Young Neezy is an artist from WI with a lot of work ethic. Getting his start in music at 13, he has evolved into an artist of his own. Influenced by great artists such as Lil Wayne and 2pac, he focuses heavy on his craft as an artist. We got a chance to chop it up with Neezy and get to know him as an artist. Read more below
Where you from?
I’m a Young New Songwriter Artist Out of Racine, WI about 30 minutes from Milwaukee. I got by Young Neezy Young neez or Neezy which ever one is fine with me. My real name is Avanta James not related to Lebron lol but he a inspiration of mine.
How did you get your start in music?
I originally started at age 13 I ain’t no schoo boy but I always liked choir in school. It’s a hood in every state or city and the vibe of mine had me wanting to express myself and views of life I seen on beats outside of choir and I started freestyling and it went from there. My guy Reese showed me how to write bars in 9th grade but never knew actually how to get myself out here at that young. I had football I was good at as well so I kept my music side working for just in case.
How long have you been making it?
I’ll say since 14 because then I wrote my first song.
Who are your influences?
Some influences I had are 2 pac , Lil Wayne , Gucci Mane, Boosie, Jay Z , Diddy , Drake , Kendrick , and future just to name a few. TI was one of my favorite coming up as well rubber band man was my shit lol.
What motivates you?
Failure or doubt motivates me to be better than people see me to be and I always had a passion for music. I like to have a hard work mentality.
What are you currently working on?
Right now I’m working on a mixtape or album I’m not sure just stackin music up and learning more about the game and planning more videos. I’m also thinking of logos and might start a clothing line I’m looking into every way to interact with my fans.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In five years I see myself being close to where I need to be if not there already. Have my name known and have access to change peoples minds and make a living off music and the way I influence the culture.
What is your opinion on the current hiphop scene?
I think right now artists are goin hard but the summers coming so it will get better. I like most new artist it gives something new to the game. The only thang that I feel needs to be addressed is the fakes other than that I got love for hip hop and how it’s going right now.
Anything else you would like to say?
Only thang else I have to say is watch out for me I’m humble but I’m hungry I know how to connect with the fans. Get to know me now I may break out this year !