HCM. How did you come by your stage name?
Zigg TheArtist. My family nick name is Ziggy, named after Ziggy Marley. I was given that name by my grand pop… At first it was young Zigg then just Zigg, but I eventually settled and became Zigg TheArtist. This is because I don’t just rap, I sing, produce, make beats, engineer etc. I do it all… so the name fits, you know?
HCM. On your current/upcoming album… How did you come up with the concept for this project?
Zigg TheArtist. My album “Toxic” that was released March 19th 2021 is very special to me! Throughout 2020 going into the new year I’ve been dealing with a lot of personal issues, far as relationships, health, love you name it… I decided to base this album around my live life… a lot of songs are about that. I also have a couple records where I address health and what I was going through far as family and friends. The atmosphere I was living in was toxic as hell… That’s why I chose to tell my truths.
HCM. What are some of your greatest challenges as an artist, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
Zigg TheArtist. The greatest challenge a artist can have is keeping the hunger, staying hungry. Through your journey you can be easily discouraged, something may happen, something may not work out. You may lose patience, anything is possible, but to keep that hunger and to defeat discouragement and negativity everyday is challenging. The key is to stay on course. My greatest attribute is being able to do everything musically. Ever since I learned how to record and engineer myself, mix and master, create my own beats, and of course write for myself things have been super easy. I can go into any studio or any situation and be effective somewhere.
HCM. What impression would you like listeners to be left with after hearing your music?
Zigg TheArtist. I want the listeners to see my talent in music as a whole. From bars, melodies, beat making, writing, and the quality of the song, I want listeners to understand and take in the hard work and dedication I put into my art.
HCM. Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
Zigg TheArtist. I want to thank God for giving me the guidance in my career, my family, and 1122! Thanks for believing in me.
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