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tOObizzyMC

1. What’s the science behind your name? Or Is there any?

The mind and body should be tOObizzy to get yourself in trouble. My life has changed and I would like to pass the knowledge to others.



2. What do you think of Mainstream Hip Hop?

I feel that hip-hop music is in trouble. It has been commercialized and it’s essence has been taken away without giving props to it’s originators. This would be your Limp Bizkit, Papa Roach, Kid Rock, Eminem, etc.. I don’t have a problem with any of these artists, just a problem with their promo machines, radio and the media. They are creating false understandings of hip-hop.



3. What do you think of Underground Hip Hop?

I feel that it is strong in diversity but it’s turning into artists copying

other artists for the same sound. There used to be a “hunger” in hip-hop. Now it’s just let’s see how much “bling, bling” I can wear around my neck.



4. How was your upbringing?

Brooklyn, NY was and still is home. My fam is everything to me. I’m very proud to say my parents are the best. No hard luck stories here.



5. What inspired you to become a hip hop artist?

I saw the world and my people changing. Becoming “commercialized robots”, no longer leaders but followers. I wanted to make a difference with my music. Lyrically, “I spit the truth”. I stick to my craft and continue to gain knowledge. People throughout the world need help. Current hip-hop artists love to take us (the listener) back to the hood, and glorify the tragedy of urban living. In the music business and the world there are not a lot of artist and leaders being held accountable for their actions. Musically, I’m tired of hearing about “ghetto life”, “girls with big butts” and “bling bling”. We know this crap already. Now it’s time for social justice and give people a since of knowing there is a world outside your front door.



6. What other hip hop groups do you listen to?

Common, Bob Marley, Gangstarr, Lauren Hill and good music with Gospel Themes.



7. How would you describe your music?

“Message music”. I try to make society aware of the pitfalls of life and possible solutions. I’ve have worked with some of the best producers, such as Barri Bass,



8. How would you describe yourself?

Very personal and accountable.



9. What are your future musical plans?

I’m currently working on my new CD. You can check it out at

https://www.2bzmedia.com

To hear tracks from the upcoming CD, go to https://www.mp3.com/toobiz. My other

interests are saving the youth of the world with music and personal

interaction for they need it.



10. Out of the songs you’ve created, what is your personal favorite, and why?

All. That CD is a complete story that tells of situations that have happened in my life and others. All of the stories are real and straight to the point. Media perception of news stories is also an issue as well as police brutality. We must make the world aware of these situations. Hip-hop’s finests has the public listening to booty,ghetto and dope songs but do they ever let you know

about the other issues in the world outside of your hood?



Of course not, radio wouldn’t play it.



11. Where can fans listen to some of your music?

Fan hit me up with e-mail. I want to hear from you and I personally answer all of the e-mail. I would like to know whether you like my music or not. I’m a “straight-shooter” and you can also be one. You can also listen to my tracks at:



https://www.mp3.com/toobiz



https://www.2bzmedia.com



https://www.mp3.com/stations/s2krecords



12. Have you ever rocked events, if so, what was your favorite event you rocked?

It doesn’t really matter. I enjoy the interaction with the audience. I can perform anywhere.



13. Have you ever found Jesus?

I have found Jesus and I strongly believe that all of have the love of God in us. We just don’t know it. The “Jesus” in us comes out when we are in love, sorrow and grief. When we help someone or give someone word of encouragement.



14. How long have you been rhyming?

For 15 years.



15. How do you see hip hop, and you? Do you see

Hip Hop as a religion, art, culture, a career, job, or just a hobby?

Hip-hop is a vent for information to educate, uplift and bring people

together. Hip-hop will always be a part of my life and society as a whole.



16. Do you have any hip hop quotables that you live by? Any song lyrics ever touched you?

Only my own quotables. Check them out at https://www.2bzmedia.com



17. In your own words, explain “Pos Hop”.

“Pos Hop” means positive Hip-hop. This track was made with an old school feel for a reason. Back in the day, before hip-hop there was this type of music that was positive, happy and sometimes danceable. This is what Barri Bass and I tried to make come out of this track. It’s also a good cruising song.



18. Can you tell us more about your track “The Pos Hop”?

It is the need to bring positivity to people and the world. We need a mental floss from all the crap that we currently are spoon-feed by radio and the media. The first track on my CD does that before you listen to “Tragic Phoenomena”. Every track and skit is a story that goes through a phase. Check it out!



19. What is your favorite track featured on “Tragic Phenomena”? And Why?

All. Every track and skit is a story that goes through a phase. Check it out!



20. Why did you name your recent album release “Tragic Phenomena”? What’s the science behind that?

No real science. It is the current state of the world and my people. I wanted a change. My science are my lyrical and the sound of the beat.



21. In your opinion what is the concept behind “Tragic Phenomena”? Or is there one? Please feel free to single out, and mention individual songs.

You have to listen for yourself. Go to: https://www.mp3.com/toobizzymc and

https://www.mp3.com/toobiz for more information https://www.2bzmedia.com



22. Give fans five reasons why they should listen to you, over any other given artist?

1. enlistenment

2. Lyrics & production

3. Presentation

4. education

5. positivity



23. Do you have any player haters? Or any words you would like to make to player haters who frown on your music? Or is there any?



**There are plenty but I don’t have the time to visit their reasons for hate. Hate is a very bad emotion. I just want them to listen to my CDs and then make a decision. Better than that they should help themselves or someone who need help. Mentor a kid.



24. As an independent artist, how do you find the music industry?

Currently it’s horrible especially in the U.S. It’s been hard for me to secure major distribution because the industry is not ready for positivity. Which is bad but I know that change is coming.



25. What resources online have lent their support to you, and your music?

Major love and thanks to the following:

Now defunct : riffage.com

https://www.mp3.com

https://www.francemp3.com

https://www.iuma.com

https://www.artistdirect.com

https://www.listen.com

and of course https://www.hiphophotspot.com



for more, check out my site at https://www.2bzmedia.com



26. How useful has mp3.com been to you, and your music as a resource?

Major! Mr. Robertson and this group has helped me with accepting my tracks and letting the listeners make decision on whether they like my CD or not. Being at MP3.com has really helped my career and I thank them very much.



27. You handle hip hop on a definite positive note in your music, how is the world receiving your positive hip hop music?

On a whole the response is excellent. I would like to get my music on a worldwide scale. We are working on that.



28. Do you think the world is ready to receive hip hop music of a non negative nature?

Yes, not every person in the world was raised in the ghetto. I don’t want people to live in that fantasy. We as a world have lived it every year through the music of current hip-hop artists. We know what it’s like now, and now it’s time to move on!



29. I mean isn’t all hip hop music suppose to be negative?

That’s a myth, a brainwashing from radio and current artists. Hip-hop music was a way of expressing yourself. In it’s original form it was about how good you could dance and the clothes you wore and my adidas. Yes about a pair of sneakers. NWA took it to the so-called “gangster rap”. Dispair of living conditions, being poor, drugs, AIDs and police brutality surfaced. These were

subjects that were and still are taboo to speak about. It’s time for

positivity.



30. What are your thoughts on Napster, and the free download of music in general?

I really don’t mine the free download. I want to be close to my

listeners and want to know what they think of my “free” tracks. Hear me at :

https://www.mp3.com/toobiz



31. Doe’s it help you bring your music to a greater audience?

Yes it does. It also gives the artist more creative freedom and complete ownership of their music.



32. Do you have any shot outs you would like make?

Yes, to my Lord, fam in New York, my brother, Barri Bass and all the other producers, thanks for a job well done. I would like to thank DaHipHopPlace.com for the interview and thanks for the fans in Canada for all the support.



Peace,

TOObiz

https://www.mp3.com/toobiz



Interview By DaHipHopPlace.Com