Artist: Chris Magical
singer, songwriter, idealist, and actor born on July 02 1991 in Johannesburg,raised by his GrandMother in East London moved to Johannesburg in 2005 following the sound of music, Chris Magical is already on his way to expand his music with his smooth vocals and his magical rapping lines, growing up in a small town of roughly 5,000 people, he was born an entertainer, he started enjoying singing since pre-school and was inspired by such musical artists as Usher, Celine Dion, Sisqo, Boys2Men and Chris Brown, he also showed off his rapping prowess and he was inspired by Fabulous, G Unit, Ludacris, T.I, Bone Thugs,B.O.B, and Lil wayne, as much as chris got into music since he got advices from his School teacher, he started realizing other artists and he positioned him self, figured his style and categories his music genre has Trap Hip Hop & RnB with artists like Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, Trey Songz,Akon, Drake,Jeremiah, The Dream,Meek Mill, Wale, Kid Ink, August Aslina,Tyga, Jason Derulo, AB-Crazy, Banky W, Wiz Kid etc. Chris Magical was discovered by his pastor in 2008 with his friend,brother and music collaborator Quinton QT Johnson, The pastor who he took them to enter a talent search and so blessed they took 1st place and won 1st price, they started recording 5 songs as collaboration which made them both be known from their neigbour hood from then they won every talent search they entered until they stopped going for talent searches. Chris & QT Said “we gotta give others a chance we can’t be always wining, sometimes even wining before we perform,the crowd already knew”. We got the word all we need is to be heard” Chris Magical and QT were also in 2010 discovered by Justin Austen De Jager from Switzerland who own businesses and a record company “the first thing that hit me was their lyrics” justin told his friends “i thought these boys are stars”. Justin eventually took them and helped them land a full mixed and masterd album in Pretoria where they learned studio microphones tricks and voice controls, they went from home for a tour to work on their album and they both reckon that was the best time of their lives as they always dream of 2010 to be like from a young age. Justin always said: Chris Magical and QT have to be heard. in 2012 chris was discovered online by Oscar Torrentos from USA California who he helped him get different Domains,he supported him,guided him and advised him about the package, artist profile and fan base until Chris made his name worldwide he ranked Number 1 local and Number 43 global for 2 years on reverbnation charts, he ranked Number 1 on Famemusic for 5 weeks and in 2013 he was featured on an International Muse Mixtape hosted by Bubba Sparxxx from U.S.A featured with artists like Cory Guns from CASHMONEYRECORDS, Ant B’, Benjamin Michaels etc and Chris Magical was the only South African artist on the tape published & promoted by Amplify Productions from USA California www.amplifyproductions.weebly.com Chris says he will keep coming with new songs untill he retires,he always dream of selling his music Worldwide he was living dangerously, he took drugs, alcohol and use to hang around with big thugs from his neighborhood hood until he realized his world is quiet without ear phones, he formed a clique namely Heart Attackers with his homie a crew with several rappers as Q, Trauma, Poizen, Inner, T William, dash,etc. the album with his collaborator titled Memories of the future is coming soon. In 2014 Chris Was discovered by Company X, Khayalethu, Bathandwa and Khaya they signed
Chris Magical under their company, his first solo E.P is coming soon titled “Answer to the question” he believes this will be his break through, he already shot his first music video for his coming soon single titled: Broken Mirror, he worked with Magic Lights Illusion,Khanyisa films, Litha Yako rom Cape Town, Galids Entertainment with AB-Crazy’s producer, Chris will be launching soon coming on TV Broadcast, Radio Airplays,
Magazines, and the rest will be history. people who have heard his music believe he will one day get a music grammy award. Download the FREE Chris Magical Mobile App www.reverbnation.com/chrismagical/app the Mobile App by Chris Magical. This free Mobile App lets you listen to music, check out photos and videos, read blog posts and get exclusive push notifications straight to your mobile device.
What Music activities are you involved in? Recording artist, songwriter, composer, producer, engineer?
Singer-songwriter, composer and rapper
What are you most proud of musically?
I’m proud of the prowess that god gave me and seing progress in it,also seing the music industry expanding cause we discover new sounds every day
How would you describe your music?
My music is simply described as Worldwide music, its a mixture of Hip Hop, RnB and Pop which combines music together.
How long have you been playing music?
Since I was in pre-school
What are you trying to say through your music?
I’m tryin to send out a message to everyone to never let another person control them, hence I always say “Make a difference with your life, somethings in this world are done and they have to be invented by you,I know it won’t be easy but atleast do what you can with what you have where you are, footprints are not made by the sitting down but don’t follow trends”
What artists do you sound closest too?
I’d say with the sound it would be: Chris Brown,AB-Crazy, Kid Ink, Nicki Minaj and Drake. But on the lyrical content I’d say its: Taylor Swift and Ace Hood. Although my music is very different than any other artist including the ones listed above.
How did you become interested in music?
Lol! I’d say after I was born hearing the blowing wind I cried but no one noticed that it was the sound making my soul feel welcomed on planet earth. I became interested in music on the day I was born.
How important is music in your life?
Music is very important so much to me, I kindly treat it as my father since I was raised by a single mother,music guided me, raised and nursed me now it builds inside of me, growing up I had no father to look up to but music was always there to brace me everytime I was down, everytime I needed someone to make me feel better music was always there for me
Do you get nervous when you perform?
Unfortunately I get nervous before I perform but not when I perform.
Do your family and friends support you pursuing your passion for music?
Honestly my friends been supporting me all the way through. my family are the closest people to my heart but what hurts me the most is that they started realizing how important is this after I got an investor and a record deal no matter how much they knew about me and music but they weren’t there to support me when I was growing up, and I believe if I had their support from way back by now I would have been very far.”Although I got mad love for my family”
What advice would you give to young musicians starting out?
swallow your pride and vomit greatness, don’t let people tell you about ur dream, follow ur heart, do what you can with what you have where you are,believe everything that is or was started with a dream and always put God first, work hard hope for the best but prepare for the worst. Be your self.
Do you use social media to share your music with others?
I only shared my 1st Demo in 2012 and it reached number 1 local, and number 43 global, I also shared one song on FameMusic Competition and it was number 1 for 4 weeks, In 2013 I got featured on Muse Mix from U.S.A
Do you write your own music?
I write my own songs, I started writing my own music from a young age before I even knew how to speak English very well ;LOL
What makes music special for you?
It makes me feel alive, if I don’t listen to the lyrics then I dance to the sound, and if I listen to the lyrics I then feel with my heart…starting with a sound of my heart beat, its a song that plays every second because I always have words I feel from it.
Do you listen to a lot of music? if so what type?
I listen to RnB, Hip Hop, Pop and Country Music… I listen to music that teaches, music that’s building the world to be a better place. “I don’t like how most rappers think and have pride”
Do you ever get burnt out working on music?
Lol I become alive when I work on music, studio is my house and stage is home…
How important is it to fit music into your daily life?
It is very important because habit overcomes the brain and practice makes perfect, so squeezing in music always on my daily time, its a best thing to do for someone like me.
What was your first memory of music?
In Grade 4 when my class teacher asked the whole class to sing one by one to earn marks, as I planned to sing: I believe I can fly by R.Kelly but I was back stabbed by a friend after hearing what am I gonna sing #surprisingly he decided to sing it before me, I then had to decide to sing: My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion, “thank God I sang it very well, I even earned more marks”
My final thoughts to inspire young musicians:
Find your own defination of living, everything you do make sure you do it for a reason, never tell your self that you are trying cause that might lead you to failing, its very clear that you’d be doing without sureness and that’s doing while doubting. Stay in your lane and never try to be someone else.
Thank you on behalf of Listening Edge Records for taking time to share with us your thoughts on music, and helping inspire musicians of all ages.Trevor Baron President Listening Edge Records