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Izzy Liberace: Profile + Interview

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Izzy Liberace: Interview

The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Creative force not to be reckoned with.

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I Am the most hated/imitated hip-hop artist in Ottawa

Why do you do what you do?

Hip-Hop Saved my life

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I knew I wanted to perform raps ever since I watched the video single for the Men In Black motion picture. Seeing Will Smith do what he does best and having fun with it made me want to be just like him and/or greater.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

Adversaries are always challenging to overcome, but with a good support system behind you, you can achieve anything you set your mind to do.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

Too many to name however; Anyone whose successful at what they do have inspired me to go harder at achieving my goals. ANd i’ve inspired a lot of cats in the city to work harder and believing within themselves and to not quit… but thats for another time

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

One mistake would be to put more energy into others than I do myself. I give more than I receiver (Pause!). I learned from that and now that Im back in my zone, 2015! The Take over is REAL!

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I released my second project of 2014 in November, and the remastered version of my 3rd project titled Live Forever. It came with an additional song and a 30mins long DVD, which you can find on youtube under Izzy Liberace Live Forever Remastered DVD, summarizing what I’ve been up too since I came back from Toronto March 2014.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Dream, Believe And Achieve. Take it from me. Im just a regular kid from Ottawa who liked rapping, took matters into how own hands and managed to manifest a buzz for himself in the city and outside.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Shout out to anyone attaining to their goals and completing them! Be on the look out for the video of the year “Mama We Made It!” coming before summer 2015! More music on the way! We’re just getting started!

Izzy Liberace: Profile

Full name

Fofana Ismael Ismaila



Place of Birth? (city, country)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Father from Ivory Coast (East Africa) , Mother from Cambodia

First Language?


What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Studio Artist

How long have you been doing it?

8 years now

Fav Song

Off top it would have to be Counting Money - Curren$y

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer


Fav Movie

Lion King

Fav Actor/Actress

Will Smith

Fav Clothing brand


Fav Visual artist/Photographer/Filmaker/Dancer/Choreographer

Is it weird that I don't have one?

Fav Sport to watch

Rap Battle Leagues

Fav Sport to play