Artist Interview: Yung Carter
Tell us about yourself and your music
Hi, my name is marquise but I got by Yung Carter. I always felt that no matter how fast or slow I aged I looked and felt younger. Carter comes from my last name and so that is where I got my stage name. I’m from jersey city, NJ and was raised by a single mother. I started writing music when I was a freshman in high school. I was obsessed with music and loved hearing the different sounds and the pain that was played through the music. When I got to my junior year of high school I started recording and expressing myself in my own unique sound. Now I am 18 and graduated and about to release my first studio album
Talk to us more about your latest release
LUVU2DEATH is a deep song for me. I told a story that was hard to express up loud. When you listen to the chorus, if you can break it down you will understand how deep the song really is when decoded.
What inspired you to write this release?
My grandfather. Jacob Simmons. He was a jazz musician and also made music on his own time. He was a fan of music and it always amazed me watching him. I admired him.
Any plans to release a video?
Yes, coming soon. Sept 14
Any plans to hit the road?
Trying to find a manager and places to do shows. I have been picked for coast2coast life but never been able to make it
As an indie artist, how do you brand yourself and your music to stand out from the rest of the artists out there?
I have a unique sound and style. My music is different, lyrical but commercial
Who have you been listening to lately?
I have been listening to j cole and sy ari da kid
Tell us about your passions
I work 11 hours or so delivering food and I play pick up basketball when I have a chance. I’m a big brother and boyfriend so I have to make sure family is the priority
What else is happening next in your world?
Thanks for an awesome interview, Maquise!
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