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December 31, 2021

Zaze is an artist from the Toronto area of Canada. He was born in Scarborough and grew up in Ajax


“I rep Toronto because the world only knows the major cities that we surround and I am looking to be viewed on a world scale.”

If you didn’t know, Zaze came from the name Azazel (A”Zaze”L). In one bible telling Azazel is the soul inside the serpent that convinced Eve to eat the apple. Azazel was also the name of the Demon from the movie “Fallen” starring Denzel Washington.

“I am a huge advocate of true history…Azazel was also a marvel character and although not where the name came from it is an added endorsement as I have always been a fan of comics and fantasy. I morphed into Zaze somehow through time and sounds a lot better if you ask me.”

Music was always something he connected to. Zaze’s his first memory with music was at a flea market at the age of six. Choosing between Black Sheep and LL Cool J.

“ I remember going to the flea market with my dad and he telling me I can buy my first tape ever but only 1…Next thing you know I’m running around the house with a boombox and no shirt blasting “I’m gonna knock you out, Momma said knock you out.”

He’s always had a passion for being creative and not working for “the man” within a system. On top of that, having his two kids by his side adds on to the grind.

“I work full time, have 2 kids and make music around the clock so the grind never stops.”

Even though his life demands a lot, making time for music is a must.

“It feeds my soul and gives me that creative expression I need to survive. The microphone is my therapist.”

Everybody needs a release. A man that enjoys his work enjoys all aspects of his life far more than somebody that works in order to survive


“I am also a rare breed in this day and age for being a perfect mix between the new and old. I stand by my ideas with passion and aggression…Music is my vent, my journey, my salvation and my expression through art. My lifeblood.”

Zaze’s work aims to speak on all issues. Poverty, Hunger, Crime, Corruption, Life, Love, Hard Tr