If A is singing and Z is rapping, AŽ is a fusion of both. That’s what east coast singer, songwriter, and hip-hop aficionado, Ashley Feldman, is all about.
As AŽ, Feldman showcases her identity as a pop princess – and one with a dirty twist. “There’s a strong sophistication to my music, one that takes after the Ariana Grandes and the Madison Beers of the world, a pop sound... but darker and edgier with a hip-hop approach,” she explains.
Her vibe is raw and feminine, blending sexy, breathy rifts with edgy cries and belted out lyrics. A true ode to her closest thoughts and feelings, it’s no surprise this is evident in her records, as well as plays an active role in her bold voice as a rapper. She credits growing up in New York as inspiration for her “dressed in all black” swag and street style. She has always been allured by hip-hop and cites Princess Nokia and G-Eazy as her main rapping influences.
AŽ made her debut with The 'AZ' EP, in early 2020, which garnered nearly 1 million initial streams on her first single, “The Glow Up.” This was followed up with four additional tracks, which soon became favorites among her audience, trickling over to her ever growing YouTube following and earning a slew of praise worthy reviews.
With over 100K monthly listeners on Spotify from her first EP alone, coupled with a massive social media following, there is something about her style that listeners find fiercely unique.