Today we’d like to introduce you to Foster Cazz.
Foster, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I grew up in Boulder, CO and moved to the LA area when I was about 17. I had never taken rap seriously, as it was just something to write and get my mind off things. When I graduated high school, I got accepted to Cal Lutheran University for music production and figured I might as well give music a try, considering I had gotten quite good at it. My freshman year, I met a couple of kids (Abhi the Nomad and Shane Doe) and within in the year, they had taught me everything they knew about production among other things, so I decided to drop out and focus on my music career. Fast forward a couple of years and rapping became something other than rap, it became a talent I could push to become more musically inclined, which is exactly what I did. I started working on an album but became distracted by everyday life so it has taken me four years to finally get everything together and now, I’ve decided to hit the ground running, combining multiple different genres to create something no one will ever see coming.
Has it been a smooth road?
I was homeless for a couple of years in Boulder and writing music was one of the biggest things to help me through it. When I moved to California, it had been a big change for me, because I’ve moved around a lot and had always had a hard time coping with new scenery. When I finally got used to it, it became too comfortable and I hit a long phase of writer’s block, which completely stressed me out and made it way harder to create anything. Although I have found it more feasible for me to go through any struggle and write, it became difficult at certain points and I’ve thought about quitting many times. Earlier this year, I had some very dark and depressing things happen which slowed down the release of my album, but after all of it, I always come out a better person and make music that is more relatable to other people.
What do you do, what do you specialize in, what are you known for, etc. What are you most proud of? What sets you apart from others?
I specialize in Art Rap. My friend and I have mixed Indie-Alternative and Electronic with Hip Hop, and other random elements from other genres. I know I’m different. Most people will say that, but usually, sound exactly the same as everyone else. We created our own genre that I am honestly quite stoked about. It will give listeners something new to enjoy.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
I’d say in the next year or so, I will be someone most people will be hearing about. Within 5-10 years, I expect myself to be fully immersed in the music industry and in a place where I don’t have to worry about much. I think I will be quite comfortable once the right person hears my music.
- Instagram: @fostercazz
- Twitter: @localfoster