Compatible Mics

AKG C214
AKG
C214
Regular Eyeball
AKG C3000
AKG
C3000
Regular Eyeball
AKG C314
AKG
C314
Regular Eyeball
AKG C414 XLII
AKG
C414 XLII
Regular Eyeball
AKG C414 XLS
AKG
C414 XLS
Regular Eyeball
AKG P120
AKG
P120
Regular Eyeball
AKG P220
AKG
P220
Regular Eyeball
AKG P420
AKG
P420
Regular Eyeball
Aston Origin
Aston
Origin
Regular Eyeball
Aston Spirit
Aston
Spirit
Regular Eyeball
Audio-Technica AT2020
Audio-Technica
AT2020
Regular Eyeball
Audio-Technica AT2020USB+
Audio-Technica
AT2020USB+
Regular Eyeball
Audio-Technica AT2020USBi
Audio-Technica
AT2020USBi
Regular Eyeball
Audio-Technica AT2035
Audio-Technica
AT2035
Regular Eyeball
Audio-Technica AT2050 (Special Instructions Shock Mount)
Audio-Technica
AT2050 (Special Instructions Shock Mount)
Regular Eyeball
Audio-Technica AT3035
Audio-Technica
AT3035
Regular Eyeball
Audio-Technica AT4033a
Audio-Technica
AT4033a
Regular Eyeball
Audio-Technica AT4040
Audio-Technica
AT4040
Regular Eyeball
Audio-Technica AT4047
Audio-Technica
AT4047
Regular Eyeball
Audio-Technica AT4047/SV
Audio-Technica
AT4047/SV
Regular Eyeball
Audio-Technica AT4050
Audio-Technica
AT4050
Regular Eyeball
Audio-Technica AT4060a
Audio-Technica
AT4060a
Regular Eyeball
Audio-Technica AT5047
Audio-Technica
AT5047
Regular Eyeball
Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB
Audio-Technica
ATR2500-USB
Regular Eyeball
Avantone BV-1
Avantone
BV-1
Fatboy Eyeball
Avantone CV-12
Avantone
CV-12
Regular Eyeball
Beyerdynamic FOX USB
Beyerdynamic
FOX USB
Regular Eyeball
Blue Bird
Blue
Bird
Regular Eyeball
Blue Raspberry
Blue
Raspberry
Regular Eyeball
Blue Spark
Blue
Spark
Regular Eyeball
Blue Yeti Mic Wired
Blue
Yeti Mic Wired
Fatboy Eyeball
Blue Yeti Pro Studio
Blue
Yeti Pro Studio
Fatboy Eyeball
Blue Yeti Pro USB
Blue
Yeti Pro USB
Fatboy Eyeball
Focusrite Scarlett Studio CM25
Focusrite
Scarlett Studio CM25
Regular Eyeball
Gauge Precision Instruments ECM-87
Gauge Precision Instruments
ECM-87
Regular Eyeball
Genesis GenesisHE
Genesis
GenesisHE
Regular Eyeball
Lauten Audio Atlantis FC-387
Lauten Audio
Atlantis FC-387
Fatboy Eyeball
Lauten Audio LA-120
Lauten Audio
LA-120
Regular Eyeball
Lauten Audio LA-220
Lauten Audio
LA-220
Regular Eyeball
Lauten Audio LA-320
Lauten Audio
LA-320
Regular Eyeball
Manley Reference Cardioid
Manley
Reference Cardioid
Regular Eyeball
Manley Reference Gold
Manley
Reference Gold
Regular Eyeball
Manley Reference Silver
Manley
Reference Silver
Regular Eyeball
MXL 2003A
MXL
2003A
Regular Eyeball
MXL 2006
MXL
2006
Regular Eyeball
MXL 3000
MXL
3000
Regular Eyeball
MXL 4000
MXL
4000
Regular Eyeball
MXL 770X
MXL
770X
Fatboy Eyeball
MXL 910
MXL
910
Regular Eyeball
MXL 990
MXL
990
Regular Eyeball
MXL 990HE
MXL
990HE
Regular Eyeball
MXL 990USB
MXL
990USB
Regular Eyeball
MXL Blizzard 990
MXL
Blizzard 990
Regular Eyeball
MXL CR89
MXL
CR89
Fatboy Eyeball
MXL Genesis
MXL
Genesis
Regular Eyeball
MXL R144
MXL
R144
Regular Eyeball
MXL R44 HE
MXL
R44 HE
Regular Eyeball
MXL Studio 24 USB
MXL
Studio 24 USB
Regular Eyeball
MXL Tempo
MXL
Tempo
Regular Eyeball
MXL USB006
MXL
USB006
Regular Eyeball
MXL V63M
MXL
V63M
Regular Eyeball
MXL V67
MXL
V67
Regular Eyeball
MXL V67G HE
MXL
V67G HE
Regular Eyeball
MXL V67i
MXL
V67i
Regular Eyeball
MXL V69 EDT
MXL
V69 EDT
Regular Eyeball
MXL V69 HE
MXL
V69 HE
Regular Eyeball
MXL V87
MXL
V87
Regular Eyeball
Neumann TLM 102
Neumann
TLM 102
Regular Eyeball
Neumann TLM 103
Neumann
TLM 103
Regular Eyeball
Neumann TLM 107
Neumann
TLM 107
Fatboy Eyeball
Neumann TLM 193
Neumann
TLM 193
Regular Eyeball
Neumann U87
Neumann
U87
Regular Eyeball
Oktava MK-105
Oktava
MK-105
Regular Eyeball
Oktava MK-220
Oktava
MK-220
Regular Eyeball
Oktava MK-319
Oktava
MK-319
Regular Eyeball
RODE K2
RODE
K2
Regular Eyeball
RODE NT USB
RODE
NT USB
Regular Eyeball
RODE NT1
RODE
NT1
Regular Eyeball
RODE NT1-A
RODE
NT1-A
Regular Eyeball
RODE NT1000
RODE
NT1000
Regular Eyeball
RODE NT2-A
RODE
NT2-A
Regular Eyeball
RODE NT2000
RODE
NT2000
Regular Eyeball
RODE NTK
RODE
NTK
Regular Eyeball
sE Electronics RNT
sE Electronics
RNT
Fatboy Eyeball
sE Electronics sE2200
sE Electronics
sE2200
Regular Eyeball
sE Electronics X1A Series
sE Electronics
X1A Series
Regular Eyeball
sE Electronics X1S Series
sE Electronics
X1S Series
Regular Eyeball
sE Electronics Z5600a II
sE Electronics
Z5600a II
Regular Eyeball
Sennheiser MK4
Sennheiser
MK4
Regular Eyeball
Sennheiser MK8
Sennheiser
MK8
Regular Eyeball
SHURE KSM 313
SHURE
KSM 313
Regular Eyeball
SHURE KSM 42
SHURE
KSM 42
Regular Eyeball
Slate Digital Slate ML1
Slate Digital
Slate ML1
Regular Eyeball
Slate Digital Slate ML1 Vintage
Slate Digital
Slate ML1 Vintage
Regular Eyeball
Slate Digital Slate Virtual Microphone System
Slate Digital
Slate Virtual Microphone System
Regular Eyeball
Sony C-100
Sony
C-100
Regular Eyeball
Sony C-800
Sony
C-800
Regular Eyeball
Townsend Labs Sphere L22
Townsend Labs
Sphere L22
Fatboy Eyeball
Wunder CM49
Wunder
CM49
Fatboy Eyeball
Wunder CM50
Wunder
CM50
Fatboy Eyeball
Wunder CM67
Wunder
CM67
Fatboy Eyeball
Wunder CM7
Wunder
CM7
Fatboy Eyeball
No Compatible Microphones Found

Pozzie Maserati

Record at the Hollywood Hills

Interview

Philanthropist might not be the most obvious moniker you would place on a young female hip hop artist, given that we typically associate such titles with more seasoned and, well, elderly folk who have lived long enough to amass real wealth and have made the decision to give away a portion of their good fortune to enrich the lives of others, perhaps those less fortunate. 

But the multi-talented rapper, actor, fashion designer, entrepreneur and yes, philanthropist, Pozzie Mazerati, began her career focused with the end in mind; namely how to utilize her many talents and put them to use to serve others and make the world a better place right from the start of her career.

Kaotica: For such a young artist, you've had quite an amazing journey already. Could you share a bit of that story and tell us how you got your start as an artist and how you came out of the gate with a different career focus than most?

Sure. Well, I didn't really fall in love with music until after I graduated from high school. My dad was a musician and he was always on the road. He was a phenomenal keyboard player and one of my biggest inspirations. He’s the reason I even play music. But music kind of kept him away from me a lot. So, I began to resent it a little bit you know. But over the years we eventually got a lot closer.

My love for music evolved from me working on film sets. I actually started off in fashion design. And I just noticed a while ago that there were so many different facets that I could go into because I just loved creating, period. Not just through fashion but also through acting.

I originally brought my creative talents over here to L.A. from Philly. I went to fashion school and started doing costume design for film and television. One of the films I was working on, the director ended up putting me in the film. That's how I transitioned into acting. From there, I started writing music and then a friend of mine, her name is Cherie Johnson, was an actor that used to be on the TV show, Family Matters. I met her on the set I was working on and she eventually ended up using one of my songs in one of her films.

So that was like my first music placement. And then I was like ‘OK I have to utilize everything that I love just to live and enjoy life.’ That's when I just said ‘OK I'm not only going to do fashion design and acting, I’m going to throw my music into the mix too.

Being around all these musicians, I think it was my destiny. I was just trying to escape music but I couldn't shake it. My parents and even my grandma, everyone in my family knows how to play an instrument. So I think it was just destined for me to play music. I fought it for a while but then I just had to give in to it. Now that I have I'm happy you know.

Kaotica: So who were some of your early influences?

One of the artists who most influenced me is Nas because of his lyricism and his ability to paint a picture so easily through music. You can literally close your eyes and you see everything that he's saying and I fell in love with that. He really influenced my storytelling ability and my desire to be able to communicate with my words. So, I could rap not just about petty things but real life events that happened to me or things that I've seen happen to friends. I feel rap is about telling stories that can inspire somebody else and I got that from Nas. He’s one of my biggest inspirations.

Kaotica: It seems like you have established yourself early on as someone interested in philanthropic endeavors and doing things to help other people by kind of mashing up your art with those causes. You want to talk about that for a minute?

I've always prided myself on not utilizing my talents just for self but actually using them to give something back to the world and make the world a better place. I feel like music is one of the true connectors that we have as human beings. You know people may not understand our different languages, but they can still relate to the music.

One of those things that happened to me that pretty much changed my life and my outlook on music and philanthropy was when I traveled to West Africa for the first time. I was supposed to stay for seven days and I ended up living there for almost two years.

I was asked to come there to represent the youth and basically do this women's empowerment engagement. After being there I said ‘I can't leave.’ I just I felt so connected. I knew that my purpose wasn't done yet and that I was meant to do something great while I was there. I was inspired by all of the talent and the youth and the outpouring of love that I received for my music while I was there.

I ended up doing a tour and I said, ‘What can I leave behind that's going to be different, other than performing for thousands and then getting off the stage and feeling that rush?’ I wanted that rush to extend even further. So I got with the Give1 Project. They were the people who asked me to come out there for the Women’s Empowerment Summit and the founder, Chian Yang, was a very dear friend of mine. He's also the co-founder of Akon Lighting Africa, who allowed us to have our studio space built within his building.

We dedicated the studio to Akon amd there was one day where he was in Africa and he actually came by our studio. He just said, “I'm so proud of what you guys are doing here.” And that really meant a lot to me. Not because of the name recognition from Akon coming to check it out but just the fact that we stuck with it because it wasn't easy. We had to do fundraising and we had to use our own money in some instances just to make it happen.

The resources in Africa are so scarce. In America, if you need some piece of musical equipment you can just go to the Guitar Center and pick it up. Over there in Senegal it’s not that simple. Now with us building the school, which is called the Heartbeat Project, we were able to teach music and English. We did a powerful campaign with Speak Up Africa. And we entitled the songs that we built with the students, Zero Positive, which means ‘No malaria’ in French.

Malaria has killed so many different people. In addition to us doing the music project and teaching English in the school, I started the first organic bug repellent in Africa all because we ran out of Off while we were there. That was probably the best part of our trip to West Africa. Partnering with Speak Up Africa and giving out free mosquito spray to all these different villages. It was life changing.

Kaotica: That's beautiful. Shifting gears a bit, we live in a world today with all this crazy technology that allows you to make incredible music at your fingertips and helps you get your music around the world. How has technology impacted your work, your art?

I’m very appreciative of the fact that I'm from a generation where technology can basically connect you with anyone in the world no matter where you are. I wouldn't have been able to reach the people that I did or even get the opportunity to go to Africa and travel without technology.

A lot of the people I’ve reached out to have been through Instagram or on Twitter. I've made some amazing connections with people that are all around the world. Technology has definitely been impactful to my career and I'm thankful for it.

Kaotica: How has the Eyeball impacted your art?

Being able to have your own in home or out of home studio on the go is just amazing and brings your art to a whole different level. I’m always on the go and travel a lot and the Kaotica Eyeball allows me to create no matter where I am. I know it's been a life changing thing for a lot of the artists that I know and work with. There are basically no boundaries.

Kaotica: You seem quite wise beyond your years, having had so many amazing life experiences already. What advice might you give to other young artists coming up that could help them push through the struggles of being an artist; the trials and tribulations?

The first thing I would tell them is to believe in themselves even on the days when they feel like they can't. If you can get past that then you can make it. You can be anything you want to be. Those are the hard days when you only have 11 dollars in your bank account and nothing but ramen noodles to eat. If you can get through those days and still push forward without giving up and settling for mediocre then that’s how I know you have what it takes because you're somebody who's not going to crumble in the face of adversity. If you can push through on the really hard days you can push through anything. You just never give up. Those are my favorite three words. Never. Give. Up.

Kaotica: Amen. Those words certainly worked for Winston Churchill. So what are you working on right now?

I just released a project on my birthday, which was July 10th. It is called the Queen Addition (not “edition”). I’m basically paying homage to all of the female rappers who came before me, who have influenced me tremendously. I feel like there hasn’t really been a project that has focused on some of these great females who paved the way for us. So, I decided to take some of their songs, their instrumentals and remade them. I actually shot some visuals to them as well. I'm hoping people like it. And I just wanted to add a huge shout out to Konrad and Kaotica for making such an amazing product!

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