Today East Texas bred rapper Chianti releases his new single, â€œThey Donâ€™t Know.â€ Using his poetic words over classic Texas sounding production, Chianti uses his music as a therapeutic way to cope with the trials and tribulations of his life.
â€œI have always been a poet and whenever I wrote something and said it out loud it made me feel better, so I use that for therapy. I saw guys putting music to their poetry and as I started doing that, I started reciting it to my peers and I started to express myself and just went with it,â€ Chianti said. â€œMusic-wise I mess with the music scene in Dallas, I am from Marshall, TX but I go do my music in Dallas, so as far as the music scene goes, Iâ€™m on that scene and the majority of my life I spent a lot of time in Dallas and that’s the music scene that I can speak on. East Texas is the community that Iâ€™m a part of right now.
From three stints jail to a nearly fatal car accident, Chianti uses his experiences throughout life to paint a poetic picture of the situations he raps about so that he can find his way through the problems of life.
â€œItâ€™s the therapy side of it, itâ€™s my outlet. A lot of things that I want to do I am limited by my actions and I feel like if I can talk about it or express it verbally, I can do it. Itâ€™s like action, Iâ€™m not doing it, but it feels like Iâ€™m releasing anger and releasing tension. It takes me from where I am to a whole â€˜nother place. I guess itâ€™s a high man. If I get pissed off about something Iâ€™m gonna address the situation. Iâ€™m gonna talk about it and I feel better when I do that,â€ Chianti explained.
â€œThere have been a few near death experiences that I went through and a lot of trauma. Iâ€™ve been locked up and wrote a lot in prison. I got in a wreck and I almost died. When I came out of that car wreck, I found out I went to sleep and hit a car on the shoulder and I hit my head on the windshield and they had to reconstruct my face.”
Continuing to draw from real life experiences, Chiantiâ€™s new single â€œThey Donâ€™t Know,â€ addresses the frauds and fakes in the music industry. Inspired by a time when a fraudulent promoter got away with some of his money, Chianti knows that he canâ€™t risk time behind bars over a small amount of money.
â€œThey Donâ€™t Know – was inspired by this music industry. I was dealing with this guy and he had ran off with some money and it was some little money. But itâ€™s just what I have done to people for wayyy less than that. It was someone who ran off with some money and they didnâ€™t do what they said they was gonna do. It was the principal and my thing was bro – I done been to prison three times. I canâ€™t send my whole team to war over a piece of change over something like that and so I came up with the song,â€ Chianti reasoned.
In anticipation of his upcoming project in September, Chianti says this project is for real music fans and is â€œsquare business.â€
â€œIn the industry today its one of the realest projects thatâ€™s gonna come out as far real music. Everything I say in there is for real, it’s nothing in there that’s entertainment. I did it, Iâ€™m doing it. Itâ€™s square business, everything is square business about this album man. Iâ€™m just after a core group of people that just like real music. My experiences, it’s a lot of Hard Feelings and all my feelings Iâ€™m just releasing it,” Chianti added. â€œYou got a lot of guys that are coming out of Dallas that are product of a sound thatâ€™s been developing for years and thereâ€™s a sound that has finally been perfected. These guys are reaping the benefits of a sound that these producers and engineers have put together over years and years of making music. If you have your stuff together image wise and you got your mind right with the proper financial backing, its a nice time to be around. Dallas is extremely saturated with artists, East Texas has some artists out here too though and thatâ€™s where Iâ€™m coming out of.â€