Grizzy Wynter is always coming back with new hip-hop anthems. Born to Jamaican parents, Grizzy Wynter grew up listening to reggae and fondly remembers listening to Bob Marley and Peter Tosh growing up. This ultimately grew into Grizzy Wynter using music as an outlet to channel his emotions through high school. Finding inspiration from notable artists like Nas, Tech N9ne and Lil Wayne to bands like Linkin Park and Foo Fighters, Grizzy Wynter is always pulling from new places for his individual sound. Making a spot for himself as a legend, Vancouver- based artist, Grizzy Wynter aims to make history.
This year has been incredibly productive for Grizzy, confidently kicking off the year with his single “Loco”, followed up with the Paranoyd remix featuring Monsta Mack! Then Grizzy Wynter dropped his banger “Weird Flex” featuring CXCX Chu Chu introducing himself as an admirably versatile talent. His newest single “Speed Racer” is a hard-hitting and ambitious anthem and the perfect single to start if you’re new to Grizzy’s sound. Not only has Grizzy Wynter been busy dropping fire singles, but he’s been hard at work creating visuals for his two biggest singles of 2018. “Kill The Pills” and “Dope” ft Sadé Ariel now have spectacular accompanying music videos to match the overall vibe. Grizzy Wynter has his foot on the gas with no signs of slowing down and we can’t wait to see what he does next! Check out Grizzy Wynter’s music here.
Welcome back to BuzzMusic Grizzy Wynter! Who has had the biggest influence on your life musically thus far? Can you describe the impact this particular individual has had in terms of your new song “Speed Racer”?
Hey great to be back, much love for the position in the top 10, my biggest influence musically is probably Lil Wayne, his punchlines and delivery and storytelling definitely influenced me on everything and with Speed Racer it was that storyline element and the Punchlines I wanted to show off especially when telling such a crazy part of my life.
Let's talk about the feature you did with B. Mendez! "Unannounced" is a dope track! How did the collaboration come to fruition?
Thank you , unannounced happened cause B. Mendez reached out, we actually went to high school together and he had tried to work on something else prior but it just didn't pan out , honestly having someone else that I've known for so long in the game feeds that fire to put my best work forward so when it came to the collab I really wanted to have the best verse and by having that fire the track came out great from the both of us.
We absolutely love your latest music video! What predominant message was integrated within "Dope" ft Sadé Ariel? Can you tell us more about the concept of the video as a whole?
Thank you very much , the idea of the song and the video it can be interpreted two way when I wrote it the song was about addiction, either to relationships or to drugs so , Dominique (the model) is like the the temptation I'm trying not to give in to and Sadé is either my girl who knows I'm sneaking out on her or my guardian angel praying I don't fall into addiction.
You seem to be an artist that puts more thought into their lyrics than most. What can you tell us about the lyrical depth within "Kill The Pills"? What was the filming process like for this video?
With Kill The Pills every bar is was trying to out due the last one I wanted to get my message across as all as challenge myself along the way , like I said Lil Wayne is basically my spirit animal so when it came to showcasing my skills I want to constantly one up myself , now that video wooooooooooo, that was process originally I shot a completely different video with more moving parts more people but it didn't come together so the DOP of that one said hey let's try again but do it smaller so we shot in a house got a model and set it the way we did and I loved how it turned out.
Thank you so much for talking with us about your new music and creative process! Can you describe how you've developed this year as an artist? What has been the achievement you're most proud of in 2019?
Thank you guys so much , I appreciate it , I think this year I learned that I've gone through some definite growth as far as the business side of things goes and learning what projects are right for me and 2019 my biggest lesson has been knowing my worth and I can't stress this enough to other artists man know what your worth is , don't undercut yourself , know your value in everything you do, that alone will take you so far.