IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – ZAIAH DA PLAYA – INDIANA’S HOTTEST STAR!

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Falling in love with music as a child, Zaiah Da Playa knew music was his passion. With a strong background in concert, jazz, and marching band, Zaiah fell in love with the piano and taught himself how to play  by ear. Because of his love for musical instruments he eventually started composing and producing his own songs. His production skills paired with his melodic voice proved to be a powerful combination.  Zaiah Da Playa is more than just a newcomer on the music scene, he has the talent and skill set to be a staple in today’s music arena.

ZAIAH DA PLAYA:  My music background consists of classical, jazz, marching band, r&b, hip hop, and pop.

IAA: What inspired you to pursue music?

ZAIAH DA PLAYA:  I was inspired to do music because I believe that people really need to hear something different, fresh, and original.

IAA: What are your songs about?

ZAIAH DA PLAYA:  Most of my songs are about love, relationships, and women.

IAA: Who are your musical influences?

ZAIAH DA PLAYA:  I am influenced by Jamie Foxx, Tank, Ryan Leslie, T-Pain, Omarion, John Legend, Timberland, 9th Wonder, J-Dilla, and a very good friend of mine, name Lesean Gilbert. Lesean Gilbert inspired me to do music in the first place.

IAA: How would you describe your music to people?

ZAIAH DA PLAYA:  My music is different. I provide a fresh sound and a lot of soul due to my church background.

IAA: What makes you stand out from other artist?

ZAIAH DA PLAYA:  I stand out from other artists because I am unique and I am not tied down to one specific type of genre.

IAA: What are some upcoming projects, you are currently working on?

ZAIAH DA PLAYA:  I am currently working on a cover song project and my first album, which I produced.

IAA: What are your career goals?

ZAIAH DA PLAYA:  My career goals are to become a successful music producer/singer and get my music out to the whole world. I want to get paid doing what I love tot do.  If I was to never get paid off of my music, I would still do it because it is who I am. I am music.

IAA: How can your fans access your music and contact you?

ZAIAH DA PLAYA:  http://www.reverbnation.com/control_room/artist/1389191/dashboard#!/zaiahdaplaya/songs

http://www.youtube.com/user/MrZaiah1/videos?view=0

http://www.fruitytuts.com/index.php?option=com_community&view=profile&Itemid=305

https://www.facebook.com/ZaiahDaPlaya?ref=hl

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53 COMMENTS

  1. Omage brotha. It’s only a matter of time before you’re in the position you seem to be in. Keep up the hard work.

  2. Excellent artist, music has been this mans life for as long as I’ve known him… Sooner or later he’s gonna impact the industry…. Good luck and Gods speed… DJ..Minion

  3. Good stuff bro! Just letting you know I got ya back man. 219 making a come up and you leading the charge keep up the good work do ya thing man. Much love

  4. You deserve whatever God has in store for you because you are an excellent producer/songwriter/singer and on top of that you are kind. So just know you have my support as long as you have the passion for this music thing.

  5. This article is very inspiring amongst a society of young striving artist that only see the fame and fortune. Zaiah what separates you from the rest is your true and natural talent and skill! You have been blessed with a gift that God is guiding you to use and on top of all that you have remained humble throughout the peaks of yor career. Which in my opinion have nothing on the success within your projected future. Ur amazing, genuine, and most of all you are a true, inspiring, artist with morally sound goals! Best of luck!
    <3 Tashii

  6. This article is very Inspiring amongst a society of striving young artist that see fame and fortune. You have managed to stay humble and genuine when u have reached peak points in your career. In my option the peaks you have hit this far won’t even compare to the projected success in your future! Your not jus rapping verses and singing hooks, your creating a new wave of music that no one has tapped into yet! I’m proud of how far u have come and I am excited to see where this music takes you! Keep up the great work, and most of all continue to inspire 🙂
    Best of luck!
    <3 Tashii

  7. Yo, man this madd dope you breaking barriers in your music career. Best of wishes for your future, and let em know why they made the best decision picking you. We have so much talent in Gary, In….represent!

  8. THIS ARTICLE IS SUMTHIN U DESERVE!! UVE BEEN WRKING HARD TRYING NEW THINGS N DIFFERENT SOUNDS WIT NEW ARTIST!! U ALWAYZ HAVE SUMTHIN NEW N FRESH N NOT PILUTTING THE SAME OL MUSIC OUT! YOUR CREATIVITY UNIQUE N A PRODUCER DAT SINGS AS WELL AS MASTER PRODUCTION VALUE IS VERY RARE SO YOU SIR R BLESSED!! I HOPE U CONTINUE TO GET FURTHER IN THE INDUSTRY AND THE OPPORTUNITY OPENS UP EVEN MORE FOR U!! N DO ME A FAVOR BRO N KEEP MAKING DAT GUD MUSIC!!! NOT SONGS NOT LYRICS NOT RAP..BUT M.U.S.I.C

  9. yooo!!! big s/o to my bro ZDP! Good interview man, you got the talent to go far, no doubt about that…Beats, Vocals, Technique and the creativity is just dope…I dont always comment on peoples progress but when I do – its because I believe in it…

    peace/love

  10. Ayyy!.. Much love to the homie Zaiah Da Playa .. You been nice on the boards since iv heard you couple yrs back.. Brilliant productions, whether its instrumentals, cover songs, or even them remixes.. You have alot of talent & your young soo your bound to make it a bruh.. Keep Up The Work

  11. Jus WANTED tO SAY Again DAT DIS MUSIC STUFF DONT COME EAy as IT LOOKS..YALL C BENZOS N GOLD CHAINS N ETC BUT IT TAKES TIME TALENT N DEDICATION TO EARN DAT MATERIAL BUT THE REAL REWARD IS SUCESS. .N DAT SHINES BRIGHTER DEN ANY GOLD CHAIN OR 24INCH RIM EVA CUD! WEN UR MUSIC SAYS OR MAKES A PERSON FEEL EXCATLY WAT DEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH OR EXPERIENCED IT MAKES THE LISTENER FEEL THE ARTIST..IT MAKES EM FEEL LIKE DEY NOT THE ONLY PERSON DAT MAY FEEL DAT WAY BAD OR GUD..N WEN I LISTEN TO Z.D.P DATS WAT I FEEL… U DESERVE ALL DATS COMIN YO WAY N I HOPE U CONTINUE TO STRIVE N REACH FOR UR GOAL AS A DISCOVERED PRODUCER/ARTIST…

  12. Man I’ve listened to your music and I want you to know that you’re the next to blow out of the Midwest Region…Much respect!

  13. I know yhu gone make it with out a doubt family yhu got hell of talent and skills keep it up may god stay beside yhu

  14. From one talented artist to another, this is great to see. It inspires, it humbles. Keep reppin’ 219 like this.

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