Chandra Rhyme, a Pittsburgh-based artist, has made a name for herself in the underground music scene for her pop and R&B-infused hip-hop records. Rhymes’ vocals are clear and multidimensional, rising and falling over strong backbeats and pulling the listener into her world.
While training as a dancer at Point Park University, Rhyme entered the Pittsburgh music scene and was soon opening for acts like Warren G. In 2019, she collaborated with production duo Dr0p0uts overseen by Multi-Platinum producer, Ryan M. Tedder. She released her 2019 EP, “Goin Up,” and plans to release new music in 2020.
What got you into music initially?
Chandra Rhyme: Since I was a child, music has always been a part of my life. From my family having careers in music, playing the flute throughout my school years, and being heavily involved early in the performing arts.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
CR: Each and every song I create comes from a special place or something I've personally experienced.
What is your favorite and least favorite type of music?
CR: I don't really have a least favorite kind of music but a few of my favorite genres to listen to are 70's Rock, Old School R&B/Soul, and Old School Hip-Hop.
Has Pittsburgh contributed to your music career in any way?
CR: Of course! Pittsburgh is like family to me. This city has been very supportive of my artistry from the start. From the venues who believed in me which led them to include me on their lineups and also other creatives in the city who I've worked with. This city will always have a special place in my heart.