Friday, May 23, 2014


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Not everyone can say that they are mentored by the one and only Pharrell Willams, but 21-year-old Cris Cab can add that to his resume.

A raspy voice combined with reggae-infused musical style, makes him a force to be reckoned with. He’s already worked with big names such as Wyclef Jean, Mike Posner and Big Sean. The video for his song, “Liar Liar” featuring Pharrell, already has more than 16 million views on YouTube. Cris made a Canadian Music Week visit and performed at the CHUM FM FanFest.

We got a chance to chance with Cris about his rise in the music world.

This year has already been pretty exciting for you, with touring and the album release—what went into the making of Where I Belong?

Cris Cab: The album has been something I’ve been working on for two years.  We ended up with around 40 songs and there were so many great producers like Wyclef and Pharrell. We had to choose the right songs that would tell the story. For me, Where I Belong is really my introduction to the world. It’s what I’ve been working on for so long. The title for me also means growth. I started when I was 17 and from then to now, it’s been a period of finding myself.

Having a mentor like Pharrell is a huge deal. What have you learned from him?
CC: I’ve learned so much from Pharrell. He’s a really cool guy. He’s got such great musical wisdom and life advice. He’s a hard worker, number one. He teaches you that there are no shortcuts for hard work. He also teaches you to remain humble and treat everyone the same, and that’s really important. Everyone plays a different role in the world, but regardless, everybody is a human being. He teaches you that we’re all one.

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Lightning round:

Something you can't leave your house without? My guitar.

Most embarrassing song we'd find on your iPod? Norah Jones, "Come Away With Me"

Biggest fear? Hmm, I guess falling.

If you could invite someone over for dinner, alive or dead, who would it be? Bob Marley.

What is your spirit animal? I think it's a dog.

Who would play you in a movie? Danny DeVito. If there's ever a Cris Cab movie, that's the first person I'm calling. I know he would kill it.

Any hidden talents? I'm a great shower dancer. As soon as the soap hits my toes, I can't stop it. In the shower I go for a mixture of the electric slide and the hustle. It's kind of different and innovative to the shower dancing world. Very few people get to see it.

He also answered some fan questions via Twitter - here are his answers!

Cris Cab: Sky dive.

CC: They're just so cool and loving and supportive. Some of my biggest fans, I see them consistently and spreading, it's really cool.

CC: That's hard. I guess, if they gave me some kind of chicken every day, but I had different sauces, I think I'd be good. 

CC: First reggae song I heard was Jammin' by Bob Marley when I was like seven years old in the Bahamas and that really struck me. Bob Marley at that age really played a critical role. That's why I really love infused reggae and it comes so naturally to me.

CC: Kendall Jenner.

 CC: My inspiration in life is to get to a point where I could help people. 

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- Christina
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