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Throughout my college experience (that included five schools and four varsity basketball teams in all (some kind of a record in itself), I put out a number of mix tapes and began to build a small but loyal following. Music slowly but surely was taking over as the biggest passion of my life.
My first breakthrough track was a collaboration called Back Then with Yonkers rapper Sco.
This “coming of age” rap anthem grabbed the attention of some West Coast music peeps and I found myself being escorted out to Los Angeles and trotted around to various Labels. They all really liked my sound and I even got some offers. But, a huge deal didn’t materialize at that time. I came to LA with a hundred compelling songs, but most of my time out there was spent writing new material for established artists and projects instead of releasing my own material. One of the fruits of that labor was the K-Pop fusion single Feelings and Changes (2018) written for multiple Grammy winner Andre Merritt and beat-maker London Noise (LDN), which was released in June by Universal Records and achieved hundreds of thousands of plays in a few months time and a popularity rating as high as 9.9 on SunsetCast.
After returning to the East Coast in July 2018, I immediately released the self-titled IAMZACCP, which included the appropriately titled single Slide.
A reviewer of Slide wrote, “Anyone who loves the work of artists such as Drake, Travis Scott, Kanye West, T-Pain, R-Kelly or Chris Brown will love the modern rap and R&B flavors of IamZaccP.” The Unsigned Artist Hype columnist at AboveAverageHipHop.com wrote, “[IamZaccP’s music] has a great arc to it that shows a surprisingly broad range of versatility.” I fell in love with the clever, funny, insightful (and inciteful), soulful music I jammed and clowned to as a kid and want to see this kind of music make a comeback with a fresh vibe and the latest beats.
Currently, I’m working on a second EP called Live Free and plan to drop “In No Time (Live Free),” the first single from that project, in September. The EP Live Free symbolizes my exodus from LA and the decision to self-publish rather than twist in the wind of music industry agenda and whim.