Who: Yung Yogi
Where: Catch One, Hollywood, California
When: January 11, 2020
Q: How are you feeling after your first headlining show?
A: “I feel good. I feel good. Comfortable, confident, and I’m excited to build it and see where I get in the future.”
Q: What do you take in as inspiration for your music?
A: “James Brown, Shakewell’s work ethic and where he was to where he is now. Elton john, jimmy Hendrix, Sublime, Beethoven, Von Zimmer, John Williams.”
Q: What is your creative process for collaborating with other artists?
A: “Link up, smoke up, vibe, & pick a beat we both like to start recording.”
Q: What artists have you not had the chance to collaborate with, but want to in the future?
A: “Shit, that’s a hard one. Probably Pete, because I knew him, we were friends, and there was some talk about a collaboration between him and not specifically me, but me and my band.”
Q: What’s an average day like for you?
A: “I go to the movies, play Nintendo Switch, or go to the studio.”
Q: What advice would you have for someone wanting to pursue music as a career?
A: “Don’t stop making music. Keep working on your craft and don’t take no for an answer. Failure is a part of success, so don’t be afraid to fail. Alfred told Batman best, “Why do we fall down? To pick ourselves back up.” That’s what I gotta say about that.”
Post, photos, and interview by Sabrina Seguin
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