LEGENDARY RAPPER, ACTOR, SONGWRITER & PRODUCER, ICE-T IS PROUD TO INTRODUCE ZIEME
Rarely does an artist emerge with the ability to not only captivate his generation but to also channel generations past as he pushes a genre forward. Donning his Label Head and Executive Producer hats, the legendary Rapper, Actor, Songwriter, and Producer, Ice-T is proud to introduce you to just such an artist in Zieme.
Raised under the guidance of 80s R&B stars Force MDs, newcomer Zieme always knew that his passion for music could become a career. After years of honing his skills informally by singing his own vocal arrangements of records by favorites ranging from Michael Jackson to Aaliyah, Zieme joined his uncles as the newest member of the celebrated R&B group.
Armed with years of performance experience both with Force MDs and as a solo artist – sharing stages with the likes of Chris Brown, Boyz 2 Men and even Lil Wayne – Zieme came to Ice-T ready to take his career to the next level. Not only did Ice welcome the opportunity to push this talented vocalist to new heights, but he had a brilliantly creative idea for just how to do it. The partnership between Ice-T and Zieme is certain to put the music game on notice!
Zieme took a step closer to his dreams of mainstream recognition and success when he was introduced to Ice-T, who was immediately impressed by his talent. But beyond music, the two also developed a friendship that further encouraged Ice to take an active role in his career. That led to an opportunity to perform live on the nationally syndicated Ice and Coco talk show and an appearance on the couple’s eponymous E! reality show.
In addition to providing his guidance as Zieme began pulling together a catalog of music to release, Ice also lent his voice to the powerful 2020 single, “Take A Stand,” a call to action which finds Zieme inspiring fans to rise up in response to the injustices that we’ve seen an increase over the past few years. While Zieme and platinum producer Donnie Lyle put the finishing touches on his first solo album, Ice also came up with a brilliant way to present his new protege to the world.
“I told him let’s take ten of the classics that I grew up on, songs that many of these kids don’t even know about today and have you put your spin on it,” Ice-T explains. That project, Butter Smooth is set to be released this year, preceded by the project’s first single: Zieme’s rendition of “That’s The Way It’s Got To Be (Body & Soul)” by Soul Generation.
Check out Zieme on Instagram at www.instagram.com/officialzieme