Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Last week we had Swim Team's freestyle extraordinaire Dumbfoundead on the show and needless to say it was dope... He told us how he got started in the rap game and how long he's been in it, and lemme tell you something... Homeboy has been grinding!!! Respect due!!! If youve never heard of Dumbfoundead or his music, check out his myspace page at http://www.myspace.com/dumbfoundead... or you can check out this youtube clip from the TALKIN*ISH show including yours truly spittin with the LA mc: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMVlM1k2KiA&feature=related
Be sure to tune in to the next one on tues August 4th... Guests to be announced!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The FRA interview was off the hook! From Danny Cho's chest getting waxed to all the crazy questions from the viewers, it was an all-around good time... Much luv goes out to the Fra family, Danny Cho, Grinch Green, DJ Zo and everyone who contributed... if u havent had a chance to check out the interview, watch it at framagazine.com/live/iz... Hollas...
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Damn, it feels great to be back!!! It seems like Ive been gone forever... All the drama is yesterdays news... Im back in full effect and Im bringin the army with me!!!
First things first, "Roll Wit a Gangsta" is being pushed back... but only because we've added new production AND its being mixed by a master... Steve B of 50 cent, The Game, Young Buck etc. fame... So be ready, we dont half ass shit around here...
On the other hand, you know I aint gonna leave you hangin... I got a new single out right now with FM and DBTonik called "I Party" off the Animal album... You can peep it at myspace.com/listenizreal... If youre feelin it, let everyone in the hood know and spread the word... IZ is back muthafuckas... We tryin to hit 100,000 plays by the weekend...
Told you I wasnt fucking around!
ps... if you havent already done so, get on facebook group IZREAL Rap and twitter: IZREAL66
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I apologize to anyone who anticipated and checked for the release of the new single "Roll Wit a Gangsta." Ive been eagerly waiting and preparing nearly five months to get back on the scene and release new music... It was heartbreaking to reach that moment just to be sidetracked by tragedy...
No matter how hard I tried, I couldnt muster the strength to focus on music and give the release of the new single the attention it needed... I will, however, be back sometime next week, and Im bringin the army with me... Until then, head high, shoulders wide... peace...
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
A lot of people have asked me why i didnt show my face in pictures before... hmmm... the best way to say it is that Ive always disagreed with the way the music industry works, and the way that it is has deteriorated over time, especially hip hop...
Music should never be about an image... it should be more than that... IT IS more than that... music should be self explanatory.... it should tell its own story... not be driven by a bunch of paper-pushers that decide how, who, what it should be, or who should listen to it... Furthermore, who should buy it... The face, or the person should never be more, or be seen as more important than the songs themselves... A poignant and honest message can do so much more...
The song "Imagine" by The Beatles does not move me because women in America thought The Beatles were "hot" so many years ago when the song was released... I could care less... I wasnt even alive at the time... It moves me because of the words behind it... because of the emotion I feel when listening to it, or that THEY felt while performing it... but more than anything, it is the state of society, the beauty of the human mind which creates such grandiose dreams that truly moves my heart and fills it with joy... but equal sadness... maybe thats why true artists always seem to be leaving us so early in their lives: There is no autonomy in music today... even the ones who claim to be autonomous seem to be the most hypocritical... criticizing the likes and dislikes of the masses because of their own shortcomings as musicians...
What the hell happened to real artists? Im sorry that this blog is so long... I often say that anything that cant be exlained quickly is not worth talking about... wow... payback is a bitch aint it?! I guess I'm also a victim of my own shortcomings... Hey, maybe thats why I rap in the first place...
Regardless, Im gonna say what I feel and believe... if you dont like it.......................................... FUCK YOU!!!
This is my first post, and all I can, or want to say is this: thank you to all the people who have been so supportive of me... All I can do now is promise to give it my best effort and come from the heart every time... All I can do is be honest about my life and the way I feel... I thank everyone who has given me a chance...
What it IZ folk?!
Damn, its been a while since ive made any public statements and i apologize for that... Many of you might be wondering why I took down all of the songs and blacked-out the background... Ive received numerous messages asking about my "Gone for a Minute" status and I'd like to take this time to clear the air and put any concerns to rest... No, Im not in prison!!! haha, there it is... The reason that i took down the old material is simple... it's old material.
It's 2009, a new year and time for that new shit! Im preparing a lot of new things for this year and the mission is to keep it fresh... To keep things moving forward, never backward...Since the release of "On My Feet" in April of 2007, (the first song I released publicly,) I've had so many different experiences and have met so many interesting people... All of this was new to me, and I can easily say that Ive loved every minute of it... I love rap and I love that you have experienced this with me... it's been incredible to say the least... Furthermore, I cannot begin to express my gratitude to those who kept faith in me and encouraged me along the way... Especially those whose prayers and letters kept me strong while i was upstate... I hope to one day return that favor...Until then, be reassured that I'm staying on ma grind... It wont be long before Im back in full effect wit dat new-new shit for 2009... Happy New Year! to all my OG's, homies, and youngstars... 2009 baby, Let's do it Right!