Music isn’t simply a significant part of the everyday life of Chuck Macist, it’s literally his everyday life; he wouldn’t deny this passion for anything or anyone. Think of it like this. If you opened your front door, walked outside and suddenly there was no air, you’d suffocate. That is exactly what would happen to Chuck with no music. When it comes to creating music, this isn’t just a hobby for this emcee, he doesn’t just write in his spare time, he’s always writing, always thinking of that next song, always looking for ways to make his fans proud, keep them wanting more and making sure each penny they spend on his craft is well spent and never wasted! Chuck is not just a rapper, he’s a composer. Thought goes into every record he makes, and he’s not going to put something out just because the beat sounds nice, if there’s no substance in the song you’ll never hear it. Macist is interested in making music you can listen to today, and when you play it again in 10 years it still sounds as fresh as it did the first time you played it. You wouldn’t eat stale bread would you? So you shouldn’t have to listen to stale music either. Mac promises to deliver music with no expiration date, music that won’t fall along the wayside with the trends, music that’ll entertain you while at the same time relate to whatever it is you may be going through. No matter when, no matter where, Chuck Macist promises to do Whatever It Takes to serve you just what you need, with a hearty side of what you want!
Music lacks substance, until you add the art of poetry.
Above the smooth crooning of a beat, are the lyrics we listen to; hear; memorize then repeat. The lyrics, like fresh wind sometimes taking us forward, and at others sends us back again. To a time, to a place, where everything seemed perfect. When we were consciously pleasing our ear drums, with the poetry of one of Chuck Mac’s verses. We knew we could do so because we are being entertained while subconsciously learning something new. When you listen to the poetry within Chuck’s music that is exactly what you get. We all want to “get” something out of what we spend our time on. We all gain something positive when we listen to the music of Chuck Macist, we gain something lasting, something lifting, something inspiring! That’s the promise the artist makes; the promise you can believe he will keep.
With so many new artist jockeying to be the next carbon copy Kanye or Drake, Chuck Macist rises refreshingly from the masses as an original artist. Within moments of seeing him or hearing his music you’ll realize there’s no pretense, no tricks. You recognize immediately that his only gimmick is he has no gimmick, just an infectious style that commands you to listen and keep on listening. Within his lines you try to pinpoint exactly who his influences are only to come to the understanding that what you hear is the total sum of all of his experiences. Marvin Gay may have been a soul reference of his but it’s not Marvin you hear it’s Chuck, his style may be slightly reminiscent of LL Cool J but he’s not imitating LL he’s definitely serving you the uniqueness that is him. Chuck possesses and eclectic blend of sensuality, spirituality and soul. His hooks are contagious but listen closely to his lyrics and they tell you just how deep an individual this artist truly is.
Normally when people think about ‘Hanging’ with entertainers they think the atmosphere is extremely hostile and everyone is either high or drunk. But, ‘Hanging’ with Chuck Macist is nothing like that. Whenever we go out I always have a good time. Sometimes we go places that are low key or an open Mic night. Anytime we go out people always seem to gravitate toward Chuck…
LaGina L. Ferguson
I call him MAC for a reason (Master At Confidence). A very inspirational, influential, and knowledgeable person inside and outside of the music. That is what separates Chuck Macist from other artists and people in general. His blood, sweat, and tears is proving its worth. The drive and ability he uses to complete goals can surely motivate others around him to follow suit, and build their own paths to progression. Perfect example of what a role model is, especially for the young generations that are here and ones to come. “Leaders don’t create followers, they create other leaders” -Tom Peters. Chuck Macist has that “it” factor and it manifests through the lines in his music, just listen.
I’ve had the opportunity to hang out with Chuck on a number of occasions and each time it’s been an enjoyable experience whether it was for business or personal related matters, immediately I was able to see that he knows how to separate the two. Regardless of the business you are entering or currently in, it is of the utmost importance to separate business from personal. Chuck is someone who enjoys having fun and he likes the people around him to feel good about them-selves as well as what they are doing, so he does his best to make everyone comfortable. You’re guaranteed to laugh a number of times anytime you are in his presence whether it is for business or personal reasons, just because it’s business doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself, which is one of the reasons I enjoy doing business with Chuck. Of course music will be one of the topics when you are in his presence and I believe that is because no matter what he is doing somewhere on the iPod in his head, Chuck is blasting a song; most likely one by himself or his favorite emcee NaS. It’s easy to see the compassion in his actions and hear it coming from the words he speaks; you can also hear the appreciation during his “thank you” moments. Whether you sit in a meeting with him, grab a drink at Happy Hour or just have the opportunity to have a brief encounter with him, one thing is certain.
You will remember Chuck Macist!
Terry Glen Harris
I would like to dedicate this to all of my supporters. Thank you for taking this journey with me because I wouldn’t be able to do this without you. It’s a beautiful thing to know that you are not only helping me mature as an artist, but also as a human being.
Thank you sincerely, and I appreciate it truly.
Peace & Love.
Special thanks to…
Emmanuel Tabiri — Communication Designer
Terry Glen Harris — Author/Writer/Photographer
Leah Lockett Harris — Author/Writer
Aisha A Photography — Photographer
I owe all credit to the CREATOR OF ALL EXISTENCE