Yzzi Exudes Originality In “Don’t Look Back”

One of a kind with his sound, Yzzi is a modern phenomenon. His heavy alternative hip-hop tracks fused with flawless bars set him apart in today’s music industry. This incredibly versatile singer-songwriter/instrumentalist has had his hands in every possible genre of music and plays a key role in the creation of every track including mixing and mastering. Alabama native, Yzzi continues to create music that transcends space and time.

Yzzi’s single “Don’t Look Back” off of the project “Late Nights Early Mornings” is real hip-hop layered with alternative and electronic vibes. At just over two minutes, Yzzi is able to convey his confidence and multi-skill set through his unique tone and style. He breaks stereotypical boundaries with dark and grungy alternative music. This song is quite deliberately a hip-hop vibe, Yzzi’s catalog boasts a genre-bending medley of music. “Don’t Look Back” is a song about exactly what the title implies. Not looking back on your past because it’s already done, focus on the future and keep hustling. Yzzi gives the listener a retrospective look at his past and an inside look at the life he lives now. “You know you can never change sh*t from the past” is a lyric that proves the overall theme of the song. Yzzi’s delivery and energy throughout the track “Don’t Look Back” is a fresh take on an overall intoxicating song.

Listen to "Don't Look Back" here and get to know more about Yzzi in our interview below!

Can you start by introducing yourself? How did you create the stage name Yzzi?

I am a multi-instrumentalist born in Atlanta and raised all over America. During my childhood I cycled between Northern and Southern Cali as well as Atlanta, Cincinnati, and Tuskegee, Alabama. During my stint in Alabama, I met 2 lifelong friends that would change my life forever. Aether Solaris and Adam Ziyad became the first members of my first band. Everybody had a cool stage name but me initially. I HAD to change that. One day I remember watching some almanac show on VH1 or MTV or something where they list all this old stuff from the 90s and they said that in the year that I was born (96’) the Olympics were held in Atlanta (which is where I was born) and the olympic mascot was “Izzy” like “Izzy a swimmer or Izzy a runner?” I thought was AWESOME like “Izzy playing the guitar or Izzy playing bass?” However several years later, after I had been known as Izzy for years, I was signing my name and I looked at the letters and realized that I-Z-Z-Y and Y-Z-Z-I spell the same thing. That not only blew my mind, it made my name original. If you ever see anyone spelling their name like this… then you know what it yzz


Who are your top three musical influences?