Phor has one thing to share, regardless of whether he is creating music, tattooing or understanding. He also uses his platform to promote positivity and self-love. The battle is winning despite the hardships and making your own success.
You may have seen Phor on VH1’s reality tv show Black Ink Chicago which speaks volumes about his love for the city. Although he was a tattoo artist by accident almost a decade ago, Phor is now a walking testimony to the fact that one profession doesn’t have to be the only.
Phor’s biggest hit is 2017’s “Chi-City”, which he describes to be an anthem for his city, much like Jermain Dupri’s “Welcome To Atlanta”. Later, it received a notable remix from Chicago legends BumpJ and Twista.
Recently, Phor released his single “Comfortable”, which was immediately greeted with quarantine and a lockdown mandated by COVID-19. At the moment, the file is used to hold his followers until the arrival of his next mission Self Love. This mission will elevate consciousness for psychological well-being while speaking volumes about the current state of the world.
Flaunt sat down with Phor via Instagram Reside to discuss the importance of psychological well-being, how he got into tattooing, his greatest musical influences, his health routine and more!
You should be ready for anything. A person with a strong heart. I see myself as an inspiration. Motivator, I love to share that kind of energy with others. Think of someone positive, who wants to see you win.
What was it like growing up in Chicago’s South Aspect?
I was raised with all women, so I have a lot of respect for them. I have always been a giver. Because my father was not in my life, I had to be the one who took care of it. I had to do what was necessary, take responsibility and make sure they were straight. I was once a small boy responsible for the accountability of a grown man.
At 14 years old, you started playing music. What was Phor like back then?
My neighborhood friends used to call me out as being outsiders. My homeboy was a master at freestyling around with me. That was what impressed me the most. That dwelling was my home. I would jot down things, try to pay attention to rhythm, stream and making sense of my words with metaphors, punchlines, and other puns. He became a producer and I started working with him on the music. UNDAHOOD was the name of my gaggle. It was my first year of high school that I started to take it sequence. It’s been an amazing experience.