Published on September 12th, 2020 | by Shayna Clark0
O.Z The Hitmaker Releases Album “Return of The King”
North Carolina rapper O.Z The Hitmaker releases his latest project Return of The King, a follow up to his debut project King. Within the 6-year gap between these projects, O.Z has consistently released singles and EPs like Lovers Lane & O.Z Collabs, but in 2020 we saw the return of the king. Inspired by fellow lyricist, Joyner Lucas, O.Z realized that there was still a place for lyrical-driven rap and started putting together his newest release. Not only that, he studied the game, noticed the rising popularity of melodic rap and decided to show off his versatility and vocals on Return of The King. The 16-track project is a culmination of years of hard work, this 3-year process included nonstop travel between North Carolina and Atlanta with the guidance of fellow rapper Harvey J. Everything that O.Z has worked towards has led to this project and it’s already proving to be his best work to date with over 1 million streams within two days of release. Available now on all platforms.
O.Z The Hitmaker
North Carolina based artist O.Z The Hitmaker is best known for his multiple viral Facebook videos. His popular “Walmart Freestyle” with Harvey J accumulated over 19 million views alone on Facebook, with co-signs from icons like Shaquille O’neal. O.Z has been working on his craft since childhood. At 8, O.Z wrote his first rap, at 12 he entered his first studio and today he’s an artist with over 60 million views and 1 million streams. O.z left his hometown of Newark, New Jersey and relocated to Durham, North Carolina at 19 to pursue his music career. After making this shift, O.Z connected with rap group Earth Movers and together they generated buzz in their city. After parting ways with Earth Movers to start his solo career, O.Z linked up with fellow rapper Harvey J., who he continues to work with today.
O.Z’s musical influences include Tupac, DMX, Eminem, J. Cole, and Kendrick Lamar. He’s always had an affinity for lyrical rhymes and curates music that resonates with fans on a personal level combined with uplifting beats that you can dance to. O.Z recently dropped a new visual for his popular track Designer Drip and his latest project, Return of The King, accumulated over 1 million streams within the first two days of release and continues to grow in popularity.
O.Z is not only building a platform for himself, he’s also founder of record label & clothing brand G.I.O.Y.O which stands for “get it on your own.” G.I.O.Y.O has been building since 2015 and over the past 5 years O.Z has helped shape and mould several artists’ careers, using his knowledge of the industry to benefit their growth.
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