|Izzy Man, center, and his crew|
IZZY's championship performance (see video below) with his band and dancers at Kollaboration New York 8 on Sept. 28, 2013 at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts had the crowd on their feet. I love that he incorporates his heritage into his music. They start out with traditional Filipino rondalla with the dancers pairing up doing the 1, 2, 3 waltz step and then flip it into contemporary rap and hiphop moves.
A native of Queens, NYC, 25-year old IZZY, paid homage to the city of New York by rapping about the being "at the top", and carrying around a businessman's staple accessory: a briefcase.
IZZY is a Renaissance man: not only is he a rapper, but a producer, photographer, videographer, and businessman as well; he is the co-founder and creative director of DynastyStyle, a clothing company. "I think art is universal," he said, "and I want to be able to create all the time and in many different ways."