Yung Gawd is the newest artist to keep an eye out for on all platforms. As a young child falling in love with music, mostly rap and hip hop after being exposed to reggae, soca, calypso, pop, rock by my family was and is something he is incredibly grateful for. Mostly his mother to thank for being his biggest inspiration for making music. He talks about vividly learning the words to songs an feeling empowered by them. “Shit made me feel like a super hero. “ Yung Gawd uses those emotions to make his music, as he describes as SMARTCORE! Lighting up as he speaks on his craft, he states. “I bring SAT words to the block an make ppl feel things, real things!” Being his own boss and producer, he’s able to have full control over his work decisions. He acknowledges has been blessed to work with some amazing artists. When asked who he would like to collaborate with next, he is reminded on the journey of his music, he now wants to work with creatives like himself rather than only “idols.” Someone he would love to open for is Travis Scott. “I would love to get to experience the energy of preforming for his fans.”
We jokingly reminded him of all his talents and how there isn’t something he can’t do to which his response would surprise you! “Baptizing ppl….. I have given so many ppl the name that other ppl call them. Like their street names.”
Yung Gawd, loves to listen podcasts, but names R&B song called “Songs 4 Girls 2 Sing 2 Me” as his go to when getting ready. Some of his most amazing shows were in NYC at underground Hip Hop spots like The Pyramid (RIP), Club Element, Neuyorican Poetry Club an too many others too name. Even though Yung Gawd does not have a least favorite venues, but what irritates him the most is bad hosts and bad turnouts while Performing at Art Gallerys and Fashion Shows are probably the his favorite. Keep your eye out for his upcoming shows, a standing residency at the Kraine Theatre which host a show most Sundays in the city. Catch Yung Gawd there, stay tuned via IG. Yung Gawd has taken social media by storm and experiences many sides of it. He feels like the impact of socials and the internet is a mixed bag, it has cut out the so called “gatekeepers” and also made the game as predatory as its ever been. Knowing he has to take the good with the bad, his music is what keeps him going.