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Isaiah Arthur McClymont (born November 15, 1997), better known by his stage name Izayuh, is an American hip-hop singer, songwriter, producer, and engineer. He is known for his relaxing sound, mixing introspective alternative hip hop combined with neo-soul. Reminiscent of Childish Gambino,

Chance the Rapper, and Raury. Raised in Sacramento, California, Izayuh initially started his music career while still in high school as a guitar player with a neighborhood band, Follow The Sun.

After a few years of performing at events around the city, the band parted ways to pursue other interests. Izayuh enrolled in LA Film school and dropped out to better follow the music opportunities that were in from him and build on his musicality and dreams of becoming a recording artist/songwriter/producer.

He set out on his journey as a rapper/poet and released his first EP, Innocence, in early 2019. With the intent of creating a trilogy project, he went on to release two additional EPs, Ignorance and Imminence, in 2019 and 2020, making the trilogy complete. His latest release, No Shortcuts (2022), was written to remind himself and listeners to enjoy the process because we exist within a culture where drugs, lust, and violence are quick fixes to our pain and struggles.

For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! I would say, my music is best described as chill, self-reflective, and relatable.

What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else? Tell us why: My favorite part of being an artist is being able to constantly reinvent myself based on where I'm at in my life. I'm always able to express the changes I've gone through personally through my art.

Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you? It's interesting, to say the least. I'll bounce from joking and laughing to quieting the whole room. I try to keep things fun but focused.

Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing? When I'm not creating music I'm a huge gamer. I actually have a professional record playing super smash bros.

Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why? I most admire Sacramento legend Chuuwee. The way he's been able to find so much success as an independent artist and maintain such a passionate style keeps me inspired.

Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it? Who do you admire most: It would probably be 'Peace Of Mind.' I wrote it at a time when I just needed to let a lot of things go. I was dealing with a lot of pain that I just kept bottled up.

Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year? I've always prided myself on staying busy. There's always a new song or project I'm working on. Lately, I've been refocusing on making singles and pushing towards tv and movie placements. I'm also experimenting with genres. Punk, rock song coming soon.

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