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ynb 201 - interview 25

1. Tell us your name and a bit about yourself!

I’m YNB 201, I’m 20yrs old, and Im coming out of Bergenfield, NJ. I like making pretty music and sippin good lean w my friends

2. What made you start making music? 

when i was in like 6th grade i saw my cousin playin drums and i thought it was cool af so my parents bought me a drum kit for my birthday and i started from there. after that i was in marching band n shit but i quit after like sophomore year and started getting involved with music again around summer 2017 doing meme raps. i showed one of my friends and he suggested i should take it seriously. i didn’t really start to take it seriously until about 6 months ago though. 

3. Who are your influences? 

definitely Lil Tracy, Lil Yachty, Lil Uzi, Carti, Young Thug, Future, Pierre Bourne, and the people around me

4. What is your take on the underground rap scene right now? 

There are a lot of people that everybody should be listening to, but the game is so flooded with talent that it’s hard to hear certain people. but there are definitely a lot of slept on artists especially out of jersey.

5. What are your goals for 2019 regarding music? 

For 2019 I’m going to take over the world little by little. By the end of 2019 I want my name to be in every blog, I wanna make billboard, i wanna have interviews, plaques, etc. I’m really trying to make timeless music. I’m even dropping a lil tape.

6. You have 1 person to thank who would it be? 

Nino Andretti for teaching me most of the stuff i know now about the music industry. he’s also one the reason i sound so good. dope ass engineer. check out Tr1pt too.

7. What is your process for recording music ? 

I usually have most of the shit written already, I just go into the booth and really try to find the harmonies and melodies because that’s what makes my whole sound and separates me from everyone else. I like record my hooks/verses, then do a bunch of layers whether it be adlibs, harmonies, random singing etc. i like to add a lot of flavor

8. Any upcoming projects or singles fans should be getting ready for? 

I got a lot of heat coming out soon, yeoj world 3, go check me out on that, got an EP comin w Teddy C, he’s a fire producer, more work w ntrovurt, more work w puddah, and Luvr Boi <3, my first solo tape is probably dropping this year

9. What is your favorite part about being an artist/musician/rapper? 

my favorite part is that i’m just being myself and i can really be comfortable with what i do. i love the fact that i can build a fan base off just being me. like, there’s really people who genuinely fuck w me and think i’m funny and think my music’s cool n shit and that blows my mind cus i didn’t think i could really make this shit happen.

10. What impact do you want to have on the world? 

I just wanna lead a generation of people who aren’t afraid to do what they wanna do, be who they wanna be, say what they wanna say, etc. i want the people who listen to my music really feel like they’re the shit cus they deserve to have that feeling no matter what they’re going through. 

11. What are your ambitions with music is this just a hobby or is this a full blown 24/7 lifestyle your embodying? 

this is a full blown 24/7 lifestyle. we really in the studio while everybody else is sleepin. we really do this shit. we really be out here drugged up, livin the life we say we live. there’s no point in lying

12. Who is your favorite artist in the rap game right now and why? 

Lil Tracy, his music just puts me in an indescribable mood like when i listen to hennessy, chiropract, etc i get out in a good mood instantly. you can’t help but smile while you sing along

13. Anything else you have to say ? 

yeah shoutout to Nino Andretti, Medstation, D.I.O.S., my lean plug, AsToldByMeagan, MeaGANG, and all my friends this music shit, y’all know who y’all are !

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