Spotlight Interview: @Leezythgifted

Here are some things to know about Leezythgifted: he’s an entrepreneur, he knows the music business, and he is one to look out for. Coming out of the Bay Area, Leezythegifted is an artist on his way to making his brand a household name. Based on his work ethics and talent, that shouldn’t be too far away. I got a chance to interview Leezythegifted about his music, upcoming plans and more. Check it out below.
Tell us about yourself and your music.
My name is Leezythgifted and I’m an independent rapper, and aspiring entrepreneur. I’m from the Bay Area. I am 23 years old and am currently enrolled in my last semester at Chico State. My music is all about my life, and is inspired by my emotions and memories.
How would you describe your sound?
My sound is up tempo and has a lot of energy. People say that I sound like atmosphere when I rap, with new age beats and catchy melodies.
Talk about the experience making your song/mixtape.
My song “No More Games” is inspired and dedicated to my girlfriend. Originally, I started the song before we were exclusive, and it’s all about me describing how I feel about her. The message of the song is that I don’t want to play any games with her heart anymore, that I want her to be all mine, and vis versa. My engineer (Corey Walles) and I started the song as a freestyle. He played a drum loop, and was just freestyling some keys and core progressions while I was freestyling some lyrics. The song has been worked on for a long time, and I’m proud of what came of all the hard work we put into it.

What are you currently working on? Any new projects? Shows?
Currently my goal is to put out 2 songs per month. I am focusing more on singles than an EP or album because that’s how I want to present my music to people. I am working on producing a show in Chico, and will be doing many shows in the Bay Area after I graduate Chico State.
What has been your biggest highlight in your music career this far?
My biggest highlight so far has been when I opened for Russ the day he signed to Colombia records. It was a sold out crowd of 400+, and people were really vibing with me even though they just wanted to see Russ. I got a lot of new followers from that show, and even got to meet Russ at the end. It was an amazing experience.
Name your ideal collaboration: mainstream or independent artist(s)
My ideal collaboration would be to get on a song with Drake and Tory Lanez. I know they’ve had some differences, but it would be sick to have them on a song together.
Name something random that people do not know about you.
Something random that people don’t know about me is that I’m the manager on the Chico State Men’s basketball team.
What’s one thing you have learned or discovered while being in the indie music scene/industry?
Money is a very underrated resource to a lot of independent artists. Not enough artists understand that cash is oxygen, and luckily I’ve exposed myself enough to this game to understand that you’re going to be stagnant if you don’t put your money where your mouth is.
What can we expect from you in the future?
You can expect from me to go on tour, to start my own clothing brand, and to be the next big artist from the Bay Area.
Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
I love everyone because I learn so much from people. I want to provide value to the market by showing you that we all have a chance to make something great for the world. We all have strengths, and we need to be proud of them. Love yourself, and believe in yourself. That’s the only way you’ll get to the top. I guess my final message would be… LET’S GET IT!
Instagram/Twitter: @Leezythegifted

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