Artist Name – YBC Tha NeRd
Song Title – Work
YBC Tha NeRd is an aspiring hip-hop artist who became the talk of the town for his unique talent of combining hip-hop with EDM.
The YBC stands for “Young Brotha n Charge” – which is his stage name.
Born in the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, YBC later moved to the South Suburbs which was where he grew up.
YBC Tha NeRd currently resides in North America in Indiana, but he still represents Chicago with all his heart.
Although YBC’s music encircles more of a hip-hop approach, he likes to refer to himself as a nerd which is one of the things he loves about himself, and as his stage name suggests. A diehard lover of video games, TV shows, and even comics, YBC has pulled most of his topics and bars from these things.
Moreover, the nerd in YBC happens to be an aficionado of science as well, and so, you are likely to hear a little bit of science with a mix of personal experiences, and in some songs, even politics. If that wasn’t enough, YBC Tha NeRd is also a lover of universal vibration and frequency, which he uses to write his lyrics and record his music.
For the future, YBC intends to add some history and culture into his music as well.
Belonging to the genre of hip-hop and EDM, YBC has a lot of big plans for the near future.
He grew up listening to artists such as MC Hammer, Crucial Conflict, The Isley Brothers, Kenny G, Luther Vandross, and Sade. These artists helped shape YBC’s love for music and he always had a passion to return the same energy back.
His shows are normally highly energetic with crisp sounds and proper performance tracks.
YBC’s latest release is titled “Van Gogh” which is his third single.
His work has oftentimes been compared to the likes of Flosstradamus and Futuristic, and “like something a major EDM DJ would make”, and YBC himself prefers to compare his work to Mickey Factz and Lupe.
Currently, YBC is focusing his time on recording his EP for a summer release, as well as a winter album release, all the while taking the opportunity to book shows any and everywhere.
Tell us how you build up the tune for this song.
This was a collaboration with an EDM duo named Electro Riot. I needed something with the right energy to match what I was saying.
Tell us the best means of becoming a famous artist and selling more records.
Well, I’m not there yet, but I’ll definitely let you know once I get there.
Tell us how fans are reacting to your music.
This is my biggest song to date – with over 100k spins on Spotify.
I get great feedback on this song all the time. People like how I mixed EDM with hip hop.
Explain how to deal with fear on stage.
You have to set that aside and perform as if you were in the booth. Remember the feeling you want to get across and act on that.
Tell us your point of view on the quality of production of today’s songs to old songs and point out what you think has changed.
The production quality is still great. But I think a lot of new music lacks live instruments.
Old school tracks had real drums, bass guitar, and horns.
I think live instruments would only help make a song better.
Tell us how you come across the lyrics of this song.
We’ll as u can tell by my name I’m a nerd. So I draw inspiration from anime, TV shows, comics, video games, and movies. I take all that and turn that into the fuel and punchlines or metaphors that I use.
Tell us your opinion on using music to deliberate on issues affecting people like corruption, immoralities, politics, and religion.
Music will always be the best way to get these points across. All throughout time music has given a voice to the under-privileged and forgotten.
Discuss how you plan to create a piece of timeless music that your fans can cherish forever.
By just being myself, staying true to what I know and what my fans like.
List the names of individuals you can point out as legends and state your reasons.
Lupe Fiasco, Daylyt, Mickey Factz – just based on the bars. All of them have amazing wordplay and depth.
Kanye West – because of his musicality and the way he produces.
Tell us your viewpoint on discriminating.
Discriminating against anyone or anything is bad. But with this internet generation, everyone gets to voice their opinion to the public and it allows for this to be misconstrued and misrepresented.
Tell us your favorite books and state your reason.
The 48 Laws of Power: very in-depth book about people and personalities – how people interact with each other, and how one should interact with a certain type of person.
Tell us what triggers your creativity.
A ton of different things – sometimes it’s a certain beat.
Sometimes I’m watching TV and see a special move from a character and I start spinning that into bars.
Or a video game makes me think how I can flip this into a song.
Tell us how you generate musical ideas for your composition.
I base that on things going on in my personal life or in the world or what I think would be dope to talk about.
I try to keep my options open to all new ideas because something may hit you while you are shopping.
Tell us your greatest song and state the reason.
My greatest song is not available and may not even be written yet. I’m getting better every time I write and create. So stay tuned.
Tell us how you compose your song.
Sometimes the lyrics are first sometimes the beat is first. Just depends on if I’m writing alone or if a producer has sent me a beat ahead of time.
Elaborate on the song.
The song is about getting up and putting in the work to be where you want to be. The work may not be what you want to do at the time but it needs to be done in order to get to where you want to actually be.
Sometimes people get too complacent with where they are and they forgot about the dreams that they had of where they want to be. So you have to get up off your ass and get it done.
And if you see your friends, family, or partners around you not putting in the work that they need to do then you tell them to get up and get it done.
Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.
My name is YBC Tha NeRd. YBC stands for Young Brotha n Charge.