Rappers and rockers have been collaborating for decades now, but it is now becoming more prevalent within the industry as artists are looking for something different to serve to the audiences. Chef Sean is in that bunch. The Southside of Chicago native has been busy in the “kitchen” cooking up upcoming tracks along with his band Blaze.
Although his name may seem new and unfamiliar to many, Mr. Sean is no stranger to the spotlight. Before he was making moves as a musician and producer he was in the movies.
“I love being creative,” He states on what he loves about acting. “I like being able to portray somebody different. It’s always been fun.”
Sean made his feature film debut at the age of 12 in Jason’s Lyric who he portrayed the young Jason, starring Allen Payne, Forrest Whitaker, and Jada Pinkett Smith. Other films that he has been in include Harpo Productions’ There Are No Children Here and ABC’s Missing Persons. He has also starred in national advertising campaigns. He later hopes to work with Guy Ritchie and Mark Wahlberg, just to name a few.
His love for acting has mirrored his love for music. A few years ago he had his own studio called The Kitchen where he would “always keep something cooking,” from there he inherited the name Chef Sean which has taken him to many great heights within the music scene.
One of those heights was collaborating with his good friend Siya from Sisterhood of Hip Hop. They worked on “Money in the Casket” which will appear on Siya’s album and Chef Sean’s album (individually without Blaze).
In other music news, a year ago Sean met the band Blaze. The reasoning and how they met is unknown, as Sean explained, “It’s just something that happened and worked.” He provided them with the music and they put their own rock spin on it and together, Sean and Blaze were able to create something original and unique.
“I always felt like a rockstar. It’s something that always been with me. I love to rock it out on stage,” Sean said.
Chef Sean and Blaze recently did a show at The Mint in Hollywood on December 2 and later this year they plan on doing a show in Chicago. As we head into the new year, the guys are already planning their 2015 tour. In addition to more tours and shows, Chef Sean also wants to collaborate with Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Future, and 50 Cent. When Sean isn’t in the studio he loves hanging with the ladies, golfing and playing basketball.