Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, rapper, singer, producer and entrepreneur Iz LaMarr is a beautiful consequence of his experience growing up in LA, then moving to New York to study music at NYU. After picking up piano and guitar at the age of eight, he brewed a passion for music that has remained integral to his life. He looks to Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Michael Jackson, Travis Scott, Rihanna and Kanye West and Tupac Shakur as his biggest inspirations. His career kicked off towards the end of high school when he and his friends started throwing underground shows around LA. Expanding further as he moved to NY for college, Iz is also a co-founder of the event production company Roaring 20s, a platform for independent artists of color around the world, based in LA, NY and Berlin Germany. Coming off his latest EP “OTW”, reaching nearly a million views across platforms, Iz has started to introduce a new sound to hip hop he calls Rage and Blues. The sound is a blend of high energy ‘rage’ and afrobeats influenced production merged with live instrumentation both in the recorded track and in its live performance. Iz would then take to instagram and tease several songs in this new style, amassing over 1.5 million views in just a few months. Performing between LA and NYC Iz is fresh off his latest single “SMILE” and has just dropped a follow-up single titled “adidas” produced by himself and close friend and collaborator Kenny Dreams. Using his unique affiliation with the East and West Coast, Iz has maximized his resources to create a meaningful impact wherever he goes. This is still only the beginning for Iz, and he isn’t showing any signs of letting up.