Shanzyan Talks About His Life & Music

Today on our Hot Seat we have “Shanzyan” who recently released his music video “Shut Up”. Lets have chat with him.

Twist Online: Our readers would like to know about the start of your career.
Shanzyan: I don’t feel like I’ve started yet. Music has always been apart of my life. I started writing in the beginning of middle school, producing in high school, and then I put everything together while I was in college. My friends and family always knew about my music, but no one else really did. I think it’s time to change that.

Twist Online: Tell us about your recent music video “Shut Up.”
Shanzyan: The music video for “Shut Up” wasn’t supposed to happen. We flew out our director Josh Williams for other work. While he was out here, we threw a kickback after filming one day. We played some songs during the night and saw that a lot of people were catching the vibes. One thing led to another and we ended the night getting kicked out of Dennis’s apartment with a music video on deck.

Twist Online: Songwriting, producing and singing, what do you enjoy the most?
Shanzyan: Producing feels second nature to me. I don’t have to think about it like I do with songwriting. It doesn’t burn the same energy as rapping. There’s just something about turning nothing into something, literally taking silence and filling the space with emotions, that makes me feel at one with myself.

Twist Online: Are you inspired of someone in the music industry?
Shanzyan: I can name a lot of people, but I won’t. All of my influences are pretty apparent in my music.

Twist Online: Why you chose to be a rapper? Any particular reason?
Shanzyan: It’s just how I choose to tell my story. Also, I suck at singing, or else I’d be working on my debut R&B album right now.

Twist Online: Do you write your own songs?
Shanzyan: Yeah.

Twist Online: What’s your goal in life you want to achieve next?
Shanzyan: Put myself in a position to make life easier for my family and loved ones.

Twist Online: Any new project you’re working on? When it will be released?
Shanzyan: I started my first album this year. I’m almost done with it. It will be out when it’s ready.

Twist Online:  Are you on social media?
Shanzyan: Yeah, @shanzyan almost everywhere. Slide in my DM’s.
snapchat: shanztherapper

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