A lifelong Tennessean, Cheeze Tac, born, Charjuan Hayes, has always been musically gifted. Inspired and fueled by his experiences on the streets. Cheeze delivers music that is gritty, filled with pain, yet sonically pleasing. After graduating high school, he took to the streets to find a way out of the struggling environment he was surrounded by. At the age of 22 Cheeze was arrested by federal agents, charged with multiple crimes. He would ultimately serve time in federal prison. He used this time to hone in on his writing ability and musical craft. Upon his release, Cheeze started making music with G-Styles on the Track, as the first artist on the newly formed Level’s Up Music Group. He instantly gained local notoriety and respect from his peers because of the truth behind his bars.
Level’d Up Music Group presents EP “Essence of The Street; with emerging Hip Hop Artists Young TL and Big Cheeze. The compilation EP dropped on March 26, 2021.
A group of savvy businessmen came together with one goal in mind and that is to further the career of many talented Indie artists. Level’d Up Music group formed an alignment with Quality Control (QC), which is the imprint and management home to acts such as the Migos, City Girls, and Cardi B. Signing their first artist, singer Layton Greene, to a record deal as well as established a label partnership where the entrepreneurial-minded businessmen act as A&R’s for QC and their brand. Furthering their reach into the industry Level’d up gained traction and the attention to gain a presence within the industry.
The compilation album where the label mates came together to deliver raw and authentic music. Taking on 2021 head first, they take the audience on a ride of a lifetime. The first single Walk Thru off the EP dropped March 19, 2021.
Hustle and Soul Magazine got an exclusive inteview with Big Cheeze.
Tammy: What is it about the music industry that keeps you a part of it?
Cheeze: I grew up listening to a variety of music. I’m loving the diversity in hip hop now. The different sounds keep me motivated and make me want to put out great music.
Tammy: What does music mean to you?
Cheeze: To me without music, life is lifeless. Music is the rhythm to life.
Tammy: Who are some influencers in music that have impacted you personally?
Cheeze: There are quite a few artists that inspire me. Just to name a few; Kevin Gates, Future,Lil Baby, Jay Z, and Drake. Their drive and tenacity inspires me on a daily basis.
Tammy: What impact do you intend to make with your music career?
Cheeze: I want to change the game. There is nobody from my city that has made it mainstream. I want to be the first from my city to go mainstream. I want to be the gateway for other artists.
Tammy: What are you currently working on?
Cheeze: I am currently working on my EP entitled “Hood Dreams”. Make sure to stay tuned.
Tammy: What are some memorable moments in your career so far?
Cheeze: The most memorable moment would have to be; A feature from Rylo Rodriguez.
Tammy: What do you think is the future of the music industry?
Cheeze: Leveled Up Music Group is the future of the music industry. With talented artists that have unique styles and sounds.
Tammy: What advice would you have for anyone who aspires to enter the music industry?
Cheeze: To all the inspiring artists out there; don’t allow anyone to tell you things are impossible. Follow your heart and dreams. To some, it may look difficult or the support may not be there but keep pushing.
Tammy: What else can we be on the lookout for from you?
Cheeze: I have more music on the way. Have a feature from artist 24 heavy and much more.
Keep up-to-date with Cheeze by connecting on Instagram IG @cheezetac
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Multimedia Content Creator Tammy Reese is an Award-Winning Journalist and Writer. Tammy currently serves on the Communications Committee for New York Women In Film and Television. She also is The Founder of Visionary Minds Public Relations and Media.