Wellsink, sits down with The "Original" Hip Hop Chef Tye®, to understand just what it is that makes this Chef tick-
Chef Tye®, was raised in New York by his grandmother.. And with her, is where he in fact developed his passion for cooking.. That had been her way of keeping him out of the street's, as an upcoming troubled youth, Tye found himself in a little bit of trouble as teens often do, by running with the wrong crowd, so to keep him from getting into further trouble, his grandmother kept his mind occupied with cooking responsabilities.
That had been all of the motivation Chef Tye had needed.. Once his grandmother passed away, he continued the drive she had instilled in him, knowing that all he needed was a little polishing, however The "Original" Hip Hop Chef, didn't just want to cook and become some ordinary chef sweating and breaking his finger's to the bone's in just any one's kitchen,
No, that wouldn't be the life for Chef Tye,- He would be a boss in the world of culinary arts! And he would show the people that a chef was so much more then what that had been perceived to be in earlier decades- Where Chefs had been frowned upon, or looked at as the "help" coming out of the kitchen, holding a platter of food saying " yesar masta!!" He wanted people to know, that if done right... A chef could and he actually would conquer and master the world of cooking!
Today, you can find The "Original" Hip Hop Chef Tye®, sitting on top of the world, calling all the shots in the Hip Hop community, cooking up dishes for names such as the B.E.T Hip Hop Awards, T.I., Notorious Big, Tupac, African Bambaataa ZULU Nation, or Kevin Liles, Young Jeezy, and L.L Cooj J being the very first celebrity he had the pleasure of cooking for!!
" I wanted to get the blessing's from the icons, the legend's of Hip Hop, I studied Hip Hop's history, and because of that, I've had the opportunity to work for all of these icons, my credibility is impeccable!" stated Chef Tye.
No he doesn't rap, however he is an assassin in his own right, cooking up beats and serving to the public, Indie Artist on a gold platted platter as well as mixing up mixtapes with a variety of she's and artists to nodcha head to. "Hip Hop has so many lanes, I tend to stay in mines.. my passion is cooking for the celebrities, and Paul Wall said it best when he said " It's good that we have our own chef to cook what we like to eat , and he's from the hood"
For those who may be thinking that Chef Tye's fortunate luck just fell in his lap.. nothing could be further from the truth, The "Original" Hip Hop Chef Tye®, recalled a time when he was trying to pitch himself to a particular publication and had the door shut in his face, because he hadn't, had enough major names under his belt, Telling Wellsink, "That's when he knew, he had to go back to the drawing board- It was at that time he would be contacted by Reggie Reg to host as a catering Birthday party for Kevin Liles and that's how he landed the gig for Def Jam.
The "Original" Hip Hop Chef Tye,® had a message for anyone trying to break through those same culinary door's, "Stay focused, know your craft, and stay humble.. go out and feed the homeless, show your community that you care for the people.. because most importantly, your heart must to be in it.. you have to have a passion and a love to be able to do this job, because this career isn't for everyone," Chef Tye® stated
Wellsink, had a few more questions for Chef Tye, prior to ending the interview and Chef Tye® was eager to answer them as well, One of those question's that Wellsink really wanted to know the answer to was how he felt about the use of his name by other's and he simply had this to say " I'm winning, their promoting my name, promoting something that I never thought would have taken off, has, so I look at those using my name, like wow.. I made it! I've arrived! The name is hot!, however, there can only be one, The "Original Hip Hop Chef Tye®.. I am the CEO, I created that!"
For those people that may not be unaware of this, there are hungry Lawyer's out there ready to eat imposter's up, The Hip Hop Chef Tye®, is in fact a legal name.. it has been trademarked.. Wellsink has this to say to anyone that wants to take this name on to acquire business, or anything else.. If you want the name so bad , buy the name from The "Original Hip Hop Chef Tye,® Ijs, because as he stated.. there can ONLY be one!!
Have you been accredited by Russell Simmons, Bun B, Anthony Anderson or Head Crack of the Rickey Smiley Show?? Have you been in any publications such as XXL, Hip Hop Weekly, or King Magazine?? Well The "Original" Hip Hop Chef Tye®, has.. so either produce how you are the The Hip Hop Chef, buy the name.. putcha money where ya mouth is or eat that name up and put another one on the burner, because that one..has already been cooked up!!
And if you were not already informed, being a real, down to earth, human being isn't the only thing this Chef has cooking up.. He's also serving up food for your liking as well, serving it up freestyle with Fried and oven fried chicken, money hungry collard green's, eye candy yams, remix rice and pea's, jump off jerk chicken, turn table blackened tilapia, dirty south catfish, as well as street buzz shrimp and grit's.. and for a desert you can sink your teeth into , try his sweet mama potato pie, bread winner pudding with vanilla sauce and some of his, mouth watering, easy pineapple pound cake.. Food's that are sure to ease those hunger pains because surely The "Original" Hip Hop Chef Tye®, is not into playing those type of "Hunger Games" at all!!
And as if that wasn't enough and you want to learn how to create all these dishes and much, much more Chef Tye, also has a cookbook that is ready to be pre-ordered now, called "The "Original" Hip Hop Chef, Cookbook.
At the conclusion of this interview, Chef Tye®, took the time out to show recognition as well as shout out to God, his grandmother, his whole entire team, who has been there since the beginning, and supported all of his endeavours, all of the media, the people who have all believed in him and Himself, for staying humble throughout it all.. And "That's a wrap, Dinner is served!"
For more information on The "Original" Hip Hop Chef Tye®, Please visit www.hiphopchef.com And remember, If it doesn't have the circle "R" behind the name .. It isn't who your looking for