THE WAITING PLACE
After years of waiting, DeLazoo’s self-produced Debut EP is here on April 15th. The Waiting place is a Free album that you can stream or download via noisetrade.com. Help us promote the EP by clicking on the share button below the album cover. Again this is a free Album, but there’s an option to tip if you’re feeling it.
Raised in Kalamazoo, Mi, it would be unlikely to think that DeLaZoo (Devin Harrison) would acquire a passion and talent for hip-hop. With two New Jersey-bred parents more partial to playing Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel in the house, DeLaZoo’s options for hip-hop/r&b music was initially limited to what was on the radio, or what Carson Daley had played on TRL after school. With years of classical piano training and a Yamaha performance grand with a looping mode, Devin started to re-make the dirty south and r&b beats he heard on TV at the age of 9, and would later branch off into making his own.
Always solitary, Devin would spend the next years developing his craft in his humble basement studio, graduating from a bootlegged copy of FL Studio to a professional MPC Drum machine. After hearing Slum Village for the first time in middle school, he continued to record his own tracks, only now adding his own vocals, rapped and sung. Throughout high school, DeLa casually dropped remixes and original on his YouTube page. Without much effort, DeLaZoo had gone organically viral, reaching 12,000 subscribers out of his basement, leading to him opening for major acts such as J. Cole and Royce da 5’9, and talking calls from labels, all still in high school. His online success ultimately led to him signing a development deal and moving to West Hollywood, CA after he had graduated high school.
However, a year later the deal had produced only creative differences and strife, and DeLaZoo was ultimately dropped after his song “Art School”, which was made in response to his failing management team.
While in the defeated process of moving out of L.A. and back to Michigan, Devin had been contacted by an affiliate of the label, stating the his music had reached the hands of none other than New York hip-hop veteran Masta Ace, who was interested. Disenchanted by the pop-leaning deal he had been recently fired from, DeLaZoo was immediately onboard, and the years following were spent crafting how a debut project was supposed to sound. With mentorship of Masta Ace, and input from in-house producer/engineer DJ Rob, the team was able to combine DeLaZoo’s scaling influences of mid-west hip-hop, r&b, and electronic elements into a cutting edge Self Produced EP. The Waiting Place arrives on April 15, 2016.
Mar 31 Bells Brewery Kalamazoo, MI
Apr 10 Beauty Bar Las Vegas, NV
Apr 13 Balcony Backstage Durango, CO
Apr 15 Hodi’s Half Note Fort Collins, CO
Apr 16 Cervante’s Otherside Denver, CO
- about 2 hours agoSo in dropping the EP at midnight then? RT if you really want it...
- about 2 hours agoRT of you want me to drop my Mixtape at midnight. Ignore it if you want me to drop it tomorrow afternoon.
- about 4 hours ago#Top5DeadOrAlive #Hiphop #Elements https://t.co/f3dTkvOAfX
- about 7 hours agoYUP https://t.co/XslHVBKJzj
- about 8 hours ago#TheWaitingPlace countdown ends tomorrow. Who wants I hear my new project?
- about 9 hours agoI miss my cats 😥
- about 10 hours agoYo Durango, CO you haven't bought me food yet yall wanna do that real quick or