When people think of Bizzy, they think of him standing on stage with Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae, as part of the group MFBTY.
But now, Bizzy has released a single, “All I Need,” as a solo artist. The track has a fresh, soft feel to it, and you don’t hear the raw powerful rapping that you often see when Bizzy performs on stage. The lyrics are meant to document a real relationship’s development (“Let’s get fat together, let’s sleep together forever, grow old together and everywhere we go, we go together”).
Bizzy’s motto is simple: sing about life, not utilizing hiphop to brag about himself. He acknowledges that early in his career, he rapped with those powerful raw tones that we know. However, he now wants to do hiphop that his future wife and kids can enjoy. Bizzy met up with Daily Sports recently to discuss himself as a solo artist, as well as speaking about him fellow group members – Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae.
Bizzy: I attended a lot of my friends’ weddings and they asked me to sing nuptial songs. When I thought about it, all the songs I released were about breakups and sad moments. This track was created so that I have something to gift them with when I get asked to sing at weddings, but I decided to release it publicly. Honestly, I wanted to release a whole album, but due to recording “We Kid,” it got released as a single.
Q: In “We Kid,” you interacted with kids of all ages. How was that experience?
Bizzy: I learned a lot. When I was younger, I babysat kids. I love kids. I am not sure whether this is due to my mental age (haha), but I adore their innocence. It rubs off on me too. Even after the program ended, the kids texted me saying that they love the track.
Q: You are now performing as a solo artist. How do you feel standing on stage alone?
Bizzy: When I am on stage with Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae, I thought about standing on stage as a solo artist. Now that I am actually doing it, it’s a lot of pressure. It’s not an easy job to say the least. I am very thankful. I am feeling a lot of responsibility now that I am working on my solo career.
Q: Your label, Feel Ghood Music, vibe seems very family-like…
Bizzy: It’s not ‘like’ a family, we are a family. I’ve been working with them for over 4 years now and they take care of me so well. When my single got released, Yoon Mi Rae congratulated me with a cake and threw a surprise party just for me. I felt loved and at the same time, I thought to myself that I continuously need to work harder.
Q: Did Tiger JK and Yoon Mi Rae provide support for your solo track?
Bizzy: Yes, and it meant a lot to me. They provide everlasting support and you can see them in my music video. They advised that this solo career is like a extended MFBTY music career (to take some weight/burden off my shoulders). They are both incredibly busy, but they took a lot of time helping me out with my single. When I was emotionally stressed, they were always there for me.
Q: This is a great opportunity to raise awareness to the general public about yourself.
Bizzy: That’s what I am concentrating on. I want that to occur so that I am more an asset to the team. I want to sing my track at my friends’ weddings. Everywhere around me, I got family and friends helping me out so I want to do really well.
Q: What do you want the general public to think about you?
Bizzy: I think there are already some biased opinion about me. Everyone knows Tiger JK and Yoon MiRae. I’ve seen a lot of comments suggesting that I am riding on their backs. These kind of things motivate me rather than hurt me. I am focusing on growing musically by collaborating with artists that I am close with, such as Dok2 or YDG.
Q: What’s Bizzy’s definition of hiphop?
Bizzy: It’s “Black Hair, Spring Onion Roots.” If it wasn’t for music, I would not have had the opportunity to meet my fam and the team that I work with. Through music I loved, and for the love of music, I live.