IAA:  What city and state you are from?

YOUNG SE7EN:  I’m from Little Rock, Arkansas.

IAA:  What is your musical background?       

YOUNG SE7EN:  Growing up, I was heavily influenced by artists such as Slick Rick. I used to love the story telling, but when N.W.A. came along I thought they lived in my neighborhood, hearing them rap about things I was seeing around me everyday. So from there “Gangsta Rap” was my favorite. I never had intentions to become a rapper myself. It was a backup plan but music was always a part of my life, being a voice for people living in the ghettos in poverty and things. A lot of my music reflects what I see, feel, and go through.

IAA:  What inspired you to pursue music?

YOUNG SE7EN:  Honestly, all things in my life at that time were bad and I wanted more out of life and felt I had a story to tell that was just as real as this guy or that guy that was on the radio or television. So, one day I told my nephew that we were going to stack a certain amount of money and go back home, because I was in Dayton Ohio at the time, and start a record label with me being the producer. As we all know things don’t always go as planned. I ended up having a minor set back. After my set back I couldn’t get a job that wasn’t a temporary one so I saw music as my job and as a way from which I had came.

IAA:  What are your songs about?

YOUNG SE7EN:  My songs are about life for real, the things people who don’t or can’t go to the clubs ALL THE TIME because their priorities are in order, things such as poverty, money, loyalty. I like cars so I make something I can act up to while I’m swanging in the ol’skool.

IAA:  Do you write your own music?

YOUNG SE7EN:  Yes, all of my music is written by me. No ghost writer. I have had help with coming up with a couple of hooks though, but all of my music is written by me.

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

YOUNG SE7EN:  At a very early age, I was influenced by artists such as, and this is kind of in order, Run DMC, Kool Moe Dee, LL, Beastie Boys and basically anybody Russell Simmons was bringing out at the time. That’s who my older brothers was listening to at that time, but then N.W.A. came along talking about the stuff I was seeing and I think that’s the first time I felt apart of music at a very young age. But straight up, when Tupac came on the scene it was over with because he could do it all, not just talking bout hustling or cops harassing you all of the time but also about what women were going through. He gave me a better idea of what my mother was going through also. It’s some new dudes too but that’s where I was really influenced.

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

YOUNG SE7EN:  Authentic, intriguing, and some what of a lesson plan because there’s always a message.

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artists?

YOUNG SE7EN:  I’m me. We all live similar lives. Well, the ones that’s actually telling the truth whether we’re going to school, working a job, hustling or pimping. I’m where I say I am, doing what I say I’m doing, will do, or have done.

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?

YOUNG SE7EN:  Right now, I’m working on me as a whole because I consider myself a project also because I can always improve. Whether it’s my delivery or my appearance, Young Se7en is a project. As far as music, there’s a mixtape about to drop called “Death Before Dishonor” and I’ve been doing a lot of collaborations and even been trying to expand into film.

IAA:  What are your career goals? Where do you see your self in 10 years?

YOUNG SE7EN:  In ten years, I see myself being not only a successful artist but a successful entertainer. I would like to accomplish at least three platinum albums. If I pull that off that means I have reached a lot of people. I strive for success so I can help others. To be honest, my goals are to make a real change in places people in real high power don’t really pay attention to.

IAA:  How can your fans access your music and contact you?

YOUNG SE7EN:  I’m on Twitter @YoungSe7en https://twitter.com/#!/YoungSe7en

ReverbNation:  http://www.reverbnation.com/youngse7en, Sound Cloud and FaceBook.







  1. Love the article. Love the music. I see you have a hater. You know that means you are doing something worth hating on.Your style is different and unique. Keep up the good work and keep the music coming.♥

  2. Hey jus stoppn by to show sum love n support!!! With your talent i know good things will prosper! Jus stay postive and keep doin u!!!!!

  3. Fam I’ve been buying all of your mixtapes and they are bumpin… I was so intrigued by your style of rapping. Keep bringing the heat to these Little Rock streets.

  4. Great music that most people can relate to. Keep grinding 24/7 and your greatest reward will come. We need you in these LR streets. 1Love.

  5. I AM VERY PROUD OF YOU, remember when haters talk about you that means they are thinking about you and when they stop then you are not important anymore. so keep up the good work. Love your music and love you! Grannie

  6. good work young se7en,i know your raps are real.man you know i lived that shit.not saying i’m proud of it or sad about it.it was what it was,just saying there’s straight truth in your raps.much love.

  7. Very proud of you and your music…your music speaks the truth and it has heart. Its real life for most so most people can relate. Keep up the good work.

  8. waddup pimp!!! nice article more ppl like u are needed man….let me know when the tape drops!!! and stfu to that hater up there….make’em hate some more!!! i look forward 2 working with you someday peace!!!

  9. As a comedian, and homie I wish you great success my brother. Tho were are in separate careers. We deal with the same. Know that this world is full of haters. Always stay sharp as a razor blade. And remember this one thing on your journey…. DAMN WHAT A N***a SAY, WE GON MAKE IT ANYWAY. much love bro.

  10. First off great article!!!! Thank you so much for reppin the A and doing it well! Keep doing what you love and I see nothing but greatness coming from you! Much love

  11. As long as you believe that you will be a great artist who in the hell can tell you can’t!!!!! Don’t get side tracked by these miseducated thugz. KEEP YOUR FAITH IN JESUS everything f is possible through him. Salute b/c at least you are trying to better your self! But in order to make or set example like 2pac and them you can never worry about how people portray you!!!!!!!!<——-enough said!?!?!?

  12. Definitely a nice interview, u seem like u got a great head on ur shoulders, im lookin forward to hearin more about u!!

  13. u already ya boi had to leave a comment u my day one nigga all support goes out to my nigga and his fam cuz with out them there would be no him u dig. so shout out to my nigga in the spot light