How did you come by your stage name?
C.J.P is my original initials for my name-Corey J. Parks. And New York City Rap Star embodies the history of hip-hop, new york city, & style.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
Harlem rapper Big L was a huge rap influence on C.J.P. He grew up being around the rapper in his neighborhood. He was unfortunately killed while he was in prison. However, C.J.P will never forget the musical influence he had over his life.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
God and my life experiences.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
ON El-Trappe is an expression of the ultimate street hustler that goes through different life experiences.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Some of my greatest challenges are working too much and not taking a break. One of my greatest attributes is that I have a high-level skillset when it comes to doing business.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
What are your plans for the near future?
To create everlasting music and business opportunities and lead others to do the same.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
I want to first thank God, My mother Donna, and my Rap Star Family Heffe, Skrapnovoj & Kristie Brooks.
How can fans find you?
By signing up for my website mailing list.- newyorkcityrapstar.com and my music landing page on Spotify
Here’s an album for you… EL Trappe CJP. New York City Rap Star.
What suggestions do you have for other artist like yourself?
Learn the business and put your best foot forward.