ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA - On Friday, September 22, 2017 - Native Cali rapper and songwriter Khzzari officially released the record titled “Jazz Kat”, through the label Flourish$Prosper with distribution through Empi.re across download outlets including iTunes, as well as streaming platforms including Spotify, Tidal and Apple Music.
Jazz Kat is the first studio single of a series, in collaboration with production partnerTrip Digital, founder Dj Journey. A jazzy trumpet riff, followed by a piano lick sets the bluesy tone of this post-breakup contemplative Hip Hop record on which Khzzari reflects on his ex-girlfriend. Set to a modern 90’s style beat, produced by Dj Journey, listeners are nostalgically reminded of not only of the storytelling qualities found in old school, but also perhaps, of an old relationship where after they felt the same as Khzzari does, expressed in his 32 bars of sentiment.
Originally from Newark, New Jersey and after growing up in Orlando, Florida, Khzzari is now based in Orange County. He began writing poetry in middle school, which led him into music in high school. Influenced by his father’s Detroit upbringing and the soulful sounds of Motown, combined with influence from his mother’s Puerto Rican descent, Khzzari pulls from the best of both worlds, and remains rooted in the Hip Hop sounds he grew up on in the early 2000’s. In his most recent interview on Trip Digital Live, Khzzari explains that,
“As I was growing up I realized that music is poetry, but with rhythm, and music is global. I figured that I could use that to get my message out there.”
In addition to working on future single releases and album release (2018), Khzzari hosts a weekly podcast call “PerspeKtives” on which he tackles a number of themes and topics including Love, Pain, Technology, Illusions, Self-confidence, etc.).