Young Cristefer – Pillsbury DB

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Canadian Rapper Young Cristefer to Release EP “Edibles”

OTTAWA, CA – Canada may be experiencing freezing winter temperatures, but Cristefer Young-Hough is bringing the heat with his music. Coming out of Ottawa, he goes by Young Cristefer. It all started a few years ago when he fell in love with rap, thanks to the likes of Eminem and 50 Cent. Soon enough, the rapper found himself freestyling, and even wrote his first song called “Girls in Bed”.

More than anything, Young Cristefer has always wanted to be a big time rapper. Through other artist’s music he would listen to, he witnessed their success in rising to the top, and wanted to emulate that for himself one day. “I related to these rappers because I found I had something in common with them right off the bat. I haven’t always gotten along with my father, and some of my favorite rappers shared the similar experience. So, if they could do it, I knew I could as well,” said the artist. He’s all about writing meaningful lyrics that fans from anywhere in the world can relate to.

Through the past eight months, Young Cristefer really buckled down in his path to stardom. He has visions of being recognized for his work in the industry, and won’t stop until he achieves those goals. “For me, I’m into big drums and funky melodies. I have a pretty laid-back vibe, and I try my hardest not to be cliché in anything I do. My sound kind of mimics street poetry,” said the artist. This artistry is on full display in his latest single, “Pillsbury DB”, which is produced by Bruce Wayne. Since its release, everyone surrounding the rapper has been telling him what a banger the song is.

Up next, the artist is focusing on putting the finishing touches on his upcoming EP. The EP is called “Edibles”, and the artist tells us it will showcase his creativity in a whole different light. “I’ve got some stories to tell. The way I tell these stories sets me apart from anyone else out there. I may not be the world’s greatest rapper yet, but I’m confident I’m going to get there,” said Young Cristefer. Stay tuned!

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Lil Kev – In My Bag

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Lil Kev leaves mark on hip-hop industry at only age 15

ALTOONA, IOWA – For as long as he can remember, Kevin Kennedy has wanted to make music and be a professional artist. As he’s grown up in the Midwest town of Altoona, Iowa, he’s often found himself visiting his uncle’s studio – watching closely as other artists record their music and gaining insider knowledge in how the industry works. With every new artist and song recorded in his uncle’s studio, Kevin would dream a little more.

At only age 15, Lil Kev is done waiting for his “some day” to get there. He’s ready to launch his career and show the world that he has lyrics and beats that are ready for the mainstream now. The release of his two new singles is just the beginning, he said. The first is a song called “In My Bag,” which he describes as a challenge to others to ignore the haters and keep pushing through to attain the dreams you want. It’s a more mellow song with a vibe that will be motivational to anyone who listens to it, he said.

The second song is “Lavish Life,” and he feels confident it’s the song that will put him on the map. It’s an upbeat song that shows off his work ethic and the dedication he brings to the craft.

“This is the kind of song that shows how hard I work and hopefully someday a label will recognize me,” he said. “Until that happens, I need to keep going hard. I have a unique sound. My shit is different. Everyone else tries to copy others, but I’m writing my lyrics different than what you hear anywhere else. It’s about my life and showing the world how I live. And I want to be known for being inspirational. If someone has put you down, don’t listen to them. Keep going up.”

Lil Kev’s big goal is to be the first hip-hop artist to come out of Iowa and make it big. His favorite artist today is NBA Young Boy, and he said he’s studied other big artists – especially Chief Keef, Lil Baby and Quando Rondo – to learn what they’ve done to be successful. He’s working with other producers, as well as his uncle, to refine his sound and find beats that will catch fans off-guard while giving them something catchy to listen to. And he writes all of his own lyrics – something he’s proud of for only being 15 years old.

“I’m just looking to make my dreams come true because I know I’m talented,” he said.

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“In My Bag”