Get to know Yung Nascent, the rising hip hop artist hailing from California. From dope rhymes to swagger, this artist has the look and brand to captivate all hip hop heads. We got a chance to interview him about his upbringing, love for music, upcoming plans, and what he has learned as an indie hip hop artist. Here is what he had to say.
Tell us about yourself and your music.
My name is Yung Nascent, I am 20 years old coming out of La Crescenta California. I’ve been rapping for about 5 years now, fairly consistent. I’d say my music would be described as real hip hop / mellow vibe type music. My styles been all over the place lately, I’ve really been trying to expand my style and try out different types of sounds. But for the most part I just keep it real and speak about what I’m feeling or situations going on in my life.
How would you describe your sound?
As I said in the previous question, I’m geared towards more real / chill music. I do try and cover the whole spectrum though. I’ve been working on some hyphy music as well, with straight fire beats. A lot of people compare my sound to Logic, G Eazy, and a little bit of Kyle but I don’t see it that much. I try my hardest to create original sounds with a unique style.
Talk about the experience making your song/mixtape.
So I just finished up my album titled ‘Already There’ and the process was super fun. I locked myself in my studio for about a month everyday after work to force myself to keep pushing out tracks. At times it got frustrating, when i would get writers block or couldn’t find a beat that i could vibe with. But otherwise it was dope, I constantly had friends over while recording and we’d get drunk bumping my music full volume at two in the morning! Surprisingly we never got any complaints though.
What are you currently working on? Any new projects? Shows?
I just finished my album ‘Already There’ which is available March 10th on YungNascent.com, so I’ve been busy trying to promote that. I’ve also been recording new music still, but I’m not exactly sure what I’m gonna do with it yet. I’ll probably end up saving them and putting out another album or mixtape in the next year or so. And as far as shows, I will be having some coming up in the next few months in Los Angeles. I’ll probably announce the dates sometime next month.
What has been your biggest highlight in your music career this far?
My biggest highlight so far? I’d probably say my single titled ‘Easier’, which is pushing 17k views on youtube. It’s not where i want to be, but its definitely a good step. I’m also really proud of the album that I just finished. It’s without a doubt, the best composition of music I’ve made so far to date. I’m really hoping this album can change the way I’m viewed in the public eye. But I put in the work, and I’m pretty sure ill catch people’s attention with this album.
Name your ideal collaboration: mainstream or independent artist(s).
My ideal collaboration would be a track with Logic and Kyle. They’re two of my favorite rappers who I really f*ck with. I listen to a lot of their music and dig their style, and i think it’d be cool to see what we could create putting all our creativity together. Another collab I’d really love to do would be with Yelawolf. He’s a family friend and and is one of the first rappers I really got into. I think it’d be tight to kick it with him in the studio and put out a banger.
Name something random that people do not know about you.
A random thing people do not know about me… I’m a total nerd. From video games to computers, to camera’s, and cinematography. I’m into all that nerdy sh*t. People see me as a rapper, and skateboarder, so they’re always surprised when they realize I have nerdy side to me.
What’s one thing you have learned or discovered while being in the indie music scene/industry?
I’ve learned a lot actually. There’s so many things I don’t exactly know where to begin. Lately I’ve been researching and learning more about advertising and promotion which is a huge thing in the independent artist world. The most valuable thing I’ve learned so far though, is never force a song. Usually when its not coming together naturally, and you start forcing lyrics when you’re not feeling it, results in a less quality sounding track. I usually won’t make a song now if I’m not vibing with it. The best songs are always the ones that seem to just come together effortlessly.
What can we expect from you in the future?
Honestly, keep your ears open. I’ve been working day in and day out to improve my flow, and songwriting. I’m really going to start pushing my name out there to gain a bigger fanbase and start making something more out of my music. I’m hoping to push 100k views on a music video being released titled ‘Next Time’ which is something I’m really looking forward too. Expect big things!
Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Nascent is pronounced (Nay*Cent), get it right! Too many people call me by the wrong name haha. But besides that, keep it real and stay easy. And don’t forget ‘Already There’ is available March 10th on all platforms including iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, etc.!
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