My name is Isaiah Russell, better known to some as Grizzlee Adamz. I am the mind and engine behind everything Players and Playaz. I am a Kansas City native born and raised in mid-town KCMO. I Attended high school at Paseo Academy where I majored in visual arts and graduated in 2005. After high school I tried out for the Penn Valley Community College basketball team as a walk-on where I earned a spot as a pf/c. Even though I didn’t play as much or as well as I would have liked, it was an eye opening experience and influenced the creation of Players and Playaz.
After my time at PVCC I decided to change my focus back to art and video as I enrolled at ITT Tech where I obtained my degree in graphic communications. This is where Players and Playaz really came to life. Since ITT Tech did not offer the experience or challenges I expected to face I challenged my self by going far beyond the scope of requirements for most of my projects. The end result was the, “Players and Playaz Season 2 DVD” which received great reviews from my teachers, peers and all involved.