When we talk about young artists, the Internet is a blessing to them. It has turned several hobbies into passions and then into professional careers. Likewise, Shalev Haziza, born on 4th November 2001, started rapping just to have fun. Haziza grew up in Queens, New York.
During his teenage years, he used to do freestyling and rapping with his friend for fun. But soon after that, he realized that there was a certain connection between him and music. Therefore, he didn’t wait for more and started his career as a rapper in 2017. Shalev was just 16 years old at that time.
During the starting years of his career, Shavel Haziza used to perform under the name of Young Shalev. Even his debut song “Bad Habits” was also performed under his celebrity name. Later, he changed it into Shavel Haziza.
Unlike other rappers, Shavel rose to fame pretty early. In 2018, his songs like “Sneaky Link” and “Left in Pain” earned him immense popularity. People started following him on all social media platforms.
Most of the time, when we discuss the struggle years of artists we often heard the term dedication and passion which sounds pretty serious but this is not the case with Shavel Haziza. He said that during his starting years he wasn’t taking this seriously.
Moreover, Shavel also said that he didn’t plan to pursue music. He was recording music casually as he thought that it wasn’t good music. But later, when he saw people liking his music, Shavel started taking it seriously for his fans who wanted to hear more of him.
Though Shavel started his career in 2017 and already released a couple of songs by that time. 2019 actually marked his success. His single “Sneaky Link” earned him the fame he deserved. Furthermore, Shavel’s song ranked #36 on the Billboard music chart. In addition, RIAA also certified the track.
After the success of his singles like “Bad Habits,” “Sneaky Link,” and “Left in Pain” several music labels offered him to collaborate with them. These include – “Republic,” “Interscope,” and “Caroline Records.” Shavel decided to go with “Interscope.”
Mr. Haziza talked about his experience with “Interscope” and said that he trusted the label and was willing to work with them. He also shared that in the future he wants to be known as him only. Shavel wants to have his own music label so that 10 years from now, he can look back and say he did something to remember.
When we talk about Shavel Haziz as a person, the not-so-popular part of his life comes out. What sets him apart from most celebrities is his empathetic heart. Shavel believes in sharing and caring. He takes care of his community in new york by helping them with some of his earnings through music.
Moreover, he said that being financially blessed is only worth it when people know that it is to be shared.
Future Plans and ambitions
Artists look for inspiration, it is what makes them better each day. In Shavel’s case, it’s Justin Bieber. In an interview with Billboard, Shavel gave the entire credit to Justin Bieber. He said that if Justin Bieber wasn’t there he might have done something else in life rather than pursuing music.
Being a rapper, especially in the present times, is a very difficult thing to conquer because of the expansion of music and the music industry. But Shalev Haziza, who started off with rapping as a fun thing to do but has gained an immense amount of popularity when he started taking his career seriously. He continues to make groovy and impactful music.