Indy Spotlight: Essa Kouyate


Explain who you are for those who don’t know

For the people who doesn’t know me YET, my name is Essa Kouyate and my rapper name is Eazzee.I am 17 years old and born and raised from the Bronx, New york but moved to and coming up with my music from 360 Washington, Mount vernon.

How did you come up with your name?

My name came from all sorts of things actually, from my teacher calling me Eazzee cause everything I did in his class I would say is easy. So I added a twist to it and spelled it differently. And my Ma would call me Eazzee when she would tell me to do stuff and it was just a nickname for me.

Where are you from?

Born and raised in boogie down Bronx, featherbed lane In New york.

Whats it like growing up where your from?

Growing up there was nothing but hard times and struggles.Everyone knew eachother on the block so if you were new we all would of known that same day. Their was savages out their to, tons of em always chilling looking for someome to cross em or do something. Sometime you didn’t have to do anything and they will still come at you.You would never know what was going to happen on the block. One day someone gets run up on, the next everyone be chilling like nothing ever happened. It was a normal thing.

How did you get into music?

I got into music by just going into a class they have at my school. I always wanted to do music but just never knew how, so after I found out there was a studio and all the productions and all that stuff I started going in everyday and learning and little by little I started picking up a fan base and started growing. But I want to take it further by reaching people out my city and state I’m at.

What makes you different than other artists?

What makes me different from others is besides my different taste in music. I have a different taste in style and the way I go about things. I wear two different shoes cause instead of just style it means something to me, it represents peace like  yin yang and if you listen in my songs that why I say yin yang cause its me tryna symbolize peace and how I represent it. That why I have a gang called yin yang gang as well. We all stand for it. I don’t do my music also for just me I do it for my family really. I want them to be blessed and I wanna make em proud and make sure they experience the life they really deserve. So when I start eating and make it big they gonna be eating with me too.

What are you currently working on?

I am currently working on my Single called” Brand New”
that is dropping this month in August. And also my music video that is dropping in August to for another single called “Snakes”. You can check that song out on my mixtape called “Different” on soundcloud. @Eazzee

Anything you would like to say? 

To keep up with me follow my Instagram @Eazzee_kouyate and add follow my soundcloud too @Eazzee. Cause when I blow there is
no going back and I only tryna ride with real ones all the way up. God bless to all. Yin Yang Gang!

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-479959799

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