Lodi, New Jersey rapper and Elite Fleet Gang co-founder Just Bizarre presents “Dance With Me”, his new single produced by CL Subs. A child of Filipino immigrants, Biz released his first mixtape The View in 2010, followed by Legendary, then The View 2 hosted by the Fleet DJs (listen), then Legendary 2 (listen), hosted by DJ Onpoint, Mobb Deep’s official tour DJ who hosted Joe Budden’s MM3 and J. Cole’s The Come Up. Biz has collaborated with Chiddy of Chiddy Bang and shared stages with Cyhi The Prynce and Joell Ortiz.
Biz calls the new single “a very different kind of record. Subs played me the beat and I immediately fell in love with it. Sonically, it’s not your typical rap record, it’s very wavy and groovy. It’s about when you in the party and you just see that one girl and she’s just glowing. And you’re just thinking to yourself like, “I don’t want to have to sit this song out and pretend to be on my phone. All I want her to do is dance with me because if she does, everything after that will fall into place’.” Biz currently resides in Hackettstown, NJ.
What do you think are the unique trademarks of a Just Bizarre song?
The energy for sure, just bringing those vibes. Depending on the beat, you got the very melodic hooks. Sure to find multis, I always find myself doing those. And you’re sure to hear some dope wordplay and punchlines you never heard before sprinkled throughout.
What’s a life motto you try to live by?
“Peace and Positivity” I think if everybody lived by those words and understood the true meaning, there would be no wicked foul shit going on like we have. It would be all love and harmony. People need to understand that everything will be ok, but you gotta do your part. Just bring positive vibes and cool out. I always try to look at the brighter side. You can say I’m somewhat enlightened.
What have you sacrificed for your career? How far are you willing to go?
I dropped out of college to do this. I sacrificed relationships for this. I’ve spent my last dollars on this. I ain’t got nothing else but this rap shit. I’ve come too far to stop now, I’m grinding until we on, believe that.
People seem less and less willing to listen to an entire album as opposed to picking their favorite songs and leaving it there. Do you still believe in the concept of an album?
I definitely still believe in the concept of an album, I just think artists have gotten lazy and they feel in such a rush to feed the fans so they settle. In the digital age, fans’ attention spans are so short and they’re used to getting tons of music so fast, but an album takes time, a good one at least. And I think artists feel like if they have 2-3 good tracks, they can fill the rest of the album with filler… It’s all about legacy to me and I wouldn’t ever cheat my listeners or disrespect the art form. I strive to have a project with no skips, something that you can play straight through and ride out. And what artists gotta understand too is, yea it’s cool to flood the game with music, but it’s also ok to fall back and make them miss you a lil too and when you come back, you coming back strong.
Describe a day in your life.
Wake up, piss excellence. Handle emails, check social media, see what’s going on out here. Strategize, work out, shower, grind, listen to music, hopefully write some new stuff, look for new beats. Eating and sleeping sprinkled somewhere throughout there. Pretty regular rap life unless I have a video to shoot or something else I have to check up on like some artwork, etc.