My name is Zie. Born in the United Kingdom in Kingston hospital, I’m originally the Congo/France. I now live in South London, Croydon.
I wrote my first song for my dad after he had passed away. And ever since then I’ve been singing and rapping, trying to pave a new way for myself. Last year, I came to the conclusion that I want to do music for real, and get to where I want to be. I also wanted to give something back to my mum, because she been through a lot and deserves more. So ultimately this is where the motivation for my music comes from.
If I had to choose an artist to inspire to, it would have to be Yxngbane. I felt that he had a similar kind of upbringing to me as he’s also from Congo. But most of all, I like his style and one day I hope to work with him in the studio and reach to the level he’s at now – on stage performing word wide.
It’s exciting to see the movement is the UK music scene right now and it has encouraged many UK artists to pursue a path that they previously may not have. I see that some U.S artist are getting involved with the whole UK sound – with some interesting collaborations. My style of music is Afro beats, and I would love an opportunity like that! So I’m focusing hard on getting there. With a good mindset, I know these kinds of things come to those who wait and have perseverance.
I see myself as an all-rounder when it comes to genres so it would be amazing to get recognition as an artist and, hopefully, one day get approached by a big name in the game! If I had the chance to work with an artist of my choice for my next track, I would have to say, Mo Stack!
In terms of challenges I’ve faced along the way, there have been times when other artists have used my beats in their songs or times when people aren’t feeling my music. But I guess that’s normal, and if someone wants to use my beats it’s cool because I’m just here to do me.
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