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: 03 Mar 2008, 16:17Biography
: Izza Kizza (born Terry Davis) is an American hip-hop musician, rapper and MC, known for creating mixes with an eclectic flow and versatile style. Hailing from Valdosta, Georgia, Terry started performing at the age of twelve in a singing group that consisted of his older brother and his two godbrothers. Later, influenced by appearance of emerging acts such as Kris Kross, he started his own career as a MC, adopting the stage name of Izza Kizza and gaining a significant local following. This brought him to the attention of the production duo Soul Diggaz. Following their invite, he relocated to New Jersey in order to further his music career. There he collaborated with renowned hip-hop artists such as Missy Elliott, resulting in the song "Walk The Dawg", and ultimately accepting an offer to sign for Timbaland's record label, Mosley Music/Interscope Records.
Izza's first mixtape, "Kizzaland", was made available as a free download in 2008 via his weblog, sporting mixes by Timbaland, Soul Diggaz and Koolade. One of the songs from the mixtape, "Red Wine", was featured as the opening track of Paste Magazine's June 2008 New-Music Sampler CD. The song "Millionaire" was included in the soundtrack for the Madden NFL 09 video game. He recently collaberated with Calvin Harris on the song "Worst Day". Read more on Last.fm
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