Artist Interview: Young Steevee
Tell us about yourself and your music
Hi, I’m Steven Rubio AKA Young Steevee and I’m a full-time worker Cutting Rocks the legal way, haha, in my spare time I like making music, I’m an Artist, my own Engineer, & my own director, & writer. I’ve been making music the past five years now, just trying to find my sound and where I fit in with the music. I first started with trap music, went onto doing old school cause I was about the Chronic (Dr.Dre’s Album), got into Reggae, started freestyling to all the new music today, but still continuing to find my sound.
Talk to us more about your latest release
Well recently I just got out of a two year relationship, one of my best friends passed away, & dealing with probation and bills, just dealing with life really, feeling like everything has just been going downhill this year, & just came across this beat called “Summertime Sadness” that I was finally able to write to, so I just let everything I was dealing without. I stopped recording in like February and got put on probation in March and felt like because I stopped smoking I didn’t have any inspiration to make music anymore, but four months later I’m finally getting back to writing, making music videos again and trying to stay on my grind with this music.
What inspired you to write this release?
Everything I was going through like I said, getting out of a relationship, dealing with one of my best friends that were apart of our group passing away, being behind on bills and being put on probation, but that’s just life, so I try to stay looking at the positive things in life cause I have a son who helps me deal with all my problems, as long as I have him, I forget about all the negative things going on in my life.
Any plans to release a video?
Yes, I got so much music out but not enough videos, me and a homie dropped a tape four months ago called “More than Music” and we just recorded some videos for a song called “Let the Beat Ride” I’m working on the video now, so hopefully it will be finished by the end of this month, but haven’t really released any videos cause my homie that passed away was the one filming everything and he was starting to make beats for us, and dealing with him being gone was another reason we all just stopped making music for a while. but I’ll leave a link to the last videos we had made from about two years ago.
Any plans to hit the road?
I wish we were that big already, been plotting on it this past couple of years, but still no luck. hopefully in the future though.
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
PCP Records consist of three people in our group and we all have our own styles, we don’t sound like all the other big artist or names in the game, we’re just in our on a lane.
Who have you been listening to lately?
I listen to all types of music, but lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of Trippie Redd. His song “Deadman’s Wonderland” opened my eyes and inspired me to get back to writing. I related to that song a lot.
Tell us about your passions
My dog “Dabs” gotta walk him in the mornings and after work, I take him everywhere I go, I try not to be home much, so I’m either playing basketball, working out, or kayaking.
What else is happening next in your world?
Hopefully being successful in the music industry, but if that doesn’t work out, I could just be a director and make music videos or movies.
Thanks for an awesome interview, Steven!
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