IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
THA WIZARD: I am from Texas. I was born in South Texas in a town called Kingsville, TX. Then later I moved to the Dallas/ Fort Worth area where I spent most of my life. Then I moved to New York City and other cities in the U.S. and finally I ended up residing in Los Angeles, CA.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
THA WIZARD: I started singing and wanting to make music at a young age. I remember singing for a Christmas performance when I was in pre-school. When I got older and had the love for Hip Hop/Rap I quickly found my talent and it was from that I flourished to perform live.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
THA WIZARD: I love making and releasing music. I have fans from all ages that inspire me and motivate me to keep moving forward in my career. My songs are hot, I love my music and I know what it can bring me.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
THA WIZARD: I make songs about what I’m going through and believe in. I have nice songs for my lady; definitely got to have love and spiritual songs but I’m still street with it because of my experiences.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
THA WIZARD: All of the greats from Michael Jackson to Mariah Carey to Celine Dion to Whitney Houston to Nas and Jay Z, there’s too many to name. I mean I was inspired by many artists.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
THA WIZARD: My music is Rhythm, Poetry and Hip Hop plus I got some R&B vibes and some Rock feels. My music is miraculous.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
THA WIZARD: I am the Wizard and my uniqueness is in my lyrics, delivery of vocals and raw charisma. Also the sound we bring with hot beats.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in your music career and how did you overcome?
THA WIZARD: My challenges have been minor setbacks due to the negative sides of the system and lacking the resources or financial backing to move on a bigger level.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
THA WIZARD: I am releasing new singles from my album that I am finishing up, Colossal Status, and that will be complete and released soon and you can check out my newest songs at: www.wizardforever.com.”
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals?
THA WIZARD: Well of course success and touring the world and my short term goal is be go platinum.”
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
THA WIZARD: I see myself as a great businessman and a person of world wide fame. I also want to have my own clothing line and to help end poverty.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
THA WIZARD: They can go to my website: www.wizardforever.com; which has all my links for social networking.