New York, NY (PRWEB) January 6, 2006
Stacey Pollack from The Nassau Herald News recently interviewed Chad Love about his music, his career and why he believes that there are not any other Italian-Jewish rappers like him around. Born Chad Love Lieberman in New York, Chad Love is best known for his featured themed track “Ziggatee-Doo” “Re-Mem-Ber” “Ghetto-Caust” and “Keep Swinging” all from his 2006 album entitled “Speak No Evol.”
The interview starts off by asking Chad, how he got into Rap. Chad says he used to flow to the T.V. when “MTV raps” was on and his T.V. would fill with static and go totally nuts on him, so he realized it must be something he’s saying or he’s just crazy, probably the second one. He knew that he couldn’t really sing. “I’m not an American Idol, but I could rhyme," he said. So Chad figured that he could be the next “American Rapper” since he has a good way of putting words together.
Mrs. Pollack asked, “What are your feelings about other Italian-Jewish rappers who seem to rap for a publicity stunt?"
“There are not any other Italian-Jewish rappers.” People tell him that all the time, he says. To him, rap is the most real form of expression. "It’s really a form of art when it comes to music, so if you’re not expressing yourself and your history through your success with music then you’re really not representing who you are," he said. "I know a lot of so-called rappers that don’t even mention their history in their rap." They talk about the difference between him and what other rappers do and how he is much more real about it.
Chad talks about reality, and how he can’t just mock topics unless he has experienced them. “I’ve made songs that make people cry; I’ve made Cantors cry with “Ghetto-Caust”. I’ve also made 911 survivors cry with “Re-Mem-Ber” and I have made people laugh with Ziggatee-Doo. I just do what’s real and what I feel the world needs to know, and what humanity in general needs to know as a whole. I am not an optimistic or pessimistic person, I’m a real live emotional human being who says what’s on his mind,” he said.
Mrs. Pollack asked, “What sort of support have you had from your family with the music”? Chad starts to laugh when asked this question. When he started they were not very supportive at all. They thought, oh everyone’s trying to be a rapper; you’ll never make it. That all changed when they saw some small record companies offering him a few hundred thousand dollars trying to sign him. His mom sat back and said, “Chad, you must be a valuable commodity, you’re a real act.” After that, the whole family started getting back on his team. The record industry to Chad isn’t something to play with either, it’s based on people who don’t know anything or have anything, and then the deals they give out really aren’t deals. He talks about how he knows artists who have gold records who don’t have any money and how he could not sign to one of those major labels, He realizes he has to do it independently right now because they want to own everything. “I make songs like “Re-Mem-Ber” and “Ghetto-Caust” for my people and me and then they want to own it, it’s not fair,” said Chad Love. Another topic brought up in the interview as “Which of your peers would you like to collaborate with”? Chad says that he is in a class of his own right now. He’s not collaborating with any rappers at this time but he says if you think you have talent, please send him a demo and let’s see if we can sit down and have dinner together. His eyes and ears are always open to new talent. That’s how he got started and the tradition should be passed on from generation to generation regardless of your skin color. Although, he would love to have the opportunity to record one day with the famous Slim Shady before he retires.
Mrs. Pollack asked Mr. Love, “Do you have plans to pursue your music career overseas?" He plans to travel the world sharing his music with any audience that is interested in what he’s doing. He talks about how he judges you on what you do as an individual in this short life span we all have. “I don’t care if you’re a garbage man or a CEO of a big company. If your attitude is whacked don’t share that negative energy with me. I don’t have time for the drama,” he said.
The last question Mrs. Pollack asks, “Finally, tell us about “Ghetto-Caust.” Chad said growing up in the New York when he was going to high school, everybody knew about the Holocaust, you didn’t really have to have a Jewish education. While searching his past roots in his young-twenties, He reached out to his grandma “Deedle” who was 83, and just passed away a few years ago. She explained to him who survived the Holocaust and who didn’t. His great uncle was shot and killed and his family was taken to the camps, and Chad just did as much research as possible to learn more about what exactly was going on. “If you look at history this only happened about 60 years ago and we’ve been tracking history for thousands of years. It amazed me that mankind would let something like this happen. I did the research and I sat and cried several times when I wrote it. It took me many times to make it right. I wrote it for my people and me. People tell me it’s a fantastic song all the time and I say listen; it’s only the truth and never forget where the Ghetto originated. The Jewish people were the first Ghetto. You don’t believe me, just Google it and see what pops up,” Chad said.
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