Chiller Gang is a music group who consists of the six members; Ricky T, Chiller Rob, Lil Young Stunna L, Dayvid Gee, MC Jeaze & IAM L.E.O. With the release of their first EP “Chiller Season” back in 2016 Chiller Gang have continued to create music vastly improving their musical ability throughout the years. Coming out of the Bay Area Chiller gang have continued to drop music on soundcloud and made their debut onto Apple Music, Spotify, and other streaming platforms with one of the members Chiller Rob dropping his project “Robichino” back in October 5th of 2018. Although from the Bay Area which is known for the hyphy movement dating back to the late 90’s/ early 2000’s Chiller Gang incorporate the Bay Area style while sticking to their own sound as well. With themes regarding poverty, equality and the daily struggles of low income families, Chiller Gang is a group whose ready to break down their barriers.
Ricky T from Chiller Gang released his new song, “Throne” and shows us the definition of hip-hop. Keeping it real, keeping it raw, and keeping it bonafide chiller, Ricky T gives a real lyrical story through his music with a super dope projection and a natural delivery. In my opinion, knowing hip-hop is made up of a diverse fan-base, however the audience most of the time are those from an urban upbringing, Ricky T is able to click, and connect with those with a relatable story as him. This makes him more real than anything. He tells you who he is through his music, and gives you more insight on his background, upbringing, and what he’s made up. It’s all around compelling. I personally love listening to these kinds of songs from rappers like him. No fear of judgement, he gives you the true blueprint on how to be a rapper with a motive. You feel the passion and honesty through the music, and lyrics. Chiller Gang might be the next biggest rap collective to hit our way!
Listen to "Throne" here and get to know more about Chiller Gang below!
Can you tell our readers about Chiller Gang?
The whole meaning behind chiller gang is that we are young individual people of color trying to push positive vibes with our own sound. We input bay sounds & styles in our songs because we are heavily influenced by Bay Area rappers. We have a lot of legends in our area so it’s hard not to be influenced by them, but at the same time we creating a new style of bay music. Chiller gang, is how you view yourself, how you carry yourself, we are young bosses that hustle hard night and day. It’s a lifestyle, it’s like smoking & chilling back type of thing, while keeping you involved within the community. We are on some positive vibes type of thing. We aren't promoting anything else but to be chill, to love, and be cool with everyone that you are surrounded by.
In what ways do your styles differentiate from one another?
First of all, we all have our own unique sound and none of us sound the same, we may have similarities but we don't sounds the same. When we come together to make music the different sounds we all have just comes together organically and we just know how to compliment each other’s style very well. Like Robichino aka Chiller Rob, he’s more of a lyrical artist the stuff he spits goes crazy all the time, he is all about setting the bars up. Ricky T he’s more of a chill, laid back flow, spitting wisdom and storytelling type of rapper. Lil Stunna L is more of a party pimp type. He be having you feeling yourself For sure.
Chiller gee he can hop on anything and he always has references to sports or shows or whatever it is that is relatable And gets the people attracted.
Jeaze is more of an old school type, he can rap quick and have your head spinning at one moment and the next thing you know he can be on some 90s boom bap type. His rap style is very reminiscing of a modern cypress hill, he speaks for La Raza and he wants to use his music as a voice for the positives and struggles of the community, as well as the other members but his way to do it is unique.
And last but not least IAM L.E.O.'s style, IAM L.E.O. (Love, Evolution, Oneness) is like a neo soul 90s hip hop and R&B artist, very versatile and Revolutionary, can hit you with a club banger, slow jams for the ladies, trap music from the street, and music to bring peace, love, and heal your mind and soul.
How do you guys balance to overcome creative differences between each other?
Being open minded that sometimes one of us isn't at 100% that day and we can write some weak lyrics or go off topic, we won't judge well just give constructive criticism. But we don't always overcome our creative differences sometimes we use it to our advantage, for example Chiller Rob can usually come up with lyrics faster so he helps with verses, Ricky T knows how to engineer so he mixes and masters all of our songs. Chiller Gee is good with coming up with topics so we usually follow his topics on what to rap about in our joint albums. MC Jeaze has management skills so he helps us with booking shows and getting us promotions And features like this one with buzzmusic, and the same with IamL.E.O. he has the most experience in the music industry than the rest of the team so he teaches us what we know and helps booking shows. And as for Lil stunna L, well he knows people, he has connections and knows spots where we can shoot music videos and what the latest trend on what people wanna see/hear. We all got something to bring to the table and we keep a balance on what we do. We are all open minded and have group meetings in order to stay on track and keep one another looped in the circle.
Ricky mind telling us about your single “Throne”? Can you tell us the meaning behind it?
The meaning behind "Throne" is talking about, how you always have to be working/grinding for things you want because no is going to give you anything! And you can’t let the hate or negativity get to you, you just gotta keep pushing! Success comes with failures and struggles first No hands outs feel me, and that I’m just a Latino teen from the rich trynna make a change for my brothers !
What’s next for Chiller Gang? We can't wait to hear what's next!
Chiller Gang is currently working on a joint album, Chiller season 2. Along with the joint album we have many music videos for Ricky's Solo Album that is out now on all platforms and for Chiller season 2. We also have Merchandize on the way, T-shirts, Baseball Tees and Hats (all for summer). And lastly we have our own personal website coming this summer as well. Some of the chiller members are also working on a solo project, like Jeaze he is currently working on a solo album that will be set to be released on late Fall/early winter 2019.
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