Rico Recklezz is currently one of the hottest things coming out of Chicago right now. Still buzzing of his latest tape, Grand Theft Auto 6 which dropped on the first of this year. Rico has in the media a lot lately and on his grind as well. The lyricist first decided to step onto the music scene after some time he had served in 2014. In previous interviews he mentioned that some rappers just weren’t doing it right. So then he came about.Some know Recklezz by old and current feuds that are minor to him, but most know him as the artist that he is today. He is currently independent with potential deals on the table. Meanwhile, he’s focusing on Recklezz Renegade Recordz. Below he talks a bit about being indie, the start of his career and more. Rico Recklezz will also be seen during SXSW this year so expect to see a good show if you’re there as well! Read more below.Bri: For those who aren’t familiar, who is Rico Recklezz?Rico Recklezz: One of the best lyricist and entertainers coming out of Chicago. Everything I say and rap about is proven facts. You can see it for yourself.When did you decide that music was what you wanted to do as a career?The last time I was in prison in 2014. I told myself I was going to take it seriously and never look back.How do you feel about the music scene in Chicago?We’re lit right now. Chicago has talent, a lot of great music, and it’s a lot of people behind the scenes that are from my city doing big things.Out of all the music you’ve put out, which song is your favorite? Why?Realer Than Wordz 2 Intro. Go listen to it and You’ll learn a lot about me.Are you currently signed or strictly independent? If independent, is there any label talk in the air as of now?I’m independent. I like doing things my way and I like that I have control over my music. I think about signing a deal. There are offers on the table. I would sign the right deal I just want to be careful so we’re going with the flow and I’m going to keep working.As for the immediate future, what’s next for you?Working on more music, merch, doing more shows and festivals, getting more money and being a great Dad.
Meet Bandhunta Izzy. Rising star coming out Baltimore, Maryland. Izzy is under D1 Ent/Republic and is definitely on his grind right now. He started to pick up the attention of those from his home town back in 2016, with looks from many other cities to follow. This pasted January, Bandhunta Izzy finally dropped off his debut tape. Code Blue was premiered and featured on many big platforms and seemed to get really good feedback from fans. The tape including some pretty dope features such as Bandhunta Jugg, Key Glock, Peewee Longway and even his peer Young Crazy.Since the release of Code Blue, has been seen in various cities for shows, interviews and more. In interviews, Izzy usually will mention factors that were key in his journey and also tell stories from along he way. He’s also dropped a visual for “In Love Wit da Trap,” a single from the tape, where he mentions the absence of his mother while growing up. You’ll find below that that’s a part of the reason he refers to himself as a “savage.” Izzy also briefly explains that he’s come from nothing, however, is growing through that at the young age of 21. Read more below and get to now Bandhunta Izzy!Bri: For the readers who don’t know, tell us who Bandhunta Izzy is.Bandhunta Izzy: I never really had shit, but always low-key knew I was destined for more, now I’m just ready to be great.Describe what it’s like being an artist emerging out of your city right now?It’s a lot of pressure no one has really made it in my lane, so all eyes on me right now. That’s hella pressure.I’ve heard you mention in your music that your mother up and left when you were younger. How was that, how did it effect you?It made me boss up at a young age and made me realize faster, the responsibilities I had to endure to be on my own. It turned me into a savage.I know you put in time and hard work while creating of your project. What was the feeling you got once Code Blue was finally released?I felt like it’s what the fans been looking for and I have appreciation because it came from two years of work.You’ve been on your grind for some time now. What is one of the biggest lessons you’ve learn so far? Do you feel like you’ve grown from it?Don’t deal with the industry how you would be in the streets, because no one in the industry owes you any loyalty and they are going to be cut throat because they don’t owe you anything.Lastly, what can we expect from you in the near future?Bigger work with bigger artists.READ FULL INTERVIEW ON WWW.ITSBRILEEEZY.COM