Talented rapper Raiza Biza is one of the hottest properties on the New Zealand hip-hip scene.
The Hamilton/Auckland musician combines his deft, reflective lyrics with jazz-based instrumentals to create distinctive flowing tracks.
Biza – aka Ray Ruzibiza – performs at The World Bar this Thursday.
“People can expect jazz-infused instrumentals, thoughtful lyrics, and you know just sort of a little time capsule into New Zealand tinged 90s New York hip-hop in a modern context,” the 25-year-old says.
“The thing that I like about those types of instrumentals is the fact they kind of tell their own story too, it’s not just a loop that’s constructed in a factory setting, it usually comes with its own character.”
Catch Raiza Biza at The World Bar on Thursday from 10pm. Admission is free.
Full preview in Thursday’s Mountain Scene