We had the good fortune of connecting with Chinasa Broxton of Tribe Mafia Carlos Moore of Tribe Mafia and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Chinasa Broxton of Tribe Mafia, have you ever found yourself in a spot where you had to decide whether to give up or keep going? How did you make the choice?
Recognizing when to keep going when things aren’t functioning out according to plan is by far the most challenging choices to make. For us to know whether we should give up or keep going is merely built on how much of ourselves we put into said things. If we are in 100% to our original passion giving it blood, sweat, tears, and all. Then we can’t give up, nothing no matter how hard will dismay our goals. Especially after enduring homeless, being scammed, loosing friends and business. We’ve come and grown to far from where we have started to just throw in the towel. As simplistic as this sounds, you’ll “never know how far you can go until you try.” And we consider that means 100% effort 100% of the time, until that passion has been completed to your satisfaction. As artists, we are always evolving, and we are going to change gears every once in a while. We must be okay with adapting to our interchangeable environment. I believe as we keep growing in our artistry and through life, we’ll only get more comfortable to our innersoles. To conclude, we know when we reach a goals, we’ll be able to trust our gut to drive us into our next journey. That is what Tribe Mafia’s motto always stood for anyways.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What we love about creating music is that there’s no right or wrong way of doing it…(Just have it properly recorded and mixed by professionals or people who know what they are doing). What gets us excited about doing music is you never know when a new idea can come to you. Often times for us they come when we are out playing basketball or on the toilet and voila our next big hit or melody is created while constipated. We got to where we are now the old fashion way, by meeting people at shows, becoming their buddy, introducing them to our music via text or joyrides. After accumulating a healthy support system we were able to market ourselves and sustain an adequate career based off of selling merchandise and performing shows. Lessons we learned and continue to learn is you can’t help everyone. Some people just like to mooch off of you instead of build with you. We learn its okay to cut people off if they are only holding you back. It’s also okay to take days off to decompress and center yourself. We want everyone to know that you can do anything you put your mind to, as simple as that sounds its all possible with just staying dedicated and consistent. We went from recording in our bathrooms to touring worldwide with Akon. We went from living in our car to having our own place. We went from having little to no streams to millions across various platforms. Endure and keep pushing! We literally started with a team of 16 band members to now only a band of two. We are now one Austin’s most popular Hip-hop duo in the states. We plan on being international, you be that too, your only enemy or best framework begins with you and your mindset.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If covid did not exist, I’d take my best friend to the domain or 6th street its the best place to experience Austin’s nightlife.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
We want to give a huge shout out to the following collectives that has always supported us. Shout out to: Sam Sage: Christian Andre Fortuno Sanchez, DJ La Moon: Kristiany Vissepó, RJ Maine, Rora Wilde, Michael Pereida, Tradell Faulk, Nvsions (Erik Sattler), Muriel Argueta, D.Harmon, Royal Family, Jay Honest, Hitta Castro, Erik Goca, Cali Calle, Nahscha, Gabby B., Leekthough, Austin Music Foundation, Pabs from 102.3 The Beat ATX, Conficius Jones and Aaron Knight (Fresh) from KUTX The Breaks.

Website: https://tribemafiamusic.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tribemafiamusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tribemafia
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TribeMafia/
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjMKtgtQbKVkxDTT7eUaqMA

Image Credits
Jess T Johnston, Samuel Davis

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