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An “Unfiltered” Interview with Director Deezy Miaci

Sunday, September 25th, 2016

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photo courtesy of Deezy Miaci

Deezy Miaci is a director from Detroit living in Houston, Texas. He is beyond a conventional videographer, who just creates visuals to accompany songs resulting in incongruent marriages of graphics and sounds. Instead, Deezy is a documentarian who taps into the spirit of the neighborhoods belonging to the artists he shoots, producing motion pictures that convey the very essence of the artists along with the mud from which they’ve surfaced.

Deezy’s films are not easy to digest. Most are gut-wrenching. However, he transcends the typical “hood video” and in surpassing the status quo, Deezy’s depictions of the artists he shoots are so intimately potent that his projects sometimes come off as brief memoirs of his subjects.

Deezy declares, “I am not driven only by money,” and it is this peculiarity which has permitted Deezy to be a voice for independent artists who are without large production budgets. Deezy went on, “I like genuine good music about the streets, family, or anything with some type of message for somebody.” And whether these gloomy accounts in Deezy’s films enlighten his viewers or give them mental overcast, he tailors many of the artists’ narratives he shoots with statistics on incarceration and death. Deezy professed

I was incarcerated from 2007 to 2012. By me knowing how the system is and how it is designed, I make sure I shed light on that for anybody that is watching my videos. It is not to put the system down. It is to keep my viewers aware of the statistics so they don’t become a part of it… I want to make sure that they know that in no type of way am I trying to glorify that.

In my conversation with Deezy, we discussed his work flow and creative process. Tragically, in a humorous sort of way, he also indicated that he never wanted to be a videographer. And thereafter he talked a bit about three of his most vivid videos. Finally, Deezy shared some of his efforts as a diplomat for the streets, in trying to unify parts of Houston for the purpose of successfully impacting the music industry on a level greater than just local acclaim and according to Deezy, it’s working.

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Bleeda is Southwest Houston, Texas concentrate. No Karo here.

Friday, September 28th, 2012

The only way to properly listen to Bleeda is in a 1992 Cadillac Brougham missing both rear ¼ panel body fillers, on blown speakers, with the treble turned up high and trunk rattling, while driving slowly over speed-bumps bumper scraping the asphalt in a Fiesta supermarket parking lot.

 

Similar to DMX, Bleeda’s lines hit like blows to pressure points; you will feel him. But instead of DMX’s New York inspired quick ferocity, Bleeda has an unhurried intensity, just like the water that flows through the bayous of Southwest Houston.  Still, Bleeda wastes no time getting his messages about friendship, betrayal, and the streets across to his audience. He really spits it how he lives

 

The song above, Bandanas, is the single off of his new album Being Real Ain’t Easy. The two songs below are also on B.R.A.E. The first, Streets Don’t Love Nobody, features Z-Ro, one of my favorite Houston rappers. The second, Salute Me, features J-Dawg, a legendary member of the Boss Hogg Outlawz. All three songs go really hard. B.R.A.E. should be on iTunes soon. I can’t wait to hear the whole thing.

 

For more, check out Bleeda’s two mix tapes, Da Zookeepa and Welcome 2 My Hood, available on DatPiff. The production on those two tapes isn’t great but his talent, sincerity, and passion undeniably shine through. Don’t believe me? Check out his live performance here. Enjoy.

(Bleeda featuring Z-Ro, Song: Streets Don’t Love Nobody, Album: B.R.A.E. – 2012)

(Bleeda featuring J- Dawg, Song: Salute Me, Album: B.R.A.E. – 2012)

Enjoy!

Droopy.

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