Success is what happens when opportunity and preparation meet. Lyrical hip-hop artist TiZ has been preparing for a long time, and success is just around the corner. TiZ’s first full-length project “No Hobby” quickly made an imprint on the streets of Charlotte, NC, his former city. TiZ was getting coverage in the local press, headlining’ shows during major city events, and packing out performances. “No Hobby” was even named one of Google Play’s “highest streamed independent downloads of 2013.” When most would have gone out “on top” TiZ wanted more.
Born Raymond Phillips, TiZ has overcome a lot of obstacles and hushed a lot of naysayers during his consistent climb. When he relocated to New York everything was against him. Moving from a small city with no label backing, no foreseeable investors or even a stable studio. Not one to shy away from a challenge, TiZ used his limited resources to make a way out of no way. Although it wasn’t easy, TiZ was determined to find his place in the New York music scene. His main focus was to continue to grow as an artist and stay true to his sound.
After meeting up with East Orange, New Jersey’s own DJ Proe, TiZ was able to eliminate some of the issues that plagued his growth as an artist and created a musical bond with DJ Proe. TiZ now the face of Soundtrak Music Group, a production company owned by Proe, had begun to make waves in the city where some said he was destined to drown.
TiZ put his growth to pen and paper when he dropped “Pre Leap of Faith” (2015), a mixtape of TiZ rapping over industry beats. Although not his usual style, TiZ however gained loads of new fans and made his way through the festival scene well into 2016.
Fast forward over a dozen shows including SOB’s, headlining BXC Music Festival, and All Hip Hop and The Source appearances later, TiZ is ready to make more waves. With the released singles “Laced” and “How it Goes” from his upcoming project “Leap Of Faith”, TiZ broke personal bests with over 50,000 streams and over 20,000 views on YouTube in less than 2 weeks. The mass receptions of the tracks led to Bad Boy artist King Los, reaching out asking to be featured on the remix of “How it Goes.”
TiZ has shown time and time again that successes only comes to those who are prepared for the opportunities given to them, and he doesn’t plan to waste a single one.