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Coolzey was borne out of the cornfields of central Iowa and now lives in Los Angeles. A boy who for some unexplained reason grew up only being able to listen to roughneck east coast hip hop and Weird Al Yankovic began looping tapes and rhyming into boomboxes as a child. After that there was Pavement, Wu-Tang, mushrooms, sex, and America. This is the result.

Coolzey passed around handmade lo-fi hip hop and rock demos (Akstoopid, ROYGBIV, Coolzey and the Sucker MCs) until 2007 when he began releasing a series of 3 EPs (He Did, Soixante-Neuf, and Coolzey vs PRZM) that preceded his first official full-length release 'The Honey' which dropped in January of 2010. Extensive touring has included shows with the likes of Joe Jack Talcum of the Dead Milkmen, Sadat X of Brand Nubian, Akil the MC of Jurassic 5, Louis Logic, Copywrite of Megahertz, and Schaffer the Darklord.

Since then, Coolzey has released two side projects. The first was a 2011 summer-long project entitled 'Coolzey and the Search for the Hip Hop Hearts' which saw 12 hip hop tracks produced by 12 different producers (including Giant Panda, Crown City Rockers, Copywrite, and J.Rawls) over 12 weeks accompanied by 12 videos which was later made into a DVD, and the recent 2012 side project that sees a return to his 4-track lo-fi home-recording roots 'Live from the Cave @ Dougman'.

In January of 2013 Coolzey Kickstarted the pressing of The Honey on vinyl by popular demand and went Coolzey on tour across the US and Canada with bands as diverse as conscious rapper Raashan Ahmad of the Crown City Rockers to the female-fronted indie rock band Muscle.

On October 7th, 2014 Coolzey's self-released second official full-length 'Hit Factory' was made available through Fake Four Inc's Four Finger Distro. In the album, he finds his niche as a songwriter, navigating hip hop, classic rock, punk, and pop in the spirit of influences like Ween, Beck, The Beastie Boys, and Outkast.