We had the good fortune of connecting with Charlie Mumbles and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Charlie, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
Rolling up is a recording studio staple. Custom rolling papers designed by Chop Records made perfect sense. Chop Rolling Papers began out of necessity in Brooklyn, NY in 2018. Chop Records needed a product that we could take to Tokyo, Japan that would give our Japanese fans a real glimpse into our creative process. We wanted them to experience the music the way we create it. Chop’s are made in Europe with Organic Vegetable Fibers only. Every pack is designed in-house by the Chop Rolling Papers team. Using the entertainment industry as a spring board, Chop Rolling Papers specializes in collaborating with brands and artists. Since 2018, Chop has put out over 8 designs and collaborations. We have collaborated with Hotel 97 in SoHo, NY, The Crib in Brooklyn, NY & Ludlow Coffee Supply in LES, NY. We currently have Chop Rolling Papers in over 10 retail locations in WA, CA, AZ, NYC & PA.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
The music and videos I create have always been a my way of expressing my emotions. The part I am most excited about is the fact that my music sounds like me and not really anyone else. I take pride in people struggling to compare my music to other musicians. It wasn’t easy to get to the point I’m at now. It wasn’t rocket science but it takes the time and effort to get your 10,000 hours. One of the most important lessons I learned doing music was to trust yourself. Just because the people around say one thing doesn’t mean it’s the right path for you. I want the world to know that the Chop Brand stands on quality and experience to always give our customers the best possible product.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I was has showing my NYC friends around Phoenix I would take them to Fat Ox in Old Town Scottsdale, I would take them to watch Joey T Dj at the W Scottsdale. After a good time at Ben Avery’s Shooting Range would go ride dirt bikes north of the city. I would also have to take them to see some great music getting made at a few studios around the city. Finish the trip at Talking Stick by the pool.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
DJ Joey T. Teacher, Dj, Mentor. I met Joey working in radio about 7 years ago. From the first day he has been a great mentor and friend. He is constantly DJing big events around Phoenix and helping all the people around him grow. Sheldon From Mugshot Magazine. Sheldon has been running a his own photo and magazine company for a few years. They have only been getting better and doing bigger things since the beginning. https://www.facebook.com/MugshotMagazine602/