B2K RAPPER LIL FIZZ SET TO RELEASE HIS SOLO DEBUT "PAYDAY"
FO' REEL ENTERTAINMENT DOING DIGITAL RELEASE OF CD
Los Angeles, CA...Hip-Hop
and R&B superstar Lil Fizz of the multi-platinum group B2K is set
to release his debut album PayDay on July 17th. The first album of an
exclusive recording agreement with music industry veteran Cudda Love's
Fo' Reel Entertainment, PayDay showcases Lil Fizz's far-reaching lyrical
talents and features R&B crooner Ray J on the soon- to-be-Summer club
banger "Beds." "Beds" is sure to be in heavy rotation
on everybody's IPods for the Summer. "That's why I'm so excited and
proud about this album. Now I can be me. I'm with people who give me freedom
and creative control," states Fizz.
For three years rapper Lil Fizz was one third of B2K, one of the biggest boy bands of the last decade. By the time he was 19, he’d sold millions of cds, and toured the world. Yet even with all that Lil Fizz didn’t have a real outlet for what was in his heart and soul.
That outlet has arrived. The name of Lil Fizz’s highly anticipated solo debut is Pay Day. Working with hip hop vet, Cudda, who along with multi-platinum rapper Nelly head up Fo 'Reel Entertainment, Lil Fizz has made a cd that’s edgy, sexy, fly, and overflowing with much bounce to the ounce. It’s also a chance for this 22-year-old star to take it to the next level and show folks just what he’s got.
“I know that there’s a whole lot of people who might doubt me or think I’m not legit because they’ve never seen a rapper that came out of a boy band, “Lil Fizz says. “That’s why I’m so excited and proud about this cd. Because now I can be me- I’m with people who give me freedom and creative control.”
That confidence and freedom shows on Pay Day’s first single. Featuring Ray J “Beds” is a sexy, club ready; shout out to every playboy’s furniture of choice. Another song meant to rock the body is “Car Wash”, (Not the 70’s movie) which Lil Fizz explains, “is about LA’s car culture. On Friday or Saturday it’s a ritual for everyone to go and get their car washed and make it look sharp. It’s like a party; it’s crazy. The music is bumping, the cars are all shiny and everybody’s flossin on Slauson. “Carwash” is for everybody but it’s gonna really make Cali happy.”
in Louisiana, Lil Fizz and his older sister grew up in Inglewood, California,
raised by their mother of whom he says, “she’s so proud of
me. She’s my #1 fan!” Like most kids Fizz loved rap. “When
I was 8, I heard Kris Kross and because they were kids, I really liked
them. My sister had their poster on her wall“, he laughs. Soon Fizz’s
tastes got a bit more mature; he started listening to Jay- Z, Biggie and
TuPac. “My sister is 7 years older and I’d go in her room
and she had a shoe box filled with all those little tapes of hip-hop.”
By 2004, B2K broke
up and two of the members, Omarion and Lil Fizz secured solo deals; yet
because of label issues, Fizz’s project was put on hold. In 2005,
Lil Fizz connected with superstar rapper Nelly’s manager Cudda,
who had expressed interest in working with him. They hit the studio, crafting
close to a 100 songs, including “Fluid”. Co-written by Bryan
Cox (Mary J Blige), Cudda and Fizz. “Fluid” was released to
radio and aired on BET through Fizz’s existing Sony deal, but received
little label support.
Video for "Beds"
Fizz Myspace website