LZEE Is An Artist With High Expectations, Preparing To Release His Debut Project 'L4ZY TOWN'
The music scene in the UK right now is the best it has ever been! Multiple sounds reaching the surface from all over the country are being given their well-earned recognition. One of the talented individuals in this scene creating a lane for the new generation of artists is LZEE, A North London based lyricist with a distinct vocal tone and impressive clarity. LZEE first gained the attention of music lovers with debut single “Gavin & Stacey”, which he followed up with catchy 4THEWEEKEND and Elementary, the latter recently reaching over 1 million streams on Spotify alone.
At only 16, he has shown that age is irrelevant when it comes to how much talent one can possess. He recently teased a new project by unveiling “Expectations” which is set to feature on the Camden resident’s forthcoming mixtape “L4ZY TOWN”. With impressive visual presentations and an eye for the top spot in the music industry. We had a conversation with one of London’s most promising artists LZEE about his ambitions, his upbringing and growing up fast in the business
" I hate writing cliché bars and when you have a wider vocabulary it is easier to write meaningful lyrics."
What are your origins?
Dad's from Barbados and my Mum's from England
What is one word that comes to mind when you think about where you are originally from?
You’re only 16! How did you find yourself in the studio at such a young age?
I’ve loved music from young and had links to studios due to family, so I guess I just got lucky in that sense. I first recorded a track in a studio when I was 13.
Did you ever rap for your friends coming up?
Yes always, even before I knew I could rap well me and my friends would freestyle at school for fun.
Your biggest song so far is Elementary and you speak on music coming effortlessly to you, what part of your skillset do you work on the most?
Probably my vocabulary because I hate writing cliché bars and when you have a wider vocabulary it is easier to write meaningful lyrics.
The song has a very simplistic melody at the start, was that to keep in line with the concept of the song?
Nah it didn’t really have anything to do with the lyrics that’s all down to the producer.
You have a very commanding voice at such a young age, do you feel like you are much older than you are?
Sometimes I feel like I’m older and a lot of the things I do might make it seem that way. However, I do notice things that I do that adults wouldn’t and that snaps me back into place.
" I feel lucky and it just reminds me that I’ve got loads of time to develop, learn and improve."
What about your upbringing made you feel like that?
I don’t think it’s anything to do with my up-bringing I just think that’s how yutes are these days, everybody wants to be older than they are.
What has been your proudest moment so far since your break into the industry?
Probably hearing my songs being played on Radio 1 and Capital because I’ve been listening to those stations since I can remember.
On Elementary you say ‘You know imma bring my slime in, we shining’, who are the people you hold dearest to you?
I’ve got lots of different friends so this one is hard to answer, however I do have friends that rap and you will soon see some of their material.
How would you describe your sound?
I think my sound is quite jumpy, I have a fast flow which I think keeps people engaged when they are listening.
Who helps you develop your sound? Do you have a go to producer?
Yes, I have a few go-to producers mainly JT, Twist and Milts.
How do you feel about finding your feet within the industry at such a young age?
I feel lucky and it just reminds me that I’ve got loads of time to develop, learn and improve.
What is one thing you are most worry about when interacting with people within music?
Not sure maybe that we won’t work well together.
What are some of your ambitions for your music? What do you want to accomplish most?
I want platinum plaques, number one singles, to perform at festivals and to be known globally.
The reception for 4THEWEEKEND was crazy, did you expect it?
No, not really but it was a pleasant surprise
" I want platinum plaques, number one singles, to perform at festivals and to be known globally."
" Don’t look down on the come up".
What was the inspiration behind 4THEWEEKEND?
There wasn’t really an inspiration I just went to the studio and cooked up.
You mention going viral on the song, what do you think did that for you?
Personally I don’t think I have gone viral yet
You also give advice about not faking it till you make it, give us an example of what that would be?
Don’t look down on the come up
We’ve had the song on our ‘Next Up’ playlist for months now, what’s on your playlist at the moment?
A few different songs a lot of M1llionz, J Hus, Roddy Rich, Travis Scott, Octavian
Who are your idols in Hiphop/rap, UK or otherwise?
People like Skepta, Jay Z, Stormzy and Travis Scott
What are your dream collaborations?
Probably like Skepta, AJ Tracey, Dave or Octavian
Who is your favourite producer in the game right now?
Twist, JT or YozBeatz
Tracksuits or designer clothes?
Tracksuits AND designer clothes
What else can we expect from LZEE in 2020?
A lot, just make sure to stay tuned
If you could describe your next project as a movie, what story will it tell?
The story of a 16-year-old from London trying to make it to the top.
What would you say to people that are sleeping on LZEE right now?
Wake your ass up before someone else has to do it for you.