Born and raised in Toronto Canada, YOUNGMETALGOD is a rising experimental Hip-hop artist that has continued to draw attention with his debut single “Quadzilla.”
With a diverse range of influences, YOUNGMETALGOD credits his unique sound to inspirations such as Bob Marley, Wu-Tang Clan, Drug-induced Freestyle Jazz, Yaeji, Jay Electronica, and the late MF Doom, as some of his many musical influences. Not one to listen to the radio to avoid unwanted subconscious influences when creating his sound, his goals fall into creating something artistically diverse.
Commencing with the enticing essence of delicate hi-hats, the laid-back core of “Quadzilla,” dips into heavily pacifying hues as the song is influenced by cannabis and its soporific tendencies. Adding to the progression of the musicality as we hear gentle coughs and the sparking of joints, the beginning of this record acts as an introduction to not only “Quadzilla” but to the Eglinton West artist YOUNGMETALGOD himself.
As we tap into the slick verses of YOUNGMETALGOD, you become lured into his quintessence as he portrays his words with such ease. Utilizing his artistic techniques that give Hip-hop a different approach, we admire the experimental side of his craft making a debut alongside his brilliant mindset. “Quadzilla” pulls you into its embrace as you toss all of your cares to the side and sink into the tantalizing structure forming this musical escape. With YOUNGMETALGOD’s ambitions being aimed at carving out a lane for his exclusive traits, he has already begun to pave the way.
With such promise traveling at full force, we are eager to see YOUNGMETALGOD propel in his respected field on his mission to bend genres and bring forth a sound authentic to him.
Congratulations on the release of your debut single, “Quadzilla.” With this being your introduction to the music industry, could you please share a bit about the inspiration behind this track?
The inspo for Quadzilla was weed, and I wanted to keep that transparent. I was trying to go indica/sativa vibes on the record, and it ended up working well. At first, I thought I was going to take out the first half, just in case people would stop the song before I started rapping. But then the artist in me told me to keep it, and that the switch, in contrast, is what really gives the song its beauty. Every time I played it for someone Id watch them cringe and fake smile and tell me they liked it, and Id just stay quiet and wait, and every time the drop came you could see peoples jaw drop a bit and they'd need to restart the song instantly knowing what they know now type of thing. I love it.
What encouraged you to make this your debut? What does “Quadzilla,” say about you as both an artist and individual?
Honestly, I wasn't even planning on dropping when I did. Originally I was supposed to debut my first song a bit later, we had a different song picked and everything. But when 4/20 was approaching it just felt like it was the right thing to do, to give my first song a 4/20 birthday that people can celebrate every year. As an artist and as an individual are the same thing to me so my answer would apply to both. But I feel like it's a good representation of me all around, it shows both sides of the same coin. That I can joke around, and that I can spit spit. On the same record.
Could you please take us into what the creative process looked like when bringing this song to life?
I balled up and hit a dope freestyle.
How do you allow your wide range of influences to directly speak into the music that you create?
Subconsciously. I really genuinely love the vibes of the stuff I listen to, so its only natural that I emulate those vibes when I'm jamming out, and if they mix they mix
What would you like new listeners to know about you and your music?
If you're a new listener, first off thank you for giving me the time of day. Glad you found me. My journey as an artist is about where I can go with my music creatively, rather than how can I get on from music, like most artists I hear. You get to a point as an artist where you can kind of see who were between the two. So for whoever's reading this, just know there's a reason you found me, and I got alot of gems for you coming soon I promise.