Saturday, April 24, 2010

Meet the Artist: @TzarizM


Meet the Artist: TzariZM of The Heart & Brain

Please introduce yourself?
The name is TzariZM, Tzarmageddun, Tzarcasm, Tzar Warz, Tzarface, Super Tzario Bros, Tzarific, Tzartificial Intelligence, SuperTzar, Tzartin Lawrence, TZ McFLy, Tzarth Vader and I’m also known as the HEART…!

From where?
Born in Riverside, Cali…Raised in Memphis, TN...Now in the Orlando, FL aka The OZONE

Music Influences?
Easily Gang Starr, Wu-Tang Clan, A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Redman, Busta and The Roots... Production wise: Primarily DJ Premier, Rza, DJ Scratch, DJ Shadow, Pete Rock, J Dilla and DITC

Debut appearance as an artist?
Single – AHAHAHAHA/ Sheema 12” vinyl (2002) followed by my first album “Dirty Work” (2003).

Best moment for you in Hip Hop?
Aside being able to release my own album...probably I’d have to say just being part of a very talented crew. I can’t think of anything better.

Tell us about your group The Heart & Brain?
I produced for a lot of Orlando artists in the last 10 years and one of the emcee was Vis Major formerly known as Poetix. He was part of a group called The Tenth. After producing joints for them back in 2002 / 2003, I thought it would be dope if me and him dropped a project together…Tzar on the beats, Vis on the rhymes. So in 2004, we started recording track after track over time eventually being in the position to drop an EP in 2007 to hold people off until the album drops. The good folk at Domination Recordings helped make it happen!

Your about to release your new album "Mbodiment", who are some of the artists that you collaborated with?
The album features Akrobatik, Supastition (Kam Moye), Butta Verses, Wordsworth, MidaZ The BEAST, Illustrate of Grey Matter, Critical of Critical Madness, Sienna Blayze, and Sekani…and Mylodic & Tamara Bernard providing additional vocals….and DJ YNOT and DJ Dolo on the scratchs and cuts.

What's next as an artist?
Letting people know that I am an emcee first since I have been playing the producer roll for over 5...I’ve only been known for beats and now its time to get back to my roots...Rockin’ the mic!…An album is on the way called “Close 2 Home” with Critical and myself on the mic, over all of my production as well- featuring Madness, Little Vic & Rugged. Also I’m finalizing my album now featuring production from Oddisee, J-Zone, JuJu, Synopse, myself and my brother/partner IMAKEMADBEATS. There will be other random projects/releases to drop through the year as well. Catch my features on IMAKEMADBEATS debut album and EP’s “Daylight/ Nightlight”, beats and rhymes on MidaZ’s album AU and plenty of work with other dope collaborators in the mix.

Shout outs?
My brotha IMAKEMADBEATS, DOXSIDE Music Group, Urban Jungle Empire, Domination Recordings, all of my fam yall know who you are…and all of my heads around the world that support me- OZONE!!!

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