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INTERVIEW: LA-Based Rapper CEO Fields

Hi CEO, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

I’ve been extremely blessed, life is truly amazing for a young boss like myself. Thanks for having me.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “25/8”?

Definitely. So the 25 represents 25 hours in a day, and the 8 represents 8 days a week. To me, you need to always be grinding and working hard to get where you want to go in life. There are no days off, especially if you’re still at the start line. I created this song as a reminder to those who want success. It wasn’t an easy road for me, but I kept going. I hope to convey that message with “25/8”.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

The song was inspired by the journey. Unlike a lot of music today, “25/8” represents my real story. The grind and hustle made this song.

How was the filming process and experience behind the video?

It was a party behind the scenes. The people you see in the video weren’t paid actors/actresses, those people were my family. The filming process was super chill and dope vibes. We really just had a kickback.

How was the recording and writing process?

My writing process is a bit different than most. I like to create my music in the comfort of my own home then come back to lay vocals. TG created a raw beat with a bunch of sounds, (it was different than the finished one) and almost immediately I came up with the “don’t need street credit when your credits excellent” line so we named the beat “Excellent Credit”. I took it home and came up with the lyrics within two days.

What was it like to work with Xian Bell and what did he bring to the table?

A normal day, that’s family. We just did what we would normally do. Funny story though, originally the song was just my two verses and Xian on the hook, but TG suggested Xian do a verse on it too. So after day one (the warehouse scene) of filming the video for “25/8” they hit the studio and recorded his verse. I didn’t go to the studio with them. TG is our producer/engineer and he’s responsible for the collab, but Xian brought a different perspective to the table. He was born and raised in LA and I think he brought that new west coast sound to the track.

Do you tend to take a different approach when you are collaborating with someone else rather than working on your own?

Yeah, I’d actually create the music in the studio with the other artist(s), if possible. I like to converse and vibe with whoever I’m collaborating with.

What role does Detroit play in your music?

I mean Detroit taught me to hustle hard, be your own boss mentality. It’s the gritty part of my music, it’s the reason I’m never not working. Detroit plays a huge role in my music.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

Absolutely! My debut album is about 80% complete. The music is done but there’s still a few t’s that need to be crossed and a few i’s that need to be dotted. I’ll keep you posted on that.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

I’d say within the next year and I have a few names in mind, but I’m not spilling the beans. Stay tapped in with me on my socials to find that out.

Any plans to hit the road?

Of course I plan to hit the road. The energy I possess must be experienced in person. The music is just a teaser, but for you to really understand the frequency I’m working on, a live interaction is an absolute must.

What else is happening next in CEO Fields’ world?

I have this new single titled “YOURS” dropping on August 29TH. I’ll be in NYC from 8/16 – 8/19 filming the music video for it. It’s a pretty big budget video. I feel like this one is going to raise some eyebrows. Following that I have more singles and videos coming. I’ve got a little money to play with so I want to create a ton of dope shit.

Watch the music video HERE

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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