• Jason Leal

Bay Area native Devon The Chief shares new single "Lil Baby"

Devon The Chief drops a new track, entitled "Lil Baby," featuring veteran rapper Nef The Pharaoh.

Hayward-born, Bay Area native Devon The Chief, whose music can only be defined as "raw" and authentic, is making moves with his new track featuring veteran and another Bay Area rapper Nef The Pharaoh. The new single, called "Lil Baby," was produced by DontPanic and is an impressive effort from the independent artist.


The pair teamed up to deliver a certified bop, and Devon has affirmed that a visual is coming soon. The little under three-minute song is on par with Chief's electrifying and mesmerizing sound. The pair have seen lots of positive feedback for their track.


Devon wants his fans to know that they are not alone, and has been there and wants people to know it gets better and hopes he can "touch people" with his music and show them if he can overcome certain things, so can they, it something you can hear and feel in Devon's music, and something that will be a determiner for his success in the future.


Stream Devon The Chief and New The Pharaoh's new song "Lil Baby" out now, and check out his interview below with Remixd Magazine.

What city are you from/ Where are you based now?

Born in Hayward, California.

From & Based in Manteca, California.

(15 Minutes From Stockton)


What is your artist name? What is your real name? How did you get your artist name?

Devon The Chief

Devon (Pronounced like Dev-in)

It was a last-minute name I put together but always stuck. Always be chiefin’ - always been a leader!


At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a career in music?

17 years old - I was a senior in high school.


How would you describe your sound to readers who may not be familiar with you?

I give off a Raw Sound. If you hear it in a song, it happened in my life.


What ultimately inspired you to dedicate yourself to a music career?

I got tired of clocking into a job, got tired of the same old shit in the streets, got tired of settling for less. Music is where my heart is.


What’s one reason you are passionate about music, and what inspires you?

It’s a way of communication for me. The best way I can clearly express myself. Knowing I can wake up dead tomorrow keeps me inspired today.


Do you have any hobbies outside of music? What do you do to stay creative?

Shop. I try to keep my fit game healthy.


Who are some of your main musical influences?

50 CENT has always been my #1 influence.

Lately, I’ve been influenced by: Bino Rideaux, Buddy, NBA YoungBoy, Brent Faiyaz.


What are some of your music career goals for the future?

Ultimately spread my fan base globally & build a more active YouTube presence.


Tell us about the project that you are promoting. What is it about? Is it a single or EP? Also, what is the name of the last project you released?

“Mood Swings” is my latest project.

It’s an 8 SONG EP. - this project takes you through the phases of heartbreak & events that happened throughout my life.

You get all types of “moods” from me on this tape.


What has the response been like to that project?

Been real. A lot of positive feedback, with a variety of favorites off the tape.


What are some projects you’ve done in the past that you are most proud of and why?

“Belmont” is a 15 song album I put out in 2020. It consisted of some music I sat on for four-plus years. I’m glad I brought myself to drop it. I’m proud of all my projects. I keep growing as an artist each time I drop.


What’s next for you? Are you working on any upcoming projects we should be on the lookout for? Include some dates if you have them.

I got a new single, “Lil Baby,” dropping February 14th featuring Nef The Pharoah, and expect visuals & singles throughout 2K21.


What message do you hope fans take away from your music?

I hope my music touches people in a way where to they don’t feel alone. I’ve felt all the same pains! You can hear that I’m my music.


Where can we follow you on social media?

@DevonTheChief

On All Socials - Tell Twitter to give me my shit back!