Stylez Major was Born Zarak Michael Simmons Jr , June 19th 1989 In Tacoma, Washington, and raised in the “360 city” as he likes to call it, consisting of the state capital Olympia, and suburbs Lacey & Tumwater. He is of German & African American decent, and is the grandson of legendary Jazz Musician Sonny Simmons who has released albums for Warner Bros respectively, he is the second son of former drum phenom Zarak Simmons Sr who briefly attended Juilliard performance arts on scholarship in New York. Being around the music environment as a young boy, helped Stylez develop a sense of creativity, and musical imagination. In the summer of 1999, at the age of 10, Stylez bought his first guitar, and also started playing with his older brother Anthony’s Keyboard (TonySway). The both of them began to create music and grow respectively. Stylez Major credits Bone Thugs N harmony and Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D as his biggest influences as well as DMX, 2-Pac, Stained, Linkin Park, and AZ of The Firm. He also stated that he was influenced by many seattle based MC’s especially between the years of 2005- Present, Saying “They are paving the way for the whole region” various Northwest Artist such as Grynch, Geo & Sabzi, Neema, Macklemore, Sea-Notez, Young Soprano, No Clue &many more.
By the age of 16 , Stylez Major was doing birthday party performances, and passing out his demo to his community. Always pushing forward and striving for his goal of becoming well known, Major began to hone his craft in music production. In late 2010 he released his long awaited mixtape entitled “Strength” which received over 10k downloads. From there the now twenty two year old released his first retail project entitled the “Strength EP” which had eight brand new records, this album is now buzzing on I-Tunes and other digital media outlets. Things are rising fast for this young artist, with over 50 thousand twitter followers, including the likes of DJ Khaled, The Source Magazine, Brittany Spears, Lil B The Base God, Barack Obama, Roscoe Dash, Jared Evan, the social media and Industry Icons seems to enjoy major’s music. Major Comes from humble beginnings and is a motivation for us all coming from a broken home, and having many personal struggles, you can really feel this kids passion in his music .He is currently lining up shows across the west coast, and creating his sophomore release “More Than Motivation”.
Major also has built a strong following on HotNewHiphop.com the #1 site for free hip hop music, by creating a series of remixes and collaborations, Most notifiable “The Pursuit Of Happiness” With Kid Cudi & No Love With Eminem, taking the already hits and adding verses and leaving the original beats and choruses, with both tracks combined there has been over 80k hits. With that said , follow this artist and experience the art of music, hunger, perseverance, and love.
1. So Amazing Ft Michelle Simmons
2. Today Or Tomorrow
3. Ima Make It Pop
4. Alone Ft Tony Sway
5. Swag Like Mine
6. Neva Break Me
7. Show The World
8. Summer Love Ft Michelle Simmons
Stylez Major Ft Michelle Simmons – So Amazing
Stylez Major Ft Tony Sway – Alone
Stylez Major – Neva Break Me
Stylez Major Ft Michelle Simmons – Summer Love
Stylez Major – Strength EP (Download)
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