“I was hosting at an open mic night called All That on the Lower East Side years ago at the Nuyorican Poets Café,” the Queens MC tells us, “and he came one day, and just fascinated. He was remarkable from my first time hearing him. I became an instant fan, as far as his technical skill, and he has such an insightful way of putting things. I look at him as a one-of-a-kind talent, for sure.”
While he isn’t following the latest trends, or pulling gimmicks to increase blog coverage, Bronx rapper YC is focused on great writing, subject matter and masses of creativity.
Last year YC released ‘GNK’, an album that he and producer Frank Drake had been working on for two years, and while the Internet didn’t explode with hype, the feedback has been unanimously positive from those who have hit the play button – even making year-end lists on some of the most highly regarded blogs.
“If it’s good music, it lasts,” YC believes. “Especially at the level where I am. There are so many people that haven’t heard of me yet. Any one recommendation really counts… it’s exponential.”