NEZ has collaborated with ScHoolboy Q on his debut single and music video “Wild Youngster” via Entertainment One (“eOne”). The self-directed visual showcases rapid-fire wordplay while treating viewers to an abstract monochromatic visual interpretation. The video stars NEZ alongside ScHoolboy Q and fellow Chicagoan Vic Mensa.
“Wild Youngster” is an intoxicating underground dance anthem and is nothing short of a certifiable hit. NEZ comments on the new single: “I want to make people feel again. I want to make people dance. I’m creating my universe through sound. The feeling I got visiting Paris during fashion week and going to the afterparties. In my head, I was thinking ‘what would Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss be partying to in the 90s with Gianni Versace.’ House music started in Chicago, it has always had a major impact on me because that’s the music that we grew up listening and partying to.”
NEZ has become known for is work with Nez and Rio. They first became known for their work with ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, Chance The Rapper, Wale, Coltrane and many others. NEZ has acquired a much-lauded production contribution to a number of popular hits such as Schoolboy Q’s “Man of the Year,” and ASAP Rocky’s “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2”. In 2015, NEZ was Grammy-nominated for “Best Rap Album,” for his work on ScHoolboy Q’s “Oxymoron.”
Born in West Lafayette, Indiana, NEZ’s musical take is marked by dramatic changes in styles. Incorporating an eclectic range of influences including soul, electro, indie rock, synth-pop, house, and R&B.