What prompted you to write music?
Music writing came late for me in my career. I was always Djing until mid-2018. I realized that I had hit a brick wall in the industry and the next step was to start releasing my own original music. In my early teens I had fun writing music as a hobby, so I thought I would go back to it, but this time it wasn’t a hobby, it was a career choice.
How would you describe your sound?
It’s more wacky and comedy-based than anything else while still having that HipHop club sound. I don’t like to compare but if I had to, I would say it’s more about the ‘Lil Dicky’ vibe. Making people laugh comes naturally to me and it is projected through my music. 2020 will definitely set in stone what my sound is.
With music known to be one of the hardest industries to break into, has it always been on your mind?
At the start of my DJing career, that was definitely the case. It wasn’t until I realized that networking and showing your face at important events was the key to success. I scored a gig on Australia’s biggest HipHop station and that’s where I got the ball rolling. This is definitely not something that worries me anymore, because at this point in my career I believe I have the cheat codes to break the industry.
Describe the experience when you have the chance to work with some of the most important words like Snoop Dog and YG?
It is certainly a blessing. Snoop Dogg was the first celebrity I had the chance to meet and work with early in my career. He is by far the most humble and down to earth artist I have had the chance to meet. I don’t know if I can tell, but this is the first person I’ve smoked weed with! Since then, I have had the honor of working alongside many artists. Some have been amazing experiences and some not so great, but we won’t go into that.
Besides music, what do you like to do in your spare time? hobbies? When I’m not in the studio or on stage, I usually host a radio show or record funny videos for my fans. These two things and the music take up pretty much all of my time. Before sleeping, I absolutely have to put on an episode of Friends. I’ve been doing it literally since high school. What show!
What was it like working with Ian Grace from Virgin Radio?
Ian Grace has been one of my greatest radio mentors. All i know now
regarding radio broadcasting and hosting a show came from his mentorship. They call him the Yoda of the radio world for a reason! Having someone like him by your side is definitely a HUGE benefit. Happy and grateful that I was able to work with him on some projects and I hope to be able to do so again in the near future.
What advice would you give to a young artist who is just starting out?
Be yourself, don’t try to copy anyone. You can certainly be influenced by an artist, but try to find a way to make that sound your own. Remember that wrestling is your friend. Trust it and take advantage of it if it is offered to you and especially RESEAU RESEAU RESEAU! Networking is the difference between an incredible artist put on the sidelines and an average successful artist. Finally be sure to have fun with it!
Do you have any upcoming shows planned for 2020?
I do! I just signed an agreement with Catch Management who take care of all my reservations and it looks like this year will be my biggest year for shows so far. Nothing has been announced yet, so I have to stay silent on this for now. Watch this place!
Where can someone follow you to follow your musical journey?
Instagram and Facebook!
Instagram: @ yaz.haddad