YOVNGCHIMI Breaks Through Barriers As New Voice of Latin Drill And Trap
With the rise of Latin music in recent years, YOVNGCHIMI is emerging as one of the rising stars bridging the gap between hip-hop and Latin music with his drill and trap bangers. In just two years, he has collaborated with Latin megastars Ozuna, Eladio Carrion, Arcangel, and more, solidifying his position as a future face of Latin drill.
One of YOVNGCHIMI’s biggest releases, “Baby Father 2.0,” featuring global stars Arcángel, Myke Towers, and Ñengo Flow, garnered more than 35 million streams on all digital platforms. This success has propelled him to focus on his future endeavors and the path he wants to carve for himself in the music industry.
Now, YOVNGCHIMI presents his new project, “Gangsta Grillz,” alongside renowned DJ Drama. This mixtape serves as a compilation of various tracks where the Puerto Rican artist aims to satisfy the ears of his most loyal followers, who have an unwavering belief in his talent. With more maturity, new ideas, and better prepared for success, YOVNGCHIMI is ready to make his mark in the industry and create a lasting impact.
“Gangsta Grillz” encapsulates YOVNGCHIMI’s life experiences, both professionally and personally, capturing his current feelings and everything that holds significance and importance to the Puerto Rican artist. It represents a harmonious balance between his personal life and music, with the artist aiming for his fans to enjoy the mixtape as much as he did during the creative process.
Since his last release, YOVNGCHIMI has been organizing his thoughts and savoring the entire experience of being an artist and creating music – something he was born to do. With “Gangsta Grillz,” he unveils a more intimate side of himself, and the high musical quality of each song confirms his desire to conquer the world.
The focus single of the mixtape is “Danger” featuring DJ Drama, G Herbo, and Sugarhill. YOVNGCHIMI, G Herbo, and Sugarhill wrote and composed the track, while DJ Drama produced it. The mixtape consists of a total of 13 songs, each showcasing the artist’s musical evolution and his commitment to delivering exceptional artistry.
With his new mixtape, YOVNGCHIMI aims to create a buzz and delight the hearts of his loyal followers. He is grateful to the audience that has supported him throughout his music career and is ready to take on the world as a more mature artist.
YOVNGCHIMI’s journey from the streets of Puerto Rico to becoming a rising star in the hip-hop music scene is a testament to his resilience and dedication. As he continues to push boundaries, blend genres, and stay true to his unique style, YOVNGCHIMI is poised to leave an indelible mark on the Latin drill and trap music landscape.
Can you tell us how you found your unique sound that combines drill, trap, and Latin music? Growing up, I always kept a pulse on music – listening to different artists and being inspired by hip-hop, rap, and Trap. Then came my moment when I started experimenting with my own sound and with Trap making waves, I knew I wanted to go harder with drill, it was like a perfect fusion of trap and drill.
What inspired you to bridge the gap between these two genres, and what do you hope to achieve with your music? I’ve always seen the Latin music industry as more than Latin, you know? so many of us speak English and also Spanish and that’s being reflected in our culture and music. So, it was natural for me to be influenced by Trap and HipHop and now having an audience that speaks both languages is so dope because I can make music in both languages. I just hope to keep pushing my culture forward and representing where I’m from.
Your latest release, “Baby Father 2.0,” garnered millions of streams. How was it collaborating with megastars like Arcángel, Myke Towers, and Ñengo Flow? It was cool and a pivotal moment for me because I admire their work and artistry and collabing with them motivated me to go harder and make more music.
What was the creative process like for “Gangsta Grillz,” and how did your collaboration with DJ Drama come together? It was very legendary. DJ Drama is a staple to the hip-hop community, being able to collab with him and release the first Latin Gangsta Grillz mixtape really markets a moment in history and I’m proud that I’m part of it.
With Latin music’s increasing popularity, how do you see yourself contributing to the genre’s evolution and impact? I see myself being at the forefront of a new generation of music. Trap and Drill are here to stay, I want to continue creating impact and experimenting with other artists and other sounds but also staying true to my essence.
Are there any artists you want to collaborate with in the future? Oh yeah, there are a lot of artists I want to collab with – I see myself hopping on a track with Meek Mill, Fivio Foreign, Lil Durk, and Kanye West.
How do you handle the pressure and expectations that come with being a rising star in the hip-hop music scene? I like to stay grounded and be grateful for all the blessings. I thank my family for my upbringing, and I keep a tight circle that always got my back. This industry and fame can be unprecedented, so I just want to make music and do what I love.
Can you share any challenges you’ve encountered as a Latin artist in the hip-hop space? I think when people listen to trap and drill, they have a misconception that it’s only music for the streets, but if you look at music as a whole, you’ll know that Trap and Drill are urban genres and artists from all over the world are tapping in. There was a whole movement prior to this generation that really paved the way for us to be here, so I just want to keep paving the way for others to come up as well.
The definition of Contrast is “to be strikingly different.” What makes you strikingly different? I’m different. My sound and style are different, I don’t like to ride any waves or silo myself into anything. I like to be me and just be different.