Coraezy Hitz

Born and raised between Columbus and Pataskala, Ohio, Coraezy Hitz, Corae Benson, 26, has been known for his skill to create diverse and lyrically creative tracks. He originally started as a drummer/studio engineer at the age of 12 and discovered his love for creating music. As a freshman in high school he managed to build a quality studio of his own and began selling and giving away his mixtapes to his peers and public.

AirTime
 We always checkout artist and some of them really go above and beyond on every track. At a time like this in music that’s what artist have to do build a fan base. It’s evident you create without limits.
Who are your music influences?
Coraezy Hitz
My music influences are Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Rittz, Ces Cru, Pac Div, Diz Gibran, Iamsu, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Biggie, Crooked Eye, Eminem and HS87 just to name a few. These artist captured my attention because of there delivery, rhythm and vocabulary. The combination of the 3 to me, is like aggressive Jazz in hip-hop form. Listening to these artist truly helped me grow into the artist I am today.
AirTime
 We can see that base on the lyrical flow.
What hip-hop albums did you grow up listening to?
Coraezy Hitz
I grew up listening to Kiss of Death by Jadakiss, Word of Mouf by Ludacris, The Black Album by Jay-z and The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem. Honestly, I grew up in the “Limewire” era as well, so albums weren’t first choice. And YouTube was beginning to take off, so I ended up watching a ton of Rap Battles and listening to singles from the 90’s and the Underground as well.
AirTime
 Yes, The 90’s really had a good core of music in all genres. That’s when the labels could take art like yours to another level.
What’s your real passion behind the music?
Coraezy Hitz
My real passion behind the music is simply from me being infatuated with music in general. My mother is a gospel pianist and my father is obsessed with speakers and stereo sound systems. Combine the 2, and you get me. Me and a ton of passion. My dad always loved Hip Hop and Funk music and my mom always loved R&B/Gospel so I listened to the best of both. We spent countless hours listening to music instead of watching our TV. When I was 12, me and my father built a cheap home studio in my room. We collected old wood speakers and church mic’s. We bought a cheap mix board from Sam Ash, and Plugged everything into a desktop computer with cheap recording software. From that point on, I never stopped. And over the years, the passion that I was born with, kept growing.
AirTime
 I see, We can tell based on your ability to play instruments.
Do you think people listen more for the beat or for the lyrics?, why?
Coraezy Hitz
The answer to that question would depend on if we’re referring to listeners today, or listeners that’s existed through years of multiple waves and hip hop trends. Listeners today, in my opinion, seem to have more concern with the instrumental rather than listening to the song in its entirety. Not taking into consideration the lyrics, delivery and instrumental. We’re living in a time of transformation in Hip Hop itself. I feel like because of these listeners, Hip Hop is getting “watered down”. The “bar” has been lowered when it comes to having logic and authenticity in your music. When I was young, even if you had good instrumentals but you were lacking lyrically, you weren’t going to last. At the time, we had shows like “Rap City The Basement” that would weed out the strong from the weak. Nowadays, rappers rarely want to rap 16 bars. 
AirTime
 That is true the method has changed those artist that can drive the song with all the elements will be the artist that excel. 
What do you plan to do if you make it big?
Coraezy Hitz
I plan to tap into people’s conscience and bring back awareness for quality lyrics and authentic Hip hop in general. I plan to Brand myself and start a business to support my family.
AirTime
 We enjoy listening to your music because within the bars there is message.
 Thanks for taking the time to let us know why your tracks are so dope.

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Posted by - October 10, 2017