Isaiah McKenzie was born and raised in the small city of Greenville, located in South Carolina. He has grown into quite the outstanding artist that fans worldwide have come to know as Zay. His musical influences were magnified by the inspiration of greats like Eminem, Drake, and Lil Wayne, among others. He took this fire for hip hop and combined it with the encouragement and impact of his family and the many experiences that life has brought his way. This gave rise to the talent that has been gaining recognition for his genre blending music and the artform he holds when composing his songs. With his range and diversity in his songs, he is able to create any feel that he wishes. Whether nostalgic, uplifting, motivational, lyrical or even intimate, his is versatile and creative enough to accomplish either.