Interview with Yahiness | Edition XIX.3
• Performing Artist •
Hometown: South Jamaica Queens New York
Location: South Jamaica Queens
Destination of my decisions mixtape link
Describe your sound as if we were deaf
I would say my sound is random I personally don’t believe I have one specific sound I can say though that I aim to create creative metaphors.
What producers, songwriters and/or artists do you see as your primary inspirations?
Tupac/B.I.G/Nas/Jay-Z / the normal answers but people who do inspire me out of the cliche selections are MF DOOM,Wu Tang,Big L, Mos def,DMX, Lupe fiasco I have a very long list but as far as producers RZA/Pharell/Kanye/swizz beats
Do you have a favorite musical project that you’ve worked on?
My favorite project I put together would be “Destination of my decisions” I’ve put out 2 other mixtapes prior to that but those are more so experimental projects. I had a vision for DOMD and I was ecstatic to see my vision in a physical form.
What was the main factor for launching your career when you did?
The main factor for starting my career in general was I was always good at writing lyrics and formulating ideas/concepts and stories and after a while I felt as if I could compete with the people I look up to and I believe whole heartedly that I have the potential to be one of the new pioneers in music
Who are some people you would like to work with?
All of my inspirations but I would also like to work with Jay Electronica he’s super dope,Kendrick Lamar,lauryn hill,Colin munroe,Frank ocean,and ASAP Rocky I think the new generation should unify and create something that overlaps the generations before us
How is the internet changing your craft?
The Internet is great because you can put your music out there for the world to view and get responses from everyone. It doesn’t matter if it’s a positive response or a negative response as long as you grab a ear. It’s changing my craft because you can hear the current sounds people are gravitating to and you can try to predict what’s next it keeps you creative.
Do you feel like what you are doing is important?
Of course i do but anyone chasing their dreams would feel that way
Lastly, could you talk about any long-term goals or talents you have in mind?
My long term goal is to make music that’ll be listened to years from now and still can be considered dope as far as talents I’ve been having this urge lately to create my own band