( 4UMF NEWS ) Skibblr Interviews Zed Zilla:
Memphis-born rapper Zed Zilla is looking to collect on all the hard work he’s put in over the years with the release of his new street album Rent’s Due. The young entertainer has been laying the foundation for his nationwide debut under the tutelage of his mentor Yo Gotti, and represents the first official release on Gotti’s Cocaine Muzik Group (CMG) imprint.
In October 2011, Zed released his Rent’s Due mixtape, hosted by Bigga Rankin and featuring Yo Gotti, 2Chains and R&B crooner Pleasure P. In 2012, he will release his follow up mixtape project Rent’s Due: Late Notice hosted by DJ Drama. Zilla will also tour the nation on the Road to Riches Tour.
“I’m blessed to be working with Yo Gotti,” Zed Zilla explains. “He has been down the road I’m headed, and he holds no punches. We came together with a plan, and watching the plan put into effect and to be working is all I could ask for. With the Rent’s Due project, I was given complete control over what songs and features I wanted. I worked mostly with my in-house production team Quantum Sounds, and I was in my comfort zone. I’m ready to show the world who Zed Zilla is.”
Zed Zilla has been creating music since he was just 15-years-old, and his stage name was bestowed upon him by a friend who felt his rhyme style flowed fierce like Godzilla, the fire-breathing monster who lit up everything in its path.
Rent’s Due was Zed Zilla’s first label release, although he did have four critically acclaimed independent CDs under his belt and dozens of cameos to his credit. The clever wordsmith also appeared on all six installations of Yo Gotti’s popular Cocaine Muzik mixtape series.
In 2011 alone, Zed Zilla completed a 20-city tour, hitting major markets like St. Louis, Atlanta, Richmond, and New York for sold out venues. He is contined with more performances throughout the U.S. in support of Rent’s Due, and is embarking upon the Road to Riches Tour with Yo Gotti beginning May 3, 2012.
When he isn’t on tour, Zed lives in the studio, gracing hot tracks with his lyrical mastery. Who can forget the way he ripped it with Yo Gotti on the club hit “Bang Bang”? He left no doubt who he was on “I’m Da Boss,” and explained exactly how he did it on “No Chorus.” Zed Zilla guarantees there is much more where that came from.
“My music has a lot of variety – you’ll find soulful tracks as well as club bangers. I put a lot of different emotions in my music. You can ride to it, drink to it, club to it, some of it may even make you cry.”
Confident, yet modest, Zed Zilla has a mic in one hand with the other outstretched ready to take his cut. It’s been a long time coming, but true talent can’t be denied. The landlord has arrived and the Rent’s Due!