Born in Tanzania, the talented YngMugi moved to Canada at the age of 3, eventually settling in Edmonton, Alberta. Always interested in music, Yngmugi described his main influence to be J Cole. “Higher” was the first Cole track he ever heard and was instantly hooked. YungMugi was able to focus more on the lyrics rather than the beat/melody and that in turn allowed his music to come with a strong lyrical presence. Before he even had thoughts on being an artist, YngMugi used to love to write poems. He was fascinated by rhyme schemes and started taking being a rapper seriously by the age of 16.
YngMugis’s latest track “‘Memories” (Produced by Base.Rec) is all about YungMugi using his music as an outlet for his emotions, spitting his truth and starting this track off to an incredible start. The dope and truthful lyrics showcase YngMugi’s emotive songwriting and realism with his pleading vocalism. “Memories” explodes through the speakers with a hard-hitting bass line. It’s a sick track equipped with a dynamic sound and bass-filled beats, YngMugi is sure to have you vibing along. His vocals are deep and hypnotizing and his smooth flow and flawless bars can be accredited to his years of experience and raw talent. YngMugi’s upbeat flow and flawless witty bars make “Memories” unparalleled in today’s hip-hop scene. Getting a message across, effortlessly reciting perfect lyrics, and finding/creating beats to match is YngMugi’s specialty.
Check out “Memories” here and read more with YngMugi below!
Welcome to BuzzMusic! Can you start by telling our readers more about yourself and your upbringing?
I was raised in Edmonton AB, in a family of 6. Enrolled in a French school, i was brought up to be bilingual. I had Always been drawn into rap and from my perspective i thought i had a good ear for music. and listening to the hottest rappers at that time i thought to myself “shii i could do dat too” so i started rappin myself when i was styll a lil cub, around 12.
Your flow is so smooth and effortless. How did you decide to start recording your tracks?
what got me really getting serious wit the music was when i got in highschool n my friends started rappin, they were getting a pretty solid feedback so i was like fuck it better now than never. so i started hittin up the studio.
What inspired you to write “Memories’”?
what got me to write Memories was honestly because i thought to myself “hey i keep droppin the same typa songs, lemme switch it up a bit” so i went n heard a soft drake type beat n jus poured me feelings into it n den voila.
What would be your dream venue to perform?
my dream venue to perform at would prolly be Rogers Conference Centre in edmonton atm, jus to show my peoples we made it.
Do you have any upcoming releases or events you’d like to talk about?
i have couple tracks locked in the chamber that will set ablaze, but for the mean time i got one track on the way called “Ball Time” droppin thursday the 15th
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