Interview – C-STEEZEE

C-STEEZEE is a talented, young musician and rapper from the USA – we recently reviewed his track Get The Yayo, and I loved it so much I wanted to have a chat with him. Find out more below!

By Jane Howkins

You recently released a song titled Get The Yayo, which we reviewed. What can you tell us about this song and where can it be purchased?

Yes, thank you for the review! Get The Yayo features Kevin Gates who I would like to thank for saving my life, but that’s another story. Get The Yayo & Get The Yayo Remix is available on all streaming platforms. We are currently working on some other things including another Get The Yayo Remix with special guests.

Has the pandemic hindered your work much?

It helped slow things down – sometimes that’s a good thing when you and everything around you is moving so fast. I had to cancel a lot of live shows hosting parties, Dj’ing and stuff like that.

What is the writing and recording process like for you?

If I write it and don’t record it right away I will never use it because I feel different day to day. I usually write and record right away or instead of writing, I will just record 2-4 bars as they come to me.

Have you started writing for a future EP/ album yet?

Yes, just about everyday, I am constantly working on something, I have albums done already – I’m just waiting on features etc.

Do you plan to release any singles in the near future?

I’m releasing a new single every week in 2022.

Whereabouts are you based and what is the music scene like in your part of the world?

I am in West Virginia – there are many talented artists here but no opportunities for musicians in the hip hop genre. I’m from Bremerton, WA, right outside of Seattle. It’s a whole different vibe out there. Seattle always has something going on and people always show us love – even Kevin Gates was living in Seattle for a while.

What/who influences you most as an artist? What have you been listening to recently?

This is all we had – growing up was just hip-hop. I was homeless at age 8 in Seattle staying at shelters, getting my clothes from Goodwill, eating at food banks. There was a time I couldn’t even go to school because I didn’t own a pair of shoes! This is why I am so passionate because (excuse my language) but we weren’t given sh**! I had a story to tell – I know how it feels to be hated, disrespect, and discriminated against in a hypocritical world. Kurt Cobain has always been a heavy influence, he gives that Seattle vibe. As far as what I’ve been listening to, I listen to everything, but the replay value is low these days – stuff lasts like 2 weeks then it’s on to the next thing. I like to listen to older stuff The Jacka (R.i.P.), Nipsey, (R.i.P.), Sade’s Bulletproof Soul, stuff like that or Zoom by The Commodores for my plants.

Do you have any tour dates lined up? What can people expect from one of your shows and why should people come and see you perform live?

I will do a tour, maybe when the time is right. I liked doing live shows 5 years ago – it was fun but things have changed. I like staying home now and enjoying time with my family.

Any last words for the fans?

For everyone who is listening to my music, wearing my brand, or just checking in on me to see if I’m ok, I love you all! Blessings!

You are my world & the world is yours. Welcome to Steezee World!!!