Optikz

Optikz

BandHip Hop

Optikz - Next to take the Canadian music industry by storm.

Biography

Artist Bio


Optikz is no stranger to patience and perseverance, learning early on in his career to begin with the end in mind. With his grass roots in Australia he was raised earlier on down under and later brought up in Canada, which has given Optikz a versatile musical sound. He fell in love with hip hop through the art of break dancing and rhyming. After honing his craft for a couple of years through battling, freestyling on local radio shows, in street cyphers and at open mic nights. He decided it was time to get his sound out on record so starting out in 2002 he became one of the fore front emcees in the band RCR. He gained strength in his song writing, stage performance, booking shows, graphic design, public relations, marketing, advertising and product distribution. He managed to get the group a show opening up for The Rascalz, IRS and Concise in 2003 followed by shows at numerous venues including Phoenix Night Club in London, Stages Night Club in Kitchener, The Palace Night Club, Trasheteria, Vinyl, The Bullring and Van Gohs in Guelph. Optikz than began his solo career recording his debut solo album. In 2004 he registered an independent label titled Systematix Records and upon completion of the project in 2005 successfully manufactured and distributed 100 copies across Ontario and registered his songs with SOCAN Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada. Shortly after this he began doing gigs, beginning with the music festival, Under The Stars, followed by a show at Second Floor Night Club in Mississauga and than show’s at The Ward Skate Park, The Grange Entertainment Centre, Shadow Night Club and Club Vinyl in Guelph. In the midst of all this he has applied to Videofact two times, first through Fire Watch Films and second through director Billy Dunlop. He recently auditioned at the Flow 93.5 FM Soul Search and is now a student in the Independent Music Production Program at Seneca @ York University. Optikz is a truly skilled artist in both his music and business.

"Aspirations aside, Royal City's emcee's treat Piper - aka Optikz as their resident Dr. Dre."
- Chris Wilson Smith - Nite Life

"Optikz close connection to the hip hop world gives him an edge over the competition."

- Eric Volmers - Mercury Staff

"You have a production company, a studio, a clothing line...above and beyond what most aim for in the beginning."

- Dave Boughton - Ontarion

Lyrics

Coming From The Cold - Feat production by. Classified

Written By: OPTIKZ

Artist: Optikz
Producer: Classified
Song Title: “Coming From The Cold”

Verse One:
I never let the weather put me in a bad mood/
Cause nobody likes to kick it with a mad dude/
Instead I spit rhymes chillin wit a phat crew/
Prove my passion to my craft I got a tattoo/
On my arm so when I rap its staring at you/
Drop it like a bomb up on a track and it attacks you/
I only spit it sick kid because I have to/
And I love to rope a track tight like a lasso/
Soooo/ As the snow blows I exhale o’s/
Rippin up shows spittin up flows/
Keep my dream locked in my focus/
Haters plot get caught in my snowdrift/
It ain’t my fault Optikz be dope wit it/
I saw skill and had the balls to go get it/
So big up to street cyphers in the snow and slush/
But everybody step back while I blow this up/

Chorus:
I’m coming from the cold/
Ah yes its t.o. and all the way back to guelph its for my people/
I’m coming from the cold/
Where them blunts get rolled you deal with winter because for six months its cold/
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Verse Two:
Wit like two feet of snow on my bicycle/
And some days nose hairs like icicles/
I got to take the bus everywhere I go/
Unless I want my feet freezing in the frozen snow/
But that’s alright I love Canada/
It attracts me to her like kids to Panama/
The way she lets me make music try to get factor/
I live close to t.o. but I never seen the raptors/
Forget a game I want a radio track/
That’ll attract socan cash and videofact/
That’s right son I’m all about hip hop/
I buy cds I don’t download rip off/
Emcees need money off of this/
So I support with cash money every time I cop a disc/
You know what they say give and you receive/
Well I’ve given now it’s your turn to buy my cd/

Chorus:
I’m coming from the cold/
Ah yes its t.o. and all the way back to guelph its for my people/
I’m coming from the cold/
Where them blunts get rolled you deal with winter because for six months its cold/
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Verse Three:
From Canada to Europe and around the globe/
I’m takin this about as high as a mountain goes/
So you Darren might change up the farenheight/
Dealin hip hop the opposite to what a parent likes/
That’s ok move up step in line/
The way I use the mics like evidence in weapon crimes/
Crucial/ I’m in fifth not the neutral/
The fast lane coming from the cold cash game/
Celebratin life like a festival/
Survivin ice temperatures like a Eskimo/
I’m a canuck I can stand on ice wit no skates/
Frost bite flow freeze all of ya’ll at my show dates/
Wit a heavy artillery beat to rock/
From east coast to main land to heat the spot/
Opportunity like that can’t pass it by/
Got production by the one and only Classified/

Chorus:
I’m coming from the cold/
Ah yes its t.o. and all the way back to guelph its for my people/
I’m coming from the cold/
Where them blunts get rolled you deal with winter because for six months its cold/
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