Yo what's good OTDHipHop fam!
I'm so excited to share this new interview with Thrizzy Thrizz, a Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) hip hop artist from the island of Maui. He's another long-time homie of mine in the music grind. We first met at a show in Lahaina back in 2016. He's been featured on OTDHipHop a few times. It's always nice to catch up with fellow emcees in the local scene especially during this pandemic. Thrizzy is no stranger to the hustle and motivation it takes to push his music coming outta the HI, from songs about love & relationships to records that speak on real issues affecting his community. Check out our full exclusive interview below:
OTDHipHop: How's the pandemic been for you? Has anything challenged you as an artist?
Thrizzy: "Honestly, I did my best to play it smart with my choices pertaining to business during this pandemic. I took some time to reinvest into new music equipment and putting more into building Thrizzy Thrizz into a brand. I do believe the lack of live shows because of the pandemic did change the game. I see more artists in general doing more live web shows... And in a way, I feel like it always helps with attracting more listeners cause thanks to the internet, it's now global a show. I mean, it's not the same experience but any real artist/ entrepreneur will make that pivot."
OTDHipHop: What's your creative process like?
Thrizzy: "My creative process is 24/7. My wheels are always turning. But as far as actually creating a track. Burn and I will have a whole session of us just coming up with beat, feeding off of each other's energy and ideas. And then I'll come up with some hooks and it just goes from there."
OTDHipHop: What made you taking music seriously?
Thrizzy: "I started taking my music serious at the age of 18. I just got out of high school, I had my first job bussing tables and I told myself that that just wasn't it for me. And it was either gonna be this or that. And then I met Burn Bangatrax the CEO of Foreela Ent. and Carma Reigns. And they took me under their wing."
OTDHipHop: Got any new projects or shows that you'd like to promote? Please let us know!
Thrizzy: "We are currently promoting my latest single "Rock Yo Body" featuring Assault Squad Riderz, and my latest music video for "Sunsets". Both tracks are produced by Burn Bangatrax."
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Jehzan Exclusive is a hip hop artist, educator, and entrepreneur from Honolulu, HI. She founded OTDHipHop in 2015. For more, follow her on social media @jehzanexclusive.