30-Minute Music Hour

S10 E10 | FULL EPISODE

Zed Kenzo

Alternative rapper Zed Kenzo is one of Milwaukee's fiercest live acts. As a Hip Hop artist, she’s one of the most magnetic live performers in the local music scene.

AIRED: April 23, 2019 | 0:21:18
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♪ ♪

[slow tic-tic-tic of drum machine]

It's the "30 Minute Music Hour."

I'm Andy Moore.

From Milwaukee, Zed Kenzo.

[cheers and applause]

["Go Psycho"]

[music with clicks]

♪ 'Cause it was written in the stars ♪

♪ She was meant to be a star ♪

♪ Yeah ♪

♪ I'm with my squad ♪

♪ And we about to go psycho ♪

♪ Got a couple bottles ♪

♪ And you know we lookin' so fly though ♪

♪ What I mean by squad is really me, myself and I ♪

♪ I though ♪

♪ I don't need nobody ♪

♪ I can have a good time on my own ♪

♪ I'm not saying that I'm serious ♪

♪ I be feelin' so mysterious ♪

♪ Bike around the street like I'm a part of fast and furious ♪

♪ Shout out Busta Rhymes ♪

♪ One day he might be hearing this ♪

♪ Damaging everything, all up in the area ♪

♪ Independent ♪

♪ We don't need nobody taking care of us ♪

♪ We walk outside ♪

♪ Everybody stare at us ♪

♪ Apple of your eye yah ♪

♪ Easy on the eyes ♪

♪ I'm not saying I'm delirious ♪

♪ But you know that I go ♪

♪ Go, go, go psycho ♪

♪ Go, go, go psycho ♪

♪ I go ♪

♪ I go ♪

♪ I go ♪

♪ I go ♪

♪ Go, go, go psycho ♪

♪ Go, go, go psycho ♪

♪ I go ♪

♪ I go ♪

♪ I go ♪

♪ I go ♪

♪ What I mean when I say that I get psycho ♪

♪ Not literal ♪

♪ I just do what I want ♪

♪ I like to get on stage ♪

♪ I like to have fun ♪

♪ I don't want nobody fake around me putting up a front ♪

♪ They can stay away ♪

♪ Crawl into a cave ♪

♪ They can all decay ♪

♪ I don't really care about them ♪

♪ Back up out my face ♪

♪ Put 'em in the grave ♪

♪ You don't wanna listen ♪

♪ I might hit you with a fade ♪

♪ I don't gotta hit you ♪

♪ Make you shake like an earthquake ♪

♪ Had my first fight with a boy in the third grade ♪

♪ I celebrate everyday like my birthday ♪

♪ Pour another shot ♪

♪ I'm feeling kinda thirsty ♪

♪ Why you making me crazy ♪

♪ When you know that I go ♪

♪ Go, go, go psycho ♪

♪ Go, go, go psycho ♪

♪ I go ♪

♪ I go ♪

♪ I go ♪

♪ I go ♪

♪ Go, go, go psyho ♪

♪ Go, go, go psycho ♪

♪ I go ♪

♪ I go ♪

♪ I go ♪

♪ I go, I go ♪

That song's called "Go Pyscho."

I produced that.

[cheers and applause]

Thanks to my DJ knowsthetime for joining me on stage.

Thank you all for being here.

I'm going to do my next song.

["Fresh"]

♪ Said I, said I, said I, yah

♪ Said I, said I, said I, yah, eh

♪ Yah

♪ Said I, said I, said I, rrrahhh

♪ Ay, ay, ay, ay

♪ I woke up this morning feeling cutie, cutie, yeah

♪ Make way for this big ah energy

♪ All my friends mad cute, bad too

♪ Find us in the bathroom, oh, ay

♪ But do not ask what we doing

♪ We got five girls standing in the line and they mad too

♪ Make them all wait

♪ They got bad attitudes, hella rude

♪ Send your boyfriend, hella nudes

♪ Making hella bands

♪ Make 'em pay hella dues

♪ Imma make 'em pay if they do not follow the rules

♪ I be hella handy make sure that I keep my tools

♪ Finna be keep my cool

♪ I ain't never been a fool

♪ All these buppies is my pupils

♪ Imma send them back to school (Flex)

♪ All of y'all need to learn a lesson (Finnesse)

♪ Get with me

♪ Better count your blessings (Next)

♪ Nobody wanna be my ex

♪ I walk up in this and I'm looking Fresh

♪ They be like hey (Oh ee)

♪ Zed been coming for they heads they like (Oh ee)

♪ Knock 'em out dead

♪ Get some bread step (Oh ee)

♪ Told 'em I ain't never been scared

♪ If you catch me outside best believe I'm looking Fresh

♪ I be young and reckless

♪ He eat me for breakfast

♪ I got hella bands up on my checklists

♪ Bump up some commas

♪ And never responding to none of these boys textis

♪ Walk in the bank and they know my first name

♪ I want diamonds up all on my necklace

♪ I got a vision I'm putting it into existence

♪ Follow me get with the winning team, aw

♪ Do yourself a favor

♪ Never compete with me 'cause I be killing it, aw

♪ I got every flavor he can savor me

♪ I'm like the rainbow

♪ Told me that he love me

♪ But he don't even know my real name, no (Flex)

♪ All of y'all need to learn a lesson (Finnesse)

♪ Get with me

♪ Better count your blessings (Next)

♪ Nobody wanna be my ex

♪ I walk up in this and I'm looking Fresh

♪ They be like hey (Cutie)

♪ Zed been coming for they heads, they like (Oo ee)

♪ Knock 'em out dead

♪ Get some bread step (To me)

♪ Told 'em I ain't never been scared

♪ If you catch me outside, best believe I'm looking Fresh

♪ Oh ay, too blessed to be stressed

♪ If you see me outside then you know I'm looking Fresh

♪ Look at my clothes, like heh

♪ Look at how I dress

♪ If you can see clearly then you can see that I'm Fresh

♪ I said, oh ay, too blessed to be stressed

♪ If you see me outside then you know I'm looking fresh

♪ Why is you mad, ya dig

♪ Why you so darn pressed

♪ Prolly cuz I'm looking fresh, hella fresh, yah

[ending note fades]

[cheers and applause]

That's "Fresh" off my EP Baby Swag.

I produced that song.

I produced the first song.

And I also believe

I produced the next song that's coming up.

I think, yeah.

["Machete"]

♪ Ya-ya, yah

♪ Whoa, whoa, whoa

♪ Yah, yah, ay

♪ Check it, check it, like

♪ I be hella lit and you already know

♪ Navigating through my psyche

♪ Smoking that oregano

♪ Five-star chick you already know

♪ Let me upgrade ya 'cause I'm on the pedestal

♪ Pedal to the metal with the meditative flow

♪ Got 'em in a trance

♪ Now they melting to the floor

♪ Watch me do my dance

♪ Watch me take it hella low

♪ Even when I'm at my lowest

♪ I still no I gotta go

♪ Icy

♪ Watch him while he check up on it, Nike

♪ Put me in check

♪ That's unlikely

♪ Coppin hella checks

♪ I'm feeling hyphy

♪ Finna wreck it

♪ I never been regular

♪ I got that machete

♪ No me hablas asi olvidaste soy el jefe

♪ Man, I got that fuego shining from my head like

♪ Kill it like I'm terminator

♪ Watch me explode

♪ Two piece on my body

♪ Ride it like I'm Harley

♪ Cramping up from riding on it so he call me Charlie

♪ He said is this love like Marley

♪ I said no, sorry not sorry

♪ Been above the love that's independent

♪ And I'm jolly you my sidepiece

♪ My number one shorty

♪ Be my psyche

♪ Wifing me up

♪ That's unlikely

♪ Don't mean to break your heart

♪ I know you like me

♪ I told you from the start that I was only trynna cut up

♪ Only ever hit you after 1 a.m. like what up

♪ Don't be acting innocent

♪ You know you want this butter

♪ Do not play the victim 'cause you wet like an umbrella

♪ Now you in your feelings hella

♪ I got that machete

♪ No me hablas asi olvidaste soy el jefe

♪ Man, I got that fuego shining from my head down to my toes

♪ Kill it like I'm terminator

♪Watch me explode, yah

♪ All these digs is my sons

♪ Knocking them out like I'm Tyson

♪ Don't want these hands

♪ Then let bigons be bigons

♪ I got the bullets

♪ They coming from my tongue

♪ Man, I got that fuego

[cheers and applause]

"Machete" off Baby Swag the EP, which is on platforms right now.

So check it out.

Thanks for being here with me.

This is so dope.

Shouts out, shouts out.

Let's get it cracking.

["Small Talk"]

[etheral sounds]

[tic, tic, tic track starts]

[tac, tac, tac of drum machine]

♪ Hey, all that talking

♪ No, it really don't phase me

♪ All that talking

♪ No, it really don't phase me

♪ Make a quick move for ya

♪ Get sprayed

♪ Really must got me mistaken for a fool, yah

♪ Must 've really muhduckin lost your cool, yah

♪ I'm the duckin' 8 ball to your pool, yah

♪ But when you think about it

♪ I still make you drool, yah

♪ Cuz I'm a jewel, huh

♪ Rare one and you found it

♪ Now you just a clown, just drowning

♪ I be in the water, then I drip it off

♪ Oh, so astounding

♪ Think about it when you hear my sound

♪ And tears to your eyes

♪ Fear when you cry

♪ You can keep the salty water

♪ I'm not here for the lies

♪ Don't come near me

♪ I'm immune to the trifle

♪ Must I keep repeating that my tongue is a rifle

♪ Mothaduckin prophet, yah

♪ My name from the Bible

♪ They all fall when I walk down the aisle

♪ Gave into my flesh and let you stay for a while

♪ Told me I was precious

♪ I remain on trial

♪ All that talkin'

♪ No, it really don't phase me

♪ That talkin'

♪ No, it really don't phase me

♪ Make a quick move for ya, get sprayed

♪ My tongue got the bullets

♪ Lay you out with a phrase

♪ Your tongue on ########

♪ Really need to praise me

♪ Drop down on your knees, get saved

♪ Drop down on your knees, behave

♪ Be gracious

♪ Look on the pedestal, let them know

♪ He ain't only in it for the bankroll, setting goals

♪ Look into my future like a telescope

♪ Because I'm Estrella and an outcast

♪ But I got these jiggas saying hey yah

♪ Woah, teary-eyed baby bella

♪ Guarantee you on your knees

♪ Saying many prayers

♪ Woah, bet you feeling scared

♪ Curses therapeutic but they also causing --

♪ I go boom, boom, boom

♪ In my room, room, room

♪ You be hating on me

♪ But you'll love me real soon

♪ And I'm in that boy whip

♪ Going vroom, vroom, vroom

♪ Sitting on his lap now

♪ 'Bout to feel the doom

♪ Why you mad, I'm sad

♪ I had a lot of baggage

♪ Now I carry money bags

♪ I put them in my --

♪ Tuxedo shorty, love me long time, I imagine

♪ Look, I'm a relic and a heretic, you get it

♪ Make you relish in it

♪ Make you wanna switch up on your fetishes

♪ There I said it

♪ Black girl to the Eric

♪ You think you really got it

♪ It's pathetic and I bet it you be thinking about it

♪ You be waking up out of your sleep about it

♪ I'm unreal, never doubt it

♪ Swallow me, I'm the elixir

♪ Throwing many tricks sir

♪ Bet I got you coming quicker than she did sir

[cheers and applause]

That's called "Small Talk."

He produced it.

DJ knowsthetime produced that.

I had to throw that one on the EP because it's fye.

It's fye.

I was going through some, some rough romance times

when I wrote that song.

So I get in my chest a little bit when I perform that one.

So, yeah.

Let's have fun again.

["Zilla"]

♪ Yah

♪ Yah

♪ Ok

♪ Check it

♪ In New York I milly rock from the Milly ya

♪ You think that you know me but you not familiar

♪ Trynna be my homie but you do not feel me ya

♪ Man, that be so phony so I call it cellular

♪ I really be rolling but I do not have a car

♪ I just want a rollie with a dab of caviar

♪ I'm an aphrodisiac, he see me from a far

♪ I be where the Pleiades at because I'm a star

♪ Cinco, seis, siete, cook it up like it's spaghetti

♪ No me hablas asi olvidaste soy el jefe

♪ If you try to challenge me, it will get sort of heavy

♪ Emotional wreck but promise I am always ready, yeah

♪ If I'm feeling him I might just chase him like I'm Chevy

♪ See my silhouette, he say my body is a wonderland

♪ Singing to me like he John Mayer or the other man

♪ Told me that I'm beautiful, he think he got the upper hand

♪ Slick, slick Zilla

♪ Quicker with the bicker

♪ Talking hella crazy, I don't know if she for real-a

♪ I'm talking to myself right now, I'm looking in the mirror

♪ I gotta get it together

♪ Can I keep it trill-a

♪ Slick, slick Zilla

♪ She don't know how she feel-a

♪ You coming at her crazy

♪ She come at you like gorilla, ay

♪ Kenzo never lazy

♪ She been running up a hill-a

♪ She been dunking on them daily

♪ They just trynna ah

♪ I said I know I'm the best

♪ Don't know how to rest

♪ Guarantee you're failing if you put me to the test

♪ Why you so damn close

♪ I can smell your breath

♪ You lucky I always got the listerine on deck

♪ I said I'm so weird like Beck

♪ Kush so green like Shrek

♪ Imma learn to ball because I'm trynna touch the net

♪ Imma give my all because I'm trynna cop a check

♪ Do not throw me daggers or I'm coming at your neck

♪ I'm just trynna shred

♪ That boy give me ####

♪ He be trynna talk but I be trynna go to bed

♪ Fergie he be rapping 'bout me

♪ You should call me Ned

♪ Guess I'm 'bout to have to give him the talk like I'm Ted

♪ I don't wanna settle down

♪ I got a lot to shed

♪ I might really like you

♪ But I also want you dead

♪ I'm talking to myself

♪ And then I leave myself on read

♪ I just wanna hold it down

♪ I want it tighter than a dread, ay

♪ Slick, slick Zilla

♪ She quicker with the bicker

♪ She talking hella crazy

♪ I don't know if she for real-a

♪ I'm talking to myself right now

♪ I'm looking in the mirror like

♪ ♪

♪ Slick, slick Zilla

♪ She don't know how she feel-a

♪ You coming at her crazy

♪ She come at you like gorilla, ay

♪ Kenzo never lazy

♪ She been running up a hill-a

♪ She been dunking on them daily

♪ They just trynna cop a feel-a, like

♪ ♪

♪ ♪

[ending notes fade]

DJ knowsthetime out here.

That song's called "Zilla."

It's not out.

[applause]

Produced a long time ago.

It's just fun, just some, some stuff.

All right, let's do the next song.

Whoo, yeah.

["Astral Girl"]

♪ ♪

♪ Aye

♪ Aye

♪ Melacholic shorty strapped up with the sadness

♪ Swagged out shorty

♪ Baby and a bad chick

♪ People who don't like me

♪ They be hella tragic

♪ I'm a angel

♪ Plus, I got the magic

♪ Please do not talk to me like that

♪ You got a problem

♪ Well, I'm here to solve it

♪ A smooth criminal, call me Mike Jack

♪ If you the pilot

♪ You better prepare for my hijack

♪ Rack it up, high stacks

♪ I'm only worried about getting currency

♪ Nobody son is stressing me out currently

♪ I'm solo dolo

♪ And that's how I wanna be

♪ Myself, all them others, some wannabes

♪ I do not care

♪ If you want to make fun of me

♪ I'll be right there

♪ If you trying to come for me

♪ Like getting money

♪ I find it so comforting

♪ Bring me my cash real fast like Sonic

♪ ♪

♪ I'm bad with my money

♪ It's so ironic

♪ Bring me my cash right now cuz I want it

♪ I'm bad with my money

♪ It's so ironic

♪ Aye, bring me my cash real quick like Sonic

♪ I'm bad with my money

♪ It's so ironic

♪ ♪

♪ Yeah, ya-yeah

♪ Ok, ok, ok, ok, OK

♪ Astral, yeah, I'm out of this world

♪ I'm not a material girl

♪ I just know a bit about the struggle

♪ So I gotta hustle

♪ Never looking for no trouble

♪ I'm a five foot two little beast when it comes to this

♪ I'm the light all them others so ominous

♪ My song play all the enemies humming it

♪ They cannot deny when a boss be running it

♪ Why I gotta put a grown girl in her place

♪ Prolly 'cause her little boyfriend itching to taste

♪ Prolly 'cause I am a star and I got what it takes

♪ 'Cause I'm finna go far, finna win first place, yeah

♪ Ask me if I know about swag, of course

♪ I don't gotta brag that really be a force, man

♪ Jump out the Jag

♪ Hop into the Porsche, man

♪ Level up season

♪ Let nature run her course, man

♪ I don't gotta but I'm hung like a horse, man

♪ You don't gotta think about it

♪ It's really a metaphor

♪ Make 'em all gag

♪ And they fall to the floor, yeah

♪ Kenzo never finished 'cause they always want more yeah

♪ Astral, yeah, I'm out of this world

♪ Gone with the wind, fabulous I twirl

♪ Astral, yeah, I'm out of this world

♪ Gone with the wind, fabulous I twirl

♪ Show 'em what you got 'cause you killing it

♪ 'Cause you always had a dream, now you living it

♪ Got a long way to go but you in it for the long haul

♪ Finna call my bro 'bout to tell him that we gone ball

♪ I don't gotta tell 'em 'cause they already know

♪ That I came from the midwest four one four

♪ I was raised on two six

♪ We was little youngins, hella ruthless

♪ Y'all don't understand me like I'm toothless

♪ That's because they hear me talk

♪ And think that I'm a bougie witch

♪ I am not Deion

♪ This is not Clueless

♪ Only a peon would talk hella rudeness

♪ Bet they quit talking once they see me nude, ah

♪ Astral, yeah, I'm out of this world

♪ Gone with the wind, fabulous I twirl

♪ Kenzo got the bedroom stories

♪ Killing 'em with blades of glory

♪ Astral, yeah, I'm out of this world

♪ Astral, yeah, I'm out of this world

♪ Gone with the wind, fabulous I twirl

♪ Kenzo got the bedroom stories

♪ Killing 'em with blades of glory

♪ Astral, yeah, I'm out of this world

♪ Yeah, I'm out of this world

♪ Astral, yeah, I'm out of this world

♪ Yeah, I'm out of this world

♪ Astral, yeah, I'm out of this world

[ending notes fade]

[cheers and applause]

I believe I have one more song.

[outer space sound effect]

It's called "Type."

Last song.

Thanks for being here everyone.

["Type"]

♪ ♪

♪ Aye, ya

♪ Aye, ya

♪ Aye

♪ What I say I don't be bluffing

♪ Glow up season, don't be cuffing

♪ I'm good, you don't owe me nothing

♪ These boys I do not be trusting

♪ Tell him keep away 'cause I got five rings

♪ If he ever hit me up, it's a hotline bling

♪ Better take me to the mall 'cause I like nice things

♪ Better know how to ball if you wanna wife me, yeah

♪ I just be so fresh to death like vegetable, aye, aye

♪ All these silly haters so detectable, aye, aye

♪ They can hit me later or like never though

♪ Cold like a refrigerator, come get on my level tho

♪ I be really on my own wave type

♪ I can be a savage and behave type

♪ I be on the center of the stage type

♪ They be looking at me, they amazed type

♪ You be so misleading, like a fallacy

♪ Hit you with the no you didn't if you try to battle me

♪ Ex-ballerina so I'm super good at balancing

♪ I ain't finna fall if somebody try to rattle me

♪ I can have it all, I just gotta show my talent

♪ I got high nobility, I'm sort of like a gallant

♪ Trynna win me over, he be singing me a ballad

♪ But I chop him up quick like I'm making a salad

♪ Tell him go to bed T-T-Y-L

♪ But I never follow up, he be salty as hell

♪ I don't really care, so is everybody else

♪ I just wanna get some money, like aye, aye

♪ I be really on my own wave type, aye

♪ I can be a savage and behave type, aye

♪ I be on the center of the stage type

♪ They be looking at me, they amazed type, ha

♪ I be really on my own wave type

♪ I can be a savage and behave type

♪ I be on the center of the stage type

♪ They be looking at me, they amazed type, ha

♪ I just be so fresh to death like vegetables

♪ All these silly haters so detectable, like, aye

♪ They can hit me later or like never though

♪ Cold like a refrigerator, come get on my level tho

♪ I be really on my own wave type

♪ I can be a savage and behave type

♪ I be on the center of the stage type

♪ They be looking at me, they amazed type, ha

♪ I be really on my own wave type

♪ I can be a savage and behave type

♪ Yah, I be on the center of the stage type

♪ They be looking at me, they amazed type, ha, ha

♪♪

[ending notes fade]

[cheers and applause]

Thank you so much.

That's my time.

That was "Type," my last song.

Thank you so much. Whooo.

Zed Kenzo, yeah.

Shout out knowsthetime. Thank you.

[applause]

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