Artist to Watch: Yungen
With ambitions to top the charts this young Afrobeat-infused pop star rose to fame with the release of track ‘Bestie’.
At 28 million views its no surprise that the 25 year old is going for it full on! Raised in south London he was influenced by rappers like Wretch 32 and Giggs.
The music video for “Bestie” was released on Yungen’s Vevo channel in June 2017 and was followed by All Night ft. Mr Eazi released October 2017.
Raised by a dad who was moonlighting as a hip hop DJ in a house surrounded by sisters who only listened to R&B, it’s hardly surprising that Yungen feels comfortable shifting between genres. Since his foray into the UK music scene in 2010 via a music video he uploaded on YouTube that turned up on SpiffTv before catching the attention of SBTV’s Jamal Edwards, Yungen has independently released Project Black & Red in 2014, been nominated for a MOBO Award in the category of Best Newcomer and garnered industry-wide credibility for going into a battle against Tottenham MC Chip.
“Sometimes people say I’m a grime MC but I wouldn’t say that: I rap, I do grime, I jump on R&B, I just love music” – Yungen
This should therefore come at no surprise: Yungen has gone PLATINUM!
His journey is all about wowing listeners with his catchy punchlines, real lyrical ability, and his hunger to push his music to all shores of the UK.
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