To understand the mind of a young lyrical genius you would have to listen to the music of JQ RyZer. If you want to witness hip hop history in the making then recognize these words that are written. There has never been a more devoted MC that unconsciously and effortlessly sets the mic ablaze like JQ! JQ has a rap style that is unclassified but defiantly certified. He is known for giving the crowd a real show so he takes his performances to another level every time he hits the stage. He believes in keeping the crowd engaged with his stage presence and delivery.
IAA: What city and state are you from?
JQ RYZER: Originally I was born in Geneva, Illinois and I was raised back and forth from north Aurora, Chicago, and Texas.
IAA: What is your music background?
JQ RYZER: When I started getting into music it couldn’t have been long after I was born. By the time I was in preschool I was rapping and singing songs on the radio. When I was three I was performing Michael Jackson at family functions. Around 3rd grade I joined choir at my school up until 5th grade. Then around 8 I watched Eminem’s 8 Mile and heard “Lose Yourself”, and I picked up a pen and wrote to it and never put it back down.
IAA: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
JQ RYZER: I want to have a voice in our community. If I’m going to be a statistic, I want to be one that matters. I want you to hear my music and learn something other than what I’m smoking or drinking, what money I have, or what chain I got on. I want to inspire people to think and use their brains when they hear my music.
IAA: What are your songs about?
JQ RYZER: My songs are about change. You may think some are rebelling and I get violent sometimes, but if you actually listen to the lyrics you will relate. My song “2day Ain’t the Day” is about someone that’s not in the mood for anybody’s bull and I know everybody relates to that. My song, “Game Face On,” relates to everybody because eventually everyone has to put their game face on and overcome life’s battles. My songs are very relatable.
IAA: Who is your fan base directed towards?
JQ RYZER: I’m trying to catch everyone really because we call our fans RyZers and everyone is a RyZer in my eyes. I want to catch the people that feel as though they’re alone and helpless. I want to catch the poor. I want to catch the rich. I want to catch all of the underdogs that rise to any occasion without fear.
IAA: Who are your musical influences?
JQ RYZER: I have a very old soul so I listen to a lot of Tupac, Biggie, Scarface, DMX, and Eminem. Other than rap, I can take from older artists like Frankie Lymon, Zapp and Roger, TLC, Kid n Play, Aerosmith, etc. I’m a very diverse person when it comes to music so I listen to nearly any and everything.
IAA: How would you describe your music to people?
JQ RYZER: I would describe my music as heartfelt. It’s like I pour everything into my music so I’ll take you on a roller coaster when you hear a whole project of mine. I try to do everything with my music so when I drop my album you can relate to it. I know there is at least one song on there you’ll absolutely love.
IAA: What makes you stand out from other artists?
JQ RYZER: What separates me from all artists is my image, my voice, my grind, and my stage performance. When you think of JQ RyZer you’ll always think of dedication, determination, and entertainment! My hair style makes me stand out even more and I have a tendency to change my voice on records. It’s like my songs are movies and I play all the characters.
IAA: What are some up and coming projects you are currently working on?
JQ RYZER: I am currently working on getting an artist from every state to be on a song with me. We are finishing up the video to my second single produced by super producer J. White called “Game Face On.” The song is available now on www.jqryzer.com. My debut album titled “Land of Destruction” is in the process of being mixed. I also have three mix-tapes that I haven’t released yet. We just keep going!
IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
JQ RYZER: I want to be the youngest, most successful, independent artist ever! I want to make my mark in music across the board. I want to prove to people that I can do this from the muscle without a major record deal. A single deal is cool but we don’t need a major record deal to make it. In ten years, I see myself in the booth spitting the truth with punch lines so hard they knock out your tooth! (laughs). I’m just clowning but I’ll never stop working because I love it!
IAA: How can fans access your music and contact you?
JQ RYZER: www.jqryzer.com
Follow me on twitter @JQRyZer
Go to www.youtube.com/jqryzer and subscribe to my channel.
Get my singles “Blow Like C4” and “Game Face On” iTunes.
Go like my Facebook page www.facebook.com/jqryzer.
Download my app if you have an android phone from my Reverbnation at www.reverbnation.com/jqryzer
For CDs, t-shirts, wristbands, RyZer ropes, and other JQ RyZer and Hyrize accessories you can contact the RyZer staff at firstname.lastname@example.org. For all artists that want features or for anyone who wants booking info you can contact Tiffany McCray at 817-966-7338.