A Closer Look at Long
Island's Escobizii and the MonaVI$A Album
2/18/12 at 6:55 AM EST - LatinRapper.com news
/ Control Creativo
Esly Escobar, better known as Escobizii is a bilingual artist
who was born on December 7th, 1981 in Guatemala City,
Guatemala and was raised on Long Island, New York. While
growing up, Escobizii's passion for the music and
entertainment industry was driven by his ambition for a change
for a better life for himself, his family, and the culture
that he represents; Hip-Hop.
In the early half of the
90's,Escobizii began to DJ at parties, events, and local
nightclubs. Soon after, Esco began to realize that his talents
were not fully exploited by just one trade, and later started
to hone his craft of becoming a well respected rapper during
the early beginnings of the new millennium.
When asked of his music inspirations, Esco takes no hesitation
to name the likes of "John Lennon, Bob Marley, Tupac Shakur,
and The Notorious B.I.G. Biggie Smalls." Escobizii's rap style
possesses a cadence of storytelling, through his lyrics,
mannerisms, his eyes, and experiences. He makes a conscious
effort to remain pure and authentic with his music yet also
have a superior edge ladened with hard, gritty, looped
sampled, original rap instrumentals. His persona over each
track - whether reciting in English or Spanish- carries such a
flow that is incomparable to any other. However, on top of his
artistry, Escobizii is a multifaceted business entrepreneur.
Escobizii is backed by a few notable and well-respected
veterans amongst the business. He has made ways into becoming
a founding co-owner/partner with music mogul Dame Dash,
developing their brand Control Creativo Tv, a viral media
network that will cater to the hispanic Hip-Hop and urban
lifestyle community. The brand has also inked a publishing and
distribution deal with Dame Dash's independently owned DD172
recordings to release future music projects on a global level.
Beyond the business aspects, Escobizii is humbly proud to
consider the multi-media business man a mentor to his life.
Escobizii has also tapped the renowned video directorial team
of Coodie & Chike to handle and regulate all of the creative
direction for the music network, another power play that sets
the Long Island natives goals of visual depictions on a higher
level of quality and assurance. Ski Beatz has also played a
major part in the artistic development of Escobizii. From
producing tracks on Esco's latest album MONAVI$A to their
everyday phone conversations about life and the culture of the
Esco's story resonates with all who share the same ambition -
no matter the industry - to aspire for excellence, affluence,
and live in the indelible fabric that is The American Dream.
He is emotionally unguarded as he precisely elocuted the
message, and the legacy he would like to leave, "The message I
want to get across is [that] I speak to the young hustlers and
entrepreneurs with a vision in life. The world is yours… if
you want it. Make your Heaven here on earth. Work hard, be
smart, always remember where you come from, and never give up
on where you want to go."
Watch the video for
"Dummies!" featuring Tote King below. Can't see the video on your phone?
Click Here to watch it on Youtube.