IZZY MAN is a creator and rap genius, transforming thoughts, Sega and Nintendo samples, and Mighty Morphin Power Ranger colors into words, music, movement, and new rap songs. Trained in the art of slam poetry and spoken word, his childhood journey through NY allowed him to sample the best that hiphop culture had to offer; picking up rhythm from the Organize Chaos Step Team of Brooklyn Tech HS and Terps Dance Company at SUNY Oneonta, to spittin poetry at a national level with the Intangible Collective in NYC. Using less world star hip hop and more love and hip hop, he and his band won Kollaboration NY 2013 , sharing the stage with Asian American performers like Mitchell Grey and Bea Go. He was hand picked by Talib Kweli to be featured on his 2010 Blacksmith Community Mixtape, has performed at the first annual McDonald's BBoy Royale 2014, The Roots Picnic 2013 warming up the crowd for Macklemore and Ryan Lewis and Naughty By Nature, opened up for Dumbfoundead, Awkwafina, Clara C, and Aijia, and is currently performing regular hiphop sets all over NYC including Arlene's Grocery, Toshi's Living Room and Penthouse, BB Kings, Circle Nightclub, Muchmore's, and Stage48.
- Performed at Kollaboration New York in 2013