Blacc Zacc is the type of person who makes sure everybody around him is eating. Hailing from South Carolina and probably one of the most iced-out individuals you’ll meet out his hometown of Colombia, real name Zachary Chapman is a rapper, entrepreneur, label-owner, and father, who is not stopping until he reaches the top. Read more..
Taking pride in his unique sound and authenticity, the 27-year-old is a vivid storyteller, captivating audiences through first-person accounts and experiences growing up in the South. Most recently, he followed up his 2018 project Blacc Frost with a banger titled “HaHaHa” featuring Key Glock.
We caught up with Blacc Zacc in sunny Los Angeles the same day he opened for Da Baby at The Roxy.
For those who don’t know, who is Blacc Zacc?
The richest rapper from South Carolina.
Why should people fuck w/ you?
Because I’m the realest doing it. Ain’t no cap in my raps, how can you not fuck with me? [laughs]
How does South Carolina play into your life and career?
I like to put on for my city and let ‘em know how we’re coming. People have a perception about South Carolina, they think we’re just country. But we got a lot of talented artists down there doing their thing. I’m just one of the many who’s going to come behind me. For example, Lil Ru is doing his thing.
Do you still live there?
My crib’s in Atlanta, but my kids are still there so I’m back and forth. I have 2 kids: one is 8 and one just turned 5.
What’s the biggest lesson learned from fatherhood?
You gotta stay consistent. They always looking at you, you’re their role model for real.
How important is it to come to LA as an up and coming artist?
Ya’ll got everything out here. It’s just as important to come to LA as it is Atlanta, New York, and all the other major cities. I love LA, I come out here a lot.
Favorite part about the West Coast?
The weed of course. The women. It’s just a different feel, I like the vibe.
At what point did you realize this music thing was forreal?
I’ve been taking it serious but it got real for me this past year. People really been rocking with me. When we walk on stage now, they have their cameras out waiting for me. More people are hip to me. Back then, they’re looking to see like “who’s this?”
How does your fan base back home compare to elsewhere?
I get more love elsewhere, but my fan base at home love me too. You know, you get more support outside your city.
What was the inspiration behind your name?
This girl from high school was calling me Blacc Zacc and I liked it. That’s all. [laughs] I kept running with it. My real name’s Zach.
“Hahaha” with Key Glock is a banger. Bring us back to that studio session.
That’s just the vibe I was in. Once I made the record, I was like “I hear Key Glock on this.” Paper Route, they be rocking with me. They fuck with me hard. I been told them we gotta get one in, we just made it happen.
You dropped Blacc Frost last year. What can we expect from you music-wise?
Cold! I’m going hard, staying consistent. Dropping more bangers. I ain’t letting up. I’ma stay in their face. Even if they don’t see me yet, they gon’ see me. I got a project coming out in May for sure. I was going to drop a project in February on Valentine’s Day named Blue Roses, but I pushed it back.
Are you still independent?
Yeah I’m independent. There’s DME (Dirty Money Entertainment) which is me, then I got a partnership with South Coast Music Group (SCMG).
What is it you want fans to get from your story?
My lifestyle, where I come from. My story’s different from others. You gotta listen to it to really understand it.
What is your take on the music industry?
As far as me and my team, the Carolina wave we got, we’re gonna make it known and stamped how we coming. Like you said, no one’s really come out of South Carolina yet. We have a lot of people coming.
Who’s the most played artist on your phone?
I listen to a lot of underground stuff, all my people. Everybody from Carolina really. I don’t really listen to too much major music unless I’m riding in the car with somebody else. Young Dolph, they rock with me hard. Philthy Rich too, I was just with Philthy in Oakland. I love the Bay. He took me to his hood and shit, it was lit. He’s an authentic dude. He reached out to me, telling me “you’re doing your thing.” He’s one of the first rappers outside of this shit I’ve met doing this who’s real authentic. He fuck with me genuinely.
What were you doing before the music?
I was playing ball and shooting hoops. Trying to make money. [laughs] We weren’t trappin’, we were hustling.
How important is social media for your career?
That shit addicting man. I ain’t gon’ cap, that’s the first thing I do when I wake up in the morning. [laughs] I check my Instagram. I respond to everybody in the comments. That’s why my fans like me because they even be saying “you respond to everybody.”
Favorite person to follow?
I like Diddy of course, just where he come from, etc. I don’t follow too many people. I like DirtyMoneySonny, WaveGod, BeezyDME. Gang.
What’s a normal day in the life? Walk us through.
Shopping, I like to stay fresh. If I’m home, I’ll go chill with my kids. If I’m out of town, we’re gonna eat good. Then whatever else we have to do that night, whether we gotta go party, etc. I don’t really like going to the club just to go, but if I have a booking then we’ll pull up and turn up.
How much you dropping at the mall?
My boy spends about $10 to $20K in a day. But me personally, the most I ever spent was $8K. I spend it on clothes and shit. I don’t really have a favorite brand, I’m a sneakerhead. I like shoes.
3 things you need in the studio?
I’m alone in the studio. I like to be myself so I can just vibe out. I don’t need any weed, drink, anything like that. I just need a good engineer who will punch in when I say “punch in.” I need my space so I can be creative. It doesn’t really take me long to record, I just handle business and go on.
You write your lyrics or freestyle everything?
I freestyle everything. If you’re gon’ to write it down, basically you already said it. Once you say it to the mic, it’s already recorded.
What’s the best encounter you had with a fan?
I ain’t gon lie, some girls were grabbing my dick last night. We were in Oakland, they were going crazy. Another thing that had me shocked was when I was in Denver, Colorado. I was about to go off stage, the girl was like “I want to hear ‘Hahaha’.” I just really put it out not too long ago and we were all the way in Denver. I’m like “that’s crazy.”
Favorite song to perform?
I like “Crossfit” because it gives you a good vibe.
Future. I like “Mo Reala.” I like that whole Beast Mode project, shit was dope.
What advice do you have for an aspiring Blacc Zacc?
First of all, you gotta be ready to invest. You gotta stay consistent. Don’t have too many high expectations for people. Because coming in this game, there’s going to be so many people telling you they can do this and that for you, but really they can’t do shit for you. You gotta be able to do it on your own and stay consistent. Once they see you doing your thing, then everybody will come right back around.