Interview with Hey-Zooz

Gaining attention from Grammy-Award winner Craig King, Hey-Zooz is certainly on the right path to stardom. Storming onto the Atlanta hip-hop scene with performances during 2019 Superbowl week, Hey-Zooz has been going from strength to strength ever since. Back with new single ‘Keep It 100’, the infectious new single commands a dancefloor with the spotlight firmly on Hey-Zooz.

What made you decide that music is the right path for you?

My relationship with my parents was pretty rough when I was a teen. Things just didn’t feel good to be around my parents so writing became an escape away from that. My early projects touch on that a lot.

Who are your main musical influences and why?

I am a big Damian Marley fan. I love the sounds and the tension against broken systems. I love Tupac and any rapper with that tension. I feel like I have that same tension in my music.

What’s the best advice you’d give to your younger self?

I’d tell myself that there’s no one thing that makes you successful– the entire process is a journey. I thought when we dropped Go that would be the thing that really changed it all. Although the song did really well, we still always drop another one. Just keep taking it day by day.

Give our listeners some music recommendations that we should check out!

I’ve been on UK Drill a lot recently. So id say check that out because it’s wild. I love it though. The sound selection is so wild. I know ill be doing more drills. Play Play beats is a crazy drill producer so I know he’s cooking up something for me.

What’s in store for you for the rest of the year?

Definitely planning on dropping an Album after the EP so stay tuned for that! I think I’m going to go more bars. Sometimes I worry about how the music is going to be received because it can vary so much, but I like a bunch of different styles so I just let the music take me.

Tell MoggBlog viewers about your latest release! What’s the inspiration behind that?

I had always wanted to do a story of Samson and Delilah. I grew up in Israel and I really took to
Samson’s character. He is the main reason why I kept my hair long–I believe there is strength in it. The fact that he lost his strength through a bad relationship was always intriguing to me and I might have even felt that way personally haha.

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