Fresh off his run as an unsigned artist featured on Spike Lee’s joint Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, THE IZM is back with his latest musical masterpiece. Serving all that boom cat realness with the new track “Blazed Out”, I sat down with THE IZM to find out what he’s been up to.
THE IZM credits finding his name on the back of Erykah Badu’s Mama’s Gun where it states “What’s yo Izm?” Rapping and producing is something that he discovered in 2004 , he enjoyed. Releasing NTROduction to IZMaticks 101: Expanded Edition, then King For A Day on January 21, 2013 (which was MLK,Jr. Day), and the highly anticipated Plight of the Centaur is on its way.
THE IZM goes on record saying “I will forever be indebted to Travis Daniels, Lesley G, and his manager Dave Jackson” for helping him put out one of his most vulnerable works, however he owes his newly found success to Spike Lee himself. He states being down and out, faded scrolling through Facebook, he happened upon the opportunity with the famed filmmaker.
“I’ll submit “I Don’t Feel God”, not really thinking anything of it. About a month and half later, “you’re in the semifinals!” About a month and a half after that, “you’re on the soundtrack for Da Sweet Blood of Jesus”!” This is the song he feels is the most vulnerable because it spoke to the time in his life where he didn’t, in fact, feel God. Being chosen compels him to say he is forever in debt to Spike, and the most valuable piece of advice he received from him was “Fuck em”! “Throughout that whole email process, he was like “yo this song dope” and I said that means a lot there were many who thought otherwise! Then he said “Fuck em” and I said touchè Spike, tou-fucking-chè.”
Since, THE IZM has hit the ground running making appearances and performing all over the New York/New Jersey area! Even popping up all over web media sources, making a name for himself! Now with his forthcoming effort Plight of the Centaur he is releasing new music and guess what, you get it here first! “Blazed out” is what I would call an ode to Mary Jane and the courage that she brings! THE IZM says these days of using weed to speak for him are long gone, and now he says what he wants with the pen and pad! Be on the lookout for footage of THE IZM And check out his new single “Blazed Out”.