KILL’EM KAZZ also known as Mark E. Barrett was born and raised in Scarborough, Ontario at the Scarborough General Hospital on April, 25, 1991. From there he would reside in Galloway which has a reputation as one of the most notorious neighbourhoods in Scarborough known for drugs, guns, and its high crime rate. Kazz came up in the rough conditions of the metro-housing projects, with his single mother. Kazz became aware of his new found talent sometime in the eighth grade, around the age of thirteen. Classmates would complement him his written verses that he would share, and that urged him to really pursue his soon to be music career. By 2005 him and some close friends already had a few tracks recorded using their computers and a simple production program called Cool Edit Pro. From this, Kazz was known to be the little rapper in the area although it wasn’t nothing major. In the summer of 2008, soon after Kazz had been released from a Youth Detention Centre for criminal allegations, he got connected with recording artist, Cokekey$ Car’tel, and later they would form BCB ( Breakfast Club Boys ). After the group got registered, it was all about making good music and that wasn’t a problem for the two talented young artists. Kazz went a real studio a few times with Cokekey$ attempting to master the art of recording. After making a variety of songs with real life concepts and different types of beats, and even making a video, Kazz decided it was time for his music to be heard by the public. He signed up with different sites such as Myspace, Facebook, Youtube, etc in order to get his music out and into peoples’ speakers. He was getting good reviews from friends and fans from all over the city, but there was still something missing, a mixtape! This is when the idea of Juvenile Hustle came into effect, but due to production issues the CD was not released on the expected date of the 2009 Caribanna Festival. However, this only motivated him even more to release the CD, which he renamed Sophisticated Hustle: The Sample Mixtape. In November 2009, Kazz met with a representative from Press Play Productions (a production company) , and they worked together to create a DJ Mix CD which Kazz would be the hosting. Currently he has a feature on the street anticipated mixtape ‘M.H.F.’ by Cokekeys Car’tel titled, ‘Canadian Kush’. At only 18 years of age, Kazz’s raw talent to write and record hit songs and his incredible self-promoting abilities have earned him a name in Canada’s underground world as well as a supportive fan base which he continues to work hard for. With the growing success of his new single titled ‘Hey Shawty’ and other songs, it’s only a matter of time before everyone in Toronto knows his name. His first mixtape, Sophisticated Hustle: The Sample Mixtape debuted in November of 2009 and is available in various retail stores as well as online. Right now Kazz is busy working on his next project which is scheduled to release late 2010.


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