Minneapolis, MN – Prizzy Icky began his long term love affair with music at a very young age, gifted a notebook at eleven by his lyricist step-father, he was encouraged to pursue his talents from the start of his life. Raised in areas that also bred icons of American pop and hip hop, Prizzy recalls noticing how tourists would flock to the murals and memories of his hometown, where Prince got his start in life. While trying to make it in music, music moguls like Prince and Michael Jackson continue to be an inspiration for the up-and-coming artist, who is eager to put his beloved town back on the map with another hit EP, “Needle in a Haystack.”
With a unique sound that is borderline cult-inspired, his low, chanting vibe gives way to a technique that is unprecedented in the rap game. Says Prizzy Icky of his music, “I was in choir in high school, so I’ve learned to train my voice in an operatic manner, so when you hear the background melodies, it gives you kind of a cathedral sound.” People mixing rap with harmonies certainly isn’t new, but the way in which he does it is personal to him and has its own distinct flare. “I took that and elevated it, I turned that notch up to 100,” he says with a smile. His unique style doesn’t stop at his harmonies, however. His subject matter is also worth noting. In a heated political climate like we’re facing in 2017, it’s hard not to have an opinion about the happenings of the world. Whether he’s speaking about the water issues in Flint, Michigan or talking about more personal, intimate problems – like a beleaguered trip to the grocery store without enough funds – his music is relatable whether your problems are big or small.
His latest project, a six-track EP entitled “Needle in a Haystack” is now available on all major digital platforms. The EP derives its name from Prizzy’s hard-to-find unique zest for life. To fully understand, you’ll have to listen to his music, and once you do, you’ll realize why this one-of-a-kind artist is so incredibly powerful and relevant. The most charming thing about Prizzy Icky is his motivation. Sure, if he strikes it rich because of rap, he’ll welcome that. But, that’s not why he set out to make a name for himself. His true motivation is to bring attention back to his beloved hometown and show that people from little, sleepy towns in the middle of the country can travel far if they only dream big enough.
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