What is your background? tell us where you grew up and some information about your upbringing/experiences as a youth:
Im ZaYa aka ZayGod and im from New Brunswick, Nj . Where Im from is like any other hood you got lot of violence and criminal activity . Ultimately dont let what make you break you. Life is all about experience and the greatest thing of all is you never lose if you learn. You have to be well aware of your surrounding and watch who you surround yourself with because energy is everything . I use to play sports as kid and stopped at 12 and i was always out in the streets just like my olders. I always wanted to be like them growing up. I come from a familt of “Go-Gettas”, get it how you live. Sometimes you really to young to understand things but as you get older you do because you become eligible for that situaton.
At what moment did you know that music was part of your life and what feelings did you have towards making an active impact with your music?
I was always arround music as a kid cause my pops was a DJ. he would spin tracks from house , r&b to hip and spanish music. I started writing poems in 6th grade. Me and my friend “MC9” would freestyle almost everyday and we decided to make our first track sophomore year of high school. After that i just took off. What i love about music is its all moods and feelings. What i want to do with music is bring a feeling to the listener that they never felt before.
What artists inspired/influences you and if you could collaborate with any artist (alive or passed) who would it be and why?
Im inspired by Wiz Khalifa , he always been one of my favorite artist in the game i would definitely feature with him before any OG Artist.Love and Peace to all , Go out and get it .
What do you think about the current state of hip hop/mainstream music?
I feel like its not the same because people growing from diferent roots of the game. I feel like its at a constant change and its nothing wrong with that.
Currently, what projects do you have in the works that you are most excited about?
Im currently working on a mixtape and its going to be fire. Details will be annouced by the end of january.
What are your short term career goals within the next 6-10 months?
Im just trying to start a foundation and start doing more shows arround the tri-state area. My goal is to get more support but i feel like it will come. Light always find its way you know.
What are your long term career goals within the next 2-5 years?
My career goals is to reach a certain amount of plays on my tracks and hope to get my songs radio played.
If you had one song out of the catalogue you have created to show a person what song would it be and why?
If you havent heard “Solo” you should. By far the best song I’ve ever wrote because i felt like i express myself truly wanted to bring fans who listen to rock and hip hop. Put both in one track. Two birds, One stone.
To the person who had never heard of you what is it about your music and story that you would tell them to entice them to be a supporter?
My music is real and i feel like it would put you in a good mood. People worry alot and im just trying to put fans in they bag.
If your music could be described in five words what would those five words be?
EARTH AIR FIRE WATER AVATAR
What do you bring to the game that is unique and different?
I dont give a care and i say what i feel. Most people dont keep it real. My style is different and im in my own lane so its no race. Im elevating
To the aspiring artist who is considering a career as a musician what lessons or advice would you give them to inspire them or to uplift them in the journey?
To others on the same journey you can never give up. Keep striving forward and strive hard. No such thing as impossible , its how bad you want it.
What are your social media profiles and where can people purchase/download your music?
What are your final words you would like to say to people that you have left out?
Dont ever let no one limit you or tell you what you cant do. You have to remain infinite and follow your heart. Heart over mind, mind over body.