Interview with: Gentry Kozia

After making an impressive splash on the blog with latest effort ‘I Just Wanna’, NEW LEASE MUSIC has decided to catch up and find out a little more about the man behind the single, GENTRY KOZIA.

NLM: Hey, thank you for taking part in an interview with NEW LEASE MUSIC. So what have you been up to in the music circuit in your hometown?

GK: Thank you for having me! I really appreciate it and I’m currently not living in my hometown I relocated to California. But I have gone back home a few times within the last two years, doing radio interviews and a few shows.

NLM: You released your single ‘I Just Wanna’ back in April. What was the public reception of the single so far?

GK: It’s doing very well & gaining more streams.

NLM: What’s your inspiration behind the single?

GK: Love songs from the past something that is missing greatly in today’s R&B music.

NLM: Are you planning to do a music video for the single in the near future?

GK: We shot a video for it back in October of last year but had to do some re-shoots..I’m planning to release it in July…

NLM: So how would you describe your sound to potential fans?

GK: A touch of vintage soul with a little funk, layered with some rock rounded off with today’s sonics..I try to stay away from trends but still maintaining a sound that is familiar today – if that make sense.

NLM: If you had to collaborate with ONE mainstream artist, who would it be?

GK: Well it would actually be two… Prince and Pharrell Williams. Those guys are not afraid to push the envelope with their fashion and music.

NLM: If you had three wishes to change the music industry today, what would they be?

GK: More originality, diversity on radio playlists and better artist deals.

NLM: So what are your plans for this year?

GK: Currently I’m on tour until the end of September and continuously release music on all digital platforms. I also have a few major placement deals in place, so I’m staying busy.

NLM: How can potential fans make contact with you?

GK: I’m on all social media platforms as gentrykozia (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Soundcloud, Snapchat). All my music is available on all streaming platforms as well.

NLM: Finally, if music didn’t exist, what profession would you do?

GK: I would be a professional boxer..I was boxing before I decided to pursue music professionally..

Song of the Day: I Just Wanna – Gentry Kozia

GENTRY KOZIA bounces on today’s hotspot with his super smooth R&B jam, ‘I Just Wanna’. Check it out below:

New Track: Whispers – 3KNGZ

Hip-hop duo 3KNGZ had a remarkable 2016, claiming the top spot on NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Top Ten Songs of 2016 list with track, ‘Kick’ – and that’s not the end! Member Meru El Muad’Dib’s offering, ‘Stay Up, Stay Blessed’, was also on the same list, ranked at #5.

Determined to continue the type in 2017, the pair have joined up with producer Dro by the Key for the epic and, as always, brutally honest track entitled ‘Whispers’ – check it!!!

New Track: Rock Stars – Chill (of 3KNGZ)

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Rahn Williams – aka CHILL– has returned roarer than ever with guitar-driven track, ‘Rock Stars.’

This emcee makes up one half of conscious hip-hop act 3KNGZ, whose single, Kick’, stole the hotspot on NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Top Ten Songs of 2016 list.

We’re not dealing with half-baked-one-hit wonders here – so take time out and have a listen.

New Track: What – Chill (of 3KNGZ)

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3KNGZ recruit CHILL kicks off his upcoming album, Unapologetically Black, with a powerful yet delicately arranged release entitled What. Seriously, this is a truly hard-hitting track – go check it out.