What's up Leafers? Welcome to the latest edition of On the Rise where we interview upcoming hip hop talent. Today's guest is hip hop artist, ZSZF. ZSZF is straight out of Miami, Florida. ZSZF makes hip hop music with a barcentric gritty feel. His music has that classic aggressive and flashy Miami style which shines in all regions. ZSZF'S been making waves in Miami with his sound so we had to tap in with him. Check out the interview below.
Westleaf Staff: What's up, ZSZF? Your vibe is dope. When did you start making music?
ZSZF: I started making music in 2021, but I've been in the music scene in the background writing and engineering for over a decade. So it was pretty easy to start creating music.
Westleaf Staff: Dope to see you're still in the game! What city do you represent?
ZSZF: Miami, Florida.
Westleaf Staff: Dope! Shout out to Miami. So how did you create your stage name?
ZSZF: The stage name came from just telling people what I want and what I want to do and the response was not supportive, so I said the stage name ZSZF fits exactly how I felt.
Westleaf Staff: Nice. So how did your early life shape your interest in music?
ZSZF: I am from the south so all the Miami artists basically played a part in the style. Growing up I listened to a bunch of Florida artists like Trick Daddy, Rick Ross, and so on. I listened to Lots Southern music.
Westleaf Staff: Dope. Those are some legends! So who is your biggest Musical influence?
ZSZF: J. Cole.
Westleaf Staff: Nice. Cole is a legend! Next question! What's been the defining moment in your music career thus far?
ZSZF: When I decided to come from behind the scenes to the main scene. I had a small audience one day and I played a track for them while performing and the response I got made me actually consider a music career.
Westleaf Staff: Wow! That's super dope. Congrats brother.
What makes you a unique artist?
ZSZF: As far as unique goes I can't say specifically what makes my music unique, but what I can say is that I am definitely lyrical and definitely flexible. Give me a concept and ill run with it.
Westleaf Staff: Fire. That's super creative. So what does art mean to you?
ZSZF: Art is creativity , Inspiration, basically art is taking an idea, bringing it out and telling a story with it. Art has no single definition.
Westleaf Staff: Facts. I feel that! Where do you see your music career going over the next few years?
ZSZF: Tours, Features, and everything that comes with it. I won't limit myself.
Westleaf Staff: True. A slow grind is better than no grind! Before we go, describe music in three words.
ZSZF: Expansive, Creative, Important.
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