Pozzie Mazerati [pozziemazerati]
What do you do? What is your musical specialty?
Hip Hop, R&B, Pop
Do you work alone or in a group? If in a group, who are the others you work with?
Sometimes with a band...but I'm a solo artist
Is there a web address where one can listen, see, or read some of your work?
Please list any awards, competitions, or other acknowledgments you would like to mention.
YBF Blog - Write Up
Elemental - Magazine Write Up
Eminence Magazine - Write Up
Yahdigg.com - Write Up
Please list discography in which you have participated.
How did you begin making music? Who introduced you?
I started doing music when I was young. First introduction into the industry was a child music group
What was your musical education?
When did you realise that making music could be a way of life for you?
When I was a child a part of me loved music...but as I grew into a young adult I begin to pour all of me into it. I realized that music was more than just sound or words. It was the very breath I breathed. It was LIFE for me. It was a way to express myself, a way to heal myself. a way to escape, a way to dance, a way to love, a way to talk, a way to communicate. So through music I live.
What is your creative process?
Observing. Experiencing. Anything around me. Things I go through, see other people go through. Life.
When do you have your most lucid moments, in the morning or night?
I'm a night person so I will have to say at night.
Have you ever awoken with a melody created from your dreams?
All the time. I do a lot of freestyling while I'm dosing off to sleep. Sometimes I even dream of songs that I'm performing and I wake up and write down a hook. I keep a journal next to my bed. Whenever I do get to sleep I usually think of ideas or concepts
How do you know when a song is finished or needs no more changes?
I know a song is finished when I don't have any more changes ..lol Or new ideas to add or ways to make it better.
Most of the time my ideas are what they are and they stick. But I'm a perfectionist so something can always be better than what it is....
How did you discover your creative territory? How would you describe it?
Recording....recording...and more recording. Finding new sounds, formatting, and just being free. Once you find your sound you know it
What part of your job is your least favourite?
Not being able to spend as much time with family and friends as I would like to. But they understand.
How often do you practice?
How do you feel right before going out on stage?
Nervous, Excited, Happy. Its a strange combo. But its nothing like it. I love it!
Which musicians or groups have been inspiring to your career?
Nas, Lauryn Hill, Lupe Fiasco, Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z, Slick Rick, Beastie Boys, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Roxanne Shante, Gang Starr, Janet Jackson, Aaliyah, Missy Elliot, Outkast....to name a few
List three songs that are key to your life.
1. Doo Rags - Nas
2. Slick Rick - Children's Story
3. Lauryn Hill - Everything is Everything
What should be done to stop piracy?
Wish i had answer for you...but I don't
What type of music do you detest?
i don't detest any music..i may have certain music i prefer over other music. But every artist has a right to freely express themselves.
What time did you get up this morning?
I didn't ...been up since yesterday
How do you sell yourself? What has been your experience with record companies and representatives?
right now through the internet!!!! Self promotion, street teams, its all about being viral...u have to be on any and everything on the web!!! thats where it is!
What other things have you done to make a living?
Clothing Designer And I've also been in films. Music,Fashion and Film.
Have you ever played on the street or in the subway? How much did you collect each day?
no not yet...considered it
Who would you play with, without a doubt?
play with? instrument wise? is this a trick question? lol
What advice would you give to someone starting out in the business?
Never give up!