We had the good fortune of connecting with Iceey and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Iceey, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
I struggle to fit in. I spent my entire childhood going through traumatic events and having mental health problems because of it. I feel a lot of pressure to be something. I grew up in a town with a negative stigma and tension. lotta people here are very misunderstood. I have always knew creation was my thing I just did not know what. I did a lot of art as a kid and just never knew if I was doing the right thing. I even played the oboe at one point. I dove into YouTube at age 15 depressed in my room and realized I’m not alone. I started a gaming channel and stream by 16 which was a great outlet for me. After facing reality and having to work full time while balancing a relationship I gave it up. something I will never do again. I am very inspired by music. it has been around me forever. my pops is a hip hop head always bumping new stuff and he put me on to many artists. After losing my grandparents, girls breaking my heart, my inability to make friends, struggles with addiction, fighting depression, insecurities about myself, getting my car stolen, working 9-5s to survive and pay rent, struggles with image, constantly doubting myself family mental health issues, seeing my cousin behind bars, seeing our music industry divided I decided to take myself and my story serious and use it as a way to inspire and connect others. i hope when people hear my music they feel my raw energy and emotion. there’s not a single thing besides yourself blocking you from your goals and anyone out there with a dream I support you. I hope one day others will call me an artist. I wake up everyday hungry chasing this dream now and it makes me happy. I spent my life asleep depressed and trying to escape this world. doing anything I can to run from my problems but now I stare at my problems and use them to fuel my music and I challenge myself to grow and become better everyday. love, iceey

How would you describe your art?

My art is a true representation of how I feel. I stand out by refusing to choose a lane. I am going to make sad music, happy music, concept albums, fun EPs. I am going to be consistent with music and content. My concept album coming out 6/2 (my grandpas birthday) is called “Black ice” its about all the pressures of being an a person in this world. it is a prequel to my next Album. this specific albums message is I survived, you can too. lessons I have learned is to take myself serious despite what anyone says. focus on what makes you happy.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love the Dispensaries and TETRA LOUNGE!!!!! I’m a shy artist who doesn’t go out a lot I work 40 hours and spend another 20 in the stu.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
FLATBUSH ZOMBIES they dropped vacation in hell the day my grandpa died and it touched my soul. I would not do music without what I felt that night. that energy is something special. life is hell make it a vacation. ARTEMIS LAFLARE WHOWAIWHAT STL:TME for teaching me to be me and accept me. TXNITRU for the guidance and brotherhood. Hogy de Oso for the vision and starting this with me. Mac Miller. Mac Miller. Juice WRLD too his style was top tier

Website: https://open.spotify.com/album/1zo0nPVlSc8OHm7B7Rkd5y?si=O5GOS_9CTjyUm00D15PUGA&fbclid=IwAR11ehZClj1LIVgiofpdiBS-PtG7bSDdExQ9Hc78OeR_QY9txr5JqZbvqG0&nd=1

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iceeyfied/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpg0G5Xd4_ifyevQ0T0OpZQ

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