Lodi, New Jersey rapper and Elite Fleet Gang co-founder Just Bizarre presents “Dance With Me”, his new single produced by CL Subs. A child of Filipino immigrants, Biz released his first mixtape The View in 2010, followed by Legendary, then The View 2 hosted by the Fleet DJs (listen), then Legendary 2 (listen), hosted by DJ Onpoint, Mobb Deep’s official tour DJ who hosted Joe Budden’s MM3 and J. Cole’s The Come Up. Biz has collaborated with Chiddy of Chiddy Bang and shared stages with Cyhi The Prynce and Joell Ortiz. Biz calls the new single “a very different kind of record. Subs played me the beat and I immediately fell in love with it. Sonically, it’s not your typical rap record, it’s very wavy and groovy. It’s about when you in the party and you just see that one girl and she’s just glowing. And you’re just thinking to yourself like, “I don’t want to have to sit this song out and pretend to be on my phone. All I want her to do is dance with me because if she does, everything after that will fall into place’.” Biz currently resides in Hackettstown, NJ.
Describe Lodi to someone who’s never been there.
Well I only lived there when I was a little kid so I’m sure it’s changed drastically since then but you know, it’s just the town. It’s in Bergen County, NJ. Mixed town ethnicity wise for sure. You got Burger King, Dollar Tree. I used to be a wild crazy kid with my other friends on the block getting into mischief all day. Shout out Lawrence Ave. I have fam there still so I pop up every now and then. Lodi is more citylike then Hackettstown. It’s slow here. There’s a little college here but that’s about it. It’s type quiet. This is a temporary stop in my journey.
Where do you think you excel: in the studio or onstage? And why?
I’d say both but there’s nothing like being onstage. I leave it all on the floor and put my heart and soul into every live performance. I feel so free up there. Love getting the crowd pumped with me. Also testing new songs is cool too onstage, see how people react to my new material.
What would it take for you to sign a record deal?
A million dollars! But on some G shit, it’s just got to make sense. I have to be put in a situation where I can grow and level up. Can’t be no funny shit going on where I’m getting taken advantage of.
Do you think you gain the majority of your fans from performing or online activity? Why do you think this is?
Honestly both, but I prefer gaining new fans from performing because it becomes a real experience and you can meet them face to face; sell a cd right there and sign it. But shout out to all my fans from Hawaii to Massachusetts who comment online on my videos and buy merch off my website www.blankysworld.com it’s all love, we worldwide!