Hailing from the upstate New York area, The Wizard is a 19-year-old gay female rapper making her name known throughout the country. Previously known as Riry2DahBeat, The Wizard introduces her stage name and dives into a more partying side of her life with her two new singles “Out Dah Box” and “Black Out Ft. Lil GB”. The Wizard has an easily recognizable sound and is in the same ranks of notable artists in mainstream hip-hop today, male or female. Both of her new singles dropped back to back in the same week, gaining a huge reaction from her fanbase and new listeners.
“Out Dah Box” is an easy anthem for contemporary hip hop fans. The Wizard drives with a simple lust for life, catchy hooks, laid-back concepts, professionalism, and style. This release is far from the exception and offers yet another track that further cements The Wizard’s sound and approach as an artist. While that initial quirk of the concept and the hook throughout “Out Dah Box” are the first things to grab you, the song actually goes on to lead with a notably energizing beat. The heavy vibe provides a great rhythm, and something more of an alternative, late-night aura than anything purely designed for the pop world. Well worth a few spins at volume!
Listen to “Out Dah Box” here and read more with The Wizard below!
Hey! Welcome to BuzzMusic! “Out Dah Box” is category transforming! Tell us how you came to produce this track!
The idea for this track stemmed from changing my name from Riry2DahBeat to The Wizard. I wanted my first song to incorporate my new sound, lyricism and originality while also being a statement for my name change. I also wanted to make a song that I would actually listen to at a party or in the car with friends which is what Out Dah Box is supposed to be, an energetic party track that still had meaning.
Your latest release is definitively lively, with such an eclectic, yet modern take on production. How did you intend to connect with your listeners with this particular track?!
This particular track is more relatable to my generation due to its references to partying and just being young. It also discusses the fact that many of us are told we should stop partying but we don’t really listen. It’s overall just a statement that young people are going to party and live our lives the way we want to.
What would you say is the most useful piece of criticism you’ve received thus far within your career? Do you typically take criticism to your advantage?
The most useful criticism I’ve received thus far is to not be something I’m not. In my early tracks I found it hard to be myself and often found myself trying to be like the popular artists when in reality being myself makes my music more authentic and relatable. I try to take criticism and use it to better myself rather than just act like my music is perfect. Whether it’s a small detail or a major one, criticism is one key part of improving as an artist.
What can you tell us about your other high energy banger “Black Out Ft. Lil GB”? Is this your first time collaborating with Lil GB?
Black Out is actually one of my favorite tracks so far and was my first ever collab. It’s a song that plays on the words of the title to mean many different things depending on the verse. Lil GB is actually one of my childhood friends and this was his first-ever track. We had a lot of fun making this one and have discussed the idea of doing a second collab together.
It was a treat being able to showcase “Out Dah Box” on BuzzMusic! We can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us as listeners! What’s the next goal for you artistically within the music world, now that you’ve just released a new single?
I have quite a few things in the works from songs to music videos and even performing on NEXT Music. I just released another track called “Like I Wanna” and performed for the first time live through NEXT music. I also am excited to inform my fans that the Out Dah Box music video will be released within the next week so be sure to check it out. Thank you so much for having me and I look forward to working with you in the future.