Chief Holyfire is not a part of a band and he doesn’t play acoustic like most single acts do. He’s actually not even a part of the Alternative scene. He’s a rap/hip hop act that we’ve talked too for a little bit now and figured we’d give him a shout out for those of you who might be interested in his music. After all, a lot of people have multiple interests!
1. How did you come up with the name Chief Holyfire?
I came up with the name CHIEF HOLYFIRE in 2001. I have some native american ancestry on both sides of my family and so the title of a CHIEF was fitting for someone like me who wanted to influence and lead people. The name HOLYFIRE came about when I started studying the bible and found an interest in God and his view of life. So I figured I could describe my passion for spiritual things as a HOLYFIRE. During that time I was playing baseball at a junior college and being a pitcher I threw the baseball in high speeds referring to the velocity as fire.
2. What are some your influences?
Musical influences I have are E-40 because of his creative slang. Jay-Z because of his word play and puzzle like rhymes. Tupac because of his aggression and zeal. Jadakiss because of his delivery and rap voice.
3. Have you released any albums? Are you planning on releasing anything in the future?
I released a demo cd in 2002 that was received well. Since then I have focused on producing singles because the industry is changing and consumers are interested more in one song than they are an album.
4. What message do you hope to convey in your music?
I aim to communicate hope and truth to my listeners. A majority of the rappers in the game are phoneys and lie to the public about who they are, what they’ve done, and why they did it. I see my fans as friends and feel no need to lie to them about who I am and my experiences. Hopefully when the world listens to my music they will want to give God a chance and attempt to solve some of these problems we are faced with on a daily basis.