NatStar is “music in the flesh.” An artist, producer, songwriter, and performer packaged into one man, Chris Stowe; who goes by his artist name “NatStar,” is a musical force to be reckoned with. Describing his sound as a mix of Hip Hop, R&B, Jazz, Soul and Gospel, he’s a triple threat as he sings, raps and produces for a diverse mix of genres. “What sets me apart from other artists would be my ability to actually excel in rapping, singing and producing. I consider myself to be equally talented in all three.”
Bringing his life experiences, thoughts, emotions and feelings into every song he creates, he paints something new on his musical canvas every time. Making it personal yet still something fans can relate to. Having worked with the likes of Ski Beatz, Brandy, Camp Lo, Loon, Nappy Roots, Blackstreet and more, NatStar’s musical resume continues to grow. Expanding beyond the US, NatStar has gained fans overseas, in Asia, after a 6 month tour he embarked on some time ago, as well as in Poland due to a collaboration with Polish Pop singer Gosia Andrzejewicz…
Welcome to our City and thanks for taking time out to do the interview, we have some questions for you.
What is your name?
Where are you from?
We want to commend you on your hard work so far, how did you start your career?
Thank you. I started when I was 11 when my father bought me a keyboard to produce. I then started producing and writing my own music since..
Can you speak on remembering music from back in the day that formed your love of music and inspired you to pursue it?
“Nothing but a G Thang” by Dr. Dre is what inspired me to produce and ultimately inspired me to pursue music seriously..
Let’s get to know a little more about you and how you grew up in the music business??
My father was in the music industry for over 30 years and at the time when he worked for Atlantic Records I was able to experience a lot within the industry. Once I started doing my own music my dad managed me for a while then I started learning the business myself and have been doing it since..
Tell us more about what you have done in the scene in Charlotte?
I do most of my shows out of state & overseas but when i’m home every now and then i’ll do a few shows here and there..
How do you go about promoting your events events/music?
Typically I use the internet to my advantage. Social Media is a huge platform I use to promote myself/my music..
What is your next music project/release?
My album ANATYMOUS which drops on Nov. 15th but it’s also being released as a mobile app. The app is available now for DL at officialnatstar.com/anatymous
Where they can we find and buy your music
All online retail outlet’s (iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, etc..)
Where can we follow you online?
Social @natsocold (all platforms: twitter, instagram, Facebook, youtube)
Do you have any tips or advice that you would like to share with other aspiring artists?
Create your own path. The music industry is in the palm of your hands nowadays. Keep grinding and never give up!
Thanks so much for doing our interview, and readers go follow this artist via the links below…
@natsocold (twitter, facebook, instagram, youtube)