Tuesday, May 17, 2011

You Should Visit The Wizard of Iz

File this one between tremendously slept on and completely under-appreciated. I say that because (no disrespect at all by this) Mac Miller can get a half a million downloads of his newest mixtape on datpiff, yet less than 100 people in the world sampled @izzakizza's latest mixtape The Wizard of Iz. Much respect to Mac for building an army of followers, but I'd argue that Izza's talent and creativity are different but equally as worthy of merit. Listening to this mixtape makes me feel like Hip Hop fans are either out of touch or afraid of different. It can't be the latter, though, because everyone is riding @fucktyler right now and I'm still wondering where the appeal is coming from in his shock value lyrics and just plain strange music.

Regardless, if you're missing Andre 3000 style eccentricity in Hip Hop, Izza Kizza is a suitable substitute. What you need to know is that he was signed to @Timbaland's Mosley Music Group and has since left (on good terms) the group to do his own thing. On the tape you'll find cameos from Lil Wayne, Birdman, Colin Monroe, David Banner and plenty of top @NOTTZRAW production. Below is his most noteworthy track, They're Everywhere, which was also produced by Timbaland and was featured on NBA 2K10 and the 5th season of So You Think You Can Dance?...

Feel free to peruse Izza's Soundcloud page, which is chalked full of solid tracks that would make a potential future album happy. Oh and STOP nappin' on this dude, he's weird, but weird is a synonym for interesting ...#StopListeninToTheSameShitOnTheRadio

Izza Kizza - It's the Charm (prod by Timbaland)

Feel free to stream the whole mixtape below or download here if you're feelin' it and want to add it to your own iTunes library at the cost of fresh air...


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