Breakout: “Welcome To The Stomp”
Also Check: “Streetrunner”
And: “Die Slow”
Name: JYoung The General
Reppin’: Detroit aka The Motor Motor Capital where we motor for capital.
My style and/or skills have been compared to: A triple threat wrestling match between Nas, Drake, and Royce Da 5’9″.
I started rapping: In 2005, my junior year at Michigan State University.
My standout records and/or moments have been: A recent DX Next feature on HipHopDX.com, being apart of the “Michigan Made” showcase at South by Southwest 2011, collaborating with Michigan legend One Be Lo on the song “Panthers, and opening for Wiz Khalifa in 2009.
I’m gonna change the game by: Being one of the few artists who can actually combine substance and conscious lyrics with mainstream accessibility, while making both sides of that coin sound natural. Both sides represent the duality of who I am everyday (We Got Ya), and how passionate I am about African-American culture (Haitian Fight Song 2010). Both of those songs have the ability to be digested by different types of people.
My goal in hip-hop is: To make music that energizes my community to make significant contributions to the world we live in either academically, economically, spiritually, but never foolishly. And to make a sustainable living doing so.
I’d like to work with: Royce Da 5’9″, AZ, Big Sean, Black Milk, The Alchemist…and I’m holding out for track with Jesus and Roger Troutman when I make it to heaven, preferably over Harpsichord with plenty of vocoder effects on it.
I’m gonna be the next: Building block in the foundation of Detroit’s new musical renaissance.