New Jersey-born and Minnesota-bred, Uneasy (Un) compares his lyrical style to gumbo; a flavorful batch of lyrical prowess, street wisdom, cockiness and honesty. This raw and guttural concoction is actualized in his music as he takes his listeners on a lyrical tour, hopping on the soul train of emotion and outrage, while traveling through street culture where life and death are separated only by a thin line of love and hope. The youngest of eight brothers and sisters, Un has learned that quality consistent work is necessary just to get heard and that the hustle never stops, not even when you reach your goals. Never having met his own father, who passed away when he was 16, the birth of his own son changed his focus and gave his music a purpose with depth often untouched by other gifted artists. Unlike today’s artists looking to sell themselves in order to sell records, every line Un writes and spits is real. From “Fuck You”, where he challenges and questions every and anyone who left him, either through death or desertion , “Breathe”, an honest introspect giving life and hope to poverty and desertion, to “He’s Amazing”, where he shows that you can’t earth him, he’s not human. Un shows and proves that you can’t fake pure flavor. His mentors and personal guides include his late brothers Mook and Ski, who passed away in 1993 and 1997 respectively. Through their tough teachings and life lessons come his first inspirations and respect for life. The losses have cut deep, says Un. He is grateful to be alive in a battlefield where only a pen and his belief in God have pulled him through. It isn’t easy being the last and first of his kind.


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