Christenelle Diroc is a Romanian-American rapper, actor, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Born in Buzau, Romania at the fall of communism. He was put in an orphanage with the help of Mother Teresa in Bucharest, Romania.
He then was adopted, moved to Syracuse, New York, and became an American citizen in 1994. He Lived In the Heart of Tipperary Hill and attended St. Patrick’s Elementary School and dreamed to be in the NBA.
His cousin Pat Kennedy, played lacrosse for Syracuse University and encouraged him to be the best at whatever he did. He later attended Syracuse Academy of Science where he learned to rap in between classes, attended West Hill High School and Onondaga Community College.
He is most known for his collaborations with Mike Jones, Frenchie (1017 Bricksquad), Mr. Serv-On ( No Limit), Big Mike The Ruler, Keith Murray, Petey Pablo, Cassidy, Fabo(D4L), JAG, Craig G(Juice Crew), Bubba Sparxxx, Lil Flip, and A-F-R-O.
Christenelle’s Second Album, ” In Our Crystal Castle” Will Be released on 2/22 with special guests: Bizzy Bone (Bone Thugs -N- Harmony), Bizarre(D12), 504 Fiend( No Limit), Dyson Knight ( Baha Men), and Many More.
Tammy: Describe yourself in 3 words?
Christenelle: THE HYPE MAN
Tammy: What inspired you to become a music artist?
Christenelle: Music was always right there when I needed somebody, so I knew people were going to need the same thing as time goes on. Reassurance or a smile of encouragement is the job that I have every day. Music fit perfectly and inspired me well! Music was my second Job.
Tammy: How has music made an impact on your life?
Christenelle: Music has made the biggest impact on me, from getting the reassurance to giving reassurance. Helping others see things in different ways they normally didn’t with a taste of love makes the world go round.
Tammy: What do you think is the future of the music industry?
Christenelle: I think the future of the music industry will be run by the right people and it will all be about balance. I see nothing but positivity and everyone eating at the table.
Tammy: If you can make a song with any music artist in the world who would it be and why?
Christenelle: Either Keith Sweat or Jon B. Keith Sweat and I have the same birthday and his music is just so inspiring. Jon B’s lyrics, style, and sound is inspiring as well.
Tammy: What are you currently working on?
Christenelle: I have an album coming out on 2/22 next month called, ” In Our Crystal Castle” with A Lot of Huge celebrities that will be amazing. Also, I am almost done with my 3rd album ” To Serendipitys Chakras “.
Tammy: What are some memorable moments in your career so far?
Christenelle: Being with Jadakiss, Poobs, and Big Mike The Ruler all in one room listening to my song with Keith Murray laughing and turning up! That was something I can never forget.
Another moment is when I was a kid I’d have this boombox and everybody I had on a cd I now either have a song with or talk to them as friends.
That right there is a dream come true because others thought it could never happen. When you believe in yourself and your dreams, you can accomplish anything.
Tammy: You have worked with a lot of Celebrities, who have you worked with so far?
Christenelle: Cassidy, Petey Pablo, Big Mike The Ruler, Keith Murray, Honey B Sweet, Fabo ( D4L) JAG, Craig G ( Juice Crew), Jadakiss, Lil Flip, Bubba Sparxxx, DJ Unk, Mr. Serv-On ( No Limit ), Frenchie ( 1017 Bricksquad) and A-F-R-O.
Tammy: What advice would you have for anyone who wants to become a music artist?
Christenelle: The advice I would give them is, trace your roots (ancestry) step 1. step 2 get your birthstones raw and find yourself.
Be sure to focus, manifest, and believe to achieve. Keep your eye on the prize and not the storm around you.
Trust Me, it will get hard. The more you keep at it, you will be climbing Mount Everest in no time. Believe Believe Believe !!!!!!! step 3, Practice!
Tammy: What else can we be on the lookout for from you?
Christenelle: Bizzy Bone from Bone Thugs -N- Harmony and I made a track that’s going to be released on 2/22, I got a song coming with Bizarre from (D12) and that will be out the first week of February.
Also be on the lookout for more from Petey Pablo and me and of course more music from Bubba Sparxxx, Frenchie, and 504 Fiend.
Tammy: Any shout-outs?
Christenelle: Big Shout Out To God First and foremost for getting me as far as he did. Big Shout out to My Family and Friends for supporting and Believing in me. Big Mike The Ruler!!! Jadakiss!!!! Poobs!!!! Thank You for believing in me.
Big Shout out to 315. Big Shout out To Romania, and all My ancestors and family who helped me on this way!!!
The Biggest Shout out is To Tammy, Tammy has seen my success in Syracuse, not only does she encourage it, she helps it. and without her, I wouldn’t be able to let anyone know about what I’m saying. My advice is to find someone like Tammy who believes in your craft.
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