Artist Name: YBC Tha NeRd
Song Title: Work
Genre: Hip Hop/EDM
Release Date: 2015
YBC Tha NeRd – 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.
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Elaborate on the production of the song.
The song is pretty edgy – A merging of hip hop and EDM. Sort of reminiscent of Run DMC and Aerosmith merging hip hop and rock. Crazy synths and heavy bass take over till you’re nodding along.
Discuss your personality.
60% asshole and 40% good guy – All NeRd.
Discuss your existence as a musician.
I am here to make dope music. I am very particular about the sound, the clarity, and the overall message I deliver.
Go into details on the changes in your life for choosing music as a career.
Music has always been hard. I don’t think most people understand how expensive and time-consuming this industry is; as I write this it’s 7 a.m. and I haven’t slept in about 20 or so hours. Trying to balance personal life and professional is tricky.
Tell us the benefits and drawbacks of choosing music as a career.
Not sleeping and being broke all the time is definitely a drawback lol. But when someone tells me hey I love your music or they have me in their playlist that’s a plus all day.
Tell us how you will manage fame as an established artist.
I will definitely be the same guy. But some personal aspects of my life will have to keep private. I’m not afraid of fame or the social media crazies.
Elaborate on the storyline of this song.
The song is about putting in the work to get to where you want to be. Also telling that person next to you to get his or her ass up and get it in gear. It’s go-time.
Let us know the greatest moment of your music career.
Fans knowing the words to my song.
Discuss your experience pertaining to live performances, gigs, shows, and tours.
I have not been on an actual tour yet. But I have done multiple shows around my city.
Discuss the changes in your life as an artist.
Making sure I’m always writing and coming up with new concepts and ideas.
State the names of the most important people that boosted your music career and how you met them.
Segun Dent; an artist from Chicago who gave me my first paid show. I met him at another show I did maybe a year before.
Explain what you have in mind before considering music as a career.
I wanted to be a business owner. Music is almost the same because as an artist I am a businessman.
Discuss your experience in life.
I grew up a nerd; I got picked on teased you know how it goes. I didn’t really come into my own until I hit college. I’ve always been a gamer from Sega, to PlayStation, to Xbox. My parents raised me pretty well but sometimes stepped outside the line which strained my relationship with them both.
Name the artists that have influenced the world.
Lupe Fiasco, Mickey Factz, Michael Jackson, Prince, Common, Kanye West, Ab-Soul, MF DOOM, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Pharaoh Monch, and I’m probably forgetting others.
Discuss your moment of rejection as a musician/artist and how you are able to cope and move on with your career.
I remember a DJ said this extract song was terrible but so I have gotten so many opportunities and so much love from this song. This song has over 100k streams on Spotify.
Tell us the most negative comment you have ever received.
I was told by another artist that I was too intelligent when I rap. And that all that smart/conscience rap was wack.