Remember Mazzi Maz? He’s Now A Hardcore Rapper And People Are Losing Their Minds

22 May 2018, 12:57 | Updated: 22 May 2018, 14:30

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Benedict Townsend

By Benedict Townsend

"I used to make YouTube videos and that was soul destroying"

Mazzi Maz was a popular, harmless YouTube along the lines of Marcus Butler or Alfie Deyes. He filmed pranks, tried challenges and collabed with other online stars. Then one day, he decided he had had enough.

"I used to make YouTube videos and that was soul destroying", he says in an interview with music site Noisey. He has now deleted that channel, along with most of the remaining online elements of 'Mazzi Maz'.

An example of his old content:

Now, he's SCARLXRD

SCARLXRD (pronounced Scar Lord) is a persona that could not be further from 'Mazzi Maz'. However, he maintains that SCARLXRD is "the most brutally honest version of myself".

The music is not for the faint of heart. SCARLXRD is raw, loud and uncensored. His videos are dark and filled with anguish and anger. But it's proving extremely popular, with the artist constantly gaining new fans and even magazine covers.

Take a look at the lord himself, right here;