Rizzy Entario

  • Rizzy Entario
  • 2019-11-06

East London’s Rizzy Entario is one of the new school inspired by acts such as MoStack, J Hus and Not3s. We caught up with him to chat ‘Tropical’, his latest single.

I would say my style is “tropical” because most of the time I make feel good, sunshine, partying kind of music for people to dance to.

First up, tell us about yourself - what got you into music?
Since young, I’m talking like age 2-3, I’ve always had a passion for music and I genuinely think it’s because my dad use to rap and I always use to be at studio with him and even live performances so music naturally was always around me. Moving on, fast-forwarding to secondary school, I always use to do random freestyles in the playground with my friends. All my friends use to go crazy and always use to tell me to take music serious, but I never really thought about it.

Then one day my dad over heard me writing a song and he said it was very good and he wanted me to go and record it just to get a taste of the music life and then from there that’s when I jus instantly took music to the next level.

Were there any particular bands or artists you took inspiration from?
Mostack has given me the most inspiration out of all the artist in the industry, reason being is he has autism and came from a broken home - he’s even been SHOT! But still, he didn’t let any of those things get to him, and he managed to buy his mum a house at a young age, which is inspiring to me because it shows me that if he can do the things he has done and he has come from a way worst situation than me then why can’t I?

How would you describe your musical style?
My style used to be majority rap in my songs, but then random melodies now and then. As time has gone on, my style has changed a bit more to the melody side of music, because now my main focus is creating music that females would like and we all know females love a guy that can sing, haha! Don’t get it twisted, I still rap in songs now and then - it just depends on the vibe I get from the instrumental.

If you could collaborate with any living artist, who would it be?
It would have to be Tory lanez because I love his music and feel as if we could make a HIT together.

Tell us about your single ‘Tropical’. What’s it about?
Basically ‘Tropical’ is a song about foreign girls with different cultural backgrounds. That’s why in the song I say “you got the flavours”, meaning the girls are not just plain Jane, lol (not that there’s anything wrong with a plain Jane, lol), and me expressing that I’ll take them overseas and show them a great time!

When did you write it and where did you record it?
I wrote ‘Tropical’ just before summer started, so around the end of May. I recorded it at my dad’s studio where I record majority of my songs.

How does ‘Tropical’ represent your style?
I would say my style is “tropical” because most of the time I make feel good, sunshine, partying kind of music for people to dance to.

What are your hopes for ‘Tropical’?
My hopes for ‘Tropical’ is for it to get the recognition it deserves, but, if it doesn’t, I won’t let it affect me. I’ll just have to keep on pushing until we get that HIT!

‘Tropical’ is taken from your EP Take Me Serious. Can you tell us more about the themes of EP?
I’d say personally my theme for my EP is feel good music were the music allows you to be able to dance and vibe, but there is not specific genre in this EP and that’s why the EP is called “Take Me Serious”. I want to show people that I can broaden my style in terms of music, and not everyone can do that so I feel that I should be “taken serious”.

What’s been the response to the EP?
A lot of people are feeling the EP because I have shown them different music genres in one go such as ‘Aceing’ (one of my songs on my EP) which is a D Block Europe kind of vibe. Then we’ve got Afro swing songs, which is the usual type music I make, and then we have got some UK hip hop going on aswell. This is also why the EP is called ‘Take Me Serious’ because not everyone can do all sorts of music genres.

How’s 2020 looking?
2020 is looking like an exciting year for me, we’ve got some features in store and hopefully a uni tour as well.

Finally, if you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice, when would it be and what would you say?
I would defo go back to year 10 and take my GCSEs more seriously than I did, I don’t even think I revised for one exam because I got out on early study leave due to my behaviour in school. So yeah, I would defo go back to year 10 and take school more seriously so then if music didn’t work out I would have something to fall back on. But, unfortunately, that’s not the case, so music is my only option and I WILL MAKE IT WORK just to keep pushing.

Watch the video for ‘Tropical’ on YouTube below. For news and tour dates follow Rizzy Entario on Twitter.

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