A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history. -Mahatma Gandhi
If you were to ask your favorite rapper how they got to where they are today, they would most likely tell you they achieved their goals through a lot of hard work and determination. Kap Rizzy, an emcee from Norfolk Va., says he is determined to make an impact on the world through his music.
Kap explained how how difficult it was growing up on the streets of Norfolk Va., stating people in his neighborhood were either good or bad, there were no grey areas. At a young age Kap decided he was not going to be one of the “bad” people, instead he would make a positive impact through music.
“I want to set a good example for others who are in my same situation,” said Kap Rizzy over the phone. “I want them to know, they can achieve and they will get a lot more out of life if they are humble.”
The multi-talented artist writes, records, produces and directs the music videos to all of his songs. Kap Rizzy has a new mixtape in the works called “Loyalty Mail” which is set to release late August. Kap says the project’s lead single, “Determined” sums up who he is as a person and as an artists.
“Fans know when an artist has a passion for what they do,” said Kap Rizzy. “When people listen to me they know I have a passion for Hip-Hop culture, not just a dollar. I’m determined to show the world what I’m capable of.”
Loyalty Mail is set to lead up to Kap’s newest album “Self Reliant” which will be released later this year. It will be distributed under Virginia based record label Collabo Records which is run by Kap’s longtime friend, Purnell Salter.
Kap says his project’s will be the first installments of new releases out of Collabo Records. Virginia artists D Gaines and Childz will both be releasing through Collabo Records. A contemplation album will also be released featuring all Collabo Records artists.
“As an artists you grow everyday,” said Kap Rizzy. “I’m true to the heart, down to Earth and a go-getter. I’m determined to show the world what I’m all about.”