Hailing from Tennessee, up-n-coming female raptress KRTZ has spent several years honing her craft and developing an enthusiastic fanbase. KRTZ is definitely making her mark in the Hip-Hop circuit as one of the most dynamic and powerful new artists to watch.
Proving her dedication to her craft, KRTZ released her critically acclaimed debut single “Level Up” to industry tastemakers in early 2018. The feedback was overwhelming so the song was officially unveiled on July 9, 2018 via Diamond Bag Entertainment. “Level Up” is a true women’s anthem about empowerment and growth.
LISTEN: “Level Up” by KRTZ
Shockingly to KRTZ, R&B superstar Ciara dropped her song “Level Up” one week later on July 17, 2018. Both songs have the same concept and talk about the same message, especially the chorus sounds similar.
“I was in complete shock when I found out what happened. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. I own my record label Diamond Bag Entertainment so I know the business and ugly side of the music game. I just never thought it would be me that it happened to,” KRTZ explained.
Adding, “This single wasn’t just a song, this was a summary of my life. I don’t know if Ciara knows but if she truly doesn’t she should want to know just like I do what happened. She is an artist like me, she knows how serious this is to an artist. Have you ever had anything taken from you? Something really valuable? That’s how I feel. Why me? Is all that I can say. I worked too hard against all odds. If this is a real coincidence, then the universe must be saying, it’s my time!”
This situation is not holding KRTZ back. She is a magnetic artist, who exudes confidence and has the skills to back it up. Using her conceptual word play and unorthodox rhyme schemes, KRTZ is changing the game and paving the way for a new era of female Hip-Hop artists. She is truly holding her own as being one of the best new female rappers out.