We had the good fortune of connecting with All Biz and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi All, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
When I started doing music, alotta people wasn’t doing it. Back then, everyone wanted to be athletes and dope boys which was cool but only a few stood out with the rap. I tried doing the group thing a couple times but I felt like I was always the oddball or my subject didn’t relate to the others so I decided to jump out there on my own and see how far I’d get.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I got off into the rap game through poetry. I always felt that my subject matter was different from other rappers from my city. My thing was word play. That’s what I love to focus on. I can’t rap about things I haven’t been through or did. I have to give you my story through these songs and albums. Over time, my music was heard by the right ears and that’s how Demarcus Bailey and I got connected. We knew some of the same people so it wasn’t that hard for us to have a sit down and discuss somethings. He gave me a chance to do a couple records for some of his films and received great feedback about the records. I’m grateful that my music is profiting from the movies. The movie route was something different I felt nobody was doing back in Tyler so that kind of persuaded me to joining Bailey under his label Bailey Music Group. Now I handle most of his film’s soundtracks and I’ve developed an acting career that landed me in the Dallas market. I got a couple films I’m involved with coming out later this year.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’ve just recently moved to the North Dallas area so I’m still trying to navigate correctly. But from where some of my colleagues & cast mates have shown me, I’d start at the Chocolate Lounge. I like the scenery and drinks they have plus the food they serve is next level. The Bishop Arts district is dope for artistic people and Deep Ellum is dope for the music scene.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I’d like to dedicate my success to my younger cousin Lynzee that passed away from leukemia awhile back. She was one of my biggest fans back when I was starting my solo career. Her motto was to “Never Give Up”. Even though I tried to quit & retire after she passed but I felt like something kept pushing me back towards the music. Maybe it was her??? I want to salute all of my family that stood behind me and encouraged me to keep going on the route I’m taking. My circle, The Grove Alumni for pushing me to better my craft. My friends and fans that support me on this journey and I got to salute my big bro Demarcus Bailey for giving me a shot that nobody else wanted to take.
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