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Meet Drizi Dre

Today we’d like to introduce you to Drizi Dre. 

Hi Drizi, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I always had a passion for music, I was Ima rap group Tha Midwest Homies were ages. 10-14 m, we made 2 local rap albums, being able to leave school to go to the studio, I never wanted to leave it lol I didn’t even know how to rap but I knew what words rhymed. After 3 years I stopped rapping to play basketball. My homie Jarriel was already producing for artist locally in high school so I would always hear his work, he showed me it was possible to be able to do it with no prior experience which gave the push to try to learn production myself. He gave me the program to learn from it, so from trial & error, tutorials, I was able to get the hang of it eventually. My group member TJ and I started a group called “2Menace” we produced a couple of projects locally until we ran into an old friend from school & basketball, “Goof”, he was already making noise-producing in the city. I contacted him one Friday to possibly come collab with us, he came that day and we’ve been a group ever since as “Tha GoonEz”. We later added Tezzy Tez to make us fully a juggernaut. 

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It’s been a lot of trial & error, studying, learning as we go, the music business structure changed completely the years we’ve been in it, so it’s just adapting to the new circumstances. It’s made into the persons we are today, every failure, loss, drives us to be a better version of ourself. 

As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
I feel I’m one of dopest samplers known to man. Some chops I never heard until I was able to do them. So, I hold myself in high regard. I’m most proud of being able to help artist get their ideas out their head by having a canvas for them to write it on. 

In terms of your work and the industry, what are some of the changes you are expecting to see over the next five to ten years?
I see the industry going even more digital. More tech companies popping up needing to use the music out in the world. I feel music will be even more accessible and sadly cheaper. 

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