Updated: Mar 4
This time, we get to know Yafyn. His track "Ghetto Gospel Pt. 2" is now featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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𝟭. Where are you from and what is your hobby?
I was born in Cleveland Ohio but was mostly raised in Akron Ohio. My hobbies are music and gaming. Those are the two things that keep me sane these days. I occasionally like to get a drink and kick it with my day ones but with the Rona lurking out that's a little harder these days. I also love watching movies, before the pandemic I went to the theatre a lot whether it was by myself or with friends and family. Now its just streaming service after streaming service.
𝟮. How did your get into music?
My sophomore year of highschool I would freestyle at lunch with my friends all the time. People would tell me all the time I should rap but I didn't really take it serious just was having fun at the time. One day of my closest friends told me I really should start writing and rapping to his beats mind you I've known him since we were about 11 and never knew he produced beats. Ever since then I've been working on my craft until one day i realized this is something i truly want and now I wont stop till I get it.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
Well musically one of my biggest influences would have to be Biggie Smalls aka Notorious B.I.G. I remember being a kid listening to his music and story telling skills made me want to rap before I even knew how to count bars. It was like he was painting a picture with ever line. Another influence of mine would be Andre 3000 because lyrically untouchable he and Cassidy were the artist that made me want to study what Hip-hop actually was and is. To this day feel like their is no artist that cant out punchline Cassidy ever. But my biggest influence would have to be my Pops. The first song I ever recorded at 16 he was the first person I showed and I remember him telling don't stop because this is something I've be gifted and that's stuck with me.
4. What are your goals in the music industry?
I want to be able to live comfortable off of something I love doing. I want my loved ones to never worry about anything ever again from this generation to the next. I want to hear my name being chanted before hitting the stage in front of thousands. To be able to see my name on billboard charts and travel to the word listening to people recite words I wrote and recorded back to me because they love what I create so much they took the time to memorize my creation. That would be a beautiful feeling.
5. If you could choose a location to perform at, what would it be?
This is a hard question. As much as I want to perform in front of large crowds I'm internally a very intimate person so I think I would like to perform in small venue in my hometown for around 50 people who really love my music.
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
Summer Madness by Kool & The Gang and Cars by Curren$y i choose both because they give me the same mellow felling no matter how many times i listen to them.
7. Most embarrassing moment?
I would say my most embarrassing moment would be in the 1st grade I was doing tricks on the monkey bars trying to impress my crush and my pants feel down as I did a back flip off of them.
8. Proudest accomplishment?
My proudest accomplishment? It would have to be performing for the first time at a battle of the artist event. Me and my bro have a song called Cheeks in the a.m. (which I plan on re recording one day) and we signed up we lost but were the only song that night to go to decision twice. While performing people were reciting the chorus back to us and that in itself was my proudest accomplishment, but after we lost people came to us saying we they loved the song.
9. What is something about you that might surprise someone who knows you the best?
My favorite genre of music isn't Hip-Hop it's actually Jazz despite me knowing so little about Jazz compared to Hip-Hop Jazz gives me a feeling of completion while Hip-Hop makes me want work and go after any and every thing.
𝟭𝟬. What is your dream collaboration?
My dream collaboration would have to be Sade. I've loved her music since I can remember to point I've already wrote a song that I already have waiting just in case I meet her. Her music is timeless and I would love to capture that feeling.
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