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Half Deezy / Bio

According to the Urban Dictionary, when something is both dope and easy it’s “deezy”. Rap artist Half Deezy has been in the game long enough to know that in today’s world there’s really nothing in life that’s easy all the time; therefore his stage name Half Deezy. And the journey, well, what a long, strange trip it’s been.

Coming from a military family he spent his early years bouncing from city to city across the U.S.A. trying to find a place he could call home. After his father left the service his final stomping grounds was Las Vegas NV or better known as “Sin City”. By the time he turned 19, Half Deezy had fathered a child. While music was his first priority he decided to serve in the US Army in order to provide for his baby daughter.

Serving in Iraq he was forced to endure the thunder of mortar shelling one of the unrelenting ravages of war. Completing his tour of duty Half Deezy returned to the states, but not completely unscathed. Diagnosed with Intermittent Explosive Disorder ( Depression/Anxiety and adjustment disorder) the artist now uses his music as a form of self-therapy and a coping mechanism to deal with that crippling condition. Each and every day is a battle.

Now, after almost ten years of military service Half Deezy is hanging up his uniform to make music a full time job. To paraphrase a speech from the late, great General Douglas MacArthur: Old soldiers never die, but an artist like Half Deezy sure as hell’s not going to fade away anytime soon.”

Half Deezy is an artist who was fortunate enough to have worked with legends like Spice 1, Bizzy bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony, someone who was featured on tracks with Daz & Kurupt of DPG (Dogg Pound Gangstaz), or Layzie Bone, and blessed enough to open up for the legendary group Bone Thugs N Harmony on their 20th Anniversary tour 2013. Just recently he opened up for G-Eazy at SunFest 2016 in West Palm Beach Florida, one of the biggest music festival on the water front.

General Info

Band Members
Ian T. Vandiver aka Half Deezy
Artist Name
Half Deezy
Profile Page
Active Since
Hip Hop / pop / rap

Contact Info

Tampa, FL

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