dependency on oil. I feel that all the earthquakes, volcanic eruption, and natural disasters are directly connected to our constant stripping the Earth of it’s natural resources.

What if the oil underground is providing a lubricant for the tectonic plates and us draining oil causes friction therefore earthquakes? Just my thoughts…we are pretty arrogant and naive to think that with all we have done to this planet there will be no effects.

What can we expect from Rasheed Chappell in the future?

Making honest music and continuing to develop as a person. I feel I have a responsibility to use my voice to bring awareness to things I am passionate about.

If you haven’t read Part 1 of my interview with Rasheed Chappell you can check it HERE. In Part 2 Chappell and I discuss Twitter, environmental concerns, BP’s oil spill and what’s next for the New Jersey native with a couple downloads thrown in.

You’re pretty popular on twitter. No doubt technology is a game changer so what role do you think social media plays in Hip Hop as far as artists are concerned?

As far as twitter, it’s my favorite. I can’t deny because I get to directly interact with people and see what their thoughts are beyond music. When I do my Q&A segments I get some really good answers from people all around the world and they get to see Rasheed Chappell as more than just an artist, but as a human being navigating his way through life.

I’d say a fair portion of my tweets aren’t even music related, but like I said earlier these new outlets of media have been a game changer. I create music, setup a website to promote and distribute my music, sell 10,000 copies, reap the max benefit from each sale– that’s a living right there.

Rasheed Chappell- “Dope Muziq (Rough Mix)”

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What are your concerns about the environment?

My environmental concerns are that we leave an inhabitable planet for our children. I don’t feel we respect nature enough and many times we play with forces beyond our control and understanding.

I feel much more should be invested in solar and wind energy and that as a people we need to be more informed on what we can do to limit the harm we are doing to the environment. We need to hold these companies accountable for their waste management or lack of. As consumers all we have to do is not give our dollars to companies that don’t hold our ideals.

It’s been 55 days since the BP oil spill. Would you like to say anything about it?

What has happened in the Gulf Coast region over the past few years has been horrible. I find it interesting that so much money is invested in curing baldness and erectile dysfunction yet we can’t create a car that is 100% electric? We can put a man on the moon but not put an end to our dependency on oil. I feel that all the earthquakes, volcanic eruption, and natural disasters are directly connected to our constant stripping the Earth of it’s natural resources.

What if the oil underground is providing a lubricant for the tectonic plates and us draining oil causes friction therefore earthquakes? Just my thoughts…we are pretty arrogant and naive to think that with all we have done to this planet there will be no effects.

What can we expect from Rasheed Chappell in the future?

Making honest music and continuing to develop as a person. I feel I have a responsibility to use my voice to bring awareness to things I am passionate about.

Connect with us on twitter
Rasheed Chappell’s twitter: twitter.com/rasheedchappell
Kenny Dope’s twitter: twitter.com/Kdope50
Kevin Nottingham’s twitter: twitter.com/KevinNottingham
So Fresh And So Green’s twitter: twitter.com/sofreshsogreen
Madam Toussaint’s twitter: twitter.com/madamtoussaint

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