[Exclusive Interview] Doctor Yizzle Takes You to the Oasis of Serenity

Doctor Yizzle is a self-produced musical artist from K-town, LA who blends the boundaries of Hip Hop, Alternative, R& B, and any other genre he sees fit to tell his stories with no limitations.

On December 16, Hip Hop artist Doctor. Yizzle released his debut EP "Oasis of Serenity" which includes three new tracks. KpopWise caught up with Doctor Yizzle ahead of the new release to learn more about the talented artist, get an in-depth look at the new EP and get an insight into the future direction of his music. 

Check out the music video for 'Thoughts.' 

It's awesome to meet you! Can you introduce yourself to the KpopWise audience?

Yes, of course, my name is Michael also known by Doctor Yizzle and I am a Korean American artist from Koreatown, Los Angeles. I write, produce, sing and engineer my own music where I make music ranging from Alternative to Hip hop to R&B. Regardless of the genre you listen to, I am sure that I have a song that will fit your taste.

What's your inspiration for songwriting these days?

Everything going on in my life these days has been challenging so that is what the basis of my songwriting right now. Other than my own personal experiences, I would also take inspiration from movies, other people’s experiences, video games, and friends/family. Mainly, my songs are timestamps of my life.

How do you describe your style?

My style is a multitude of colors blending into one. There is not a word that confines my music but the recurring theme that is present throughout my songs is honesty. I always want my music to be pure and for the listeners to be able to feel the feeling that I am communicating through the energy I put into these songs.

What is your creative process like?

I create purely on the spot. Meaning that the emotion I feel at the present moment of recording is translated into the song. And if the listeners can encapsulate that feeling then, to my standards, that would mean I made a “good” song. I usually create the beat first then hum melodies or mumble flows on top of it then replace it with words. The song writing process is always different so there isn’t one specific way of making my songs. But I make sure to create a place of solace and honesty.

Can you tell us about your new EP?

My new EP is a three track EP that consists of songs that embrace my vulnerability. I want it to be a place of comfort for people and have people to not feel alone. I want it to save people and for them to connect with it on a deeper level.

Who are people you have had a collaboration with, who would you love to work with in the future?

I actually have my first “official” collaboration on the EP and her name is KELS! She is a very talented singer with a beautiful tone to her voice where I believe she adds a lot of depth to the song “Gone.” As for future collaborations, I would love to work with Lana Del Rey, The Weeknd, Fivio Foreign, Heize, DEAN, The Neighbourhood, Tablo, Lisa/Jennie from Blackpink, etc.

What is your favorite song you have worked on?

My personal favorite song that I’ve worked on is M.O.B. because of how different I think that song is. It’s a paradox where there is a groovy, chill sample along with vocals that are powerful and piercing. The message on there too is also important and it is a song that especially felt organic to make. The world will catch on soon.

You are multitalented from composing to directing, but is there something you want to learn?

Good question! I want to learn a plethora of things! For one, I want to learn how to sing better because I feel as if I would be able to come up with much better melodies or maybe not, who knows? I also want to learn how to edit videos better because I feel like that is such a good skill to have and could incorporate into my videos. Lastly, I would love to learn about animals and environmental problems that are causing harm to our home.

Is there a style of music you haven’t tried yet that you would like to? It seems like Pop Punk is becoming a popular genre lately.

I would love to venture into every genre, even Screamo Rap. But the number one genre I would like to do next is soft rock or R&B. I always want to blend genres together so if I would do Pop Punk, it would be a mixture of that genre and some other genre.

What can we expect from you next?

Next, I have a clothing line dropping. This has been a dream of mine for the longest and it is finally happening. It is a company that I have a very good feeling about and I am going to continue to put a lot of energy into. I feel super excited for the future and I will continue to make the best possible music by becoming a better version of myself. Expect me everywhere.


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Ciera is the founder of KpopWise. She has been a fan of Korean pop culture since 2005 and writing about it since 2009. Her bias groups are VIXX and OnlyOneOf. She is a 2nd-3rd generation K-pop fan, but she is actively keeping up with the current artists. twitter instagram

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