Zulu Faz Announces Stone(d) Age Movement

The closing of a chapter and transitioning into the new is often symbolized by the end of the year. Reflection over past accomplishments causes a temporary reduction in progress during the holiday season. However, for Zulu Faz, it’s pedal to the metal as he takes advantage of every opportunity to expound on his brand. Between back to back performances, guest appearances, and industry media features, Faz has grown significantly in 2014 and he’s only getting started. His Stone(d) Age campaign for 2015 is underway and is expected to be received well by the masses.

Despite its suggestive name, the purpose of the movement is to cultivate creativity and individuality within today’s society.  It’s a call to action that reminds everyone what they are a capable of achieving whatever goals and aspirations that they are passionate about. Often referencing to the prehistoric era he says, “It’s time for us to stop being drones and take every opportunity to bring forth something innovative that’s going to change our world for the better. Whether it be in music, film, fashion – whatever.”

An EP is expected to be released in early January 2015 as a collaborative project with fellow indie artist, Nesha Nycee. For more information, follow Zulu Faz via Instagram or Twitter.

Hello December

After two back to back performances (Schweinbeck's Industry Mixer and Ballin' On a Budget Showcase), I can definitely say that I have a lot to be proud of. The official release of 'The Coolest' featuring Southern Playas has finally taken place and supporters are excited to see more from me. 

With every performance, I always aim to outdo the previous one but also try to look at it as another opportunity to have fun. To see more opportunities come up one by one gives you a moment of confirmation that progress is being made. There is nothing like seeing results and, ultimately, all it does is drive me to work harder than before. When I'm on stage, it's like kinetic energy and adrenaline collides and I begin to zone out and produce music from the soul. That's the power of music; it allows me to connect with each individual of the audience as if they were in the studio with me from day one.

Continuing with the musical momentum, I am looking to release my next project later this month, which will a holiday sampler. Other upcoming events will be announced as we bring 2015 to a close. Other than that, I'm going continue building and pushing the brand while sharing this journey of self discovery in music with you all.

3rd Blog Post: What A Feeling: Healthy Body Healthy Mind

This past year has been a wild one for me; I have found an energy that keeps me going. I’ve seen the vision; I’ve seen the heights I can reach. Atlanta has been an absolute perfect place for this to happen because I’ve been blessed to perform for numerous crowds here. It has been fun networking with amazing people and I have seen what a launching pad it can be with the recent success of people like Future, Two-9 and recently OG Maco and Ilovemakonnen. As I continue to find myself I am realizing that my passion to rap haunts me so much I rap to myself at work while making pizzas. So this year has been all about mastering this passion I believe in. I’m working on myself and hunting down the opportunities all while developing my niche. This drive has slowly lead me to pay attention to my health; I want my name to be amongst the most electrifying acts Atlanta has to offer. In order  to do that I have to put on an energetic show and transfer some electricity. Now in no way am I saying I want to be the next Darren Sproles but I can be the next Busta Rhymes if I do a couple push up and sit-ups. I’ve realized you don’t do well if you don’t feel well so I’ve made a conscious effort to create a regimen that has me doing exercise and practice my show. I firmly believe if my body has the energy people will feel it. So I have made the decision to live and care for myself to live life with energy and passion. I hope people can understand from my music is that I push to be happy.  I’m grateful for numerous things, I’m grateful for the people around me I’m grateful for the experiences and adventures. I love the ganja; I love lovely women and nature. This incredible energy has got me up in the morning jogging, working out when I get home from work and watching what I eat. It’s got me feeling good and feeling good helps me stay in tune with the fact that I’m still out here to get it. I’m still that big headed African dude that packed up and headed out to Atlanta and make some music. Mind body and soul I’m feeling like a champ and its time to go and get it. 

2nd Blog Post: Stone Cold Steve Austin

Stone Cold Steve Austin was one of the first songs I wrote when I first decided to really pursue rapping. At that point I had written a bunch of songs and I felt myself getting better. It was the transition point between finishing Rhode Scholar Volume 1 and prepping for The Hill Complex. My main focus at the time, which is a staple for my creative writing, was finding the right production. I was focusing more on writing and not producing so I was beginning to look at new producers and explore more. I stumbled across a Sean Falyon track produced by Javis Faux and immediately looked him up and downloaded most of his projects and on one of them he had a track called Stone Cold Steve Austin. As soon as I heard those chords and this pulse sound he had I wanted to write something. When it came time to scribe to Mr. Faux’s melodies I took the beat’s title into mind and stuck with the theme. Initially I wanted to have the hook “Stone Cold Steve Austin” in a slowed down screwed voice. Stone Cold is a fresh and creative song that I have had since 2012 and now has found its way to being repackaged with some guest vocals from the homie Doc. It’s really a song I love to rock out to. The track to me is an opus to the man the song is titled; Stone Cold was one of my favorites growing up and he comes from the attitude era where he left a legacy of being one of the best at his craft. The thing about Steve Austin as a person and a character is he was a person who believed in himself and didn’t give two fucks; recently having viewed his biography this was something he had to build upon to become one of the best at what he did. Through his trials and tribulations Austin always felt like he wasn’t getting his due so when it was time to show up he would just come at it and raise hell something I feel like someone like me has to do. Austin wasn’t a made-up character he was really hungry for his shine but the powers that be at WCW didn’t see it just as people wont see your talent because it doesn’t fit the criterion of what’s accepted at the moment. I felt at the time I just needed people to know that I’m showing up my whole verse I just imagined being him as he walked down the aisle before a match, which is a classic part of his persona. Music sometimes is about personification and metaphors; the overall allegory I wanted to make to the listener and myself, is that sometimes you just have to take an aggressive stance people have to see that attitude and edge when you believe you can achieve something.  When Austin got his opportunity in WWF he skyrocketed as the brash talented polished edgy guy who found his spark, a man who was there to rock and keep it rolling. This song is about saying fuck it I’m going to get mines and that’s the bottom line because you say so, it’s about embodying the attitude of Stone Cold in life. Simple idea now the song is one of my favorites and is literally breakout song material if I do it right and adding Doc adds that fuck it I’m doing me element. This idea all came from the head of that young African kid making beats on the kitchen table while it snowed outside.  

Road To A3C Microsoft MADDEN 2015 Tournament 2

Microsoft Lenox Mall is teaming up with HiphopSince1987, Precise Earz, Tunnel Vision and the artist Zulu Faz to create the road to A3C Video Game Tournament. The Tournament dates will be September 17th 2014, September 24th 2014 and October 1st 2014. The finalists from these dates will get to compete on October 8th 2014 for a chance to win a Xbox One, A3C Pass and a slot in the Celebrity Video Game Tournament hosted on October 9th 2014. For more information please email RSVP@tunnelvisionmgmt.com

1st blog post

Its about to be a year since I decided to really go out there and really present myself and my music. Slowly but surely more and more opportunities to perform, network and just take in life’s energy have been presenting themselves and moving forward I have to be prepared to answer one question; So what makes you different from other upcoming artists? The answer for me a usually reserved person in expressing myself when it comes to talking about myself usually when it shouldn’t be a hard one to come up with. I can say oh yeah because “I’m doper than everyone else” something everyone from A to Z will answer or play it humble and not be taken as seriously. I’m pretty sure most people have that confidence and we all know as a rapper at some point you have to toot your own horn its in our dna its a part of it. To me really the answer isn’t a definite one or statement but lies in who I want you to know me as, “The Radical One”. The more and more I become Zulu Faz the more I want to become someone that can separate himself from the crowd something I think all great artists do hence their success. This whole thing to me since I started was this big idea that I can rap that I can represent a culture and present a different perspective all while teaching myself how to after being a producer for a while. Sounded like a radical idea circa 2011 but fast forward to 2014 I have a solid project and music that gets feedback in addition to hitting the stage with songs called “Stone Cold Steve Austin” “dirtyglovebastard” and “What A Feeling” I hear my voice I hear the result of that radical idea; I told myself I could become this. This aspect to me is the energy I hope to spread through my music; to be yourself have ideas and reforms as to how things should be to you and create your own rules and pursue these ideas. This energy translates in the way we talk what we take interest in what we aspire to be and sticking to that in a world where people adhere to rules that aren’t theirs living to you own accord. I say what separates me is that I am a Radical One not a crazy radical but someone with strong convictions and principle that you can be what the fuck you want to be as long as you focus on that if you stick to that idea and pursue that. I am the Radical One I am willing to be myself in my music and create what I want to hear therefore I can be no one else and there lies the difference. I am Zulu Faz the Radical One not bad for a quiet kid from Africa who thought he could make beats.

Road To A3C Microsoft MADDEN 2015 Tournament

Microsoft Lenox Mall is teaming up with HiphopSince1987, Precise Earz, Tunnel Vision and the artist Zulu Faz to create the road to A3C Video Game Tournament. The Tournament dates will be September 10th 2014, September 17th 2014,September 24th 2014 and October 1st 2014. The finalists from these dates will get to compete on October 8th 2014 for a chance to win a Xbox One, A3C Pass and a slot in the Celebrity Video Game Tournament hosted on October 9th 2014. For more information please email RSVP@tunnelvisionmgmt.com