Asaiah Ziv was born in “Sin City” - Las Vegas, Nevada. He is the visionary-creator of HIPSAVVY, a movement/brand that supports creative thought and truth within the hip-hop culture. The mission is to find where hip-hop meets knowledge and inspires you to create what you want to be a part of.
At a young age, Asaiah’s father would play a lot of Latin and soul music around the house (Hector Lavoe, Fania All-Stars, Fruko, Jill Scott, Prince, Miles Davis, Herbie Mann, Cal Tjader etc.) and Asaiah was always interested and inspired by the music he heard. He later found hip-hop music as another way to express his feelings. As he grew older, his passion for music grew with him and so did his talent. He started to DJ around 6-7 years old for local events. Later around 10 years old, he started writing songs and showing his friends. At 12, he started using Pro Tools and taught himself how to record and mix within a few months. After that he met a family friend, Miguel - also known as Fresh Ave, who told Asaiah he was good and that he should rap more. This inspired him to become a rapper. Fresh later passed away.
Asaiah’s musical influences range from those of his father to more current influences from J Dilla, Jay Electronica, MF Doom, Madlib, Little Dragon, Sango, Bjork, Telepopmusik, and Flying Lotus. Taking his influences and adding his personality and creativity, Asaiah plans to use his music to speak to the youth of the world with vivid imagery and challenging messages.
Asaiah wants HIPSAVVY to be his movement/brand/collective. At just 21 years of age, Asaiah possesses the talent, vision, and wisdom that many find in much more experienced peers. He has something special to bring to the world for years to come.