DERRICK Interview with Unsigned Artist KZ

June 26, 2015


Encouragement Speaker Derrick Hayes gives a DERRICK Interview by asking 7 questions through each letter of his first name to give you an insightful perspective from other experts, entrepreneurs, celebrities and up and coming super stars.

Today’s DERRICK Interview is with  KZ  who is a phenomenol unsigned  Artist and Songwriter from Pensacola Florida. With 10+years of amazing musical accomplishments under  my belt. Such as tons of radio play from stations stemming from Florida to  Germany. Multiple magazine placements including The Source & Ozone  Magazine. I’ve opened up for dozens of A-List celebrities and entertainers.  Also I was selected for BET 106 & Parks FREESTYLE FRIDAY. And currently I  was also selected as one of the Top 20. In the Snoop Dogg Collaboration  Contest.

D is for Dream. What is your dream, goals or what have you achieved?

My  dreams/goals is to one day soon start my own Indie label. With only major  distribution from the major labels. That way I have full creative control  over the music I put out. And give unsigned artists the same platform as  the major labels free of charge if I believe in them and choose to  represent them.

E is for Education. What is your educational background and how do you use it daily?

My educational background is communication and soon will be  business entrepreneuring. Which are the 2 main ingredients. I apply daily  in starting and successfully running my own business/record label.

R is for Resource. What resources do you bring to the table that makes you unique or stand out?

Experience and hardworking plus unique quality  music is what I bring to the table. The industry is currently oversaturated  with the same sound. And the consumers/listeners are in high demand for  something new and different. I plan on being the voice of a new era of  music and entertainment.

R is for Ready. When did you realize you were ready for what you are doing now?

I had a premonition years and years ago that this is what I’m  destined to do. Being a huge fan of music since I was 9 yrs old til now. I  realized as I was getting older that the same passion burned inside of me  and never changed. The knowledge, progression, experience, and constant  determination. Has definitely prepared me for what is destined.

I is for Individual. Name at least one individual in your network that others should learn more about and why?

My manager and mentor David Malone.  Is very important when mentioning my support system. He has not only helped  shape and mold me into the artist I am today. But he grinds alongside me  24/7 to make situations happen. Truly a blessing to have David in my corner for real.

C is for Challenges. What challenges have you had to overcome?

Failure and letdowns are common obstacles in preventing success.

K is for Key. What keys to success can you leave for upcoming entrepreneurs and leaders?

So the keys to success. Is to simply overcome those Failures/letdowns and keep pushing forward. Either the weight of the world is placed on your shoulders. To make you stronger or break you. So its up to you on how you choose to carry it.

Visit KZ for more information.