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Conversations with Zay Ade

Today we’d like to introduce you to Zay Ade.

Hi Zay, please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
I started with poetry. I was inspired by my older sister (Eunice). She used to write poems all the time and read them to me to see what I think.

That pushed me to start writing poems as well. I had no clue that it would lead me to rap. One day, I was in the studio with a close friend because he was a rapper.

I had no intention of rapping, I came to support. Out of nowhere, he said “Yo Zay, I got some extra studio time. Write something and record it!”

I started writing on the spot, went in the both, and recorded it. The sound engineer at the time said to me “You got a nice rap voice, you should do this more often.” From that time on, I fell in love with the booth.

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?
For the most part, it has been smooth. I have very close friends that give me advice.

These friends are also artists as well and we push each other. I feel like the people that hear me, always supports me. My support system is solid.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am an artist. I don’t like to use the term rapper because I feel like I’m much more than that. I never put myself in a box. I specialize in making the listeners move.

I feel like it’s not many people doing what I’m doing, the way that I do it. I make clean music that isn’t played it. I keep it real. I expose my life and flaws to people while giving glory to God.

I’m proud to be who I am. I have never compromised my message for anyone.

Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
I feel like I’m always taking risks.

I’ve never been the one to play things safe. When it comes to my art, I’m not afraid to try new sounds or do things that I don’t usually do.

If my brain has an idea, I’m most likely to give it a try and see if the people like it or not.

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Mesus Studios Geech and Film Joe-Smith Photography

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