We had the good fortune of connecting with C.h.a.m.p (Baby Debo) and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi C.h.a.m.p, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind the advancement and growth for both myself as a person (Nate Miller) and my brand C.h.a.m.p, is the discipline to isolate myself from society and starve my pleasures. I feel like your value as an individual rises and you don’t allow the world to taint your vision. It was in a time of obscurity and loneliness that I developed my artist’s name C.h.a.m.p (Change Happens at My Pace), Your creativity is the highest when by yourself.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Growing up I never seen myself as an artist. Instead, I wanted to be a professional football player. Unfortunately (or fortunately) I was never given the opportunity to play college football, because I was shot in the head two weeks into college. Sad and depressed from my injuries, I began to write music while in therapy and in the hospital. During this stage is when I start motivating myself by saying, “Change Happens at My Pace.” It wasn’t until I was released from therapy and decided to release the songs I wrote in the hospital, that I realized that phrase stood for C.h.a.m.p and used the phrase as my artist name. The road has been challenging but God never gives you a load you can’t carry. All this pain I’ve experienced will help me in my career as rapper and in life.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
A Cowboys game is a must. You definitely have to see America’s team play id you visit Dallas or The Dallas Mavericks. As for my favorite spot and the first place I’ve performed, I’d have to take a friend to DG’s strip club. That’s my favorite place to tur up in Dallas. Top that off with some Henderson chicken and you good. Fun visit.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Most importantly God is the force that pushes me on the daily and gives me my determination to win. The only ones behind him are my parents. They may not like everything I choose to do life, but at the end of the day, their support is always there. Besides those two people, everyone else is questionable.
Other: Listen on Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/c-h-a-m-p/1572508888 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/35hQJiw2f2o1vrsqhUurV4?si=20ekkEnuRuO97PHoSW6b-g&dl_branch=1 Listen on iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/artist/champ-36330266/ Listen on Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/13437620 Listen on Pandora: https://www.pandora.com/artist/champ/AR2nXftXqzrpjZw
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