Izza Kizza Biography
Izza Kizza has an eclectic flow and versatile style all placed within the confines of a catchy memorable hit record. His instantly recognizable voice cuts through the current urban music landscape as he pours lyrical dynamite over every track that he approaches. He rarely does two songs that sound alike, thus producing music that appeals to the core hip hop listener as well as to a more mainstream music market. He does this by inviting you into his own unique colorful world, pushing the boundaries of what we are used to listening to, combing a varied source of influences, all while still appealing to a very commercial and pop-cultural audience. Picture combining the visuals and aesthetics of The Matrix, The Wiz, plus Saturday morning cartoons, along with mixing in past musical influences like Missy Elliot, Outkast, Busta Rhymes and Ludacris, and then you may have found Izza Kizza.
Izza Kizza's name comes from the ‘Pig Latin' lyrics in Malcolm McLaren's creative left field hit “Double Dutch Bus” and perfectly describes his funky electro-stuttering rhyme style, outrageous lyrics, groundbreaking creativity and outgoing charismatic personality. The name Izza Kizza is self defined as discovering your own lane, breaking the mold, being yourself, thinking and being different, all while celebrating ones uniqueness. Izza Kizza could also be used to describe what it is that he does when he makes a song. He puts his “Izza Kizza” on a track, which is his unique hyper-outlandish, syncopated rhyme style, which has been unseen or unequaled since the late 90's.
Born and raised in the small rural southern town of Valdosta Georgia, Terry Davis a/k/a Izza Kizza quickly knew at a very young age that music would play a major role in his life. The younger of two boys, Izza Kizza started performing at the age of twelve in a singing group that consisted of his brother and a friend. But once he heard rap groups like Run DMC and Kriss Kross he rethought his creative future and quickly put his singing career on hold, and began to make his way to be known as an upcoming local MC in his area code. After gaining a significant local following, Kizza's reputation had reached the ears of a woman who happened to be the sister of music producer Bless, one half of the multi-platinum New Jersey based production team The Soul Diggaz (Beyonce, Missy Elliot, Ashley Simpson). The Soul Diggaz (K-Mack and Bless) were looking for a southern rapper to develop, so they had Bless's sister bring all of the best local Valdosta rappers together to her house to say their rhymes over the phone so that K-Mack and Bless could hear which local MC was the best and worthy of signing to The Soul Diggaz production company. Once they heard Izza Kizza rap over the phone, the decision was quickly made, and they bought a ticket for him to fly to New Jersey, and he has never left.
After fielding several offers from various record companies and having recently signed to super producer Timbaland's record label Mosley Music/ Interscope records, Izza Kizza is poised to make an enormous splash in a currently dry musical atmosphere. Kizza doesn't take himself too seriously and tries to go against the grain of rap artist's current posturing imaging and hopes to show a fun new refreshing view of hip hop to the popular mainstream culture, which will solidify him as a cornerstone icon in the music world.