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Music is the universal language and aspiring singer ZI speaks it well. The emerging 21-year-old North Carolina artist comes equipped with powerful lyricism, catchy hooks and an irresistible blend of dope beats. The fast-rising singer marches to the beat of his own drum. He makes music from the heart and shares it with the world.The soulful young gunner possesses the ability to balance meaningful, storytelling lyricism with an endless cache of catchy melodies.

The determined Winston-Salem-based artist is excited to present the blazing music video for his buzzing single “Cocky” featuring female artist TiaCorine. The powerful and heartfelt song is like a musical diary about his life. It is honest and personal and touches on matters close to the heart. The soul piercing lyrics are bold and profound.

Sometimes I’m cocky, sometimes I’m not but when I am, it equates to passion and confidence. You can be cocky but a good woman will still be down for you and still love you. So I wanted to take that word and make it into something meaningful and heartfelt and just have fun with it!


ZI is currently working on his new album titled “Pretty Boy,” which is expected to be released in 2021. Influenced by the likes of Chris Brown, Usher, Brandi, and Lauryn Hill, he is a clear choice as one of the breakout R&B singers to watch in 2021.

ZI anchors the independent music scene with an important dose of authenticity. He crafts songs which capture the essence of the human spirit. He spins stories of love, lessons learned, conflict and resolution. Armed with a pen, a microphone and an unshakable will to succeed, the unique singer is already making an impact on the independent music scene and beyond.

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