Yxng JD is an artist from Baton Rouge, LA who has always been interested in music but never appreciated it enough to start making music on his own until he entered high-school. He began making beats and posting them on his soundcloud in 2017 but then took a break from music to work on his rapping and singing voice until last June where he released his first three actual songs. Since then, Yxng JD has been on the go with two album releases on his soundcloud and his latest song, “SQUAD” will be included on his EP that will be released on all platforms.
We listened to “SQUAD” by Yxng JD and it had a beat we couldn’t help but love. The bass was so grimy that it slapped hard on our stereos! Listening to this record instantly had me head-banging and vibing along with the song. The cool auto-tune creates a wavy appeal to the vocals, delivering a stylistic flare. Despite the auto-tune, Yxng JD still projected raw talent through his witted song-writing. The delivery of the lyrics curated a fun atmosphere for the listener, thanks to the delightful production. The energy from the production of the song created a colorful, and vibrant vibration through the listener’s body. I believe this song is perfect for the upcoming summer cause of this light-hearted energy. Summertime is all about fun and who doesn’t love a great bop to get us through these days? Yxng JD fits right in the plethora of rappers who’s killing the game currently. From his trendsetting sound and hit making music, Yxng JD is undoubtedly the next big thing in the industry!
Listen to "SQUAD" here and get to know more about Yxng JD below!
Between production and recording, which do you personally prefer and why!?
Definitely recording, but I’m really interested in production as well. I haven’t produced a song of my own yet, but I’m planning on doing that in the future. The thing I love most about making music is the songwriting aspect. I really like playing around with my verses and seeing if it sounds better when I sing them versus when I rap them. Also, with regards to production, being able to mix beats correctly is something that’s been a struggle for me so I just feel like the process of recording is easier than the process of producing.
Tell us about the record “SQUAD” and the major theme behind it?