[Interview] RH First Look: Kami De Chukwu
SaveMoney has made as much noise as anyone lately in Chicago’s Hip Hop scene. And while Vic Mensa and Chance The Rapper have led the initial charge for the army, it’s clear that the crew has an onslaught of talent in its arsenal. Following in the footsteps of Vic, Chance, and Caleb James, in comes Kami De Chukwu. De Chukwu is looking to match the success of the aforementioned trio, who he met in high school and has been close with ever since.
“You know when you’re scattering to make friends on the first day of high school and that first week?” Kami asks during our interview, “It’s really been the same tight knit people since day one, for real.” While they messed around with music and performing arts throughout high school, it took a serious turn when Vic Mensa broke the barrier by opting not to attend college in exchange for recording studios and road trips as part of his band, Kids These Days. As Kami says in the interview, Vic’s decision impacted everybody, including Kami, and forced him to pursue his music with the same dedication and effort.
As Kami readies his August 20th project Light, we caught up with him for a First Look. Read the full interview to learn more about Kami De Chukwu.
Interview by Charles Farr