Alright – so today we’ve got the honor of introducing you to Chantaul Williams. We think you’ll enjoy our conversation, we’ve shared it below.
Chantaul, appreciate you joining us today. Can you share a story about the kindest thing someone has done for you and why it mattered so much or was so meaningful to you?
The kindest thing someone has ever done for me was buy me a Gatorade one night when I had to walk home from work. Back in 2016 I used to work in the club industry and at the time my grandmother had cancer so It was just me at her house. No family there to be able to pick me up that night. I didn’t make the money I thought I would make and that was the money I was banking on to help me get home and to pay for my music video I was scheduled to shoot the next week. I was to prideful to ask for help so I end up walking home in a mini dress and my heels because that’s what I wore to work that night. Now as i’m walking home i’m nervous and praying because so many cars was driving by beeping at me. Mind you it’s 3:00 in the morning. So you can only imagine how I felt as a female walking that late at night with the cloths I had on. The walk took me 30 minutes to reach my house. I’m about 10 minutes from my house and a man offers to give me a ride I say “No thank you”. He then says “Well let me buy you a Gatorade or water” I say “No thank you”. He still goes to get the Gatorade and brings it to me while i’m walking home. I take it and he says “I pray you get where you’re going safe. I then new in my spirit he wasn’t a harmful person but I still didn’t trust it. So once I get home I call a friend over to examine the drink because people are crazy and will put anything in a drink to poison you for possible kidnapping or even murder. The drink was safe I end up drinking it. I took that as god speaking through someone to help me that night. Even though I told this person no they still had it in their heart to try to help me. It mattered so much to me because in that entire experience he was the only person that reached out his hand to help me. PS: I don’t condone trusting people in a situation like that because people are crazy. So please don’t take drinks or anything from anyone if you ever get into a situation like that. I just so happen to be lucky that night.
Awesome – so before we get into the rest of our questions, can you briefly introduce yourself to our readers.
The way I got into music professionally was in 2012. I was told about a contest on B.E.T Wild-out Wednesday by my mentor at the time “J know Truth”. It was for the Blaze the Stage competition sponsored by Coca Cola at the time. I didn’t win the contest but, it motivated me to start recording more music and booking myself for shows etc.
As far as the business side of the music industry I didn’t really start to negotiate my own contracts etc until 2020 when I entered into a contest that United Masters had going on for 2k21. Since then, I have received many placements like: ESPN, At&T, Northface clothing brand & Ote.
When it came down to the discipline i’ve always had that part down to the T because my aunt who really guided me a lot on my journey really taught me how important that was in order to flourish the way I wanted in my career. My biggest flaw used to be attaching to much of my emotions to business. So when I would make that mistake she would call me out on it and show me ways to do better next time.
The type of creative work I provide is timeless music that you can listen to 30 years from now that’s my goal when it comes to music. I think the thing that sets me apart from others is my records, my work ethic the fact that even when craziness happens in my life It never keeps me down I’m right back running the race to reach the best version of myself. I am my only competition because I work hard to become the women I am meant to be. I am most proud of never giving up no matter how hard it gets. Working hard even under the pressures of life. And that isn’t easy. You know it takes a lot of belief and faith in yourself and your craft. I want my future followers, fans etc to respect me for my music, to know how hard I work and every time a song releases they know it wasn’t just me hopping in the studio but, that it was passion and hard work that went into those records.
Alright – so here’s a fun one. What do you think about NFTs?
I think NFT’s are great and somewhat the new wave. It gives your fans and supporters a chance to have something exclusive. Making them feel as special as they really are. Showing your appreciation by creating something so exclusive for the endless support. You don’t want to be a artist taking taking taking from the same humans who support you.
What do you find most rewarding about being a creative?
The most rewarding aspect of being an artist is the endless feedback of how my records inspire someone to keep going and never to give up. The positivity that people receive from my music and the endless support, whether it’s a post, repost, comment, stream, like or even the amazing feedback etc.
- Website: https://unitedmasters.com/chantaul
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chantaulmusic
- Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/chantaulmusic
- Youtube: youtube.com/chantaul1
- Other: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3d3XIA8WnOjOiOb0dOmHF0