Meet Cleveland's Emerging Rapper @Chelsea_Pastel
Chelsea Pastel | Rapper & Producer
When it comes to hip-hop, Ohio has held it's own in establishing talent with names like Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Kid Cudi and Machine Gun Kelly. Today, there's a new batch of talent that is emerging. Meet 23-year old rapper and producer Chelsea Pastel. Her sweet street flow give her the "girl next door that you don't want to mess with" vibe. She's original, organic, and just starting to tap into her true potential. Recently signed to independent label, Foredise Records, Chelsea's got a dope career ahead of her and Fearless Leon was lucky enough to catch the calm before the storm.
What inspired you to begin your music career?
Your original and organic girl next door vibe sets you apart from a lot of female artists. Where do you seek inspiration from? How does Cleveland impact your style? What do you bring to Cleveland?
Do you have any pre-production rituals?
How do you define your music? How does your life inspire your lyrics?
What do you see in the future for the youth culture of your hometown?
I see the youth culture going one of two ways. You have this one side that really wants to innovate and take things to a new level. There is the whole wave of young creators out here. And then you have this other side who sets us back with gang banging and doing dumb shit. The culture can rise above it, which I think it will, and a burst of art and creative expression can be the outcome or the violence and oppression can continue.
What is the most important lesson being a young millennial woman in the arts has taught you?
Check out Chelsea's latest visual for "Let Me Live":
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