Pez (musician)

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Pez
Birth name Perry Chapman
Also known as Pez
P-Easy
Born (1984-05-03) 3 May 1984 (age 30)
Origin Melbourne, Australia
Genres Hip hop
Years active 2004 -
Labels Soulmate Records, Easy Records and ForthWrite Records
Associated acts Forthwrite, 360, Seth Sentry
Website MySpace webpage

Pez (born Perry Chapman) is a hip hop MC from Melbourne, Australia. He attended Kew High School in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. His debut album, A Mind of My Own peaked at No. 19 on the ARIA Urban albums chart.

Biography[edit]

Pez's debut album, A Mind of My Own, was produced by Matik,(DEKAH1) with contributions from members of TZU, The Cat Empire and Blue King Brown. It was released on 4 October 2008 by Soulmate Records (distributed by Inertia)[1] and peaked at No. 19 on the ARIA Urban albums chart[2] and No. 8 on the AIR albums chart.[3] The single "The Festival Song" peaked at No. 14 on the ARIA Australian Singles charts[4] and No. 1 on the AIR singles chart.[3]

Pez appeared for the first time in a Triple J Hottest 100 with one entry in the 2008 countdown; "The Festival Song" (featuring 360) at number 7.

Pez has appeared onstage alongside US hip-hop stars Atmosphere, Mix Master Mike, Peanut Butter Wolf, Vanilla Ice, Lupe Fiasco, Brother Ali, Akrobatik, and Australian artists 360, Seth Sentry, Illy, TZU, Muph & Plutonic, Drapht, Bliss n Eso, Illzilla and Many more.

On 11 May 2009, "These Days 2009", a reworked version of album track "These Days" featuring vocals by Hailey Cramer (Blue King Brown),[5] aired on Triple J for the first time.[6] A special edition of A Mind of My Own was released on 6 June 2009 with two new songs: "These Days 2009" and "Ain't Got Time" (Automatik Remix) featuring Dukes of Windsor and Seth Sentry; two videos: 'The Making of "These Days 2009"' and "The Festival Song" as well as new cover art.[7]

At the fourth annual AIR Awards held on 22 November 2009 Pez won 'Best Independent Hip Hop/Urban Album' for A Mind of My Own.[8][9]

In August 2011, Pez was featured on the Tom Ugly single 'I Was Somebody Else'.[10] He was also featured on the Illy single 'Where Ya Been' released in July 2012.[11]

Pez also featured on the song off the 2011 360 album Falling & Flying Just Got Started which was released as a single

Pez stated in a recent freestyle that he has been diagnosed with Graves' disease. Pez also stated on Facebook in late 2011 that he was working on a new album and mixtape and was hoping to have it/them released before Christmas, however this did not eventuate.

He announced on his Facebook page that he had established his own record label, "Easy Records". The first release on the label was the iTunes single "Perfect Couple, Pt. 2" by Fozzey & VanC.

On 4 December 2012, Pez's new single 'The Game' premiered on Triple J. It was later announced on a SoundCloud page where the single could be heard that it will be released by Soulmate Records on iTunes on 14 December 2012. In 2014 he had more collaborations with 360, including hit single Live It Up, also opening a label called Forthwrite with 360. The pair has also announced a new upcoming album by forthwrite featuring both artists music.


Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

Sickcunt INC (2008)

Albums[edit]

  • Scar-Non III: Kick to the Head (mixtape) — Independent (2006)
  • The Forthwrite Mixtape — Independent (2008)
  • A Mind of My Own — Soulmate/Inertia (SOLM8003) (4 October 2008)
  • A Mind of My Own (special edition) – Soulmate/Inertia (6 June 2009)
  • Don't Look Down (2014)

Singles[edit]

  • "The Festival Song" – Soulmate/Inertia (AUSR20800035) (2008) AUS No. 53[12]
  • "These Days 2009" – Soulmate/Inertia (11 May 2009)
  • "Shine" – Soulmate/Inertia (4 March 2011)
  • "The Game" —'Soulmate (14 December 2012)

Heavenly

  • "One Life" —'Soulmate (2 August 2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Mind of My Own". Sanity Music. Retrieved 22 December 2008. [dead link]
  2. ^ "ARIA Top 40 Urban Album Chart". ARIA. 22 December 2008. Retrieved 22 December 2008. 
  3. ^ a b "Top 20 Album Chart". Australian Independent Record Labels Association. 5 December 2008. Retrieved 22 December 2008. 
  4. ^ "ARIA Top 20 Australian Singles Chart". ARIA. 22 December 2008. Retrieved 22 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "Pez Gives "These Days" Another Spin". Oz Music Scene. 17 May 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2009. 
  6. ^ "Pez – These Days 2009 & Triple J Interview". Rhythm and poetry. 11 May 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2009. 
  7. ^ "Pez 'Special Edition' out this weekend". Soulmate Records. 1 June 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2009. 
  8. ^ "2009 Air Awards". AIR. November 2009. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  9. ^ Cashmere, Paul (24 November 2009). "The Drones Take Home The Major Air Award". Undercover.com.au. Retrieved 27 November 2009. 
  10. ^ "Tom Ugly feat Pez". Electrorash. 24 August 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  11. ^ "Where Ya Been (feat. Pez)". illyal.com. 19 July 2012. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  12. ^ "Australian chartifacts". australian_charts.com. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 24 June 2009. 

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