Yvng Leaf – Stay TunedPOSTED ON:
May 06 2019
HHO: Introduce yourself to the fans
Yvng Leaf: Yer, I’m Yvng Leaf, a 16-year old rapper from King of Prussia PA. I started making music as a young buhl in my basement with my friends. I always felt I had a passion for it and when I was about 13 I bought some equipment for my crib and I started making my own music.
HHO: How did your artist name come about?
Yvng Leaf: My name came about because, first I was Mike the Poet because Chance the Rapper was a big influence for me at the time. Then I became Lil Leaf because most of my favorite things were “green”, which is most people’s favorite things, and I was a smaller kid at the time. Eventually I rebranded myself as Yvng Leaf because I wanted to be different and putting the “v” in there was a good way to brand myself. On August 6, 2018, I dropped my first official single under Yvng Leaf, called Blow Up in Smoke.
HHO: Who were your musical influences growing up?
Yvng Leaf: My biggest influences are Lil Uzi Vert, Juice World, Chance The Rapper, XXXtentocion, and Lil Peep and Tupac. My influences were Guns and Roses, the Beatles, and Kurt Cobain and Bon Jovi.
HHO: What hip-hop albums did you grow up listening to?
Yvng Leaf: My hip hop albums I listened to were Acid Rap, by Chance the Rapper; Rebirth by Lil Wayne; The Carter IV by Lil Wayne; Luv is Rage by Lil Uzi Vert; Rolling Papers by Wiz Khalifa.
HHO: What is the current single/project that you are promoting?
Yvng Leaf: Leaf’s Nirvana was my recent EP I just dropped; after that, I had a trending video on Worldstar called Rockstar Team which is out on all platforms now. I just dropped a new song called “For a While” which is also out on all platforms now so please go check it out!
HHO: How did the record come about?
Yvng Leaf: My music for Rockstar Team came to me because I was sitting on the toilet taking a sh*t and then and I grabbed my water and I spilled it on my jeans and I thought “sh*t I just ruined my jeans” and then the thought of Rockstar team came into my head and then later when I was in the shower the melody of Rockstar team came about. Then I manifested my ideas in the
HHO: What would be your dream collaboration with any rapper or producer?
Yvng Leaf: My perfect collaborations would be with Juicewrld, Lil Uzi Vert, Young Thug, and Post Malone. My favorite producers to work with would be Nick Mira, Maaly Raw and Metro Boomin.
HHO: Are you currently touring or have any upcoming shows?
Yvng Leaf: I’m planning a show in my hometown with my team soon, and I have some big projects on the way so I will be performing in a city near you soon so STAY TUNED!
HHO: How is the response from your fans & djs been?
Yvng Leaf: When it comes to my fans they are a super loyal fan base and show support no matter what and we are growing rapidly. Everyone gets a little “hate” so it comes with the territory……even Tupac had hate……its actually not a bad thing because people are talking about me regardless.
HHO: What artists do you listen to the most?
Yvng Leaf: I listen to Lil Uzi Vert, Juicewrld and myself, but I also f*ck with some up and coming artists too.
HHO: What are your plans for 2019? What are you doing that others are not?
Yvng Leaf: My plans for 2019 are to build my fanbase up as much as possible and keep dropping singles until by Debut project drops. Over the summer we are trying to go to LA to have a few shows there. An official line of Yvng Leaf merch will be dropping too which will be available on yvngleafgvng.com so I’m pretty excited by that.
My manager and I opened our own record label called Leaf World Records and a publishing company before I was 16. Everything we do we try to do it different and make it as out of this world as possible. I am always living in the moment and I’m 100% passionate about each song and I put all of my own emotion into each….it doesn’t leave the same energy without me doing that, and I try to include all types of genres into my music and make it always evolve. The unique melodic flow of my music mixed with the hip-hop punk sound gives it a very distinct quality. My producer/engineer ThomasJayOfficial, who helps me create my beats has something to do with that as well.
HHO: How can your fans reach you?
Yvng Leaf: My main platform is Instagram and my fans can always find my music through all platforms on yvngleafgvng.com where there is a link to all of the main music streaming platforms.
HHO: Any last words or shout outs?
Yvng Leaf: Overall I’d like to shout out my producer ThomasJayOfficial, WizFx for being dope with the camera, Rotation Records for being one of the best studios around, and my manager Jdizzlemgt who is always grinding and keeps everything running smoothly. Most of all I’d like to shout out my fans who make this all possible stay tune for more music on the way IT”S LVVFGVNG!!!