IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?
Codey Mazzoni New Albany, Indiana


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your musical background?
CODEY MAZZONI: I made my way into the Hip-Hop scene in Southern IN/KY in 2012. I have over 100 live performances under my belt, as well as having auditioned for the X Factor and making it to round 3. I’ve performed in front of Indiana native John Mellencamp. Some of my current doings are working on building my following and fan base. I’ve gained attention throughout the area and also made radio play on 93.1 the Fox Rocks as well as multiple internet radio spins, artist spotlights and interviews. I have also been booked alongside Chris Webby, Huey Mack, and Method Man.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
CODEY MAZZONI: I can share and influence people to want to be a good role model and share my story and show people we all have struggles. I want to help the world and music makes you feel. A good song can change your mood anytime.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
CODEY MAZZONI: My struggle, mistakes I’ve made, chasing dreams, girls, things in my opinion that are wrong with society. Its real music.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who is your fan base directed towards?
CODEY MAZZONI: Ages 15-45 boys and girls any demographic, I aim for a universal sound.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
CODEY MAZZONI: I listen to all music so I would say Bob Dylan, Ludacris, Eminem, I See Stars, Hoodie Allen, Wiz Khalifa, the list goes on.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
CODEY MAZZONI: Upbeat, good vibes and versatile raps from rapid fire flows to mellow relaxed flows.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
CODEY MAZZONI: I can play quite a few instruments and sing a little as well, I’m still critiquing it. I also mix my sound so each record has its own sound.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
CODEY MAZZONI: I am working on a mixtape which I plan to drop 4th quarter of 2015. I am also currently doing a few shows a month.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
CODEY MAZZONI: I want to become a successful music artist and maybe do some acting. I am happy with any entertainment roles, I love the arts of music and theater.I see myself doing music all my life as a career, not necessarily one specific genre either.


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?
CODEY MAZZONI: I can be contacted via email or social media or come to a show and meet me!