Chapter Black is a Collective that finds strength in both variety and dominating their respective areas. With the dynamite rap and energy to power stadiums of Blackout, swagger for days and chill vibes of both Dan V Hefner and Shway, the hard broiled New York style of Fayde, and the serenading siren that is Koi Kurama this group has everything going for them and it’s only a matter of time before everyone is shouting “Chapter Black!” in unison at your next function.
Alright! Thanks for sitting down with me guys…to get into it, what were the origins of Chptr Blk? How did you all gravitate toward each other to form the group?
Dan: Twitter lol
Koi: Chapter Blk originated from the group ATF (animetaskforce), it was something I just kind of stumbled across and took interest in. Most of that kats were musically inclined or produced, etc. Everybody did some form of art, it was like a huge collective of artistic ass niggas.
Shway: Well the name ‘Chapter Black’ came from an anime reference, and anime and music through social media is pretty much how we connected.
Blackout: The origins of the group were really the remnants of the hardest working members of ATF, besides Kai & Mac. (love those 2)
Fayde: An ex member actually got me into it he found my music on SoundCloud and kept wanting to work with me so I finally did it. And when the song dropped everybody from the squad was like you’re raw get down and we been grinding ever since
Seeing how Dan V is in Virginia, Blackout is in Texas, and the remaining members are in Florida…is distance a major concern for you all when planning your next step?
Koi: It def has its pros & cons. I mean these niggas are family but everybody know they gotta hold it down where they at. I mean we all in different places, i look at it as more room to take over.
Shway: It’s probably our biggest obstacle when trying to do things in the flesh. But the music waits for no one we keep workin’.
Blackout: Distance isn’t a major concern, in my opinion its a good thing for us. We have different looks and styles and knowledge, and bringing that together can only be beneficial.
Fayde: It’s difficult it causes it’s issues but at the end of the day we’ve been doing this for a long time together. A lot of people have left. All the real ones are the ones still here workin
Dan: 2015 was up and down for me. I was trying hard to find my niche but as of lately I said fuck it and let go all that pressure of finding “a sound” it’s been nice since 🙂
Dan: Depends. It’s been solo for me.
Dan: Dimmu borgir and frivgang
Dan: If the homies are out seeing me they will tell me off rip what I did right and wrong. If nobody is there to critique me then I just get high and think of new ways I can do to make shit interesting. I don’t think of negative shit too much. Learning experiences are key. You. Feel. Me.
How do you handle making music and moving forward as a unit while handling other obligations like working and other ventures you might have away from music?
But I chose this, right?