Raised by Salvadorian immigrants, Yung N Slim has been writing powerful raps using the legacy of those around him since the young age of 15. With the release of his new single “Ready or Not 2021,” it is clear Yung N Slim has advanced his musical talents throughout the years in order to create his unique underground, rap hip-hop musical style.
Yung N Slim puts his own spin on the original “Ready or Not” by The Fugees with his Latin, dominant vocal tones. The moving background instrumentals within this track contrast the deep vocals to enhance the feeling of a powerful mystery through the variety of suspicious tones.
Experimenting with various styles within “Ready or Not 2021,” and many of his other singles, Yung N Slim has created a new genre style within a chill, urban sound. Drawing influence from artists like Eminem, The Notorious B.I.G., and Tempo it is clear he is motivated to bring back the original stories of hip-hop by giving them a new updated life. With a fluency of lyrics in both English and Spanish, Yung N Slim ties back to his roots in this single!
Available on Spotify now, “Ready or Not 2021” is perfect for any listener looking for a dynamic rap retake on a classic hip-hop tune.
Can you tell us about your inspiration for your new rap single “Ready or Not 2021?"
I wanted to start off the new year with a bang and what better way than to bring back a classic but with a modern twist to it. Inspired by the use of classics in videos on various social media outlets I decided that I wanted to reintroduce a throwback to a new generation but with my own style and flow. Also driven by the need to do an homage to a group, a song that still stands strong for over 24 years. In my new single, I show my respects to The Fugees one of the hottest groups in the 90s. An inspirational group that had a unique sound never heard of before that shared powerful political messages. Topics in which many were scared to talk about they did and in that sense, I identify with the content of their music hence my inspiration for Ready or Not 2021. By bringing back this classic I am able to show them and the world that their music will never be forgotten.
You mentioned that you try to tie some Latin flavor into your singles, how has your background influenced you as an artist and how do you include this in your tracks?
My background and upbringing have greatly influenced me as an artist. I’m the son of Salvadoran immigrants who arrived in the US and planted roots in the Nations Capital Washington DC in the late 80s escaping a civil war back home. I remember Growing up and listening to Los Hermanos Flores, Selena, Ricky Martin, Celia Cruz, Bronco, a wide range of music from different Genres different countries made my taste for music more open and diverse. From Cumbia to Salsa I heard it all but once I heard hip hop I instantly fell in love. The rhythm the rhymes the deliverance of every verse captured my attention at a young age right there and then I knew that’s what I wanted to do that’s what I wanted to be a hip hop artist no matter what. It is extremely important to incorporate my culture into my music thru its lyrics, beats, flow with my own style like no other it’s what sets me apart from many by fusing Spanish and English in my lyrics. I'm grateful that I am able to include all these elements in my music and introduce myself to the world thru my lyrics
Due to the fact some of your singles are a homage to other rap group legends, how have you been able to incorporate your unique style into these tracks?
I've been creative with my lyrics. Paying homage to the original versions by reciting parts of the original verses or chorus and mixing it with my own lyrics. I've always approached each homage cautiously making sure they don't stray too far from the original sound and feel. I have an album coming out as a homage to the underground Memphis rap group at the time Tirple 6ix Mafia in December, Be on the lookout for that as well.
What is one artist you have always wanted to collaborate with and why?
That is definitely a hard question. There are so many I can’t just name one but if I had to pick it would be Eminem. His music is out of this world. His creativity to take being a lyricist to the next level. To transmit a unique rapping technique and sound that connected with his audience. He is one of the greatest to touch the mic. He managed to be influential to many other artists we all know and love. Not only did he break the mold but he also broke racial barriers within the rap scene welcoming those of other races and backgrounds to strive for their dreams and one day reach success as he did. That’s is why I would love to have the chance to collaborate with Eminem because I also identify with him.