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TizzyISR - Interview

1. Tell us your rap name and where are you from?

My rap name is TizzyIsr. I’m from London, England with Israeli roots which is why I included the Isr.

2. What made you start making music?

I was inspired by how artists could get their message across, share their pain and emotions and tell amazing stories through music. I was always good at writing so I thought I’d give it a go as a creative way to channel emotion. And haven’t looked back since!

3. Who are your influences in rap?

I started listening to gospel rappers like Lecrae who got me into hip hop, and later on I really looked up to Lil Wayne, his punchlines and wordplay are incredible so I try and incorporate that style into my own music. As well as that there’s a lot of influence from the UK such as people like Mic Righteous and Lowkey.

4. What is your take on the underground rap scene right now?

There’s a lot of underground talent for sure. Certain people have such raw sounds that the mainstream really should be hearing. That’s why I love platforms like this giving us exposure! Especially here in the UK there la tons of talent.

5. What are your goals for the rest of 2020 regarding music?

I aim to shoot my first music video by the end of the year and release it for a song called My Way, and I guess just get myself known to as many people as possible and share my talent. But my main aim for the end of the year is to get this video out.

6. You have 1 person to thank, who would it be?

I’d say one of my boys from home, who always pushed me to do better. At times I thought he was being a little harsh on my music but I always see afterwards that he just wanted to see me excel. So I’d credit a lot of my progress to him. He also produced a lot of my stuff for a while.

7. What is your process for recording music ?

I like to brainstorm ideas and note down observations for a while before I properly write lyrics down and get in the booth. I also tend to channel emotion into my songs, usually sounds odd but my tactic for recording those really angry parts of the song is to give myself a couple slaps to the face before I record so the anger is real!

8. Any upcoming projects or singles fans should be getting ready for this year?

This year the main thing I’m pushing is my music video for a song that’s already out. I hope to create some excitement around that, and then next year is when I’ll be dropping tons more music.

9. What have you been doing music wise while in COVID times?

In April through to June the UK were in a full lockdown, where I created my 6 track EP Liberation which is out now! I covered a lot of topics in it such as what was going on with the pandemic and how I was dealing with it. It was a good way to keep myself occupied in the quarantine and it gave fans something to look forward to as well. Aside from that I’ve been writing nonstop and releasing a few freestyles to my Instagram. A lot of rappers released Instagram song challenges too to keep us busy so I entered a lot of those.

10. What impact do you want to have on the world?

I’m not a typical rapper in where I’m from or how I look. So the impact I want to have on the world is to encourage people that you can achieve whatever you set your mind to regardless of what people might think. Whether that’s rapping, sports or whatever. I think the world could do with some positivity especially with all the negativity we’ve been facing with covid this year. To anyone listening, keep grinding!

11. What's your best collaboration experience with another artist or producer?

Probably another one of my boys from home, Al King. Another rapper who I met through a mutual friend, we’ve had long phone calls talking about life and music and plan to make loads of songs together. He featured twice on my EP. We initially just spoke about making songs but then we formed a friendship so I’d say that’s my best collaboration by quite some distance.

12. Who does all of your cover art or do you make your own?

Usually I find people to make my art for my projects to get that good professional look. But on my singles I make them myself using canva or other websites like that since I haven’t got a really high budget.

13. Who makes most of your beats or production?

My go to producer is a UK producer Mikey Joe who I found on Instagram about a year ago. He made a couple of the songs from my EP and mixed a couple for me too. Any artists looking for beats I’d definitely recommend checking out his YouTube ProdbyMikeyJoe

14. What can we expect next from you ?

Next on my list of goals is my music video where I wanna make a really good experience for the viewers, and have a good time making it. Song wise I hope to drop a couple more songs as the new year goes on and a new EP at some point too, probably in the summer. There’s definitely not gonna be a shortage of music from me and you’ll hear a lot from me in the near future!

15. Link the fans your Twitter & Instagram @ Below.

@tizzyisr on both.

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