[Interview Number 63]
This time, we get to know Yelgo7. His brand new track track "Confía en Mí" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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𝟭. Where are you from and what is your hobby?
I am Egyptian American, but I was born and raised in Saudi Arabia. My hobbies include watching/playing soccer, as well as listening to music and writing songs.
𝟮. How did your get into music?
Depression and personal struggles got me into music. I had a low self-esteem due to failing my nursing licensing exam multiple times, so music was my escape and place for honest self-expression. At the beginning, I wanted to producer or DJ, the after I listened to a song on Spotify by a dental school rapper, I was inspired to start writing and rapping myself.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
Logic, NF, Jay Z, & J. Cole are my hip hop influencers; Marshmello, Zedd, & Kygo are my electronic music influencers.
4. What are you goals in the music industry?
My goal is to keep making genuine music that relates to other people’s vulnerabilities, and that inspires them to do what they love regardless of what circumstances or limitations they might have.
5. If you could choose a location to perform at, what would it be?
That’s a tough question, but honestly, seeing how I started this musical journey when I was living on the east side in Manhattan, I would have to say the classic Madison Square Garden.
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
That’s one of those questions where you might never have an answer to. I have to say it’s “23 Freestyle” by Bazanji since it was the song that sparked the fire in me and got me to start my artistic journey.
7. Most embarrassing moment?
My most embarrassing moment was being around some cyphers at Union Square and having to drop 4 bars when I was not ready, it did not feel good I can assure you. But all these little moments push you to grow and prepare yourself for the future.
8. Proudest accomplishment?
My proudest accomplishment was putting out a recent song called “Childhood” where I bravely opened up about some of my most painful memories growing up. I’m also proud of my new song “Confía en Mí” because it is the first song in which I explored writing and doing vocals in Spanish!
9. What is something about you that might surprise someone who knows you the best?
Hmmm, I love being around people, but I need my own space frequently to recharge and feel like life is moving at a comfortable pace. Creativity comes in different waves and forms, so having a clear mind and space can is key to writing your lyrics and stories.
𝟭𝟬. What is your dream collaboration?
My dream collaboration would be with all the artists and producers I mentioned above, because every single one of them helped me battle through struggles and grow as an artist.
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