Stage Name:  

Ice Meez

Hometown:

San Francisco, CA

Label: 

Independent

Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/icemeez/


For father, rapper, engineer, and director Corey “Ice Meez” Byrdsong, a day in the music world is just another day in a regular California life. He strives to make the best music he can and has gained an organic following as a direct result. He uses creative wordplay as well as the gritty Bay Area sound to create his own special muse in the rap game. Not many artists have the motivation or will to create, record, engineer and direct all things related to their own music. Its a breath of fresh air for creativity in rap and leads many to believe Ice Meez is headed for something much bigger.

So far, the young creative has worked with several big names in the Bay Area rap scene such as Sage the Gemini, Taj-He-Spitz, Big Rich, Young Gully, and more. He possesses a certain flow of words that easily transcribes his passion for the microphone and seems to be constantly working towards his next big break. Some of his hottest songs to check out include “Wastin’ No Time”, “Corey”, and “You Know It”. Recently, we were able to talk with Ice Meez and ask him a few questions regarding his career, motivations, life goals, and much more.


Culture Cartel:

“Hey man, thanks for talking with us. You have a lot of good content coming out of the bay. Who do you consider Ice Meez to be?” 

Ice Meez:

“No problem thank you for reaching out. Ice Meez, in my opinion, is the most slept on artist coming from Cali. There is a lot of talent here but the only ones to truly make it out are the ones clicking up with each other to create an inner circle. I don’t really see it being based on talent. I don’t believe in forced relationship so I do a lot of things myself to avoid feeling like I have to need anyone for anything.”

Culture Cartel:

“The slow and steady rise to success is always the best. What inspired you to venture into a full-blown music career?”

Ice Meez:

“I always loved music but my mom gave me my first real introduction to it when she entered my brother and I in a talent show for an Indiana based radio station. I was about 8 or 9. We lost lol I froze on stage in front of about 100 people but ever since then I been honing my craft.”

Culture Cartel:

“Nice! It seems like an incident like that can really help shape a career. Who do you consider your greatest influences in music?”

Ice Meez:

“My daughter is a major influence in my life because she will benefit the most if I reach a higher level of success. But musically I always been a big fan of Jadakiss. He is 1 of my favorites. I also owe a lot to Tupac and Nipsey Hussle. I’m huge fans of them also.”

Culture Cartel:

Good choices. I see you have worked with ‘Thizzler on the Roof’. How did that come about?”

Ice Meez:

“When they first started out the reached out to me as well as other posting what they felt was hot. Over the years they turned it into more of calculated marketing site so I continue to deal with them mainly because I have a good portion of fans that visit that platform. I also worked with Bay Area Compass and Siccness.net a lot.”

Culture Cartel:

“Nice. They definitely are some of the premier sites for Bay Area music. You also direct your videos. What got you into directing aside from making music?”

Ice Meez:

“It honestly came from necessity. I got tired of paying people an waiting for what seems like forever to get my videos back. So I learned to do it myself. With YouTube an Google you could learn just about anything. Originally I just did it for myself but when I seen others interested in working with me it turned into another hustle, feel me?”

Culture Cartel:

“Nice! Being a self-made artist all around is always a good idea. There are not many others doing it all. You seem to collab often with Infamous Kaboo. How did that relationship come about?”

Ice Meez: 

“I been knowing him before I knew him if that makes sense. He was an influential person in these streets we come from ( Fairfield, Ca). We vibed when we did begin to work together and now he is family to me. But there is a lot of us. Shoutout the team Dex, 2ez, Mac Lil, Dre Boi, Deem, Gudda Mack, Killah L, and ED Spitz.”

Culture Cartel:

“Nice man. You guys definitely do good ass work together. It’s a sound that isn’t heard much anymore. What do you consider your biggest career milestone thus far?”

Ice Meez:

“I have had a few but my most recent was when I was selected to have my music in a movie for Lionsgate starring Katt Williams called American Bad Boy. I got a few more things coming up soon that are equally as big if not bigger.”

Culture Cartel:

“That’s awesome! Do you have anyone in the music industry you’d like to work with in the future?”

Ice Meez:

“Nipsey would be dope. Lil Wayne, Drake, Kendrick. ”

Culture Cartel:

“Lastly, If you wanted people just finding out about you to know something about your music, what would it be?”

Ice Meez:

“That it is real. It is authentic and it is unique. I’m not trying to be anything I’m not. I’m just making music from my heart that many people will relate to if they give it an honest chance. If your still a fan of well put together songs with hard-hitting meaningful lyrics. Come check me out.”

Culture Cartel:

“Sounds great. Thanks again for talking with us bro. Hope to hear more good stuff from you soon.”

Ice Meez:

“Absolutely. Thank you guys.”


Be sure to check out more from Ice Meez on Instagram, YouTube account, and SoundCloud, the latter of which is available below: