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ZAE THE GODD / Bio

“ ZAE THE GODD”

BORN IN BOSTON MA, JANUARY 6, 1984 AND THE YOUNGEST OF THREE CHILDREN, JOSE CARLOS BELARDO JR. HAS BEEN A RISING STAR FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.

AT THE AGE OF 4 HE WAS ENROLLED INTO KARATE CLASS ,“MAINLY FOR DISIPLINE”
(says Geraldine Belardo) ,BUT HE WOULD GROW TO DO THIS SPORT FOR 8 YEARS REACHING THE GREAT REWARDS OF A SECOND DEGREE BLACK BELT. SOME SAY HE STAYED WITH KARATE SO LONG BECAUSE HE WAS GREAT AT IT. BUT IF ASK HIM, HE’LL TELL YOU FLAT OUT THAT HE JUST ENJOYED HAVING A MALE FIGURE IN HIS LIFE.

WITH BOTH OF HIS BROTHERS LONG GONE FROM HOME AND A FATHER ADDICTED TO DRUGS, THE BOND WITH HIS MOTHER GREW LIKE NO OTHER AND SHE COULD START TO SEE THE CELEBRITY IN THE MAKING. WITH HIS BRIGHT SMILE ,BIG BROWN EYES, AND HIS LARGE SENSE OF HUMOR JOSE BEGAN TO CAPTURED THE HEARTS OF MANY.

BY THE AGE OF 15 YRS JOSE HAD GROWN INTO A FINE YOUNG MAN. THEN TRAGICALLY ONE MONTH LATER HE WOULD EXPERIENCE THE DEATH OF HIS FATHER ,AND HIS LIFE WOULD TAKE A TURN FOR THE WORST!

GETTING KICKED OUT OF EVERY BOSTON PUBLIC SCHOOL HIS SOPHMORE YEAR ,AN ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL ,AND WESTOVER JOB CORP HE WAS HEADED FOR DESTRUCTION.

“MY MOM NEVER GAVE UP ON ME” HE SAY’S IN A REPEATED FASHION. “BEING THAT MY BROTHER DAY-DAY WAS IN JAIL DOING A 36-40 YR I GUESS SHE WASN’T TRYING TO SEE ANOTHER ONE OF HER CHILDREN LOST TOO THE SYSTEM.”

WITH THAT SAID THOUGH ,AT AGE 17 JOSE STIILL ENDED UP CATCHING HIS FIIRST FELONY CASE (possession of an illegal firearm /possession of ammunition) “MAN AS SOON AS I BAILED OUT I WAS LIKE THIS SH#! AIN’T FOR ME ,AND THAT’S WHEN I PICKED UP MY
PEN & PAD.”

NOW TRAPPED IN THE SYSTEM LIKE HIS BROTHER JOSE HAD 2 COME UP WITH A PLAN SO HE WENT AN ENROLLED HIMSELF INTO BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE MAJORING IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, AND CONTINUED TO MASTER HIS NEW FOUND CRAFT. WITH 19 MONTHS PASSING SINCE THE INCIDENT AND JOSE ATTENDING NUMEROUS COURT DATES AND APPEARANCES AS WELL AS COLLEGE ,HE WAS FINALLY SENTENCED TO ONE YEAR IN THE HOUSE OF CORRECTION (South Bay House Of Correction) .

IN THE PROCESS OF HIS RELEASE ,JOSE’S MOTHER (Geraldine Belardo) MOVED TO HYDE PARK MA , & THAT WOULD BE WHERE HIS CAREER WOULD REALLY SKY-ROCKET.

NOW I DON’T KNOW IF JOSE WAS WRITING WHILE INCARCERATED ,BUT ON JANUARY 31 2004 WHEN HE WAS RELEASED THE TRANSFORMATION FROM JOSE CARLOS BELARDO JR.
TO ZAE THE GODD HAD BEEN COMPLETE ,AND HE WENT STRAIGHT TO THE STUDIO
(Jomo Kinsey) AND BEGIN TO PAINT HIS MASTER PIECE.

BUT IT WASN’T UNTIL 2005 WHEN HIS TALENT WOULD REALLY BE DISCOVERED.

(Zae The Godd): “THAT WAS AROUND THE TIME WHEN THE GAME WAS JUST SIGNED TO
G-UNIT AND HE DID THE DREAMS VIDEO. I DON’T KNOW IF TO MANY PEOPLE KNOW THIS BUT THE JAM MASTER JAY LOOK ALIKE IN THE VIDEO WAS ACTUALLY JAY’S FIRST COUSIN. AND AFTER THE VIDEO SHOOT HE CAME TO BOSTON AND GOT UP WITH ME AND A FEW ASSOCIATES FROM HYDE PARK. I MEAN HE WAS ACTUALLY IN MY HOUSE IN THE BACK ROOM SHOOTIN’ THE SH%! WITH US AND THAT JUST GAVE ME THAT EXTRA MOTIVATION I NEEDED. JAY’Z COUSIN (Phonz) LIVED IN CALI ,SO I GOT THE ADDRESS AND FLOODED HIM WITH SONG AFTER SONG. AT THAT TIME I DIDN’T KNOW HE WAS GREAT FRIENDS WITH FREDRO STARR (from the legendary hip-hop group Onyx) AND SURE ENOUGH THEY SENT FOR ME AND I WENT TO CALIFORNIA. MAN IT WAS LIKE A WHOLE NEW WORLD TO ME. I WAS RECORDING AT THE BEASTIE BOYS STUDIO I WENT TO THE HUSTLE-N-FLOW PREMIERE PARTY I EVEN WENT TO STICKY FINGER (1/3 of Onyx) HOUSE AND FREE-STYLED BACK AND FORTH WITH HIM. REAL SPIT THOUGH IT WASN’T UNTIL I HAD A MEETING WITH INTERSCOPES OWN ZACH KATS THAT I KNEW I WASN’T READY YET”

WITH THE SITUATION IN CALIFORNIA NOT WORKING OUT ZAE WAS FORCED TO COME BACK TO BOSTON MA, AND TAKE ANOTHER APPROACH ,SO HE STARTED RECORDING AGAIN BUT THIS TIME HE AND LONG TIME FRIEND /GROUP MEMBER (Jay-Nixxo) PUT THE STUDIO IN THE BACK ROOM OF ZAE’S HOUSE AND IT WAS NONE STOP FROM THERE ,HIT AFTER HIT AFTER HIT WAS PRODUCES AND RECORDED. “THERE WERE SOME DAYS WE DIDN’T EVEN SLEEP “ ZAE RECALLS. “JAY-NIXXO & I WERE MAKING GREAT FUC%%%* MUSIC ,STUFF THAT THESE INDUSTRY CATS WASN’T EVEN DOING”

BUT THE GROUP OF ZAE THE GODD & JAY-NIXXO (Len Bias Project) WOULDN’T LAST WHEN ZAE PACKED UP AND WENT TO ATLANTA GEORGIA TO LIVE.

(Zae The Godd): “WHEN I LEFT FOR ATLANTA I KNEW NIXXO WASN’T COMING DOWN THERE AND I KNOW IN ORDER FOR MY CAREER TO CONTINUE I HAD TO VENTURE OUT ON MY OWN ,SO I WENT AND BROUGHT THE M-BOX PROTOOLS WITH THE MIC AND ALL THAT AND LEARNED HOW TO RECORD MY OWN MUSIC…

AFTER BEING IN ATL FOR 6 MONTH AND GETTING CONNECTIONS WITH BOSTON’S OWN NEW EDITION’S (Ronnie Devoe) ZAE THE GODD HEAD BACK HOME TO THE BEAN WHERE HE STARTED FROM.CONTINUING TO FOLLOW HIS DREAMS.

BEING HEARD ON BOSTON RADIO STATIONS LIKE JAM’N 94.5 / 97.7 /106.1 /AND 88.9 ,AS WELL ASS BEING FEATURED ON PLEANTY OF MIXTAPES SUCH AS :
(Best of Boston-hosted by: DJ Big Mike /Paul Wall-Dem Grillz & DJ Khamaleon’s-It’s Time 2 Make Some noise ect.)

I GUESS TO REALLY SUM IT ALL UP ,IT IS SAFE TO THAT ZAE THE GODD IS OR COULD POSSIBLY BE THE FUTURE OF HIP-HOP. WITH HIS COCKY “SWAGGA” AND IRREPLACEABLE WORD PLAY HE HAS A SOUND LIKE NO OTHER ,WHICH IN DUE TIME WILL MAKE HIM ONE OF THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS…

General Info

Band Members
Zae The Godd
Artist Name
ZAE THE GODD
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/newzaeland
Active Since
01/11
Genres
Hip Hop / Rap / Good Music

Contact Info

Location
Boston, MA

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