Kid Chad is a Los Angeles based Artist and entrepreneur who owns Playground Entertainment, a creative agency for artists of all creative fields and endeavors. Kid Chad has spent ten years in the creative industries developing his craft and helping other artists along the way. This interview is an awesome opportunity to learn some of his creative strategies, upcoming music & business, as well as the subtle truths of life that he has learned on his path of self-discovery. The music is always awesome, but learning the artist and what makes the music is much more valuable. Kid Chad resides in Los Angeles currently where Playground Entertainment is headquartered working with several artists from the around the United States in many different genres and styles.
Q: First of all tell us about the start of your professional career?
I’ve always loved creating and helping others create. I want each and every one of us to step into our own God-given abilities to help Create a better world for everyone. This passion is what led me down the path of self-discovery through expression with music and other arts. My professional career didn’t really begin until I began to help other artists bring their dreams to fruition as well. As a team, we can all succeed. In the year 2020, a lot of turmoil struck the Earth; but there were plenty of silver linings as well. God just seemed to bring all the right people to me during these times and things have flourished like never before.
Q: What advice would you give to beginners who are nervous?
Shyness is rooted in fear. It could be the fear of anything that causes shyness. I say destroy the fear from within. Life is about taking the right risks and seeing them through. Never ever worry about being judged by someone else. Most people are too afraid of judgement, and never take that first step. I can guarantee that if you forego the judgement of others you will attract longer lasting friendships rooted in Truth and Love. Always be prepared to fail, and think of it as one step closer to your success. Baby steps are what lead to that treasure at the end of the journey. When we reach that “treasure” at the end of our Journey, we often realize it was the Journey itself that was the True Treasure.
Q:When you decide it’s time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?
It’s always a very exciting process for me. It happens like a lightning bolt blasting through my body. I channel these divine energies/feelings into words of a song for people to relate to. This has been my God-given gift to help others grow.
Q: How easily do songs tend to come to you?
Very, very easily. I always tell my colleagues I’m never too worried about being able to create great songs because I know I’ll always have something to say. I just listen to my inner-voice. My intuition. I have a knack for taking random ideas and conceptualizing them into beautiful portraits/expressions.
Q: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
It’s not the come-up but the bounce back that makes us grow. I’ll forever be the “kid” because I will never stop growing/reinventing myself in every way possible to expand.
Q: What is your favorite song to belt out at the bar/in the car right now?
It will always be the same, “I’ve got sunshine! On a cloudy day. When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May! My girl.”
Q :What are your future goals as a music artist?
My future goals have to do with implementing my spiritual beliefs around the world by sharing my self-truths with others. Eventually I will open mental awareness workshops in the most impoverished areas around the world to help heal broken families and get people back in touch with their inner-child. I use my music as a means to help others relate to their own inner-child whether they realize it or not.
Q: What was your most memorable performance to date?
My most memorable performance would definitely be a college house-party that I attended at the end of my freshman college year in West Virginia. It was a handmade stage built outside with random lamps and christmas lights strung all through the trees atop the stage. I wasn’t even planning on performing as there were two bands jamming out on the stage for the duration of the night. Eventually some of the musicians found out who I was and requested me to come up to the microphone. I freestyled a nice little 2 minute song with all of the 10+ instrumentalists on the stage behind me rocking out. It was epic and I’ll never forget that amazing “spur-of-the-moment” feeling. Everyone had a great time.
Q :How can we follow you on social media ?
First go to my website at www.KidChad.com to find all my music, poetry, blogs, and social media. Also visit my record label’s website www.ThePlaygroundENT.com and if you are a creator please use our submission page to share your creation with us! We are “Of Creators, For Creators” & our sole focus is collaboration for creativity’s sake alone. We would love to see what you’ve got and try to help you along your own path!