We had the good fortune of connecting with Zak The Tyrant and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Zak, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Taking risks are the BIGGEST part of what I do. To push the boundaries of music that’s being created right here in Houston, and being able to create original work that can one day be a staple for my city. Risks can propel you to levels that you would have never even thought twice about. Taking a leap into the unknown is where greatness is found. There is no “safety-net” in life. Those who choose to surrender themselves to one, will only be left within its confinement.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
So for those who do not know, I am a fully independent recording artist based out of Houston, Tx. My sound may not carry the common Houston theme, but my voice and my energy is very much original. To the way I write, from the way I handle the stage, my team and I are THE COMPLETE package and will one day be seen by many. Along with that, my local music scene as well. I’m very proud of my team. Even though we may not be charting on The Billboards hot 100, they continually believe and support every decision I make. They stand behind me KNOWING that one day, this will all pay off. I am extremely blessed and thankful to be surrounded by such loving and passionate individuals. I love you guys. And I’m EXTREMELY excited about these up coming MUSIC FESTIVALS that we are booked for!! S/O TUNE OUT CANCER MUSIC FEST! 2021 baby! I got where I am today, because I didn’t give up. I believed in myself when no one else did. When I was told to quit, I continued to better my craft. And eventually found the right people to help push my dream forward. Definitely not easy. I over come doubts and fears every day. I’m human. Any artist who speaks about “not being scared of failing” or “I never doubted myself” is either a fool or not as passionate. Period. I over came challenges by purely facing then head-on. Rolling with the punches and throwing a few back. And lessons that I’ve learned? Well I’m not a super star(YET) so I can’t speak on the point of view from a worldwide successful artist. But I can say that so far, I’ve learned to manage people’s opinions, to the ones who are offering constructive criticism. Every one will have every thing to say. But being wise enough to choose who is genuine, and who is envious is a fine line that must be looked at. So as of right now, the only thing I want the world to know, is that Houston has a problem. And it comes in the shape of A 5’9 Hispanic recording artist who will be the best recording artist that this city can be proud of.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Sorry guys, I’m a home body. I like to relax in the comfort of my own space, watch movies, anime and work on my music. But if you do see me out and about in the city, please, stop and talk to me! I’d love to meet you!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I dedicate this shoutout to all of the amazing, talented and driven independent recording artists right here in our city. So this shoutout goes to our local Hip-hop music scene. Even though we don’t pack out arenas(YET), we constantly put our fears and passion to the forefront for world to see.
Teylor Bonner owner of “Rennob Showtime Productions”