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“I guess I’ve done a fusion coming from grime, having a lot of dancehall music around me, rap, RnB, afro.”
While he’s been dabbling in music since the mere age of twelve, since the chart success of his single “Jumanji,” Hackney based rapper B Young has been steadily on the rise. Sitting down with PAUSE recently, we got the chance to talk to the Cyprus born artist about his musical influences, his style and working with WizKid.
When did you first start making music?
I would say about 12, actually writing music. My brother used to do grime, we used to do it in school, so I just learnt to write bars and then I remember he brought a little microphone out at home and I was doing my thing on the sly, he wouldn’t even be around I would just be on my own testing out the mics. From then on it just clicked, I kept writing, transitioned from grime to singing at one point and now we’re here
A common theme in your music is girls, what do you look for in a partner?
Personality! I think a girl should be able to hold a conversation, that’s key. Are we talking physical looks? That’s a bit down on the list, it’s not number one. I’m not a shallow guy but looks are important but nothing specific, if looks good it looks good