“I’m nothing without the people who believe in me. I appreciate everybody involved in this project from the bottom of my heart.” -Landstrip Chip
In Atlanta, aspiring rappers are plentiful. There is always a mixtape or album dropping soon from someone hoping to make it in the hottest city for music.
That fierce competition breeds opportunities to reach a broader audience of music lovers. Landstrip Chip is captivating the city of Atlanta with his point of view.
My Point of View, produced by Squat, was released on the rapper’s birthday as a gift to himself and fans. On May 4, Landstrip Chip continues to share his passion for music on all social media platforms and journey to success with the masses. However, his LP initially wasn’t planned.
“When I first started, I was just working on a couple of records, but then I decided to put a body of work together for the people,” Chip said.
Along with music, Chip gave the people an extra gift to go along with the album, paraphernalia.
“The merchandise is an extension of the music as a way to gain more support to make people feel more a part of the project,” he said.
With so many ideas thriving, Chip has been working on building his brand, especially being an independent artist. He has been planning visuals for songs on the album such as “Came A Long Way,” “Voss” and “Ball.”
With visuals already made for the intro on YouTube, Chip is open to giving the fans videos to whichever song they are loving.
The rapper has also been able to work with artists such as Keri Hilson, Quavo on his first major project, Cruise Control, and Dae Dae on My Point of View.
“I ran into Dae Dae at a strip club one time, and he was telling me how he used to watch all of my videos, know all the words to my songs, and it threw me off,” he said. Chip adds that “one night I called him in the studio, and the next night, me and him did the “No Stoppin” record.”
When Quavo heard the beat of “Hit A Juug” at a friend’s house, he instantly wanted to record.
“He went in the booth and did the hook within three minutes,” said Chip.
Chip states that he has come a long way on My Point of View since Cruise Control. “From content, beat selection, melodies, and lyrics, I’m showing growth in every aspect,” said Chip.
With Atlanta dominated by the sounds of trap music, Chip hopes to stand out by using inspiration from his life in creating his music.
“Being from Atlanta, I’m going to have a certain sound, but I just try to do what I do by pulling inspiration from recent events in my life from women, people in the music industry, flaws in the music industry and growth,” he said.
In the next five years, Chip hopes to continue to release “dope” music whether independent or signed.
“I’m looking into signing producers and artists to add to my team as well,” Chip said.