Thursday, March 26, 2009
The New York City crowd didn't quite know what to expect from Izza Kizza before he took the stage at Piano's. There's no doubt they heard the emcee's critically acclaimed mixtape, Kizzaland, and liked what they heard. Otherwise, they would not have braved the cold on a Wednesday night. But for many it was their first time seeing the Georgia native live. Well, after two songs into his set, it became clear to everyone what he set out to do. Dude was trying to bring people into outer space.
Never mind the astronaut jumpsuits Izza Kizza and his hypeman were sporting. The cuts from his debut album had that future sound to it. He seems to have mastered the art of inserting pauses and letting the beat ride at all the right times, allowing a Voltron-like union to form between the rapper and instrumental. Add the quirky adlibs that have become a staple in all of his tracks and it all translated nicely onto the stage.
He didn't reveal too much from the album but he did perform a lot of joints from the mixtape. The live versions of "Millionaire", "Here I Is", "Ooh La La" and "They're Everywhere" got a warm reception as he rocked the mic with choreography that would make Busta Rhymes proud. The favorite of the night would have to have been "Red Wine" with the audience giving in to the reckless nature of the song. When it seemed like the crowd was losing steam, he would jump into the crowd with the people or ask for song suggestions.
Izza Kizza's live set demonstrates why he's an artist to watchin 2009. He's got the wit, lyrics, flow and solid production to back it. Its no wonder Timbaland signed him and Missy Elliot collaborated with him, as they are known for pushing the envelope as musicians and entertainers. The mixtape, Wizard of Iz, drops in March and the debut album's release date is yet to be announced. Until then, catch him live… wherever the spaceship lands.
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SO YEA AUSTIN TEXAS WAS ROCKING ...YO KNOW THEY CALL ME THE CARROT TOP OF HIP HOP BEINGZ THAT I ALWAYS OVERPACK AND ALWAYS CARRY EVERYTHING WITH ME THAT I EVEN THINK I'LL NEED.....SHIT WAS ILL..IF YOU NEVER SEEN MY LIVE SHOW THEN YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED. BUT IF YOU HAVE YOU KNOW I COME OUT IN SOME CRAZY DOPE ATTIRE..LATELY WE BEEN KILLING THE SPACE SUITS...BUT WE DECIDED TO TRY TO SWITCH IT UP A LIL BIT..SO ME AND THE HOMIE CHOC MIKE=MY HYPE MAN.. WE OUT SEARCHING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT...YOU'LL BE SUPRISED WHERE YOU FIND STUFF... I LIKE GOING INTO THRIFT SHOPS TOO... CUZ YOU KNOW OLD IS THE NEW NEW... IF THAT MAKES ANY SENSE....I ALWAYS HAPPEN TO FIND FRESH SHIT FOR THE LOW....SO THIS PARTICULAR TIME WE HAPPENED TO FIND ...A FUCKIN TONY THE TIGER (LOL) PULLOVER SUIT....LIKE I NEVER KNOW WHAT IMMA DO WITH ALL THIS CRAZY SHIT...BUT AT ANY GIVEN TIME I GOT IN MY BAG....A COUPLE FLARES ,A AIR FRO WIG....A STRAIT JACKET ...LOL...FUCKIN AIR HORNS. GLOW IN THE DARK SHACKLES...YOU NAME IT I MAY HAVE IT...CUZ IM ALL ABOUT DOING THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS SHIT AT MY SHOWS...I FIGURE IT GOTTA BE SOME KINDA DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WHAT I DO ...AND WHAT EVERYONE ELSE DOES...SO I GO ALL OUT .....ANYWAY THO....SO WE GOT THIS DAMN CAT SUIT....6AM WE AT THE AIRPORT...AND LMAO...CUZ CHOC MIKE WORE THE SHIT TO THE TERMINAL....INSTANTLY GRABS EVERYONES ATTN....WELL HOW ABOUT WE GET TO THE CHECK IN COUNTER AND THE GUY IN THE "CAT SUIT"FORGOT HIS I.D SOMEWHERE......SHIT IN FACT LOST HIS ENTIRE WALLET......SO ITS ME, 88KEYZ (ONE OF THE COOLEST GUYS I KNOW)...OUR MANAGER (CUZ ME AND 8 GOT THE SAME MANAGER) AND ROB, SEBASTION ,MR GOLD WATCH ,AND PB OF DECON...SOME COOL MFS.AND THE COOLEST OF ALL MY MAIN MAN DAN (FROM OKAY PLAYER)..SITTING THERE LAUGHING OUR ASS OFFF...WE ALL TRYNA FIGURE HOW THE HELL WE GONNA GET A GUY IN A TIGER COSTUME THROUGH SECURITY WITHOUT ANY I.D...FUNNY CUZ SOMEBODY SAID......"JUST HOLD A BOX OF CEREAL UP TO YOUR FACE....HAHA.."THEYRE GRRRRREAT......IM TELLIN YOU STITCH OF THE DAY RIGHT THERE....BUT WE FINALLY GOT THRU...WHICH WAS DOPE.......SO OFF WE GO THRU TIME ZONES TO A PLACE WHERE THE WEATHER IS NICE AND SO ARE THE GODESSES OF THE LONE STAR STATE..WE LAND IN DALLAS ONLY TO HAVE A 3 HOUR DRIVE TO AUSTIN...WERE DOIN LIKE A HUNDRED BUMPIN DAT IZZA KIZZA....NEW SHIT CALLED TOP OF THE WORLD..IT AINT EVEN OUT YET...COMING SOON THO....RACING TO AUSTIN (WE WON )GET TO DALLAS...WE GO TO THE ROCKBAND KAROKE BAR....WHER WE ROCK THE FUK OUT AND TAKE OUR FIRST SHOTS OF THE DAY...AND I LEARN THAT BIG BOI LEFT OUT TWO SECS BEFORE I CAME IN....I WAS PISSED CUZ THATS ONNA MY FAVS..SO THE FUN STARTS THERE....AND TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT...WE GOT THERE DO SOME PRESS AND KILL SHOE SHOWS FOR THREE DAYS.....EVERYBODY WAS THERE ...SHIT WAS FIRE.......TO NAME A FEW PPL N THE SCENE...KID CUDI,MICKEY FACTS,ERYKA BADU ,COMMON, MISTA FAB,KID SISTER ,NICK CATHDUBS,,CHARLES HAMILTON,FREEWAY,TRAKADEMICS,BENTLEY FONZWORTH,HOLLYWEERD,PROTON,MY MAN DONNIS DONNY GOINES,THE LIST GOES ON AND ON...SO THAT WHOLE EXPERIENCE WAS DOPE.........SO AFTER DOING EVERYTHING IN REVERSE ...I AM BACK IN THE NY NJ AREA........FINISHING UP MY MIXTAPE PROJECT DUE IN ANOTHER WEEK WITH YOURZ TRULY NICK CATCHDUBS...THE (IM THE IZZA KIZZA) VIDEO IS UNDERWAY ...DOPENESS.......IVE ALREADY DROPPED THE FIRST SINGLE WITH MY DUDE DAVID BANNER CALLED THROW IT UP"AND THE 2ND RELEASE WAS "BUMP"THE THIRD....HMMM...IM NOT TELLING...SEE FOR YOURSELF.......ITS GONNA BE THAT SHIT THO..ILL TELL YOU THAT MUCH.......TO CATCH UP WITH ME FOR THE WEEKEND. FRIDAY NIGHT !!!!I WILL BE AT 88 KEYZ SHOW AT LOOSE NUKES @ DELANCEY..168 DELANCEY NY,NY @12AM........THEN 88 AND I(CUZ YOU KNOW HE ROCKS ON MY SET WITH ME)WILL BE PERFORMING IN BK @ PUBLIC ASSEMBLY @ 70 N.6TH STREET IN WILLIAMSBURG BK NY..@1AM........WE WILL BOTH ALSO BE SPEAKING AT LVHD WORK AND PLAY SEMINAR SATURDAY AFTERNOON 5PM IN NY @407 BROOME ST NY,NY)..ITLL BE REAL INSPIRATIONAL.....GET THERE..OR BE SQUARE....IM OUT PEACE