We recently had the chance to converse with AB Tazz. He is a Hip-Hop artist from Utica, NY that is now signed to Ruby Recordings. To start off his new chapter he released his debut single called ‘Badabang’. The hardcore song also features Trizzy and is the first release under the label since being signed. Check out the interview below!
What was it like growing up in your hometown?
Honestly it was like a learning mechanism, I learned how to move smarter and how to make a way when the path seems to be impossible to get through. I mean don’t get me wrong there were fun days too, I’ve had a great childhood because when I was a kid we played outside all the time and utilized anything we could find ans turned it into a game. We found a stick we playing “Catch The Stick.” I guess I can say kids had a more expansive imagination back then so we were never bored, our community had each other’s back & everyone knew everyone. But when growing up with 9 siblings you can’t really expect too much so we made due with what we had. Made me appreciate things a lot more for sure.
How has being signed to Ruby Recordings changed your life?
Being signed to Ruby Recordings is like gaining a second family, they do things the right way and I have creative control of my craft which allows me to give my fans a complete insight of who AB Tazz is, not just the brand but the person behind it as well.
What all comes with your artistry and tell us about your creative process?
I just have an ear for music, I know what I wanna hear. Once I hear a beat that I can feel I’m capable of anything. I like to listen to the beat a few times & start off with the melody/cadence of the song no words yet just the flow of the beat, then once I got the melody down I come up with the concept of the song, after I figure out the concept I then began filling in the words that match the melody/cadence & before I know it, it all comes together & I have a song.
What made you want to release your new song “Badabang?”
It was just time. I had a lot of fun working on it with my brother Trizzy & it happened so naturally. Once we heard the beat the vibe it gave off just immediately brought us together on this track & we instantaneously started going to work, I don’t even remember us having too much of a conversation regarding the song we started off just free-styling on the beat & then we started to take it more seriously once we attached ourselves to the beat. It only took us a few hours to finish the song & once we played it back we agreed that we had to share it with the public. Just gave off that vibe. It was raw & authentic & that’s what I wanna give to my fans.
Since your career began, what would you say is your favorite highlight?
I would have to say seeing people’s reaction when they listen to my music, especially the ones that never heard of my music before or even heard of me before. I like to play my music without letting anyone know it’s my music just to see the authentic reaction to it. Once I see the head bobbing & they ask “Yo who is this?” I know they like it. Seeing my mom & pops listen to my music is cool too because it allows them to listen to a story they know I lived but to hear it in my perspective probably helps them understand my train of thought.
Who would you want to collaborate with in the near future?
In the near future I’d like to collaborate with J Cole mainly because I respect his craft & can relate to his point of views, the art of his story telling is hard to come by. I like when a story takes you to a point where you feel like you lived it with them and that’s what I feel his music does. I mean there are many other artist that I would love to collaborate with in the near future as well but he’s more so at the top of the list for me!
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