Chadd Black | Singer | Songwriter | Vocal Producer
When did you first realize singing was the destined path for you?
I first realized music was the path I was destined for when I was seven years old. I've never had a job besides music in my life. I've always lived by the philosophy of, when you’re good at something, you will tell other people, but when you’re great at something, they will tell you. All throughout my life, people have told me that I’m an amazing singer, songwriter, and vocal producer.
Talk about the musical and personal growth between the EP’s you’ve released over the years and your debut project, Chillin In My Lane Vol. 1.
Over the years, I've grown tremendously as an artist which is mostly due to growing up and experiencing life’s trials and tribulations. Experiencing heart-break and pain has allowed my music to be raw and authentic. You can hear my pain and struggles on my debut album. I had a lot to say and a lot to address.
What’s your take on the industry’s treatment of R&B music today?
Man, it’s unfortunate the position R&B finds itself in today. It’s a real struggle for a true R&B artist to thrive in this climate. It’s impossible to see an R&B single do well unless it features a rapper. It’s a whole generation of kids who don't truly desire to hear about love. But, it’s encouraging to see someone like Tank do so well after many years of breaking through as an artist. It’s also great to see newcomers like SZA and H.E.R have major success.
Talk about your working relationship with Candace Glover.
Working with Candace is an extreme high that’s indescribable. She is amazingly talented, and she has the perfect voice. She literally records a session in one-take. We have an incredible musical bond and chemistry. At this point, working with her is an opportunity to work with a close friend and someone that I’m a huge fan of.
What are some lessons that you’re learning as the CEO of your own label, Eurostream Records?
You are only as strong as your weakest link. My number one priority as a CEO was to ensure I appointed a team of individuals that understood my vision. My first hire was my longtime manager-publicist, K. Morgan. That decision was no-brainer. She is the only individual that I entrusted with my career and my label too. Also, surround yourself with strong women. Women are the foundation of our company.