By: Everyday Jay
Sinatris touches all bases with his new featured EP "Just Thinking Out Loud"
Sinatris hales from one of the toughest cities in the world to make it out of successfully, a place where talent isn't your golden ticket to the promise land because one wrong turn can mean game over. That was just one of many hurdles the Chicago MC had to overcome but with labels extending a proverbial lifeline Sinatris opted to remain independent and trust the path he paved for himself.
With over 1500 performances, becoming a brand ambassador for Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey and moving 10,000 copies of his Based on a True Story album all independently it's clear to see that the sky is the limit for the blossoming artist known as Sinatris.
Everyday Jay: To start off give the people a quick run down of who Sinatris is?
Sinatris: I am a father, artist, entrepreneur, brand ambassador, and overall stand up man!! I've been at this music thing for 10+ years and I pride myself on being one of the best lyricist on the planet. I’m just looking to push the culture forward, build an empire, and break some generational curses in my family.
Everyday Jay: What do you think is the most challenging hurdle you’ve had to overcome to reach this point in your life?
Sinatris: One of the most challenging hurdles was just surviving. When you come from poverty and the odds stacked against you so heavily just being alive is a challenge. Musically one of the biggest challenges has been to stay current with the new way the music industry moves, looks, and sounds all while staying true to who Sinaris is.
Everyday Jay: Explain what your importance is to the landscape of the music culture?
Sinatris: I provide that balance and want to keep moving the culture forward all while still making great music and being transparent with my audience. I am the walking testament that bars, great music, and a superstar can all exist in one artist. I'm true to my fans and don't speak down to them. I speak with them and that's been disappearing recently in rap.
Everyday Jay: My personal favorite track was “Dreams Last Forever” what message were you trying to convey to your audience?
Sinatris: With "Dreams Last Forever" I just wanted to express to listeners how crazy this music business can be and expose some behind the scene issues they may never get to see. Also just tell other artist to never trade your integrity for a check. These labels will rape us and use our passion as our downfall. Be smart with how you move and 2 the fans let them know it's not so bad for your favorite rapper to not have a record deal. Let's change that narrative.
Everyday Jay: I feel like the most important track I heard was the “Cappin” record featuring Shawnna. Can you explain the importance of that particular song?
Sinatris: The song "Cappin" with Shawnna was very necessary. It was that big homie, let me give you some guidance and check you real quick record but it's a feel good song with relatable slang, content, and a dope beat with a catchy hook. I created this song to talk to a particular audience and I came into their world to do so. It's a hey let's do better and really win out here, not just look or act like we're winning type song. One of my favorite songs and the producer also made that Young M.A. Ooohh beat and having a feature from a legend is an added blessing.
Everyday Jay: On “In The City” you seemed to take the negative energy off of Chicago and surround it with some positive vibes. Does it ever bother you to go on social media or hear the different news outlets only speaking on the negative side of the city?
Sinatris: Yes "In The City" was needed as well. That's exactly what I wanted to do. To create a dope record that showed Chicago in a positive and dope light. A feel good song that any age group or audience could relate to and enjoy. I absolutely hate the agenda that's going on in Chicago right now. They are making Chicago look worse than it is so the powers that be can take the city back. Gentrification, buying up properties, and a lot of things are happening and they use that negative imagery to push their agenda forward but that agenda isn't gonna help US!!!!
Everyday Jay: To close I want you to give the proper intro to your new project and end this interview with what I like to call #ChestTalk (Real Shit) for the people to live by.
Sinatris: Make sure yall go and stream, purchase, and check out my new project "Just Thinking Out Loud' on EVERY music platform!!!
You can't win today's game with yesterday's points! All you accomplished before is cool, but what are you doing right now?