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4 IZE equals AUTHENTIC HIPHOP

1. Who are you? - I Am Infinite Intelligence. I Am Cosmic Consciousness. I Am Source Energy. My name is Tony Hayes III, p.k.a. 4-IZE 2. Where are you from? - I was born & raised in the suburbs on the westside of Chicago (Oak Park) but I reside in Atlanta. 3. When did you get into Music? - I began rapping in 1991 with my first group known as the LOUDMOUTH HOOLIGANS; a group that included Ludacris. We began performing at local hometown events, talent competitions and record label sponsored showcases. 4. Who are your artistic inspirations (could be a person or thing) - I'm inspired by the greatest MC's, performers & showmen across every genre of entertainment: KRS-ONE, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince, Kid n Play, MC Hammer, Eazy E, Wu-Tang, Common, Redman, Michael Jackson, Prince, James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Eddie Murphy, Bill Cosby, Richard Prior, George Carlin, Louie Anderson, Weird Al Yankovic, Krush Groove, Beat Street, Breaking, Hollywood Shuffle, I'm Gon' Get You Sucka, In Livin' Color, Road Warriors (wrestling), Bruce Lee, GI-Joe, Transformers, etc.... 5. What words would you use to describe your music? - good thing you said words. I was about to start typing in sign language But seriously though - I would have to say witty unpredictable talent with a booty eating tenacity 6. What are you bringing to the game that it doesn’t have right now? - I feel like I bring the unified duality of ignorant intelligence to the game. I believe KRS-ONE coined the term "Edutainment." I get to bridge the gap between mainstream and underground rap, as well as push the envelope with thought provoking lyricism in Hip-Hop's traditional art of storytelling. 7. Name a few places your Music has taken you so far? - my music has literally taken me everywhere, geographically and professionally. Fancy parties, private planes, 5-star hotels, American Music Awards, WrestleMania 27, recorded in 36 Chambers Studio, set Guinness Book World Record largest group shower. 8. What are your interest outside of Music? - I like deep and introspective philosophical conversations about life's purpose and our relation to it. The more we elevate our individual frequency, the more we raise our awareness collectively and evolve as a people. 10. Who have you collaborated with in the music industry? - I Am mostly recognized for being featured on Ludacris' first 2 albums but I have worked with many artists in in the industry: Phife Dawg, Talib Kweli, MF DOOM, Gucci Mane, Killer Mike, Xzibit, Bone Crusher, B.O.B., the Ying Yang Twins, De La Soul, Sean Price, Rapper Big Pooh (Little Brother), Pumpkinhead & more... Producers: RZA, 9TH WONDER, NO I.D., Swiss Beatz, DJ Toomp, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Buckwild, Beatminerz, Honorable C-Note, KLC, Omen, D.R.U.G.S. & L.T. Moe. Performances: Raekwon, EPMD, Pete Rock, Big Sean, Juicy J, Redman & Method Man, KRS-ONE, Devin The Dude, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Eric B & Rakim, Kool G Rap, M.O.P, Jean Grae, Little Brother, Boot Camp Click, Chino XL, Ras Kass, Killah Priest, Camp Lo, Mike Jones, Lil Flip & Yung Joc 11. Are you currently making a living off your music? - yes indeed. There are plenty of ups & downs but ultimately, I Am maintaining my livelihood off my musical endeavors. Always looking for ways to increase my visibility which increases brand awareness and business revenue. 12. How can our readers reach you - @4izeRaps on IG / 4izeRaps@gmail.com I am developing a tv show and I ask these last few questions to everyone 1. What are your go to sneakers - Jordan's, Air Max or Shell Toe Adidas. 2. Do you prefer roller skates or blades - roller skates?


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