We had the good fortune of connecting with Alazie and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Alazie, what do you attribute your success to?
The most important factor behind my success so far is the fact that I have a strong support system. I have people in my family that go to every show to show love and support. I also have friends and fans that do the same. I am going to do my best regardless of who is in my corner.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Please tell us more about your art. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others I think of myself as a native Colorado Rapper with a West Coast style. I like to think no one out her sounds like me and I like to stand out on a different level. I don’t try to sound like anyone. I am me. I like the old school flavor added in some of my music as well.
Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges?
I can’t say it was easy to get here where I am today. I have spent late nights in sessions, writing, memorizing and just getting my shit together to prepare for what’s coming next. There are always going to be challenges. Barriers standing in my way, but I just can’t stop doing what I love.
What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way.
I have learned that not everyone who says they are your friend are. I have been backstabbed by people that I thought would never do me dirty. I am starting to see that my hard work will pay off.
What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
I would just want the world to know that no matter what, I can’t stop. I won’t stop. I will keep making music until God takes me. This is what I want to do, I am going to keep giving it 110% with every album, song, EP, and feature I do.
What you are most proud of or excited about?
I am definitely excited about my new album called “Nothing 2 Something”. We just dropped it on 4/20. I worked with my cousin Tommy Cartier and we dropped some fire!! We had a listening party/album release party at The Venue on 4/20. We will be putting on a show for you all. I have the talented Lala, El Serg, Lil Dubb, Sicario, Bounce Ball Boogie, Nine way$ and GPB Real One all performing that night! Its gonna be a good show!
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Well, you can’t travel to Colorado/Denver and not have some bomb food. I would have a restaurant for every day of the week! You can never go wrong with breakfast at Swifts. But mexican food is so good out here in Colorado. Like no place else. My favorites are La Cocinita, 4G’s on Federal, but El Rancherito on 2nd and Federal is my favorite!
Damn, during COVID, really ain’t much to do. We would play it by ear, maybe check out a few shows, clubs, etc.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
First and foremost, I have to thank God for blessings upon blessings. Without God, I wouldn’t be who I am today. Special shoutout to my manager/father James “Jay Bone” Sabala. He has been there thru everything! Every show, every session. He has truly believed in me, even when I didn’t believe in myself. He has been my rock, my go to and for the most part he has financially supported my whole operation. He got me started and took me for my first studio session as a surprise, and it just went up from there. Love my Pops!! I gotta give a shout out to Simes Carter. That man has put me on another level with my music. He has been producing and recording for me for a few years now. He’s put me on a lot of shows, gotta give that man props. And of course to my mananger’s assistant “Doolittle” she helps with all the contracts, legal stuff, etc. Shoutout to Ryan and Colorado Bangers, always showing up to shows and being my Hypeman on stage. Last but not least, my Promoter Bounce Ball Boogie AKA Ryan Chavez, always taking care of business. I can’t forget all that have supported me, friends, family and fans!