"Determination" isn’t just the name of Royce Rizzy’s new project, it describes his grind and career as a whole. The Oakland born, DMV raised, Atlanta rhymer has been perfecting his craft and steadily releasing good music for years. So much so that Rizzy caught the attention of industry icon Jermaine Dupri and signed to the exemplary So So Def/RCA. Now with a major label backing, a star studded remix to “Gah Damn,” (Jermaine Dupri, K Camp, Twista, and Lil Scrappy) and a relentless work ethic, Royce Rizzy is ready to make a profound impact at A3C. We got on the phone with Rizzy on our Take 5 segment to talk about So So Def, what he’e learned from JD, and his biggest record to date.
A3C: Biggest record of your career so far?
RR: “It would have to be “Gah Damn.” Not just the remix, but the song as a whole.”
A3C: Most important thing you’ve learned from Jermaine Dupri?
RR: “Patience. He taught me it’s better to put it out the right way and at the perfect time.
A3C: Describe Royce Rizzy in 5 words or less.
RR: “Humble, determined, dedicated, observant, and fly.”
A3C: Signing w/ So So Def has “____”
RR: “It’s given me a bigger outlet. Now that the label is behind it I feel like people pay attention a little more.”
A3C: Your mission at A3C is “____.”
RR: "Two years ago I just wanted to be a part of it and King Chip brought me out on stage. Last year I was on a stage but wanted to be on every stage. This year I just want to make an impact. I want people to be like “Yo, Rizzy really did some sh*t at A3C.”
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