I'm not big on picking 'next big things', but if I had to ( if the ghost of Heath Ledger showed up in full Joker make-up and put a squirt-gun full of acid to my head) it would be Izza Kizza. I first heard him on the brilliant 88 keys Mixtape a while back (The first full mixtape produced by Kanye West. Oh you missed that one? Catch it after the jump...) and I found myself playing his track over and over again, although I'd never heard of the guy. Yesterday his Nick Catchdubs-blended mixtape 'Kizzaland' drops and whaddayaknow? He's the next Timbaland protégé! (You know, after that Russian guy who won Eurovision.) The 'real' album won't be out until 2009, but by then you should be well familiar with this gap-toothed MC. Who can resist lyrics like 'Mammajammabananabofanapunani' over a Timbo beat? Straight out yo momma's udder, bitch!
Tracklist & Download link after the jump.
01. Intro 02. Flippin’ In The Rizzide 03. I’m The Izza Kizza 04. Millionaire (Preview) 05. Walk The Dog ft. Missy Elliot 06. Wham! 07. Timbo Freestyle 08. Tell ‘Em What My Name Iz 09. Red Wine 10. Here I Izz 11. Ooh La La (Preview) 12. Living My Dreams (Preview) 13. Don’t Stop Go! 14. They’re Everywhere 15. Hello 16. Me & Keesha (Boy Meets Girl) 17. Testimonial 18. PUSH 19. Outro 20. Georgie Porgie (Bonus)
Oh, and here's that 88 keys mixtape (Great 'roll down the window roll down the street blasting' music!)