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Check Out Loomis Zayzay’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Loomis Zayzay. 

Hi Loomis, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself
My name is Loomis zayzay Born and raised in Liberia, African. The west Africa. At the age of 11, my family fled to United States in search of a better life during my country civil war. We immigrated to Detroit/ inkster MI. 

Being a kid from a 3rd world country, leaving back this family and everything he has grew to know, was extremely hard. I was forced to adapt to a new way of living and new culture. Being picked up for being different, being Africa. Made me ashamed and lie about where I was from. 

Can you imagine not having running water, power, and other necessities until 11 years ago? I walked 12 miles to and from school every day. 

Adopting to my new life was hard and I found myself in trouble a lot. My mother moved me and my little brother to Maryland around the age of 15/16 because of the street violence and decision to give me a new start. I continue my troubles ways and at the age of 18 was convicted and sentenced 20 years for drug trafficking, weapons charges, and a few other crimes. After almost 3.5 years I was released on probation in hope of a new start. I began making music in 2017 as a form of therapy. I fall in love with make music and it change my life. I’m from a traditional African household, where the only successful career are doctor, nurses, or lawyer. 

Music has help me deal with my life struggle. 

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Not at all, very difficult road and it get harder as you move in the right decision. I spend years in a cell, lost close friends and family 

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I make reality music. Music for the everyday struggle. I’m most proud to say I’m the only hip-hop artists from Liberia… 

What set me apart is, I understand the definition of true poverty. Not having nothing 

Do you have recommendations for books, apps, blogs, etc?
I love watching interviews and learning from others whom are in the positions I’m striving to get to. 

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Image Credits
Leslie Reuben Justino

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1 Comment

  1. MHamilton

    November 16, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    His music is 🔥

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