[ah - mah * izi - yen]
With his presence in NYC as a songwriter/producer/musician and connected to the rise of a couple stars; AMA ( IZIIAN, a childhood nickname ) steps-out on his own and emerges as a real contender; Prepare to burn out your headphones/speakers
Laying out his Roxxstaa sound for the world to hear. Producing, writing and playing all the instruments - you get a rough beat knocking, hard guitar-driven, electro soulful sound from a front man with influence + superstar flow
"If this were a competitive sport; AMA would be
Bruno Mars + Childish Gambino vs Travis Scott + Prince
with Led Zeppelin as referee.."
New York City Native; born & raised
*All songs/instruments produced, played, written & sung by AMA IZIIAN
WOKE ALBUM CREDITS
AMA - all instruments, lead + background vocals
Krissy Sunshine - background vocals (get it together, naked ballerina, without your love, stay); female lead vocals (stay)
Engineer(s): Anthony-Michael at MV Studio & Rudyrhythmz at Beats Behind Bars Studio ( IG: @rudyrhythmz )
Produced by AMA
Mixed by IRKO at StudioBeat3
Mastered by Alex Psaroudakis
Executive Producer(s): Anthony-Michael for OUEST Baby Jupiter, Devon Medina Munroe for Crooklyn Masters
Co-Executive Producer: Kristina Rincon
Cover Art: Shannon Marie Ferguson ( www.running-with-foxes.com )
Concept: AMA & Shannon
The distinction of playing, writing & producing everything is great - but it takes many unseen to stay creative, sane and motivated -
and we all deserve some credit, so..
Ahmed Lago - logo artwork, b.f.a.m., heart stopping artist(ry) - show 'em!
Ahmad Abdul - Shaheed - cover art (without your love), b.f.a.m., another art beast
Alana Davis - voiceover, muse, H.K. 4life (no revolution without you)
Ali S. - friend, motivator, superclassicultured1000 ( IG: @anoblesavage )
Amaru B., Orlando O., Joe Y. - the fellas
Barrington Southwell - background (without your love)
Charlotte Håkansson - Swedish voiceover, char-char.. best wing ever
Dana. Marion. Nick (we love/miss you dad.. wish you were here to see this)
Darlenisa Santana - Spanish voiceover (stay, no revolution), musa supreme
Devon Munroe - addt'l programming (without your love, like a bullet)
Jacqueline C. Bunch - co.writer/cohort/killa bich, the greatest never known
James Dallas Bolden - foul mouth'd bishop, talking ("expect the unexpected")
Jared Red Jacobs - addt'l programming/synths (get it together, stay)
Jimmy Archey - brother, consigliere, gear guru (IG: @pedalconcierge )
Kahanu Kaho'onei - Hawaiian voiceover, musa, so much soul+mate (no revolution)
Kelly McKay - bridge background (get it together)
Kimari Southwell - background (without your love)
Kirsten Magwood - homie, love/hate advisory, cultural diplomat
Kwesi Abbensetts & Kate Yoland - ty 4 your artistry + inspiration; Mïami Crüe
MAE - ninja, neuvamusafantasía, t.b.c
Maurice Keyes - IG: @sirkeyes kid is a FIRE Director/D.P. (freedom series)
Mariners 67 - HAUL
MD.: Elena Jones 💗 + (que) Linda
Michael Herbst - b.f.a.m., consigliere
Michael Leonhart - trumpet, friend always
Michael Palmer - bro, supporter, director - we did it!
Mimi Mmabatho Selemela - South African voiceover (no revolution)
Noelia S. (+Issy, Nina, Soph) - consigliere/cheerleader, bff, the Reaper
Olga "Lola" R. - always 💗
Quentin L. - bro.:4life
Ra-Re Valverde - my sis, musical day1, love/hate advisor, thx
Roger C. Jeffrey - ty 4 believing/pushing/supporting; LAG/B.4L.
Rogét F. - maniac, styleguy, negha diplomat, support-crew (even paco)
Virgory Celestin - professor X ( YouTube: veecel )
Wesley Clouden - Visual Goon Squad
YOU... listening right now - THANK YOU We Appreciate You
- To KiTy _ You know what you did! No way to measure the support you've shown. There'll never be enough Thank Yous Tink! ~ "Gimme Money" ~
- To my brother-at-arms: Devon Munroe _ This wouldn't have been possible without you in my corner, your words of encouragement, truth, continued friendship, support, loyalty, and mentality. Mi Familia Siempre (and yeah, I know you failed Spanish - but you feel me!).
And to anyone that didn't listen to D over the years -- Ya F'd UP! Better Start Now
- IRKO _ Thank you again for the dedication and the "beastly" ears - This is the start of a beautiful killin' spree my friend
*In Memory of my brother, close friend and a truly creative, genuine and incredible being - DIAMOND DAVE BETANCES... We miss you DdB! All of the laughs, lessons and wisdom we shared is not lost. You taught us all how to live -- Do it for family! A diamond will be placed on every project cover of mine in your honor and remembrance - Until...
F%@k Cancer Live Life
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