UK based singer songwriter and rapper DR SNIZZ has big plans not just for his personal music but also for the industry altogether. An actual doctor, he’s created a label, SNIZZ Records and a music career, alongside his medical practice. DR SNIZZ combines R&B style with rap, and Afro-pop elements, influenced by his Nigerian heritage. The result is an original sound flooded with positivity.
DR SNIZZ travelled to many parts of the Caribbean while teaching medical students at St George’s University in Grenada, which allowed him to soak up the vivid sights and cultures of the area and inspired his musical and cinematographic style. He moved to the UK in 2015 to further his medical career, with the further result of improving his success in the music industry. He started performing in the annual event, ‘Felabration’, an afrobeat music festival, which celebrates the legendary Fela Anikulapo-kuti, as well as fashion shows and other local events.
DR SNIZZ’s latest single, ‘Stand Tall‘ is produced by Jay Hindley of EY3 Records, and features inspirational lyrics to uplift the spirits of even the most lowly. The accompanying music video starts with the real life Dr Thompson transforming into DR SNIZZ, swapping his stethoscope for a cool pair of shades. The clip shows shots of SNIZZ singing “stand taller than the mountain”, from the Lancashire coast at Morecambe, to the iconic scenery of London, illustrating the idea of coming from the bottom to the top. There’s also an underlying story between DR SNIZZ and an adversary, who face off each other. Ultimately the message is about how success comes from treating others with respect and standing tall in the face of adversity.
‘Stand Tall’ comes ahead of DR SNIZZ’s forthcoming album. You can find out more from his Facebook page.