B.O.S.S. CODE MAGAZINE ISSUE 22 - Page 19

Name:

OzzeyDoesIt

City Of Birth/Current City:

Fort Worth, Texas born and raised (Southside To Be Exact) Currently residing in Temple, Texas

How long have you been into music, and what was your attraction?

I have always had a love and passion for music. Always grabbed the occasional freestyle, and messed around with music. I actually got serious about music in January of this year. I went on a run, and had my Apple Music on shuffle. Gucci Gang came on; and I thought let me put my own touch on this beat. Thus, the chorus was created for my first song; Chubby Gang. My attraction to music is led through having a platform to tell people my story. From the countless childhood struggles, chronic illnesses, my multiple hustles, and much more that’s in my music.

What other talents do you have?

I was an honorable mention All-American defensive tackle in the USA College Football poll at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2014. Don’t let the size fool you, I’m quite the basketball player as well. I also broadcast high school football games for Belton High School as a color commentator on KRock 101.7 FM in the Central Texas area. I’m also a radio personality for B106 the Number One Hip Station in Central Texas(106.3) on the weekends. I have my Saturday show titled, Operation Turn Up from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.. I also have a Sunday show titled Sunday Funday that runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.. I’m also noted by many as one of the best servers to ever put an apron at a restaurant. I began serving my sophomore year at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and still do it to this day because of my success at it. If you don’t believe me, come see me at Longhorn Steakhouse in Temple, TX!

Tell us about some recent events/projects:

I have some singles out currently that are available on all music platforms. Chubby Gang, which is my spinoff of Gucci Gang just kind of highlighting my life of being a big man and making an anthem for my fellow big guys. Check my YouTube page out to peep the video for that one. The G.O.A.T. which talks about my grinding in life, and how my hard work has gotten me to this current status I’m at in life. I have a video on YouTube for that one as well. Something else to know about that song, my whole second verse of that song is about my high praise I have received about my service as a server. My strip club anthem Cheeks is quite catchy, and gets the Cheeks moving in some strip clubs. I have had some live performances in Austin, Dallas, my hometown of Fort Worth, and Houston. My first album is set to drop before the end of the year, and will be named The Exposition

What do you like most about music and creating it?

I love getting to express yourself, and tell people your stories through your words. You never know how people may relate to your shortcomings in life, and feel exactly where you come from. There’s no more gratifying feeling than people you don’t know, complimenting you on your music and becoming fans you have.

What is your short term music goal?

I want to really get recognition in my home state of Texas, and bring a different aspect to the rap game. I want to create a wave with my music about the grind, and telling my story!

What is your long term music goal?

Long term in music, I want to be a household name that is known about the work that I put in. From my merchandise that’s on the way, my upbringing, to my serving, to my radio career, sports career, chronic illnesses, it’s definitely a story that I want to be known on a mainstream scale.

Who are your favorite artists/producers past or present?

Favorite artist presently would definitely have to be Young Dolph. Dolph is all about getting to his money, and I have been a huge Dolph fan since 2011 when I discovered him on livemixtapes.com. Seeing how he has risen to his present state, gives me fire to keep pushing, and knowing that it is possible to get to the top through immense amounts of adversity. Also any fellow hip hop artists rocking the belly that make it cool such as myself. Rick Ross, Notorious B.I.G., Fat Joe, and Heavy D. Also with my radio background, Ludacris is definitely a huge influence on me as well.

What type of adversity have you had to overcome in your endeavors?

When I was five years old, I was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus which I still presently have to this day. Systemic Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes your body to harm to itself, and this disease was supposed to have taken my life at 13 years old. I also felt as if I had to be the man of my house from a young age, which has added to my strong work ethic throughout my years of life.

Thus far what is a stand out moment of your career?

The first time ever hitting the stage in March of 2018, I won third place in The Showcase Tour in Dallas, Texas at the Prophet Bar. I had the whole building rocking with me, and had the crowd singing my choruses with me before it was all set and done.

How do you stand out among other artists?

I feel I’m bringing an aspect of real rap back. I’m talking about nothing but real life events, and stuff that I deal with in my everyday life. The rap game is beginning to be filled with people rapping about stuff that they don’t even know about. I know we all love a good sound and melody from music but, I plan on always coming with 100% content that I know is something real that people will relate to.

Tell us a fact about you?

I’m the six-time Camp John Marc Camp Joint Adventure Musical Tubs Champion. Musical Tubs is like Musical Chairs, except there is huge tubs with water in them. Pretty sure my reign hasn’t been touched since I left those camp grounds.

B.O.S.S. Code Stands for Business Over Social Stress. How can you relate with that in your life and career goals?

I definitely can relate this to the many people in life who have tried to tell me I can’t do something. From people saying why are you doing music, to people questioning my visions in life. I have doubled my quote on quote life expectancy, and know that God has a bigger plan in store for me. Whether it’s something in music, radio, restaurant business, or a combination of all them. Y’all better get prepared to hear the name OzzeyDoesIt coming to you in a variety of different facets.