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iCizzle is an American DJ, actor, musician, documentarian and record producer. Born and raised in Oregon, he appeared on the plays Mary Had A Little Lamb and Change Your World as a child. In the late 1990s, iCizzle rose to prominence as one of the top DJs and youngest member of Let's Dance, which eventually became one of his companies. iCizzle began to adopt a more mature image as an artist with the release of his debut experimental documentary, the Street-focused Becoming iCizzle (2009), which yielded the successful music videos "Yeah Sure" and "So Far Away (From You)", and earned his first two Film Festival Nominations.
His critically acclaimed second documentary Elvis What If (2012), characterized by its diversity in story genres, debuted atop the Youtube. Established as a storyteller worldwide, his first two documentaries both exceeded streams of 3 million views, and continued producing records and collaborating with other artists. From 2012 through 2016, iCizzle focused on his acting career, effectively putting his music career on hiatus; he held starring roles in the films Dog IDS, Bagman, Laugh! Paws! Be Happy!, and Von Vanderviens Hollywood Adventure.
iCizzle resumed his music career in 2016 with his third and fourth albums The iCizzle Experience and Optimism - 2 of 2, exploring EDM styles, partly inspired by the expansive song structures of 1990s and 2000s Dance. The former became the best-selling album of the year in the US with the largest sales week, and spawned the top-three singles "Flash Dance" and "Hoe If You Want", while the latter produced the top-ten song "Down".
Throughout his solo career, iCizzle has sold over 2 million albums and 10 million singles globally, making him one of the world's best-selling music artists. Often cited as a pop icon, iCizzle is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades, including ten best picture Awards and Nominations, four music Awards, three documentarians Awards, and nine Northwest Mecca Music Awards. According to The NWM Radio in 2017, he is the best performing male soloist in the history of the Mainstream Top 40. SnoreReviews.com named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016 and 2018. His other ventures include record label iCizzle Music, fashion label iCizzle Fashion, and the hot sauces world famous and ultimate.
Birth – Adult
ICizzle was born down by a river in Oregon to a Business Owner and Beautician. His parent’s hippies of the 1960’s peace generation encouraged ICizzle to think freely and creatively as a child. raised home schooled in the San Juan Islands and by his teens ICizzle started his first business as a mobile DJ. ICizzle moved off the islands, graduated SVC, and then the Art Institute of Seattle. he graduated with an award-winning portfolio of music videos.
2005 – 2009 Career Beginnings
Hired on right after graduation in the advertising field and working with such clients as Microsoft, Ford, T-mobile, Wong Doody, NBA, Exclusive Resorts to name a few.
2009 – 2012 Going Solo, Film Festivals and Awards
ICizzle decided it was time to pursue his love of creating films, music videos, fashion and art. He quit his day job (with no money), sold all his belongings, moved out of his apartment and into an art studio. To pay for the art space he printed his designs on used T-shirts and old records given to him by his Grandma and Aunt at the monthly art walk.
for his first experimental feature of short films he created Becoming iCIZZLE. Based loosely on the events of his own life where the main character follows his dream of creating films, music videos, fashion and art with no money. The film was nominated for 3 awards including best director in a documentary / feature at the World Music & Independent Film Festival in 2010.
Taking almost two years off to hone his own style and create a collection of experimental music videos for artists: Drake, Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg, Champagne Champagne, Lady Gaga, Eminem & many more. ICizzle collaborated a third time with artist Michelle Lang & Still Water for the song Elevator (Remix) (The second music video was for the song “Twisted” an award winner at the Pacific Northwest ITM Music Awards in 2010). The music video for Elevator (remix) is set to premiere in Early 2011. The song is produced by Grammy nominated Derek DC Clark (Producer for artists Omarion, Ruben Studdard, and Tyrese).
Can1? was the official selection of the New media film festival and The world music and independent film festival in 2011. The documentary was selected to be shown in Hollywood, California at The New media Film Festival in their private theater and closed The world music and independent film festival in 2011. The documentary features award winning actress Holly Anderson and her effort to rescue and find homes for shelter dogs in Hollywood. Other topics include: Energy, Positivity, Happiness and more. Can1? Premiered on Cineplexstudios.com (TV for the internet) early in 2011 to better than expected ratings.
The Happy Episode was an official selection at WMIFF 2011 and won for best short documentary. This was the first win for ICizzle after being nominated 11 times from 2010 – 2011 for his short films and documentaries.
All Content created or was a part of by iCizzle
Bizarre [D12], J-Shep, Dundeal Entertainment, Dundeal Party Bus, Danny Moses, MDot80, Tublbox, Richard Morrison, Chef D, Black Gold Teriyaki Sauce, Westcoast Stone, Killa Tay, Jazz Ohjmarie, A-Train Gang, Gangsta Nutt, Wratchet Wrico, No Face, Chase Dibiase, Michelle Lang and Stillwater, Macc Dundee, Papah Chase Presidentials, Checc The Temperature, Death By Stereo, Tony Tigerstyle, D. Black, KG3, J-Shep, Hellen Cane, Am – (Aumore & Moppoe), Microsoft, Ford, T-Mobile, Wong Doody, NBA, TheUCENetwork.com,
Music Videos: Complete List Coming Soon
A$AP Mob, Rich Homie Quan, J-Shep, Trinidad James, Will Jordan, Clemm Rishad, Tyga, Kid Ink, Schoolboy Q, Chris Brown, T-Pain, Kirko Bangz, Tony! Toni! Tone!, J. Holiday, T.I., Snoop Dogg and Boosie Badazz just to name a few.
Hip Hop Weekly: J-Shep Spotlight
Viral Videos: The Ellen Show 4,000,000 views
Viral Documentaries: Elvis What If? 330,000 views 10 months no promotion
Commercials: Ford, T-Mobile NBA, Dundealent.com,
Products: Tublbox, Chef D’s Black Gold Teriyaki Sauce,
RED CARPET: Soul Train Awards Coverage
Short Films: Bagman, Laugh! Paws! Be Happy!, Dog IDS, Don’t Tell The Trees, Rupaul’s Last Poop,
Awards and Nominations
The World Music and Independent Film Festival
Winner Best short Documentary “The Happy Episodes”
Nominations: Can 1 person make a difference? documentary series
New Media Film Festival: The Shelter Dog
Best Feature Documentary (Hollywood Red Carpet Premiere)
The World Music and Independent Film Festival – Official Selection: Elvis What If?
Best Screenplay in Feature Documentary