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

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 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.