Born and raised in Cameroon (Central Africa) Vocaliz is an award winning artist based
in Brooklyn New York. He grew up between two musical worlds. One his oldest
brother introduced to him through all the Hip Hop classics of the 90s and the other
one which was the popular African/Cameroonian music that could be heard on the
radio or on any street corner of his city. Those sonic ambiguities developed in him a
certain openness when it comes to creating his own music. He is not scared to go a
different route or try something new.
His rhymes have moved crowds on the beaches of the Mediterranean and in basement
joints on both sides of the Atlantic.
In 2009 he released his first album “Painful Healing” while studying in Cyprus with
the Ghanaian producer Afana. Their single “Under The Sun” was devoured by the
local radio stations and clubs which allowed them to perform in festivals and do shows
all over the Island.
He’s been acknowledged for his musical skills and received several acclaims including
Best Rap song in the John Lennon International Musical Competition with his song
“Call Me” and was finalist for the 22nd Annual USA songwriting competition with his
song “Call Me”. His music video “In Love with Life” was played on MTV and VH1 for
Vocaliz is finally bringing us his first solo album titled “African in New York”. It’s a
perfect blend of Hip Hop, Afrobeat and Soul. It’s old, it’s new. It’s for the young,
it’s for the old. A journey through sound with an African who lived in three different
continents as captain of the plane.