Monday, April 7, 2008

The Chronicles First Listen: Izza Kizza & Timbaland

If it isn't obvious by now, I'm a big Izza Kizza fan. Why you ask? The simple answer is because Kizz represents a creativity in the hip hop game that seems to have eroded with time. What happened to the days of Missy's "beep beep" and "hee hee hee haaaw"? and Timbo and the crew dancin' around shouting "Up Jumps Da Boogie"? Are those days gone forever? Does fame breed complacency? That's not for me to say but I do know that from the second I heard Kizza, he was going to take the Timbaland of now right back to my favorite Timbaland of old with those drum stutters, crazy sounds, and beats that just make your jaw drop like "huh??" Complacency? Yeah right...

I was fortunate enough last week to preview 3 Izza Kizza/Timbaland tracks and let me just say they're all FIRE! Gone are the heavy pop synths (I'm not hatin' just sayin'), gone are the looped sounds and samples, instead you have beats that Timbo is known for. Yes THOSE beats that through time have seemed to all but disappear from Tim's productions. It looks like he just needed the right person to revisit them with. I also got to listen to Kizza tracks from Soul Diggaz and Koolade and all I can say is get ready. All of these producers are digging deep into their creative arsenals and Kizza rides each beat like a pro, incorporating the same verbal trickery Missy and Andre 300 have been known for. Go ahead and make the comparisons, Kizza doesn't care he'll be the first to admit it as he did in a recent interview:

"If you like Outkast, you’re gonna love Izza Kizza. If you like Missy, you’re gonna love Izza Kizza. If you like Luda, you’re gonna love Izza Kizza. If you like Timbaland, you’re gonna love Izza Kizza. If you like music to the left, then you’re gonna love Izza Kizza. If you like something that inspires you to get up, you know?

The hipster crowd, hip hop heads – if you’re into gangsta-gangsta rap, you into shootin’ people and killin’, that ain’t what I’m about. You’re probably not gonna go get my album if you into, shootin’ people, or sellin’ drugs. I’ve been up those avenues before, but that’s not something I wanna do in my music. My music is made for people who love music. The hipster crowd, the hip hop crowd, people who love lyricism, people who like to hear music."

Call me a hipster then cuz Kizza has made a believer out of me. Keep checking his myspace for new music and news. Along with an album in the works, could we see Izza Kizza on a new episode of The Family Guy? Stay tuned folks!

16 comments :

  1. Finally someone who can bring back those funk beats of the Timbo, that missy of old sound, i have been waiting for this moment for a while, Tim showed us what he can do with Pop music, now is time to go back oldschool, and show these other porducers who the King is. Izza Kizza is what hip hop needs right now.

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  2. stop plugging this dude, it's getting ridiculous now

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  3. love Izza Kizza

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  4. I LOVE IZZA KIZZA
    keep us updated!!

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  5. u cant even compare dis dude wid da top names lyk outkast. he aint far left from wots goin on now, hes right up there with the soulja boys and young jocs dat ruin hip hop. da beats he rides are ok but der not even done by him. lyrically i think hes weak, he dnt have lyrics or flow lyk luda, he dnt hav flow or lyrics lyk ol skool missy, and he aint different lyk outkast. if dis dude wernt workin wid tim wud u lot stil rate him

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  6. Fuck you two anon. haters.

    I love Izza and there are obviously more that do as well.

    Missy brought the best out of Tim until he went on his pop kick. If Missy was a dude, she'd be Izza Kizza.

    Therefore, I can't wait for this shit!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Ummm... dude is mediocre. MAny won't like his sound, especially since Outkast is making a come back!

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  8. i got 7 of his tracks but which ones are tim's???? red wine is by the soul diggaz... i know that....
    i like dude... he's comin with somethin not new but refreshing to hip hop... don't know if it's gonna work but i like it.

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  9. Somebody tell him how to spell Missy's last name please. Common mistake, but still.

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  10. http://video.aol.com/video-detail/shirley-ellis-the-clapping-song/4225656720

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  11. if missy bought da best out of tim den why is she so shit now, but his beats he makes for her are still bangin

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  12. Hmm, sounds good. Count me in for whatever Izza Kizza further brings to the table.

    What I've already heard of him is pretty promising.

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  13. Old skool timbo still soundin good!

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  14. WHASSUP...IZZA KIZZA ..in the building ...just broowwwwwsing the scenery...soaking in the love....and enjoying the critique....i need that....my goal is to make the jointz even critics will love.....so ...imma keep atg itwith my best...and enjoy tho people who give a crap...lol...heyyyyyy...it onlyyyyy musicccccc..yall please stay tuned man..more to come.....love me tomorrow..its the kizz...lovers of kizz please hit me on my space mann.....yea.....KIZZ

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  15. ut oh!!! Izza kIZZA ...I am loving the movement...Keep it up..I want to see a video for the walk the dawg!!!

    This is something new.we DIG IT..

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  16. KEEP Plugging this DUDE...till the world HEARS the MUSIC......that's what was DOne for everyone else...

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