Hood Illustrated

Hip Hop Isn't Dead... It Lives In The HOOD

Recently rapper Mr. Yola released his new song "Abandon Me" which is now at over 130,000 steams on Spotify in just a few months. 


On the track Mr. Yola has the ladies in his thoughts as the song examines the role that women play in our world and how they are often mistreated. 
"I wanted to rap about this issue because we don't give the females enough credit for what they do in the world.  To see women being abducted, misused, mistreated and every other thing in the book it shows what kind of men we have in this world. Then what makes it worse is the issue is being ignored," Mr Yola explained. 


Where did Mr. Yola get this keen understanding of women's rights and need for equality? Rapper Mr. Yola was born in New York and raised in Kentucky aka "The Bluegrass State" where he honed his rapping skills and developed a passion for music recording, engineering and producing. 


Drawing musical inspiration from Cassidy, J Cole, Lil Wayne, Drake, rock outfit The Frey and dubstep music, Mr. Yola says his musical interests and inspiration is "all over the place." But what really got things going was the gift of a laptop from his older brother. From there Mr. Yola kicked off his rap career with a group called Y4L and penned on of his first song, "Pretty Thangs" to critical acclaim locally. 

a
"As a kid I used to listen to my brother make lots of music until he handed me a laptop said 'I need beats,'" Yola explained.  

Shortly thereafter, Mr. Yola joined Music Executive Big Heff who puts together a quarterly tour called the Streets Most Wanted Tour. Traveling nationwide and bringing artists to radio stations and clubs, Big Heffbrought along Mr. Yola after believing in his message and his sound while it is still growing and developing.

"Mind you, I'm just starting to grow my followers and streams are not even up yet 'cause we was still learning. One year later form when I started, we drop Abandon Me and in one-and-a-half months it gets over 100,000 stream." Mr. Yola said.  "So many people love the song cause you can feel it, you can hear it, not someone talking trashy, just some old school vibes and a new generation wave. That's what I call it, you definitely gotta check Abandon Me out."



Views: 3

Comment

You need to be a member of Hood Illustrated to add comments!

Join Hood Illustrated

Hood Illustrated is the #1 Hip-Hop publication based out of the Midwest. We cover everything that has anything to do with Hip-Hop culture.

Mug Shot : Stally / MMG

Shout Out to MC Breed #MidwestHipHopPioneer .. We dedicate Issue No.11 to the Flint Native and the gateway for the Midwest to the World. 

HOOD ILLUSTRATED PUBLICATIONS

Thank You For Supporting The Hood

 

---------------------
MIXTAPE DOWNLOADS
NEW MUSIC:

** Click The Cover **

Ron Ferg Presents:
Lansing - The Mixtape

Million$ of Power : I Ain't Jesus 

Ant Mania : In Too Deep 

#HOODSTORIES FEATURES CLICK TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER

Members

Events

Latest Activity

Struc Supreme posted videos
2 hours ago
Traps N Trunks posted blog posts
3 hours ago
Struc Supreme posted blog posts
6 hours ago
Boss posted blog posts
9 hours ago
Struc Supreme posted videos
yesterday
Ms Carmen PlatinumVoicePR posted a blog post

[NEW MUSIC] DJ Greenguy - "DJ Greenguy Presents: McKoman Doni N Friends"| @DJGREENGUY

West Coast's very own, DJ GreenGuy releases his debut album, "DJ Greenguy Presents: McKoman Doni N…See More
yesterday
Urban Stone Music Group posted a blog post
yesterday
Keon Freeman posted blog posts
yesterday
Jerry Lee posted a blog post

Keyz Vango Owns The Summer with Summer Jam 'Hol It'

Brooklyn’s moody R&B/Alternative recording artist Keyz Vango released his latest single “Hol’…See More
yesterday
The Grynd Report posted a blog post

[Single] D. Fresh - Murder Show | @freshisbacktv

Chicago artist, D.Fresh dropped off the self-directed visual for his single ''Murder Show''…See More
yesterday
Struc Supreme posted a blog post
Monday
Carl Jones posted a blog post
Monday
Randolph Francis posted a blog post

Buddy Cuz - "MADE ME"

Marcus Samuel better known as Buddy Cuz is a American rapper born in Mullins South Carolina. Has…See More
Monday
Boss posted blog posts
Sunday
Traps N Trunks posted a blog post

Video: ATAK - Uv Kourse

West Denver native ATAK is back with an official music video from his upcoming This Is Me 2 album…See More
Sunday
Samhoody posted videos
Sunday
Samhoody posted blog posts
Sunday
RAPCITY ATL posted videos
Sunday
Urban Stone Music Group posted videos
Saturday

About

GoldenTechs created this Ning Network.

© 2019   Created by GoldenTechs.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service