Zahir Whitfield, famously known as Iso Zah, is an American music artist and songwriter from Charlotte, NC originally born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. My signature style is a blend of cool rap flows, infused with R&B melodies. In the summer of 2019, I released my project ‘Everybody Loves Summer’. This generated a crazy buzz that helped me get noticed by platinum-selling artist Blac Youngsta. Right before joining Blac Youngsta’s ‘Church On Sunday’ 2020 tour in January, I released my single “HONDA” (Prod. by Deskhop). In May, I dropped my 3rd notable EP titled “The Iso EP III” along with a few visuals.
What makes you different as a person and also what separates you from the rest of your peers in your industry?
I know the biggest thing that makes me different is I have never been known to follow trends or what’s popular. Even though I am an artist, I still have a master’s degree in computer science. I want people to know that it is cool to be educated and pursue your dreams. I think that alone shows people that I am different. In regards to music, I focus on creating my own sound. I make music about what I do and what I have experienced personally. I rap and I sing and that allows me to create music for different audiences and moods.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I see myself headlining major tours in the US and overseas. I really love performing and being able to perform in other countries would be amazing. Around that time I also see myself being in a position to explore my interests that aren’t music relate. Basketball has pretty much been a part of my life since I could walk, so I can see myself getting involved as minority owner for a team. The NBA would be dope, but any league whether it be overseas, The Big 3 or TBT. I would be open to exploring options. Right now I focus on the day to day grind. I still have a lot to accomplish and sometimes it’s hard to picture what the future holds. As I said earlier, I want to be in the position to fully support my family financially. I just know I am going to keep grinding and putting out the best product I can.
What legacy do you wish to leave behind?
At the end of the day I want to inspire people. I want to be viewed as someone who people can relate to. I want people who look like me to know that if they work hard and stayed focused, they can accomplish their dreams. People gain hope and motivation from music. I want my music to have that type of impact on people. I want to be known as someone who stayed genuine, true and made it in the game by creating their own path.