Tuesday, January 6, 2009

2008 the year of Izza Kizza



Just think it was almost a year ago today that Fader Magazine did an article on Mosley Music Group artists quenching our thirst for the first Timbaland news of the year. We first learned about Keri Hilson's "Mic Check" and the Cory Bold produced "Alienated" and we were formally introduced to the creature called Izza Kizza. As 2008 rolled out, you would have thought Kizza was a multi platinum artist on his 3rd album with the media coverage he was getting. Countless magazine articles, blog and website interviews, the sickest myspace on the net (shout out to Hectah!), and with one of the most successful mixtapes of the year Kizzaland, Izza Kizza led the field of up and coming MCs of 2008.

Just how big was Izza's year? 20,000+ downloads of Kizzaland with countless blogs and websites putting it in their top 5 and top 10 lists. Blender magazine placed Izza's "Millionaire" as the #47 best song of the year. Rolling Stone also listed Izza as one of it's top 10 Buzz-Worthy Breakout acts of 2008. All of this with no official album?! That's when talent speaks for itself.

So do you think someone as creative and talented as Izza Kizza will get any rest in the new year? Not a chance. 2009 looks to be an even bigger year with a buzz video for the track "I'm The Izza Kizza" dropping this month, an official 3rd single dropping in February, and a sequel to Kizz's highly successful mixtape tentatively titled The Wizard of Izz dropping in May with a slew of big name collabos.

As we've told you since day 1, don't sleep on the one called Izza Kizza. Congrats on a successful year!

11 comments :

  1. dude i jus listen to 50 i get it in & em crack a bottle this loser has no chance. this the year of AFTERMATH not izza or kizza for fizza

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  2. SO I GUESS IM CHOPPED LIVER THEN HUH ICE MAN.....SINCE CUZ YOU ONLY LISTEN TO 50....IM JUST GONNA GO OUT ON A LIMB HHERE A SAY YOU A GANGSTA..AM I RIGHT?....BOY I TELL YA...WHEN KEEPING IT REAL GOES WRONG...LMAO...ANYMUPHAKIN WAY DOE...THANKZ TCC FOR THE ONGOING LOVE FOR LOSERS LIKE MY SELF...(according to the iceman).DO YOUSELF A FAVOR ICEY.....FIRST STOP HATING...SECOND MAKE SOME MOVES OF YOUR OWN..LOL...BOY I TELLZ YAZ...PPLZ IZ SHO NUFF FUNNY...LOL....OUTTAHERE!!!...ZIGZAG

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  3. ^ My eyes won't let me read that but I assume you're saying that first chump is wrong.. which is true. The new 50 and Em tracks are beyond horrible, not that Izza Kizza is exactly rap's great new hope but anyway...

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  4. Blinded by the lie that is 50 cent. he is no longer a rapper. Hes a business man. All he raps for is to sell his merchandise. He has no love for the game. But still I respect him for not jus talking about money & getting it. Izza Kizza loves music. Those are the type of artists I'd love to work with. Creative & hard working. Not yet tainted by the love of money. But you are right about being the year of Aftermath.Dudes like Bishop Lamont are holding it down.

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  5. ^^
    some dude boog has an immense crush on. personally i think boogs on crack.

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  6. Oooooohh Dots.... LOL! No you didan't!

    He may have a unique style (if you never heard Andre...), but I don't find him interesting for some reason...

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  7. i think hes really cool and original :)

    i like his music alot. "Millionare" is my jam hahaha! if his muxtape material is really good thn u kno his album is gonna be AMAZING!! i cant wait for him to blow up....
    :D

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  8. I love his flow. I actually liked his mixtape, but i think his songs are over-produced.
    The busy drums and bass, made it quite difficult sometimes that you don't even ear a word (i.e Push)

    This year i'm very eager to hear which kind of sound Dre will come out with all those albums (himself, Eminem , Bishop, 50 cent)... Specially after he pushed the envelope with «The Big bang» by Busta

    P.S : Big-A don't bash me to get off opic, i know u don't like that :)

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