Young indie Hip Hop artist based out of Los Angeles, CA, Asaiah Ziv releases his new visual for his single “Lemonade”.
Asaiah Ziv, Born in “Sin City” – Las Vegas, Nevada. He is the visionary-creator of HIPSAVVY, a movement/brand that supports creative thought and truth within the hip-hop culture. This is when hip-hop meets knowledge, create what you want to be a part of.
At a young age, Asaiahs’ father would play a lot of latin and soul music around the house (Hector Lavoe, Fania All-Stars, Fruko, Jill Scott, Prince, Miles Davis, Herbie Mann, Cal Tjader etc.) and was always interested and inspired by the music he heard. Asaiah later found hip-hop music to be another way of expressing his feelings with the lyrics/instruments heard in each song. As he grew older, his passion for music grew with him and so did his talent. He started to DJ around 6-7 years old for local events , later on around 10-12 he started writing songs and showing his friends. At 12 he started using Pro Tools and taught himself how to record and mix within a few months. Later met a family friend Miguel also known as Fresh Ave who actually told Asaiah he was good and should rap more which inspired him to become a rapper, Fresh later passed away.
Summer of 2011, Asaiah began to gain somewhat of recognition. Jan. 24, 2012 Asaiah dropped a freestyle video that grabbed ALOT of attention from the hip-hop community. Asaiahs’ musical influences range from music from his musical father to his more current influences of J Dilla, Jay Electronica, MF Doom, Madlib, Little Dragon, Sango, Bjork, Telepopmusik and Flying Lotus. Taking his influences and adding his personality and creativity, Asaiah plans to use music to speak to the youth of the world with vivid imagery, and challenging music.
In 2013 Asaiah picked up a lot of Chicago inspirations and met a lot of local hip hop rappers. Asaiah began to get really interested in the underground hip-hop scene and sparked a thought that happened to be “HIPSAVVY”. Asaiah released his recent free EP “Free Your Soul [Side A]”. It quickly became a local favorite, buoyed by wavey/jazz/soul-influenced production, personal and emotional lyricism. The project was by far Asaiahs’ proud body of work and caught the attention of hip-hop listeners of all faiths and lifestyles which was his aim. Asaiah wants HIPSAVVY to be his movement/brand/collective. At currently only 19 years old, Asaiah posses the talent, vision, and wisdom that many find in much more experienced peers and has something special to bring to the world for years to come.