By Valerie Victor
Zoey Dollaz, a young MC from Florida, is releasing a new mixtape. The young rapper has been hard at work putting together his latest project. While Zoey is a newer MC, his work and dedication to his craft goes back years. His consistency and continuous work ethic has propelled his career, and placed him on a platform where he now has the ability to touch the world by making quality music.
After his hit single, “Blow A Check,” went viral, Zoey then gained the much deserved notoriety for his artistry. While Zoey continues to make music, he hopes to have the same impact on his fans, if not more with his latest works. While visiting New York City, Zoey caught up with, The Hype Magazine for an exclusive on his career, his music, and future endeavors.
You’re currently in New York for a short trip. What has your experience been like being in the Big Apple?
I’ve been to New York so many times, and it’s always a great experience. They take care of me here like I’m one of their own.
While you were here, I heard you met with Jay Z. What was it like meeting an individual that has not only inspired many artists, but pioneered the music industry?
Meeting with Jay Z was a great experience. He is my favorite rapper, so it was like a dream come true to me. When we met he acknowledged me and told me to keep working hard and doing my thing. It was one of the most memorable things in my life, period.
It seems like you have a passion real passion for artistry. How long have you been making music, and why did you decide to start?
I’ve been making music since I was 12 years old and now I’m 25. It’s been over 10 years I’ve been working on my skills. I decided to start making music because it’s something that has always touched me. I have always loved making music.
Often times people of Haitian decent have parents that want them to enter a profession like medicine or law. When you made the decision to pursue a music career, what was it like telling your parents?
My mom has always been supportive. She was the first person to put me in the studio actually. She is one of my biggest fans.
Congratulations on signing with Epic Records. How did you go about meeting L.A. Reid and attaining a record deal?
Well, my brother Future was the one who put together the meeting for me to make that happen, he made my dreams come true. Meeting LA Reid was great.
For the full interview visit The Hype Magazine where my article was originally published.