YUNG BOSS: Born and raised in Birmingham, Al but spent most of my life in California.
IAA: What is your music background?
YUNG BOSS: I’ve done aritst showcases for Slip-n-Slide Records at Club Merienda, taking classes to understand and learn how to study sound and make music videos. I actually have a video out right now called “When I’m Gone,” (found on YouTube under pimpedout2324’s channel). It’s not the best video but I had fun making it. As an up and coming artist, it’s good to get experience on things that your pursuing.
IAA: Why do you want to record and release your own music?
YUNG BOSS: I’m basically recording and releasing my own music to show that you can never be limited to what people tell you. There’s always a doorway, you just have to be motivated to hustle for it. The old saying “wait and let it come to you” only applies to lazy people because if you’re not doing anything nothing is going to come. I’m also doing it to let people know that my story is no different from anybody else’s. I’m just trying to make it like everyone else but my music sounds different because I’m basically bringing my dreams to reality and right now with the right beat, my dreams sound pretty good.
IAA: What are your songs about?
YUNG BOSS: You can kind of hear it in some songs but they’re mostly about my love for hip-hop and the old joints that I used to listen to like LL Cool J’s song about Roxanne then Shanté coming out as the real Roxanne, and “The Bridge Is Over” by KRS One. It’s just me saying how I feel at that time except the killing. No one really likes the angry rapper anymore and if they did I still wouldn’t talk about it.
IAA: Who is your fan base directed towards?
YUNG BOSS: I’m just trying to mainly grab anyone’s attention so there is no certain fan base.
IAA: Who are your musical influences?
YUNG BOSS: Jay-Z, Kanye West, and Wiz Khalifa inspire me. Kanye because I like the way he turns his music into movies and that takes creativity. Some people sell their self short and they rather just throw something together then take their time. Jay-Z because he turns nothing into something and Wiz basically because he shows that a young guy can go from nothing to something.
IAA: How would you describe your music to people?
YUNG BOSS: One of a kind. I try to keep my music from sounding like others because it tends to seem as though you’re trying to be that person just to get someone to notice.
IAA: What makes you stand out from other artists?
YUNG BOSS: I stand out from others because I talk about the good things in life aside from the negative. Negative things get you nowhere and positivity gives you a better attitude towards life.
IAA: What are some upcoming projects you are currently working on?
YUNG BOSS: I have 2 mix-tapes. I’m done with one and actually am going to release it next weekend. It’s called, “Prince Of Birmingham.” The next one I’m working on is called, “The Day I Fell For Hip-Hop.” I’m also working on a song featuring Sherri Brown and I currently have an android app.
IAA: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
YUNG BOSS: My career goals are to basically be one of the hottest MCs in the industry and that will lead me to my 10 year goal to have a mansion and my mom not having to pay for anything.
IAA: How can fans access your music and contact you?
YUNG BOSS: Facebook: Young Aap Boss
Twitter: Mr E_X_Clusive
Android App: YungBoss