Arizah, popularly known in the music space as Air-is-ay, is a United States, Irving based singer-songwriter who is into everything music. Air-is-ay has just released an original single titled “Homies”. We had a few questions and answers with Air-is-ay. Below are exclusive details on the interview.
Continue reading to find out more about this amazing artist.
What is your real name?
My real name is Arizah.
What’s your official stage name (showbiz name)?
I go by air-is-ay, which is the pronunciation of my real name.
What do you do (fashion, music, comedy, art, dancing, etc.)?
I like to consider myself a Jack of all trades, where I like to do a little of everything. I have a podcast with
How did you get into what you do (music, modelling, art, dance, etc.)?
I began writing music in 2015, with my first complete song being “Cabin in the Woods”, which you can find on my SoundCloud, and it was just another way for me to express myself in addition to the poetry I wrote. In 2020, I was in a rap trio by the name of AJ6 with members Gxbriel (insta: @casaurous) and Jazzy Blaze (insta: @therealjazzyblaze) where we released our EP “Surviving The Summer”, but it wasn’t until 2021 that I released my official solo debut with my single “Take Me To Mars”, which motivated me to take music more seriously.
What field or genre are you into and give a brief description of what your career/profession/ field feels like?
I feel like sticking to one specific genre would limit me creatively, so I tend to range from pop, hip-hop, R & B, and even soft rock.
Who or what inspires you or motivates you? And why?
The thing that motivates me most is knowing that the hard work and dedication I’m putting into each song will be enjoyed by other people. I was told that it would be a better plan to create music that’s in the mainstream before pursuing what I actually enjoy, and I feel like that mindset is what hinders a lot of creativity and potential in a lot of artists.
What was your first project and the people you worked with and in which year?
My first official project was a solo project titled “Master of None”, which was completely created by myself, from production to cover art. I wanted my first project to be something that I could look back on and see my growth as an artist, and I figured what better way to do that than to create a self-produced project from start to finish.
How many projects do you have so far?
As of now, I have one EP and several singles. My focus as of right now is finding my sound as an artist, and I feel with singles it gives me more time to work on each individual song.
How long have you been doing what you do?
When I was in 8th grade, I wrote my first verse, and it was to the remix of “I’m So Hood.” I’m back on my book in class, so I guess we can say I’ve been “writing music” since 2010. I I was also a choir kid in high school, so I was singing every day, but 2015 was the official start of my music journey.
What do you look out for in this line of business?
What I like to look out for most is authenticity and genuine intentions. There are so many ways to begin this journey as an independent artist. I’m lucky that there are artists who speak out about the importance of watching who you do business with. As well as that, I feel like the music industry is already full of so much of one thing, to the point that authenticity feels new.
Have you won any awards or been nominated for an award? Or in short, any achievement? both in and out of your career path.
As a high school varsity choir member, I received the directors’ award, which was an award given for growth and dedication in my senior year. As far as my career goes, I haven’t won any awards as of yet, but I’m sure they’re coming one day with patience.
What is this new release about?
This release is me introducing rap into my solo career officially. I’ve released freestyles and have had feats. But rap has always been something I’ve felt I needed to take my time with and that I’d incorporate in time.
Who and how many people worked on it?
The vocal arrangement and recording were done by myself. The music production was done by a producer I found named Riddiman, who I cannot get enough of, and the track was engineered by a local producer by the name of Cloud D, @cloud_dstudios on Instagram.
What can your previous and new audiences anticipate from you in the future?
My goal for the next year is to expand my sound so the audience can expect a lot more of an incorporation with my rapping and singing as well. The audience can also expect more self-produced pieces in the future.