Miami-based artist Zoey Dollaz recently sat down with us here at RESPECT. to talk about his new project M’ap Boule’ and being a part of the Madden ’18 soundtrack. In addition, Zoey discussed his favorite single off of M’ap Boule’; he also said to be on the lookout for more visuals and music that will be on the way headed into the first quarter of 2018.
You can see what else the Freebandz label member had to say below.
RESPECT.: You grew up in Haiti, do you think that experience is reflected in your music?
Most definitely, it has. You must remember, coming from a country that is not as fortunate as the United States. The Haitian culture has given me the motivation to create great musical content for the fans. In addition, it has taught me to be grateful for what I am able to accomplish as an artist thus far.
RESPECT.: Where did you draw inspiration during the creation process of M’ap Boule?
Just some of the current events that I have been going through is mainly where I drew my inspiration from during the creation process of M’ap Boule.
RESPECT.: What is your favorite single off the project?
“One of One” featuring Future is my favorite single off the project. Future has always been like an older brother to me, he is always encouraging me to reach my full potential and I will always respect him for that.
RESPECT.: “It’s OK” featuring A Boogie wit da Hoodie is featured on Madden ’18. How does it feel seeing your work being used in the gaming industry?
I feel so grateful to see my work transition into other sections of the entertainment business, it’s a big accomplishment for me. I want to continue to make music that everyone can relate to across all walks of life.
RESPECT.: Have you thought about creating just an R&B album with Usher, Tyrese, Bryson Tiller, Chris Brown, and Jeremiah?
I thought about putting that type of album together with Chris Brown and Bryson Tiller, but if the opportunity presents itself to do a full album with those individuals I would jump at the opportunity. That would be a great situation if we could put together something of that caliber for the Hip-Hop culture.
RESPECT.: Who are some other artists that you would like to work with?
[In addition to the aforementioned,] Drake and pretty much everyone in the game right now making great music.
RESPECT.: What can we expect from you heading into the first quarter of 2018?
A lot more visuals, shows, and lot more positive content is on the way.
RESPECT.: Have you thought about opening your own studio in Haiti to allow inspiring artists to follow in your footsteps?
That has been something that I have wanted to do for a while now, [currently] scouting out locations to build the studio.
RESPECT.: Do you have any other business aspirations outside of the entertainment business?
I want to open my own charter company and be able to transport people from Miami to the islands.
RESPECT.: What are some of your favorite restaurants to eat at in Miami?
Smith and Wollensky and [DJ Khaled‘s] Miami Finga Licking.