I really started making music as just an outlet or a hobby type of thing. I played sports 90% of my childhood so all I ever really knew was a football and cleats. When it came time to hang things up I didn’t really know which direction I wanted to go with life. My boy Seldom I’m really close with, like family to be honest, got me to take music serious when he helped me see the potential in the art I was creating. I’d carry a big ass desktop with FL Studio on it, monitor, mouse, and midi keyboard to his crib and cook up all day and all night just producing different vibes. He’s an artist also so it always worked out on us building songs together and keeping motion. Before I really got into production though, I engineered at Capstone studios in Atlanta where Lil Nas X recorded his “Old Town Road” hit. As I went through a roller coaster of emotions, growth, and development, I gained more and more ground on the understanding and the ins and outs of the industry. Once I caught a couple placements around the city, from Lil Keed to Ayzha Nyree and Pooh Shiesty, I came onto the Radar Live label and management team owned by Mel-man here in Atlanta. Currently we are putting the puzzle pieces together and pushing the button on the marketing plan for my debut project “Diamonds in the Rough” featuring Pooh Shiesty, Alley Boy, Lil Keed and more, being released on every platform July 16th.
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I started doing music at a young age. My dad was a DJ in Atlanta at the time so it exposed to a lot of different kinds of music. I carried that all into my middle school and high school years when I began performing in competitions around the city!
Ever since I was young boy, I’ve dreamed of becoming one of the world’s greatest entertainers. So I studied the greats every night, worked on my craft and challenged myself daily to be the best that I could be.
My journey in showbiz began almost a decade ago today and It’s something that I couldn’t be even the more proud about. So instead of begging for an opportunity, I took a leap of faith to build my own table.
“Interview with the Prince” is my passion project and my gift to my two nieces and four nephews. I wanted to provide them with a glimmer of hope that if their uncle can do it so can they.
“Interview with the Prince” is based on the intention of sharing a light on greatness. My focus is to help educate, equip & empower my community with the knowledge of creating & truly owning their power.
In the words of my hero Mr. Tyler Perry “…ownership is non-negotiable. It’s not at all. I have to have that particular part of it because that is where generational wealth is made. That’s where things are established for generations to come for my son and his kids. And if they are as smart about it as I have been, then everything will change. I think that’s how you change entire communities.”
I started my career when I switched from music to acting in 2016. I got my first role appearing in the 2017 fim for the Necronomicon called Fat Man Standing. Since then, I have done multiple films in Florida in different variety of genres.
In 2020 I moved to Atlanta, I had been given the opportunity to appear in a SuperBowl commercial for Lawyer Mark Jones of Columbus GA and officially been nominated as ATL’s Hottest Actor for the ATL’s Hottest Entertainment Award.
I am an independent Pop/Soul songwriter and artist based in Nashville, TN. I’ve been singing since before I can remember, as my family has always been very musical and I grew up listening to my mom singing in weddings. I grew up in a small town about an hour west of St. Louis, Missouri called Troy. I was very active in anything I could that could get me on a stage and so, of course, I decided to move to Music City upon graduating high school. I attended Belmont University and graduated with a degree in Commercial Music: Vocal Performance in 2018. Since graduation, I’ve released 4 singles, and have connected with tens of thousands of listeners on Spotify and other platforms. My first single “Love in Real Life” charted in Canada! I perform in Nashville as much as I can, and love to write and collaborate with other creatives. I’ve never really had much, my family always struggled growing up, so although finances have been a huge obstacle for me in my musical career, I’ve come to find that it isn’t as important as many make it out to be. I am happy as a clam whether 1 person deeply connects with my song or 1 million (but, I mean…obviously the more the merrier 🙂 My biggest mission is to create music that can remind people that they are not alone: whether that be that they’re not alone in being a hot mess, or not alone in their struggles in this life. I want people to feel heard.
So I grew up in Detroit. I was raised pretty conservatively. I don’t have any musicians in my family but growing up in Detroit my dad introduced me to some great music and musicians. I’m talking the Jackson 5, Michael Jackson, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Supremes and the like. We both really loved BoyzIIMen. Michael Jackson was the biggest deal to not just me but my dad, my cousins, the kids at school, pretty much everyone at the time. Such great melodies and such great songs and an incredible performer. Then I remember being introduced to rap and rock through MTV and my mind was blown. These sounds were very opposite of what I was used to. The pain and turmoil they were feeling were being expressed in ways that I had never really heard at that age. I remember hearing 2pac, Biggie, Ruff Ryders, No Limit and such and being real captivated by their grit and swag. Then I was also listening to rock like Linkin Park, Hoobastank and Incubus. Then on the other side you had mainstream pop music which seemed to be the polar opposite. NSync, Backstreet Boys, Craig David, Usher, etc. Light, catchy, easy to repeat the songs after the first listen and I was in love with all of it. Different days meant different moods. I had all this music swirling around in my brain and I didn’t know what to do with it.
At 15 I wrote my first song. I wrote the words and the melody and would just sing it a cappella. Then I started writing more and more and then some. My grandmother had gotten me a guitar when I was 13 for Christmas but it just collected dust under my bed at this point so every song I would just imagine what the music would sound like. When I was 18 I went into the studio for the first time. I met up with a producer and told him my ideas. I sang the words and melodies I had come up with and he put music under them. It was a life changing moment for me. From then on you would never catch me not in the studio. A year later I would pick back up my guitar and start digging into chords and actually putting my own music to my lyrics and melodies. From there I started getting singer songwriters and indie rock. Artists and bands that used their voices and guitars to make a statement. Artists like Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Indie Arie, Manchester Orchestra, Parachute. Anybody that had a guitar and sang no matter the genre I was all for it.
Fast forward a few years and I find myself trying to implement all the music I loved growing up, with how I write songs, how I see life and where I want to go. This is where you get the crazy mash up that is DaChri.
I’ve been doing music for over 15 years now. I started with rewriting major artist lyrics to their songs. I remember writing my first song in 5th grade and the rest was history. I always took Music very serious where many of my friends stopped making music throughout the years. I’ve been blessed to work with a lot of great musicians throughout the years. I never let my reality dictate my dreams. I’ve always put my dreams first.
I’ve been in this music game my whole life. I was about 12 when I started rapping and 14 when I got my first contract with Ghetto Records. That was in the “Golden Era” of hip-hop and I’ve seen the world and the whole game change. I got placements on TV, a video game, a movie, and traveled internationally to perform for large audiences. I got the coveted “Unsigned Hype” section in Source Mag in 2001. Common, Biggie, & Eminem all received the same honor.
I had major deals on the table at that time but 9/11 happened and the deals didn’t happen. I also turned down different deals with major labels and producers that many would have jumped at. I always wanted to preserve the quality and soul of the music while the labels wanted to exploit it to the fullest until I ran out of hits. Then they can go find another talented artist to leech on to.
I started my own entertainment company, 100 Trillion Ent. to offer what I feel is missing in the business: integrity, favorable deal terms, & giving artists room to be genuinely creative. I’m the first artist on the roster, Terry Milla.
It all started when my parents put me in all types of dance classes at the age of 2 1/2, but when my parents discovered that I could sing at age 8, they put me in private voice lessons and in a choir called Young Voices of the Carolinas, directed by Sandy Holland. I went on many tours with that choir and had the pleasure of performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Years later, I was put into theater classes which led me to participate in musicals at local studios and theaters. Ever since then, I have enjoyed doing musical theater as my major at Northwest School of The Arts, but my true passion is film acting and writing music on the side! In 2019, I started my film acting career when I was asked to be in a short film at UNCSA. Since then, I have been in many films, a few TV shows, and a movie. As for writing music, it has been a passion of mine since age 10. I am currently trying to expand and get deeper into my career in the entertainment industry.
Well, I’m just a country boy from Opelika, AL. My love for music started in church (Apostle C. F Johnson,Community Church of Jesus Mt.Vernon, Ny).Church church though, not the show they put on today.I’m talking that Holiness with the good tarrying service that led to real praise breaks.I started playing drums at my step father’s church, Bishop Daddy. From there, it has been up and stuck. In middle school, I played the euphonium in band. I was good too, lol first chair and all. I was super lame, smh, I used to walk around school carrying this big odd orange shaped case. My euphonium had that curve horn lol. I experimented with the organ, but I want to learn lead guitar one day.
As far as DJin, my biological father “DJ Daddy” ignited that spark. He is a legend back home in Lafayette, AL. It’s pronounced “Lafelt”. My father, JV Express is the coolest man I ever met. He recently beat COVID 19 and cancer. After growing up in the church, seeing him as a true hustler enticed me to follow suit. He used throw all the best parties anywhere from young to old. To answer your question, DJ Daddy left me in the booth at a high school party one time. My cousin Ketra (@prettygirlsloc on IG)and I were the hosts, and we would bring both “Lafelt” & Opelika together. At this particular party, DJ Daddy took forever to come back, and my thirsty ass took the opportunity and ran. Back then, we used CDJs and Kazaa was the trend. So, I already had several spools of mixed CDs burnt and the crowd were already my peers. My career started from there, the Alfa Building. DJ Daddy had me around other Legends like DJ Twilight, DJ Cold Chillin, Sweet Daddy Soul, Costee, Daryl E, and DJ Nard where I continued to grow. He taught me to be a student and learn something from everybody. I had other influencers like DJ PC, DJ Headache, DJ Hollywood, DJ Big Show, and DJ CP also.