1. Thank you for taking some time to be interviewed for the Super Happy Death Cult webzine. Can you please introduce yourself to our readers and tell us a little bit about what you do.

WASSUH IT’S ME YUNG DB, YUNG DONUTBITCH AND IMA DANCER/RAPPER/PRODUCER/TWERKER/COMEDIAN. I DO PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING, I’M DEFINITELY THE MOST VERSATILE PERSON I KNOW. BUT FOR THE MOST PART PEOPLE KNOW ME FOR MY BEATS, RIDICULOUS MUSIC VIDEOS, AND ONLINE CONTENT.

2. When did you get started? And how did the name come together?

MY INTEREST IN MAKING MUSIC STARTED WHEN I WAS 10 AND I STARTED DANCING ALL TYPES OF STYLES. AT THE TIME, I WAS TAKING CLASS ALMOST EVERY DAY OF THE WEEK AND TAUGHT MYSELF HOW TO FREESTYLE AND BREAKDANCE. DANCE INSPIRES ME MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE AND IT HELPED ME DISCOVER MY PASSION FOR MUSIC. I STARTED MESSING AROUND ON FL STUDIO AS A YOUNG TEEN BUT STARTED MAKING BEATS AND RELEASING THEM FOR REAL 2 YEARS AGO. I STARTED RAPPING SOON AFTER. I MADE THE NAME “YUNG DB” ABOUT A YEAR BEFORE I STARTED PRODUCING, BUT THE STORY OF HOW I GOT MY NAME “YUNG DONUTBITCH” IS NOT EXCITING AT ALL, I JUST WOKE UP ONE DAY AND TEXTED MY FRIEND “FROM NOW ON CALL ME YUNG DONUTBITCH” AND IT STUCK. WHO KNEW 3 YEARS LATER THAT WOULD BE WHAT EVERYONE KNOWS ME AS. ALL MY CLOSEST FRIENDS CALL ME “DB”, “YUNG DB”, “DONUT” OR SOME VARIATION.

3. Did you mess with any other genres or forms of music before getting into hip-hop and rap?

HELL YEA AND STILL TO THIS DAY I WOULD SAY I MESS WITH OTHER GENRES BEFORE HIP HOP AND RAP. HOUSE MUSIC WILL ALWAYS BE MY FIRST LOVE. LISTENING TO HOUSE MUSIC IS WHAT INITIALLY MADE ME FALL IN LOVE WITH MUSIC AND DISCOVER MY DESIRE TO PRODUCE. THAT’S WHERE I’M ROOTED, I’M JUST A RAVE CLUB GIRL AT HEART. I’M ALSO INTO TAHITIAN DRUM MUSIC, EVER SINCE I DANCED TAHITIAN WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. RHYTHM IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME AND MY EAR HAS BEEN CONDITIONED TO HEAR DIFFERENCES IN TEMPO WHICH IS WHY I CANNOT STAND MOST OF THE RAPPERS THAT ARE OUT RIGHT NOW. IT’S NOTHING PERSONAL, BUT I JUST CAN’T SIT THERE AND LISTEN TO SOMEONE RAP OFF BEAT IT LITERALLY DRIVES ME CRAZY.

4. Who gets bragging rights for helping you get to where you are now?

BRAGGING RIGHTS BELONG TO ANY AND EVERYONE WHO SEES MY SHIT AND UNDERSTANDS WHAT THE FUCK I’M DOING. A LOT PEOPLE ARE SO QUICK TO HATE ON MY SHIT WHICH IS FLATTERING BECAUSE LIKE THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME OUT OF YOUR DAY TO GIVE ME ATTENTION, BUT ALSO I DON’T THINK THESE PEOPLE REALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT I’M DOING AND THE MESSAGES I’M TRYING TO GET ACROSS. THE PEOPLE WHO HATE ON ME ARE USUALLY JUST MISERABLE, BORING, AND SERIOUS AND I TRULY FEEL BAD FOR THEM. SO ANYONE WHO’S BEEN FOLLOWING ME AND FUCKS WITH MY SHIT DESERVES FULL BRAGGING RIGHTS. I LOVE YALL. SPECIAL SHOUTOUT DEE;DIGGS, HAROCAZ, GREG, AND ALL OF RARE SQUAD BOSTON FOR HOLDING IT DOWN ALSO TDUBZ, FLUX REAL, AND ALL THE SLUTMONEY HOES. THEY’RE ALL MY BEST FRIENDS AND NUMBER 1 FANS. ALWAYS THERE TO SUPPORT ME AND MY ART AS WELL AS TO REMIND ME TO STOP TAKING THIS SHIT SO SERIOUS.

5. If you could go on tour with anybody, who would the roster consist of? What would be your dream tour?

IF I COULD GO ON TOUR WITH ANYBODY IT WOULD BE MY BFF HAROCAZ. THATS MY NUMBER 1 BITCH RIGHT THERE. WE’VE DONE SHOWS TOGETHER IN BOSTON AND WE’RE TRYING TO GO TO SLUT ISLAND THIS SUMMER IN CANADA, MAYBE SOMETHING IN NYC, BUT FOR REAL A HAROCAZ X YUNG DB TOUR WOULD BE LIT. IT’S BEEN MY DREAM TO GO ON TOUR FOR A WHILE NOW SO I’M REALLY TRYING TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR, AFTER I GRADUATE AND SHIT.

6. Where there any significant obstacles or hard times that you had to overcome to get here today? What was the darkest moment in your personal come up?

I LEARNED PRETTY FAST HOW TO DEAL WITH ALL THE INTERNET BULLSHIT AND PEOPLE BEING ASSHOLES: YOU DON’T DEAL WITH IT, YOU LET PEOPLE RUN THEY’RE MOUTH UNTIL THEY RUN OUT OF ENERGY.  IT’S PRETTY SIMPLE.  THAT’S PROBABLY THE MOST PROMINENT ISSUE I’VE HAD TO DEAL WITH.  ANOTHER MORE SIGNIFICANT OBSTACLE I’VE FACED IS HAVING TO EXPLAIN TO MY PARENTS WHAT THIS MUSIC/INTERNET/TWERK SHIT IS ALL ABOUT.  I DON’T THINK ANY PARENT WANTS TO SEE THEIR BABY GIRL PORTRAYED AS SEXY OR PROMISCUOUS, ESPECIALLY ONLINE, AND MY POSTS ARE OFTEN LEWD.  IT TOOK A LOT OF IN DEPTH, THEORETICAL CONVERSATION FOR THEM TO FULLY COME AROUND AND ACCEPT THAT I AM CREATING AN IMAGE FOR MYSELF AND TRUST THAT I AM BEING SAFE AND SMART WITH EVERY DECISION I MAKE.  I MEAN, MY PARENT’S ARE STILL BLOCKED FROM MY ONLINE CONTENT, BUT WHEN I’M HOME I EXPLAIN THAT I PERFORM AT SHOWS AND MAKE MUSIC VIDEOS AND WEIRD MUSIC AND THEY ARE NOW PRETTY ACCEPTING.  I THINK IT COMFORTS THEM TO KNOW THAT I’M NOT PURSUING MUSIC AS A FULL-TIME, CAREER, RATHER ITS A CREATIVE, EXPLORATORY ENDEAVOR.

7. Are there any important video or music releases you have coming out soon that we should know about?

NEWEST IN THE WORKS IS THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “POWERBALL”, A TRACK I PRODUCED USING VOCALS FROM HAROCAZ. WE FILMED IT LAST MONTH WHILE I WAS VISITING BOSTON AND IT’S CURRENTLY BEING EDITED, RELEASE DATE UNKNOWN. I HAVE A FEW RANDOM ASS TRACKS IN THE WORKS BUT I DON’T PRESSURE MYSELF WITH DEADLINES OR ANYTHING. NO BIG RELEASES BUT I WANT TO EVENTUALLY START WORKING ON A MIXTAPE OR SOMETHING. WE WILL SEE.

8. Any upcoming shows you want to plug? (Don’t forget your city and state and possible links)

NO UPCOMING SHOWS CURRENTLY, BUT I’M TRYING TO PLAN AT LEAST ONE IN NYC THIS SUMMER. MAYBE ONE IN BOSTON WHEN I GO TO VISIT IN AUGUST. KEEP AN EYE OUT.

9. Where can my readers stream your music and what site is best if they want to follow you? Where are you most active?

STREAM ALL OF MY MUSIC FOR FREE ON SOUNDCLOUD. I AM PRETTY ACTIVE ON ALL OF MY SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS, FIND ME ON FACEBOOK (“YUNG DB”), TWITTER AND INSTAGRAM (@YUNGDONUTBITCH), YOUTUBE (SLUTMONEY COLLECTIVE), AND GO PEEP MY NEW WEBSITE YUNGDB.COM!!!

10. As we wrap this up, is there anything else you would like to include for our readers. Anything important i missed?

KEEP DOING YOU, FUCK ANYONE WHO TRIES TO GET IN THE WAY, FUCK NEGATIVITY, AND FUCK ANYONE ELSE’S OPINIONS. THIS SHIT SHOULD BE FUN, PEOPLE HAVE FORGOTTEN THAT MUSIC IS SUPPOSE TO UPLIFT. FUCKING DANCE THE NEXT TIME YOU GO TO A SHOW. I’M TIRED TO SEEING PEOPLE STAND AROUND ACTING ALL APATHETIC. LEAVE THAT SHIT AT HOME. ENJOY YOURSELF AND JUST HAVE FUN WITH IT.

STAY GRACED

~YUNG DB
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