YoBoyPinel – Live & DirectPOSTED ON:
Sep 10 2018
HHO: Introduce yourself to the fans.
YoBoyPinel: Im 18 years old, I’m coming from LA south central, crazy around the area. I grew up in north hollywood but my parents moved to LA south central. The thing that brings me here because I want people to know what I can do and show my talent. Im been interested making music lately cause I wanna give it a shot at it, and I feel like if a artist can do it I can do it also. I’m a pretty chill guy I always stay humble, motivated, positive. I’m just a young teenager trying to get notice.
HHO: What inspired your artist name?
YoBoyPinel: Well back in highschool everybody will call me pinel all the time. Started by a my teacher and i guess everyone got the hang of it, It’s actually my last name from my dad side. So before I started thinking of making music, I needed a name for myself. So i decide to name me yoboypinel. Reason why I chose that is because everybody know who I am.
HHO: Where are you from ?
YoBoyPinel: I’m from Los Angeles CA South Central my parents are from Honduras, makes me kinda from Honduras too.
HHO: What is the music scene in your hometown like ?
YoBoyPinel: The music scene in my hometown it’s pretty much hiphop and rap, rapping about their hood, how is it like and etc.
HHO: Do you feel the music scene is growing in your hometown?
YoBoyPinel: I could say yes the music scene is growing in my hometown because that’s everybody in this area listen to all day long, including myself.
HHO: What are 3 things that you need in the studio when recording?
YoBoyPinel: The 3 things that I need when I’m recording is my phone because that’s where I write everything down in order to record it.
Of course you need the equipment in order to start your recording such as a mic, computer and headset to listen to myself afterwards.
Other thing what I need when recording I put my effort on it cause without effort its not going to sound, also I be creative while recording.
HHO: What artist have been some of your musical influence growing up?
YoBoyPinel: I can say it could be NAV because he’s a good with his music. After a while listening to his music, I always imagine myself being just like them, and whenever I Imagine that it makes me wanna be just like them with making music,beats and having a good vibe the way he has it.
HHO: What is the current single that your are promoting?
YoBoyPinel: Well for the moment I haven’t been promoting any single for right now but definitely I will promote my 2 new release single real soonz that my producer is current working on the right now.
YoBoyPinel – Late Night Ft. Savagecue (Audio)
HHO: Who provided production for your latest single ?
YoBoyPinel: My first song that I ever releases was late night but it wasn’t just a single its featuring with my homeboy savagecue. It was just me and him doing all the production, mixing it, doing editings and etc.
HHO: What was your thought process when coming up with the record? Was there any inspiration behind it?
YoBoyPinel: My thought process when coming up with the recording, at first my homeboy savagecue he been rapping since he was in 9th grade, he still does till this day now and at first he wanted to do a song together but in the beginning I told him no because I didn’t think that would able to do that since it was my first time. Over the time I was listening to other young rapper and I always imagine myself being them, and it bring me motivation to do it. So from there I realize I wanna make it to the music industry.
HHO: If you could work with & collaborate with any rapper or producer, who would it be?
YoBoyPinel: It would be lil baby because thats what im listening to everyday now, he bring a good vibe to his songs and that’s what I like about it .I like how he raps and everything showing how he feels in his songs and that’s what catches my attention.I would also like to collaborate with ronron the producer cause that man beats are nothing but fire !!
HHO: What is your writing process like when making music?
YoBoyPinel: My writing process when making music is, I be really focus writing down stuff that comes up in my head. Sometimes it’s hard for me because there’s time that I just wanna quit because I be getting stuck what to write and it’s really frustrating but at the same time I gotta keep on going if this what I really wanna do cause theres alot of people that I wanna prove wrong, I wanna show them what I can do and where I come from. I also be really creative whenever it comes to writing process because you can never know what you say with being creative and it turn out it could be a hit, so being creative is very important to me.
HHO: Are you currently touring or have any upcoming shows?
YoBoyPinel: I actually had a upcoming shows in Oakland and In LA in some nightclub but it turns out that I won’t be able to go anymore because they were already booked due to paying all late for the tour. They told me that they will be back in 2 months In LA so I can work with them next time. The tour was hosted by The ShowCase Tour.
Check out YoBoyPinel – Run It Up (Audio)
HHO: What has been the hardest thing you’ve encountered in the music business?
YoBoyPinel: For me the hardest thing I have encountered in the music business is to get recognize and have people listen to your music because for me in order to have people to hear your music and actually liking it you need to have a good vibe. I feel like having a good vibe in your music it brings people attention for them to actually hear it. That’s one of the things that i’m currently working on.
HHO: What has the response been like from your fans & Dj been?
YoBoyPinel: Well for me since Im beginning making music I really dont got any fans like that yet, but so far the first song I release with my homeboy people were telling me that they actually liked it, most of them were shocked because they never thought I was going to do this but it turns out that they really enjoying listening my first song.
HHO: We’ve read that the music business is finally back on the rise with streaming and sales. Do you agree and do you think this has helped you as an indie artist making money off your music ?
YoBoyPinel: Yes of course I agree, because most rapper these days are getting big money off from their music and that has being a lot of attention to me. Most of these rappers come from nothing and all of a sudden there really rich because they are making money off from their music which is good. I will also like to see myself doing this to making money off my music.
HHO: What are 5 songs in your playlist right now?
YoBoyPinel: The first 5 songs on my playlist right now is of course lil baby -freestyle, lil baby – southside
Gunna – pedestrian, NAV – with me and lil baby – fit in.
HHO: What are your plans for the rest of 2018 going into 2019? How are you impacting the music scene different from any other artist?
YoBoyPinel: My plans for the rest of 2018 going to 2019 is to keep on doing what i’m doing making music, getting the opportunity to get notice and to do more upcoming show, thats what Im really focusing on right now.
HHO: What are your social media links? What’s the best way for your fans to reach you?
YoBoyPinel: Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/yoboypinel/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/yoboypinel?lang=en
SoundCloud – https://m.soundcloud.com/user-61072458
The best way to reach to me would be Instagram because that’s where I stay active all the time.
HHO: Do you have any advice for any upcoming artist on the grind?
YoBoyPinel: I would say just to keep on going on what they doing in order for them to reach for their goal or dreams, to stay humble to work hard never stop and stay positive and focus on themselves.
HHO: Any last words or shoutout?
YoBoyPinel: Shoutout to all my day ones
Shoutout to my mother for bringing me into this world full of good opportunity for your goals
Shoutout to the staff for presenting my song to Chris Martin
Shoutout to Chris Martin for giving me this opportunity I really appreciate it.