We sat down with Henderson, North Carolina-based recording artist Yung D to discuss his inspirations, favorite project and singles, and more. Don’t miss out on this interview with Yung D!

Hey! Introduce yourself. Where are you from?

I’m Yung D. I’m from a small town in North Carolina called Henderson. 

When did you start making music?

I started making music at the age of 12. But I started doing it professionally at age 19. 

Who inspired you to start making music?

My inspiration comes from my mama in a lot of ways. I’ve always loved music. But ever since I’ve started doing it professionally, thinking about making it and being in a position to give her everything she gave me is the motivation that pushes me to keep going. 

How would you describe your music style? 

My music style is heavily influenced by modern hip hop. Lil Baby, Lil Tjay, A Boogie, and the like. But I have my own sound. In my own lane. 

Who are you listening to now?

When it comes to punchlines, I definitely get my lyrical edge from Montana of 300. He’s been one of my favorite artists since middle school. I listen to him combined with the aforementioned artists as well. With others like Rod Wave, Roddy Ricch, and a bit of Future. 

What’s your best project or single so far?

My best project, in my opinion, is my latest album, Aggravated Pain. Being able to say I mix and master all of my music is a rare trope. But I’m proud to say I do; and for the quality it has, you’d think it was recorded in a professional studio. My engineering isn’t perfect, but it’s definitely nothing to scoff at. 

My best single would be either Medusa, or I’m Here, in terms of either punchlines or raw bars. After this release of Aggravated Pain, I’m gonna be promoting this album for the next couple of months. More likely the rest of the year. I have multiple videos planned in that time. 

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