Nas, LL Cool J, Tupac, Biggie and Slick Rick are listed as some of his biggest influences. Eminem, DMX, Jay-Z, and Outkast are also among many artists who have influenced Izz and his writing processes.
At the age of 18, he founded Str8Bizz, an independent music label/Brand. After graduating from high school, he attended IAR in late 2009.
He realized that going to college wasn’t working out for him the way he expected and eventually dropped out of The Institute of Audio Research.
Since then Young Izz has put out multiple bodies of works to add to his music collection.