Hey world what’s up my name is chante sessoms but everyone calls me Tay so thats my stage name I was born in California San Bernardino twenty nine palms which is a marine corp base because my dad was in the marines and been retired I love music its what I live and breath when I wake up in the morning it gets me through the day my mama raised me well and I’m going to continue pursuing music because my life is full of purpose!
- Candyman - Tay
What is your background? tell us where you grew up and some information about your upbringing/experiences as a youth:
Hey whats up my name is chante sessoms but everyone calls me tay so that’s my stage name I’m a 23 year old female rappper who always had a passion for music. Ever since I was a little girl I would go in my room and blast notorious big and tupac they were my favorite rappers I love old school rap and some of the music thats out today I was born in California San Bernardino twenty nine palms it’s a marine corp base beacuse my dad was in the marines but I grew up in Jacksonville Fl where I’m currently living I have great upbringings my mom rasied me well and I’m very talented and what I do.
At what moment did you know that music was part of your life and what feelings did you have towards making an active impact with your music?
The moment I knew music was apart of my life is when I kept writing my own songs realizing how gifted and amazing my talent was I listen to music everyday and everybody cant write their own songs so thats how I knew music was apart of me. My feelings are great when it comes to making an active impact with my music because I bring great vibes and positive energy to my listeners and uplift woman because we really need a positive platform for us.
What artists inspired/influences you and if you could collaborate with any artist (alive or passed) who would it be and why?
The artists that inspire and influence me to be a rap artist are Notorious Big Tupac Queen Laftiah and Mary J. Blige and if he was alive I would love to work with Big because he was very poetic and a genuis at putting his words together when he spit he had swagga everything about him was great an Icon.
What do you think about the current state of hip hop/mainstream music?
I think the current state of Mainstream Hip Hop is garbage beacuse everyone is about the turn up there’s no lyrical content it just a nice beat but trashed out lyrics and its time for a change stand out be real.
Currently, what projects do you have in the works that you are most excited about?
The project that I’m most excited about is The Don that I’m currently working on now its called The Don because that’s what I’am self made hustler and I call the shots that’s how I want more woman to be.
What are your short term career goals within the next 6-10 months?
My short term goals for the next 6-10 months are to keep making projects constantly so my name can get out there just keep God first and hustle.
What are your long term career goals within the next 2-5 years?
My long term career goals within the next 2-5 years are to be on tv doing bigger and better things touring all around the world being internationally known not just local and just keep winning and being the best.
If you had one song out of the catalog you have created to show a person what song would it be and why?
If I had one song to show a person out my catoluge that I created it would be Bossin because that represents my ladies and myself to be go gettas and strong woman be a ceo be a owner and most importantly be a boss
To the person who had never heard of you what is it about your music and story that you would tell them to entice them to be a supporter?
To the person that never heard of me I would tell them my music is real and uplifts and my story is to never quit never surrender I been through alot but I would tell my future supporter to never quit.
If your music could be described in five words what would those five words be?
The five words that describe my music are powerful, creative, catchy, bossy, and different
What do you bring to the game that is unique and different?
I bring the realness into the game because there’s alot of fakeness going on in the industry I have my own unique style and I’m not trying to copy off everyone else.
To the aspiring artist who is considering a career as a musician what lessons or advice would you give them to inspire them or to uplift them in the journey?
To the aspiring artist I would tell them to never quit never fit in never be placed inside a box while everyone’s going left you go right stand out be differnet be catchy be real and most importantly keep God first and when you get the opportunity tear it up
What are your social media profiles and where can people purchase/download your music?
You can follow me on fb chante sessoms instagram taybear1993 twitter chante sessoms snapchat teddyteddy93 soundcloud chante sessoms and youtube chante sessoms all songs will be avaliable on Itunes for purchase and download
What are your final words you would like to say to people that you have left out?
My final words are whatever your reaching for be the best and dont let anyone tell you what you cant do because you can do it No Limits! Sincerely Tay