BABA NYZA is the latest Enigmatic addition to RNB’s new wave of highly talented singers. After dropping three tracks, the latest of which, Rack Like Spice, generated 65,000 streams in 7 days and debuted at Number 1 on the Sex Playlist, BABA NYZA is a reflection of the great sounds coming out of Toronto's alternative R&B scene.
BABA NYZA released the single titled “Rack Like Spice” and we loved the lusty angst-driven tone that illustrated trying to cope with bad decisions and matches the sinful giving-in characterized by his generation. “Rack Like Spice” complements this current generation mindset and the fight with temptation. Therefore, this single brings out a new persona in its listener. The inner delinquency that we all have when faced with temptations of something we want. Rack Like Spice also showcases NYZA's huge vocal range as he smoothly sings between higher and lower octaves switching from verse to chorus. The high vocal register presented in his voice is what captivates me the most. It’s like “damn, this guy got a voice on him”. Not many male singers can even reach the octaves he reaches which makes “Rack Like Spice” a unique type of sensation that you can’t and won’t be able to forget.
Listen to “Rack Like Spice” here and get to know more about BABA NYZA below!
Hey BABA NYZA! Knowing you’re currently pursuing a masters degree in Southern California, what is it that you’re studying in school?
I currently study business management and marketing in University of California Irvine.
Who are some of your musical inspirations/influences and in what ways have you been influenced by them?
Alicia Keys, Ne-Yo, Drake, Lana Del Rey. Vocally, I've been singing along to Alicia Keys since I was 11 years old. I used to sing along to all of her and Ne-Yo's songs in the shower, in my room, and even on the way to school, humming on the bus. They've inspired me to sing in a high octave and I feel most comfortable in that range.
How would you describe the lyrical arrangement in “Racks Like Spice”?
Rack Like Spice is a story of a girl who is suffering from a bad breakup and giving in to falling for a bad guy. The song talks a lot about power and the power dynamics of giving in to something you don't want to.
What inspired you to write this record?
To be honest, I don't write all my lyrics from experience. I like to capture feelings that people go through once or twice in their lives so that when they listen to my song they can think about that time!
What’s next for you BABA NYZA?
The next step is to release an EP project!
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