Che­flodeezy is a Jamaic­an born Miami rap­per. Deezy moved to Opa Locka, Miami at the age of 9 where he lived with his mom and young­er broth­er. Deezy found his love for music as a teen­ager at Miami Cent­ral High, when his best friend at the time intro­duced him to the beat mak­ing plat­form Fruity Loops. After high school, Deezy fell into the street life. By the age of 21 he had mul­tiple arrests, struggled with home­less­ness and the loss of a few close friends to gun viol­ence. After almost going to pris­on for undis­closed cases and the birth of his first child llam­iyah, Deezy decided to change his life.

The Miami rap­per went to culin­ary school and pur­sued a career as a pro­fes­sion­al chef. This is where he got the nick name “Che­flodeezy”. He free-styled and had oth­er stu­dents listen to his music on a daily basis. After gradu­at­ing culin­ary school, Deezy began to climb in the hos­pit­al­ity industry. Che­flodeezy star­ted to lit­er­ally blow up in the culin­ary word where he was fea­tured in SoHo House world magazine as a rising star on Deco drive, and cook­ing for vari­ous celebrit­ies on vis­its. Nev­er let­ting his love for music die, Che­flodeezy went to record­ing stu­di­os on his days off and wrote music before and after work on most days. Still dream chas­ing and drop­ping music weekly, Che­flodeezy does this for the love of the craft.

Tell us a bit about how you got star­ted in music?

I got star­ted in music when I was a teen­ager. First I made beats on my desktop com­puter using fruity loops. Even­tu­ally I star­ted rap­ping, and it’s been on ever since.

You have spoken openly about your hard­ships in life, from crime to home­less­ness. Was there ever a point where you wanted to give up on music? Or did music help you through this?

I def­in­itely felt like giv­ing up on music a few times, through hard­ships, there was a point where I stopped writ­ing and record­ing com­pletely. How­ever put­ting my true feel­ings into 32 bars and a melody hook def­in­itely helped.

How has your Jamaic­an roots influ­enced the music you make?

Early child­hood memor­ies of me liv­ing in Jamaica listen­ing to Beenie Man and Bounty Killer, often arise while writ­ing my songs. I like to think of myself as the per­fect mix­ture of those two artist if they were raised in Miami.

Your name, Che­flodeezy comes from your career in the culin­ary world. Tell us a bit about your life as a Chef and the excit­ing oppor­tun­it­ies that have come your way?

My culin­ary life has helped me to reach people and plat­forms I oth­er­wise wouldn’t have. I have cheffed for most of the artists I aspire to be like so that’s been pretty kool.

Have you been able to mix your love for music with your culin­ary pas­sion?

Yes, def­in­itely any­one that takes a good listen to my music will hear culin­ary ref­er­ences and punch­lines in almost every song. It’s part of who I am all around.

Tell us about your latest track ‘Koockin and Jug­gin’? What inspired the track?

The inspir­a­tion behind Koockin & Jug­gin came from me cel­eb­rat­ing my growth and elev­a­tion being self-made. Cooking/hustling and grow­ing per­son­ally and pro­fes­sion­ally as a whole.

How has the cur­rent lock­down situ­ation affected your cre­ativ­ity?

The cur­rent lock­down has affected my cre­ativ­ity in a pos­it­ive way. I’ve actu­ally been put­ting in double the work in the record­ing stu­dio. Same with the effort that I am able to put into my writ­ing.

If you could go back in time and give a young­er you a piece of advice what would it be?

All you have are your balls and your word, don’t break either of them ever. Be quick to lead, slow to fol­low.

What else have you got in store for this year and where can we fol­low your tracks?

The Lat­ter part of this year will be very big for me as I will be releas­ing my debut mix­tape “kit­chen talk”. Fol­lowed by the first single off my album releas­ing in early 2021, “Buck The Jack”. I am how­ever releas­ing singles pretty much monthly lead­ing up to the mix­tapes and albums. Bey­ond Koockin  & Jug­gin I’ve also recently released “She Luh Dat” fea­tur­ing a close child­hood friend Oso Kev. In June I am releas­ing my two entries for the sum­mer. “She Don’t Belong To Me” and “Ass Up”. Both party songs. My music can be found on all digit­al music plat­forms, and also on my web­site

Listen here to the new single ‘Koockin & Jug­gin’

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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.