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ThaWilsonBlock Magazine Issue66 (August 2018)

Rapper Taye Zooited talks South Seattle, New Music, and His Definition of Success in an Excusive Interview w/ Mistah Wilson

Mistah Wilson: Yo, Taye Zooited! What's good wit it thanks for coming thru for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine! What's tha latest & greatest?
Taye Zooited: Shit Smoking Big Tree On Some Zooited Shit What’s Good With U Big Dawg

Mistah Wilson: For our audience reading this, could you give us a quick background on yourself?
Taye Zooited: I’m Taye Zooited From South Seattle Rainier Ave Baby Born N Raised Shout Out To The Ave.

Mistah Wilson: How was life for you growing up in Seattle?
Taye Zooited: Life On The Ave Is Hectic The Niggah Next To You Could Be There Today And Gone The Next They Either Die Or Fold.

Mistah Wilson: What inspired you to start rapping?
Taye Zooited: I Always Loved Music I Used To Wanna Sing Play Guitar n All Kinds Of Instruments But Rapping Has Always Been My Forte Didn’t Know Until I Started Really Letting People Hear Me And Putting Effort Behind It That. I Would Wanna Make A Career Out Of It.

Mistah Wilson: What current and upcoming projects do you have in tha works?
Taye Zooited: “From The Ave To The Tac” Is A Collaboration Mixtape I Have Coming March 1st With Hendo From the Group L.o.L 400 (Loyalty Over Loot) Outta Tacoma Wa And I’m Also Working On My 5th Solo Album “Late Nights On The Ave” Presented By Not Only My Label Zooited Gang Entertainment But Original Pie Flippers As Well Shout Out To The Squad Niggahs Is Working.

Mistah Wilson: Who are some artists you've worked with and would like to work with in tha future?
Taye Zooited: YSic, Mdot80 ,Rainier Ave Musik ,Mini Mart Mafia, Mafi D Loyalty Over Loot, Naj The Shooter, Thrill, Supe, HighwayTone, 2Elevn.

Mistah Wilson: What is your definition of success?
Taye Zooited: When My Momma Can Live Her Life With A Nice Car And Nice House Without Paying Any Bills And My Siblings Our Children Dont Ever Want Of Need For Nothing And We Can Just Smile Ride Nice And Live Life.

Mistah Wilson: What do you plan to achieve through music?
Taye Zooited: I Hope People Can Get The Message That Everything That Glitter Isn’t Gold Hopefully The Obstacles I Went Thru Which I Talk About In My Music Can Help The Youth Make
Better Decisions And Choose A Better Route.

Mistah Wilson: Where can people follow you online?
Taye Zooited: YouTube ITunes Google Play Spotify Amazon SoundCloud Reverbnation CdBaby Shazam Tidal.

Mistah Wilson: Yo, Taye Zooited thanks for coming thru for this exclusive interview with ThaWilsonBlock Magazine. Got any shout outs? 
Taye Zooited: Shout Out To My Team ZooitedGangEntertainment Shoutout Rainier Ave Musik,Mini Mart Mafia, OPF, RNM, Mafia KLICK,Free Y Sic And Hermès Hush.


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Pulling up to the theatre, I walked for a few minutes on a rather vibrant block as I saw the surrounding bars, restaurants and cafe’s that lined the street. After glancing at my phone I was greeted by one of the headliners, Seattle rapper, Chris Kemp. Now, before we go any further, I have personally known this person for around 16 years, I know to a degree where he started and how far he’s come. My biggest challenge with this was to remain as unbiased as possible. We caught up a bit as live jazz music could be heard from the 2 artists playing in the venue, giving acknowledgements and introductions to the other perform…

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