Thurz is an ambitious rapper that is getting recognition for his original rhymes that cover a wide range of topics with substance. Thurz grew up with uncles that were DJs and filled his house constantly with an array of soca, reggae and dancehall. He learned at a young age that music has a power to unite people and felt compelled to participate.
I Riot, because BET has failed every generation after 1999. I Riot, because Top 40 Radio plays the same electro/techno-based songs 10 times an hour. I Riot, because the artists that are forced upon the masses are hybrid clones with the same content in every song. I Riot, because I haven’t felt the same love and attachment for an album since Redman’s Muddy Waters. I Riot for the freedom of music and art that has been incarcerated. Freedom to express oneself allows for a generation of unique thinkers with artillery to blast the narrow-minded capitalist to vapors.
· Given Name: Yannick Koffi
· Age: Immortal
· Hometown: Inglewood, CA
What instruments do you play?
I play qwerty in social media
Describe your music in 3 words.
Los Angeles Riots
What Movie do you wish you made the soundtrack to?
Coming to America
What’s your spirit animal?
I don’t know…I’m guessing a Lion
What song is your guiltiest pleasure?
“Firework” by Katy Perry and “Who Da Neighbors” by Juicy J
And last but not least, what’s your favorite food?
To listen to Thurz’s new mixtape LA Riot, click here or listen below.