INTERVIEW: SoundLava Interview With “Yung Slug”
Yung Slug, a 20-year-old underground rapper from Texas, displays a genuine passion for music and a drive to pursue it as a career. His early interest in music and personal hesitations about self-expression highlight his journey of growth and self-discovery. Inspired by influential artists like Suicideboys, Lil Peep, and Bones, Yung Slug aims to create music that pays homage to their style while maintaining his unique artistic identity.
Q: What got you into music and made you realize that it was your chosen path?
A: What got me into music was i just wanted something else as a carrer path, Ive been really into music since a young age and have always been self conscious of putting myself out there, so my cousin asked me to do music with him and it kinda evolved from there.
Q: Tell us about your new music (Song/EP/Mixtape/Album)? And what’s the story behind it?
A: My newest song i have dropped is called “deathwish“.
The story behind it is pretty much I used to be in a really dark place throughout my life and it just represents how i felt and how I still feel till this day.
Q: What makes your music unique? How would you describe it? (genres/sub-genres)
A: My music is different than alot of others, I dont know what or how i would describe it but the genre is emo underground rap/ some horrorcore
Q: Who are your biggest music influences? And any particular artist/band you would like to collaborate with in the future?
A: My biggest inspirations for making music is suicideboys, lil peep, and bones, sematary.
I try to make similar music to them but in my own way.
I would love to eventually collab with with haunted mound at some point down the road.
Q: How long have you been in the music industry?
A: I started making music around the end of August or early September of 2022.
Q: Which is the best moment in your musical career that you’re most proud of? (awards, projects or public performances etc.
A: My most proud moment in music has to definitely be my first show.
The reason behind that is because I have really bad social anxiety and so its helping me break out of it by being in front of people on a stage.
Q: How do you balance your music with other obligations?
A: I currently have a full time job and so how I balance work and music is when I usually get home is when I start to write and record song.
Sometimes I will write a few songs at work so when I get home I can go straight to recording.
Q: What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
A: The best advice i could give other artists is just to never stop grinding.
If you have a vision or a goal, then go for it, don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.
Q: If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?
A: One message i would give to people is to keep pushing. If you deal with any mental issues or drug addiction, you can get through it, seek help and never give up on yourself.
Q: What’s next for you? Any upcoming projects?
A: My next project to come out is called “Psychward Vol.2” with my cousin “Lakke”.
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