We had the good fortune of connecting with Chris Salazar and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chris, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
I’m from an inner city neighborhood in Houston called “Denver Harbor” it has highly impacted my career , sound , and who I am today. Being a young Mexican kid in a mexican neighborhood where crime was big I’ve seen it all and done it all, it helped build me to be stronger and ready to succeed no matter what. Being from there has also inspired me to be bigger than just the neighborhood and achieve big things and give back to my community.Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My music is lyrical, street, attitude and motivational. I set myself apart from other artist by continuing the lyrical side of hip hop where not every song is harmonizing and a catchy hook. I started in high school, it wasn’t easy, there was times where I wanted to give up and I doubted myself but I kept pushing through it. I’ve learned to keep going, even when times are tough don’t quit.Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If my homie is coming to Houston I’m showing him around my neighborhood, where we have the best taco trucks and true culture. Nothing is better in my city than my hood.Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My family, without their support id be nowhere, and my brother Malique Jenkins founder and CEO of Yoba Apparel who inspires me to continue to improve my brand and message.