Her name, derived from the subtitle of the ancient Sanskrit classic, “Bhagavad Gita As It Is” meaning, “the unadulterated truth.”
This master lyricist, a native of New Orleans is the type of artist whereas musical notes float out as a stream of pedagogy. AZitiZ immaculate grind and true passion for music has helped to position her as the new breed of conscious artists, globally.
Growing up, AZitiZ attended an all girl’s spiritual boarding school in Florida whereas the students learned yoga, meditation & practiced strict vegetarianism. Young AZitiZ traveled the world, including India, (in which she lived there for 8 months) engaging in theatrical performances and mastering the fundamentals of music. Over the years, her music excellence became apparent as she excelled in different styles of drumming, studying at Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael, California. Returning to the states, AZitiZ heard hip hop and fell in love with it.
Queen Latifa, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu & Missy Elliot are only a handful of music icons that have inspired her.
AZitiZ doesn't insult listeners. She doesn't hypnotize the uninspired with heard-it-before complacency. Her artistry is grounded in originality and truth-speaking. Musically, AZitiZ crafts songs that come alive with the fervent spirit of creativity in which they are formed. Lyrically, AZitiZ speaks what she knows, never faking and never, ever hiding from reality. Music, for her, is about joy, freedom, honesty and forming a connection with others. At the core is getting in touch with others through music. To make that connection, the music has to have something real to offer the listener, which is where keeping it real and refusing to water down the message – for anyone or any reason – come into play. The spirit of joy and the exuberance of freedom come from that synergy, possible only through talent and truth.
There's a reason for the strict standards behind the music of AZitiZ. “Love doesn't lie. Pure human artistic communication occurs only through the honesty exercised in one's craft. True expression is love. Therefore, to truly express one's self, it must be from love, the truest form of which requires emotional, artistic and intellectual honesty in songwriting. Which means nothing is taboo. The good of life, and the bad, are all sources of influence for me. Life inspires me, the ups, the downs, smiles and frowns. Mother Earth inspires me; the stars and the unknown intrigue me. I am influenced by people who follow the heart and, especially, the soul,” says AZitiZ.
She is a world traveling Musician, having been to Australia, Germany, Poland, India and South Africa
She spreads the message of peace, love and Happiness