Bizzy Crook on No Hard Feelings and Leaving Miami for New York City
It's been less than a year since Bizzy Crook made the move from Miami to New York. The plan was to expand his exposure in the Mecca of hip-hop littered with talent that departs as fast has it arrived.
A few months after the releases of '84 and '84: Off Season, Bizzy found himself performing a Backroom Freestyle on BET's 106 & Park. His "No Limit" video premiere on MTV. And he was a nominee for this year's XXL Freshmen cover.
Guess the move worked.
Now on Kid Ink's In My Own Lane tour, Bizzy Crook caught up with Crossfade about leaving the 305, being on tour, and his relationship with his mother. He even asked us a question.
Crossfade: How's the road treating you? This is your first big tour, being with Kid Ink, considering how big his single has become.
Bizzy Crook: The tour's been great, man. Been crazy. We've just been getting so much love. You see me on Instagram, putting on for 305. We got the crowd shouting out 305 every night. And it's just love. It's everything we've ever dreamed of.
What's something that has surprised you on the road? Something that just caught you off guard and didn't expect.
Probably the amount of people getting [my song title] "Good Luck" tatted after the show. A lot of these people are seeing us for the first time. And two or three days later, they're going to get "Good Luck" tatted on them, and just bring it to me. That's kind of crazy, 'cause they gotta go the rest of they lives now explaining to they kids and everybody what "Good Luck" means to them. They going to be telling this story forever.
How did you feel with the final 12 on the XXL Freshmen cover?
Everybody on that list worked hard. I feel like everybody can have an opinion, but at the end of the day, you can't take nothing from anybody on that list. These just a bunch of guys that we've been familiar with.
And I ain't trippin'. I'm working on No Hard Feelings. I'm about to turn up. Shout out to everybody that made the XXL Freshmen. Next year, we got that, for sure.
Ink made it a couple of years ago. Did you two talk about that?
Man, I never really asked him, directly. I think I talked to Ill Will about it. But yeah, I never asked Ink about it. I definitely, probably will.
Last time we sat down and talked was last year in Atlanta, and you were in the process of moving to New York because there's only so much you can get out of staying in Miami.
Yeah, last time you and me sat down I was in Atlanta for A3C and I was actually going straight up to New York, so I was already on the move. And man, it's just been such an experience. And the love I'm getting out there is unreal. I go to the club out there, and it doesn't matter if Rihanna is in the building or Hov is in the building, they showing love and they playing my records three to five times. And I'm not even from there. It's hard to still even get that now unless it's a DJ you have a relationship with. It's just hard to get love like that. I think it's just wrong because I'm from Miami, so I feel like the DJs they should take pride in somebody from they city out there representing, and they supposed to push that, and they not supposed to wait until the whole world is up on somebody before they jump on it. And I think that's what lacks out here. I've definitely been able to see that.
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