Yung Cuck - Interview
1. Tell us your rap name and where are you from?
Yung Cuck. Rochester, New Hampshire
2. What made you start making music?
0. I’ve always enjoyed making music ever since I was a kid. I used to play guitar and was really into older rock music and some of the newer shit like linkin park, but I eventually made the switch over to hip-hop when I got older. I always used music to vent and express myself in a way because I’m not that outgoing so it was natural for me when transferring my songwriting skills from rock to Hip-Hop, and I think my understanding of what it takes to make music in more than one genre will help me down the road.
3. Who are your influences?
0. Mac Miller, xxxtentacion, $uicideboy$, and a lot of other artists I can’t think of off the top of my head right now. I’m not directly influenced by any artist but I learn from their mindset and the process they go through to create music.
4. What is your take on the underground rap scene right now?
0. I love it. Everyone is doing their own thing, trying to innovate as much as possible and push the boundaries of the genre. Becoming more sonically diverse has helped hip-hop grow as as a genre and it all starts with the underground.
5. What are your goals for 2019 regarding music?
0. I just want to have fun and share the fun I’m having with anyone willing to give my music a chance. I’ve been doing this for about 5 years now and have found out how hard it is to get people to give your music a shot, but at this point I’m more concerned with having fun with it than anything else.
6. You have 1 person to thank who would it be?
Mac Miller. I shouldn’t really even have to explain why this dude is so influential. One of the GOATs in my book because he pretty much inspired me to start making music.
7. What is your process for recording music ?
I record in a makeshift studio at my crib and hope for the best. It’s not as bad as it sounds...
8. Any upcoming projects or singles fans should be getting ready for?
Malice In Wonderland will be dropping sometime in 2020. At this point in my career I’m focused on dropping solid singles fairly frequently because they are a lot easier to promote, and catch people’s interest a lot easier. After dropping my debut mixtape “Artificial Happiness” I learned that a lot of people don’t have the attention span to listen to full mixtapes from underground artists they’ve never heard of before. But when it does drop it will be my debut album, and it will be my best work yet, I’ll make sure of it.
9. What is your favorite part about being an artist/musician/rapper?
Having the ability to make an impact on others with my music.
10. What impact do you want to have on the world?
I really just exist for the sole purpose of horrifying closed minded people.
11. What are your ambitions with music is this just a hobby or is this a full blown 24/7 lifestyle your embodying?
At this point I’m forced to treat it like a hobby while I’m working a normal ass job, but it would become a lifestyle the second I was able to make it happen.
12. Who is your favorite artist in the rap game right now and why?
Young Thug. His flows are cutting edge and he’s always switching it up. So many people try to steal his sauce but it’ll never work as good for them.
13. what does the music you create make you feel?
Hype as fuck. I’m not really with that low key sad shit, I’m just trying to make bangers. Don’t get me wrong, I fuck with the low key sad shit, but it’s not the type of music I feel like making at this point in my career.
14. why is music so important and dear to your heart ?
Because it’s another way of escaping from reality.
15. Taking this as a passion what works best with you for endeavors you may face (regarding to music)?
When I really set my focus on something I feel like I can accomplish anything, especially when it is something I’m truly passionate about like music.
16. whats your best collaboration experience with another artist or producer?
Probably that Deep END track I dropped with WaltFlames or my collab with Lil Xelly.
17. who does all of your cover art or do you make your own?
I usually look around for the most creative cover designers when I have a really big single I need a nice cover for, but if I’m just dropping a throwaway I’ll either have my buddy do it or I’ll attempt to do it myself.
18. who makes most of your beats or production?
My boy Daz Beats. His beats are straight fire, I’ve been friends with him for a long time and saw where he was at when he first started, and it’s crazy to see how much he’s evolved. Another producer I want to shout out is Curley Fry. He’s produced some of my biggest tracks to date and usually does all of my mixing as well. Don’t sleep on either of these dudes, two of the best producers in the underground right now.
19. who is one artist you wish to work on music with and why?
I would love to work with comethazine. I feel like our gritty styles would mesh pretty well on a track. Shit would be fire
20. who is one producer you wish to work with and why?
I’d love to get a hold of a Ronny J beat not gonna lie
21 do you have any upcoming shows in the next couple months ?
Nah. I’m focusing my budget on promoting my tracks so I can gain traction before I think about doing shows. Plus it’s extremely hard to find local venues that support hip hop in my area, so I don’t have a lot of options at the moment. I’m not too worried about it though, I just put all my focus into making good music and hope everything else ends up working in my favor.
22 for people who havent heard of you what sets you apart from other artists?
I’m always switching up my style and pushing the boundaries. Im extremely passionate which can cause me to be contreversial at times, and I really will say just about anything on a track. It’s not for clout or anything, I just enjoy sharing the raw thoughts coming straight of my mind no matter how fucked up they are.
23 at the end of the day what does music mean to you ?
It’s the best way to express yourself in my opinion. Being able to create something that releases so much energy and has such a positive effect on people is an amazing thing.
24. Any live shows or projects you got coming up?
No live shows. Malice in Wonderland should be dropping early 2020 and itll be worth the wait. You really won’t be waiting though, because I drop loose singles on almost a weekly basis.
25. Where can the people that checked out this interview find you?