IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – YOUNG DEE – TEXAS’ HOTTEST STAR!

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IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What city and state are you from?

 

YOUNG DEE:  I was born in Okinawa, Japan, but have lived in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Area for most of my life.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What is your music background?

 

YOUNG DEE:  I started out making beats on a keyboard, and found that I had a talent for it. Many of my friends, wanted to put their lyrics on my beats, so I built a studio in the closet of my apartment. I started recording, mixing and mastering their tracks. After a while I decided to try my hand at writing and performing my own tracks. I have been a lyricist now for about 8 years, and have made a name for myself in the Arlington area of DFW.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  Why do you want to record and release your own music?

 

YOUNG DEE:  I have a passion for music; anytime I hear a beat, my mind starts to race with my next hook or verse.  I want people to understand that rap/hip hop, doesn’t always have to fit the stereotype.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What are your songs about?

 

YOUNG DEE:  My tracks are about everything; things I have been through, things I have witnessed, the struggle, child support, working women. You name it, I probably have a track for it!

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  Who are your musical influences?

 

YOUNG DEE:  My musical influences are Kurtis Blow, Run DMC, Ron C, Will Smith, LL Cool J, Spice1, Top Authority, MC Eiht, Ice T, MC Breed, Scarface, Michael McDonald, Aerosmith, Journey, Sade, Michael Jackson, Hall and Oates, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Kenny G. I could go on and on. Every artist I have ever listened to has influenced the way I think about music.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  How would you describe your music to people?

 

YOUNG DEE:  I have the suggestive nature of the 60’s, the storytelling of the 70/80s, and the street sound of today, all without the use of explicit lyrics. I am 42 years old, so I have a lifetime of experiences to put into my music. They only call me Young Dee because I don’t look like I am 42!

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What makes you stand out from other artists?

 

YOUNG DEE:  What makes me stand out the most is that I don’t use explicit lyrics in my music. I am a father, so it is important that anything I do sets an example for my children. I know that I am not the only parent out there that thinks like that. So with that in mind, I made my motto “No explicit lyrics, so your kids can hear it”

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  Tell us about one of the hardest challenges that you had to face in your music career and how did you overcome?

 

YOUNG DEE:  The hardest thing I have had to overcome with my music is the fact that I don’t use explicit lyrics. People are stuck on the stereotype that rap/ hip hop, has to be full of explicit lyrics; so it has been difficult to get some people to listen. It took some time, but I think I have started to make an impression on people. They hear me listening to this music when I am in the car, and they ask who it is. When I tell them that it is me, they are surprised. People are even more so surprised that there are no explicit lyrics. I have given CDs to people from all walks of life that appreciate the way I do my music. It may not be the mainstream way, but I won’t conform.

 

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

 

YOUNG DEE:  I am currently working on a few tracks for my 17th album ‘It is what it is.”I also just finished a single about Autism, which is a cause that is important to me, as my son has Autism. I will also be performing this summer with Neil McIntyre of Mr. Kneel Hip Hop for Families. Venue and performance date TBD.

 

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS:  What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

 

YOUNG DEE:  My career goals are to be signed by a major record label, and let the world know that rap doesn’t have to be explicit. I would also like to one day have my own label, and keep it pushing.

 

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

 

YOUNG DEE:  I have several way for my fans to listen to my music and reach me

 

http://www.soundclick.com/outhouseproductions

http://www.reverbnation.com/outhouseprd

https://www.facebook.com/pages/OutHouse-Productions-Young-Dee/104428804329?ref=hl

https://twitter.com/YoungDee11

Outhouseprd@wild4music.com

Android App: http://www.reverbnation.com/outhouseprd/android

 

 

 

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41 COMMENTS

  1. The rap game isn’t a young mans game anymore! Young Dee has those tracks that make people move! His motto “No explicit lyrics, so your kids can hear it” is helping to open rap/hip hop up to a whole new crowd.

  2. Love, love, love this guy. I want to see him live. Does anyone know if he’s coming to Galveston, cause I’ll be there!

  3. Young Dee is a very talented artist that belongs in the Spotlight. His unique style of no explicit lyrics and beats that everyone will enjoy. A Big fan of the many tracks he has shared while being a mentor to many young kids including my son Collin Deeb. We wish you all the best.

  4. Young dee u keep up the good work brother I know u got mad skills and even tho not personally meet u but my best friend shandi aka my sister is an amazing person and I know ull make it big brother mad love and much respect

  5. I have know young Dee for many years I have seen him grow musically and have seen him mentor the youth in his neighborhood what he has done is bring style to the rap industry which I think nobody else could and most of his songs are in from the heart of the streets and most can relate to andand and I know he makes it to the top he willwill give back to community peace

  6. This man the truth. 16 albums strong with no explicit lyrics, and no cussing? Come on now people you can’t touch that. I support the movement, do you?

  7. I was pleasantly surprised when I first listened to Young Dee’s music. I love his beets and love his clean lyrics even more. He’s got raw talent. I’m a fan!

  8. Haven’t listened to rap in a long time, but listening to Young Dees lyrics has rekindled my interest in rap music.

  9. I can appreciate a wide variety of music and what attracts me most to this artist is his lyrics. It’s from his heart and soul and it’s clean… Something his family and kids will appreciate and admire his forever. Keep the music coming in YOUR style Young Dee!

  10. I understand that Young Dee music has no explicit lyrics? I hope your style of rap will inspire artist around the world. I think this is hard to do well, not to mention a bold statement to the industry. Young Dee you seemed to have mastered this …congrats.

  11. I love all his tracks, now I understand why he calls himself Young Dee aka No Breaks…with all the music he has, its apparent that he never comes out of the studio! Plus, each track is unique and I love that there are no explicit lyrics. I would pay good money to see him perform live!

  12. I have known this artist all my life, he never fails to amaze. It takes a dedicated artist to do what he does. Not only does he drop tracks at a rate that should have any other artist scrambling to keep up, but each track is done with clean lyrics. Keep up the hard work, I look forward to everything he has to offer.

  13. great music, this artist has talent. Keep up the good work, its time that hip hop starting going back to its roots.

  14. This artist was nothing like I expected. He was so much better! I thought I was going to be listening to that average rap stuff with all the bad language. No so, this artist really is clean!

  15. How is this artist not already signed?! I sat back and listened to his music on ReverbNation, and every song hits. He has so much music, I could seriously sit and listen for hours. Someone sign this cat!

  16. clean lyrics, hot beats. This artist is the whole package. His sound is raw, and he raps about real life. I could relate to more than one of his tracks.

  17. I’ve known Young Dee for about 12 years now. We met through my husband who has always been a fan and got me to listen to his music. It is music that my kids can listen to and his lyrics are true to the way he is in real life. He is strong, he is a hard worker and he has a wonderful heart. He is a dedicated family man. He is very knowledgeable about many things and it makes for great music as he can sing about just about anything and actually have meaning and feeling behind it. He isn’t just singing words, he’s singing about life.

  18. I have been following this artist for a long time, and I have listened to his music develop with each new track. The fact that he makes all of his music by himself, with no production team, and it sounds as good as it does,lets me know that he has so much talent. I can only imagine what he could do with a professional studio.

  19. keep up the beat ,ive known you for a minute ,i knew you had a great talent going for you homie !! i can still remember helping you build a sound proof recording studio in an old shed in a back yard of one of your houses ,,, you have came a long way ,,your going to be on top of your game,, i have plenty of faith in you ! keep your head up ,, *AKA ,,SOON TO BE RICH AND FAMOUS !! ****** RICKSTER *****

  20. I can’t believe this artist isn’t already in the spotlight. His tracks are on point, and I finally have something I can listen to in the car with my kids.

  21. Young Dee aka No Breaks is nothing to play with. He has untouchable flow, many have tried to do what he does, and have failed. I have watched rappers from around the way, try to get on tracks with him, but he stays true to his method…if you can’t do it, then you aren’t on his track. I respect that.

  22. Introduced to this artist by a friend, listened to a few of his tracks and I am amazed. There is one song in particular that really touches my heart…I love to make you smile…its the perfect track from a parent to their child.

  23. I have never seen an artist as dedicated to his music, as Young Dee aka No Breaks. He calls himself that for a reason, he has more tracks than the average rapper, and each one is different from the last.

  24. checking out the tracks from this dude, and his style is dope. He murders the mic. I will def be copin a CD from him.

  25. hot tracks coming out of AggTown. This artist is the real deal. Keep up the good work homie, represent for all of AggTown.

  26. I love the way he changes his voice on different tracks. That gravely voice is what it is…its got that rough sound that makes you pay attention.

  27. I love his music, there is no bad language, I can actually listen it to it with my kids. He is a great role model, this is one rap artist that I wouldnt mind having my kids look up to.

  28. I have known this dude since I was 14, and I have been there as his talent has grown. If he can bang out these tracks in his little home studio, just imagine what he could do in a big studio. Yeah, and hes a damn good mechanic too! LOL

  29. Been knowing this cat since before he started making music, I never thought he would hit the scene the way he did. I got artists from all over the map trying to get on tracks with him. If this dude makes it, its going to be chaos in the streets…he knows EVERYBODY!

  30. This man damn near raised me…I remember when he started out making beats on a KEYBOARD! His lyrics get sicker with every new track he drops. He has everyone asking the same questions…”Why isnt he signed yet?!”

  31. I know his music is hot, when I cant keep my hands on his CDs…everytime he gives me a new one, someone takes it! Youngstas gone wild reminds me of my nephews. Keep them coming!

  32. My wife and I really like his music. He raps about real life…things you can witness when you walk out into the world. Yet, he does it without using explicit lyrics. Thats pretty refreshing.

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