IamSteezie
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IamSteezie

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011
Solo Hip Hop R&B

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Aug
06
IamSteezie @ Imurj

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Jun
16
IamSteezie @ Kings

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

Mar
22
IamSteezie @ Whip-In Parlour Café

Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States

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Raliegh Vs. The World!

STEEZIE is back with a new murky-jazz influenced track titled "SUBLIME." A nod to the legendary punk band, the Raleigh artist takes you back to the golden age of hip-hop with his jazzy, trumpet filled beat and his fiery bars. The live instrumentation, hard delivery, and catchy flows that Steezie provides solidifies him as one of the best upcoming multi-talents today. Stream below and see for yourself! - Us Versus World


Early Big K.R.I.T. mixtapes. The mesmerizing short film “As I Am.” Across artists and across mediums, there’s something about a sonic landscape of distant twangs and eerie moans that evokes the old South like no other. Whether it was the intent of Raleigh emcee/producer Steezie or not, on his new song “Sublime,” it’s all I can hear. It’s not until a trumpet chimes in at the end of the song (a distinctly 20th century instrument) that I am catapulted thoroughly back to the present, or at least something resembling it.

Steezie doesn’t let his production do all the work — over the lazy but alluring instrumental, he performs an almost checked-out rendering of the trap delivery that is the cadence du jour in 2018 (rapping semi-quickly during only three beats of a measure, allowing a pocket reserved for ad-libs like “yeah!”), riding a thin line between charismatic and comatose. Usually this rap style is a mere complement to a main course of superficial, “Future Type Beat” production. Here, contemporary raps come alongside a beat with the sound of a historical relic.

The result is a refreshing blend of new and old. “Sublime” is a soundtrack as well-suited for driving to Chipotle as it is for slowly rafting down the Mississippi, even if you’re just slightly more likely to do the former.

Editor’s Note: If you want more of Steezie, he just produced a song for ZenSoFly and Dream Rayne called "Introvert." - Super Empty


Discography

STEEZIE, 2017. ECLECTIC [EP]. 

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Bio

Steezie is a multi-faceted music artist based in North Carolina. His talents range from beat production, rap, and engineering. Upon hearing his music, listeners will find his sound to be of high quality with melodic chill vibes and organic samples. Although he doesn't identify himself with one particular genre, Steezie can be recognized by his energetic kicks and 808s. His rapping style is easy going and effortless; perfect for a night in either alone or with some friends. What makes Steezie most unique is his Zimbabwe roots which influence his cadence to a significant degree. Fans gravitate to songs such as "Mi Amore" for its up beat fun approach while others glorify "Sublime" for its play on words and authentic feel. What he puts in his music is certainly how he can be perceived in real life: laid back, confident, and a genuine spirit.