Dallas, Texas, based rapper and producer Mr.Young is bringing a unique take on the Texas vibe the game’s become accustomed too — similar to the sound popularized by artists like UGK. Mr. Young, who sonically sounds like a cross between Odd Future rhymer Earl Sweatshirt and Michael Christmas started making beats at the age of 15; a year later, he began rapping. Now 20 years old, he’s progressed tremendously, and along with his circle of friends, has formed a collective called Nature, or NTR for short.
He took a few minutes to take our AAHH Q&A recently; check out his answers below, and check out his latest visual.
Tell us about your music, bruh.
It’s very ambient and psychedelic; sometimes it’s quite mellow.
How did you get involved in music?
In all honesty, it was curiosity; I wanted to know how both rapping and beats were made and done. Slowly, I started getting better, and my passion for it grew. Life is pretty funny like that.
Who/what were some of your influences?
Off the top, Flying Lotus — he’s awesome. He makes music for Adult Swim. Along with that, DOOM, Outkast, Tribe Called Quest, and Bigge. I always go to those guys for inspiration. You can tell they just all love music at the end of the day.
What have you released?
I dropped this Free EP which I think is my best work up to date.
What are you currently working on?
The Free Album; that’s only because it makes sense.
What have been some of your biggest achievements thus far?
Getting 6 — almost 7 — thousand views on my video “Doremi.”
What are your goals in the industry?
I just want to connect with people; hopefully, build a fanbase.
What’s next for you, professionally?
Try to make dope shit and have fun!