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Florida has been a hotbed of talent on the rise in the hip hop community as of late. We’ve recently featured artists like QuESt and Bukkweat Bill from the southeast corner of the country, and this week we take a listen to one more. YS was born and raised in Downtown Orlando, in an area typically referred to as “Black Bottom”, which let’s you know it’s not the greatest section of the city to grow up in.
He started playing drums when he was only 5 years old, creating a spark within himself to make music. He also learned how to play the trumpet and violin when he got older. When he was 10, he vowed he'd become a rapper, after he had perfected his rhymes over the cassette recorder with his older family members. Before long, he was distributing his own mixtapes that he recorded in his bedroom closet slash studio.
From there, his path strays from the typical hip hop story. YS focused on his education, attending college to run track and get his business degree, which he successfully achieved. While focusing on his schoolwork and athletic schedule, he still managed to find time to record music, relaying tracks back and forth to his producer (we'll get to him a little later) via e-mail, never losing sight of the goal he set for himself all those years ago.
When we asked him what his focus is going forward, he simply said, "I know a lot of people pay attention to image and other things of that nature, but my biggest motivation when it comes to music, is the music. Good music is the motive."