Hazardis Soundz

Hazardis Soundz

Christian “Hazardis Soundz aka Haz” Rodriguez was born in Queens, New York to a long line of family musicians. He moved tobiopic Miramar, Florida at the age of 10. In his early teens, he began his love for music as a rapper, where he wrote many songs and battled with other rappers. After graduating high school, Haz attended his local community college where he earned an Associate Degree in General Arts. During his time in college, he began producing his own music and decided to turn his talents into a professional career. Haz attended the School of Audio Engineering (SAE) in North Miami and graduated as a Certified Audio Engineer in 2003. From 2003 to 2006, Haz made many strides in his career. He entered an online contest where B-Real of Cypress Hill would choose someone’s production to use on his upcoming album, Gun Slinger: Vol.1. After hundreds of submissions, B-Real selected Haz’s production for the album, giving Haz his first official production credit in 2005. After that, Haz worked very close with Latin hip-hop legend, Vico C, on the album Desahogo which was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2005. He also worked on various projects with Rick Ross, Daddy Yankee, Sean J of Field Mob, and many local artists.

In an effort to keep growing and expanding his career, Haz established his first recording studio in 2006 located in Miramar, Florida. In the same year, he went on to release his first independent solo album and the first of a series, Hazardis Material Vol.1. The album was all comprised of his original production and featured such artists as Gunplay, MayDay, and B–Real, among others. Haz’s music started taking much notice by DJ EFN, Miami’s Mix-tape King and founder of CrazyHood Productions. Haz was added to the CrazyHood producer roster, a partnership that led him to work with Pitbull and very closely with platinum recording artist, N.O.R.E. From 2008 through mid–2010, Haz produced & engineered Militainment/Crazyhood Raw radio on Sirius Satellite Hip-Hop Nation, – hosted by DJ EFN & N.O.R.E. Apart from being part of the CrazyHood family, he is also the Head Engineer and Producer for Thugged Out Militainment, N.O.R.E’s recording label. Haz oversees and manages all projects coming out of the label. One of the first songs Haz worked on with N.O.R.E. was “Cocaine Cowboys” which brought a lot of success and recognition gaining over one million views on YouTube. This song was loosely based off the documentary Cocaine Cowboys that had a large cult following. Haz went on to also produce the “Set it Off” remix featuring Talib Kweli, Red Café, Joell Ortiz, Mims, Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beats, Cassidy, and CNN. Haz has since recorded, mixed, and produced on NORE’s & Capone’s last 3 projects: N.O.R.E’s NOREality (2007), CNN’s Channel 10 (2009), and CNN’s The War Report 2 (2010). Through these 3 projects, Haz had the opportunity to work with the likes of Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, Faith Evans, Nas, Mobb Deep, Fat Joe, Dogg Pound, Clipse, Just Blaze, The Alchemist, Maino, Juvenile, and The Lox.

Haz released his second project, HazMat 2: The Outbreak, in 2011. All songs were produced, recorded, & mixed by Hazardis Soundz. Artists on this project are Rick Ross, N.O.R.E., Curren$y, Ace Hood, Fat Joe, Raekwon, Busta Rhymes, Rass Kass, Sean Price, Gunplay & Torch of Triple Cs, Sean Kingston, REKS, Bernbiz & Wrekonize of MayDay, Imam Thug, Capone, Peedi Crack, LMS, Dynas, Garcia, Saheed, J Nics, Mike Beatz, Brian Breach, Kevin Cossum, Anjuli Stars, Fred da Godson, Reek da Villian, Webbz, Vado, and Ekko. This album gained a lot of respect and recognition on many hip-hop blogs.

Through most of 2012, Haz spent time in Atlanta working on projects with Benzino and Stevie J. During the time Haz was working with them, Benzino and Stevie J were casted on the hit reality VH1 show, Love and Hip-Hop Atlanta. With the success of the show, Benzino and Stevie J introduced their band The Magnificent 757s and released the song “We Made It”, produced by Hazardis Soundz himself. Haz also worked with Rayshawn, Benzino’s son, on his first full length album.

2013 has proven to be a very busy and resourceful year. Hazardis Soundz partnered with his wife, Vivian Rodriguez, to expand his recording studio to a bigger location in Hollywood, Florida and operating under a new name, HazMat Studioz. A residential home will be renovated and converted into a full-length music studio. Haz and Boston native, REKS, have teamed up to make an album together, “Eyes Watching God”. HazMat 3, the third album of the Hazardis Soundz series, is also in the works. Both albums are slated to be released in 2014. They are entirely produced and mixed by Hazardis Soundz, and will feature a lot of well-known artists. Hip-hop legends Cormega and Large Professor have reached out to Haz to have him mix their collaborative album, Mega Philosophy, due out January 2014.

Through the past decade, Hazardis Soundz has worked on numerous projects in music, TV, and film. He has had the honor to work with industry heavy weights such as Rick Ross, Pharrell, Lil Wayne, DMX, Busta Rhymes, Nas, The Game, Waka Flocka, Macy Gray, Ace Hood, Curren$y, Cassie, JadaKiss, 2Chainz, Scarface, Redman, AZ, Styles P, Mobb Deep, Pusha T, Faith Evans, Gunplay, Meek Mill, Fat Joe, Raekwon, Juvenile, Cypress Hill, Freddie Gibbs, Ras Kass, Dogg Pound, Clipse, Joel Ortiz, Swizz Beatz, French Montana, Mick Jones, Saigon, Fredro Star, Action Bronson, Wale, Jim Jones, Tech Nine, MayDay, Wrekonize, Sean Kingston, Sean Price and many more.

In this day and age of over saturation and carbon copies in the music industry, Haz is definitely bringing a breath of fresh air to hip-hop with his distinguished sound. He’s quickly building a brand to be known for top sound quality & innovative production. Not only does he have the skills to knock out the perfect production, but he will give you a flawless mix down as well. Haz is definitely on route to becoming a production power house!

Analog Consoles: SSL Series 9000 J Series, 6000 E/G Series, Mackie Analog 8–Bus, MPC 2000, MPC 2000XL, MPC 2500, MPC 4000
Digital Consoles: Yamaha O2R, Mackie Digital 8–Bus, Avid Mbox 001, 002, 003, Sony Oxford
Platforms: Mac OSX, Windows XP
Pro Tools Control 24
Roland Fantom
Korg Triton/Trinity

Pro Tools 9 (HD & LE), Reason, FruityLoops, SoundForge 10, Acid Pro 7, T–Racks 3, ReCycle, GarageBand


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