Mehka King caught up with the Chi-town rapper during her stop in ATL ….
For those that don’t know, Chella is one of the premier new voices coming out of Chicago. Her last mixtape, “Realist Bitch In It: Reloaded” hosted by Don Cannon has helped catapult her name from being just a Midwest sensation to someone that the whole industry has to watch for. Currently working on her EP, “The Mis-education of Chella H,” Chella stopped her trek down Edgewood Ave to speak with us about her new music, being a female in the industry and more.
Hip Hop Weekly: What got you down in Atlanta right now?
Chella H: I’m down here finishing up some work with Zay. I got an Ep that I’m working on called, “The Mis-education of Chella H.” I really wasn’t supposed to be here. I missed my flight so I’m still in the city and I thought I’d come through and check everything out.
Hip Hop Weekly: How did you manage to get into hip-hop?
Chella H: I’ve always been a writer. I always wrote stories and books. I decided to do something I knew how to do the legal way and that wouldn’t get me in trouble. Something that I loved to do that was fun and would keep the money coming in so that’s what I did.
Hip Hop Weekly: When people think Chicago, they think Chief Keef or King Louie. What is it like trying to make it out of an environment like Chicago as a woman?
Chella H: I think it’s changing. The female scene has changed a lot, we getting a lot of love. There’s a lot of females doing their thing right now. It’s a gift and curse pretty, sexy female. You have to deal with fellas and their emotions and shit. You just got to know how to be a boss and handle that and overcome that.
Hip Hop Weekly: Have you had the chance to work with any females in the city?
Chella H: Yes. I got a song with Sasha and Katie. We got a song we did last year. We all been busy doing our own thing, but it’s been all love.
Hip Hop Weekly: So what are you working on right now?
Chella H: For the most part, it’s Zaytoven. Right now I’m pushing the “Realist Bitch Reloaded” that I just dropped. My single, “High,” and another single called “Ugg Boots”
Hip Hop Weekly: You’ve been making moves on the indie scene heavy. Do you see yourself signing with a major label?
Chella H: It depends on the situation. There are ups and downs to a label. I’m a bossy person, so I like to have a lot of control over my shit. That’s why I would like to stay independent. If they come right, then who knows?
Hip Hop Weekly: Where will we see Chella next year?
Chella H: Hopefully, I’ll be recovering from BET weekend. I’m always trying to get my hands on something.
- by Mehka King