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@VannDigital Interview: Big Zay Mack (@BigZayMack662)

The Mississippi hip-hop community has already received its fair amount of attention due to the success of David Banner & Big K.R.I.T. and the recent signing of Tito Lopez. Newcomer Big Zay Mack also tends to make an impact on the scene with his newly released debut mixtape ‘The Undrafted All-Star’.

VannDigital.com chops it up with Big Zay Mack about his collaboration with DJ Spyda Da Don, his beginnings in Mississippi, & some more and some more. –Interview by DV

VannDigital.com: What’s poppin with Big Zay Mack???
Big Zay Mack: What’s good G. Been busy in the studio making beats for my next mixtape. I’m creating an art of work that will leave a mark on southern Hip-Hop. What made you realize the rap game is where you want to be??? When I realized that God gave me the gift of rap. I remember going to Jordan’s Barber Shop in Columbus with my Dad. On the way there the Big Tymers record “10 Wayz” came on the radio and I liked the beat. I noticed how they were rhyming and I copied Mannie Fresh by making my own words rhyme. After that I listened to other rappers beats and started writing my own songs.

What was the inspiration behind your debut mixtape ‘The Undrafted All-Star’???
The title is a reflection on myself, another moniker I go by. In school I was that kid who made you laugh but never was good at anything. In basketball, all I could do was shoot 3 pointers with ease. Football, I couldn’t catch so I played cornerback. But because those were the areas that I was good at, I realized that I had to work harder to get any recognition. In due time people started to see what I could be. Anyone can be the Undrafted All Star in any aspect in their lives. You might not be the best now, but hard work and determination will see you through.

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