ARTIST NAME: Young Deuces

 

 

SONG TITLE: Fly Me

 

ALBUM TITLE: Son of a Soldier

 

 

RELEASE DATE: 12/26/19

 

 

GENRE: Hip-Hop/Rap

 

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Born Rudy Strong on August 14th in Milwaukee, WI, Young Deuces grew up traveling the world with his parents being a Military Brat. When his father ended his stint in the United States Air Force, the family moved back to the crime-riddled city of Milwaukee to be around family. The shift of lifestyle, environment, issues, and life was a huge part of the psyche of Young Deuces.


Now more known as 1/2 of the Hip-Hop Duo Streetz-n-Young Deuces (Relatively known as SNYD) with his cousin Burgie Streetz, the duo went on to accomplish many things, such as being featured in The Source Magazine, Ozone Magazine, Hip-Hop Weekly, Winning awards, opening for artist such as Young Dro, Lupe Fiasco, Big K.R.I.T., B.o.B, as well as recording music with Trae Tha Truth, Mickey Factz, Mysonne & More.


After their success as a duo, Young Deuces started his solo career, releasing “My Unapologetic Black Thoughts” an album that was inspired by the social and racial climate of the world.

 

Highly praised by publications such as RESPECT., Magazine, Sways Universe and others as one of the most important albums of 2018.

 

In between projects he would drop records with Michael Christmas & Moe Green that garnered further support from the Hip-Hop world.

 

His second solo album “Son of a Soldier” an album that was inspired by his father’s old rap book, a more boom-bap inspired sound, Young Deuces showcased more of his lyrical and inspired side and served as a true tribute to his father and his hip-hop legacy.

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Tell us your names, country of birth, and childhood experience.
My name is Young Deuces from Milwaukee, WI out of the United States. 

 

I am a military brat that grew up into music. Inspired by my father who always had some ties with his fellow cadets or cred.
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Tell us about your academic qualification.
I have my associate degree in Graphic Design, which I use to design all my merch and artwork.
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Elaborate on your music career, band name, experience, and skills.
I am a part of a group SNYD  (Streetz-n-Young Deuces) with my cousin.  Right now we’re working on some solo projects to expand our brand, name, and label.   He’s working on artist development with new act while I’m putting out more music.  Burgie Streetz is gearing up to drop an album…
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Tell us your genre and idea behind your music video or song.
I’m more of a conscious artist.  I like to make sure there is a message or I am speaking about something in my music.  

 

So with this video, I wanted to make sure that people felt something with it.  Shout out to Famous Motion Films for giving me the visuals for it. 

 

K. Mel Beatz cooked up the production to have that emotion and when I added Serita Campbell… it was just one of those songs.
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Tell us how to run a record label based on your experience as an artist.
I think the biggest thing to remember is to let an artist be an artist.  We try not to clip anyone’s creative process because we want it to be true and organic.

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Tell us how you are promoting your music.
Right now I’m focused on reaching new fans.  I ‘m doing things like this interview to expand my reach; I think the music speaks for itself.

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Explain the story behind the song.
You ever have those moments where you feel things are too much and you just want to break away? That’s where I was at writing this song. 

 

With all the brutality against black folks and the inner racial debates and the high racial tension… I am all for the fight but at times I just want to fly away and get out of dodge…
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List the radio stations, television stations, and blogs that have aired or featured your new song.

RESPECT. Magazine, Sways Universe, Copywrite Magazine, Flows For Days, Weekly Rap Gods, Breaking and Entering.
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State the names of other members of your band, music producer, crew, or music video director.
The song features the amazing Serita Campbell, blessed to have her on the song. 

 

My producer K. Mel Beatz gave me the production, extremely talented. 

 

Then Famous Motion Films did the video.
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Elaborate on the song and music video.
Just another visual representation of my thoughts.   That’s what my videos do with my music. 

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Tell us how long you have been in the music business, your experience, and your future goal.
I have been doing this thing at this level for about 10 years now. 

 

Right now I’ m in a space where I just want to be heard by as many people possible.
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Tell us what makes you unique from others.
I think it’s my story.  The world still has not heard the story of the kid from the hood of Milwaukee, who battled with his identity of being a stereotype or not and who wants to push a change.
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List your five favourite songs including the artists.

  • Jay-Z – Song Cry

  • J. Cole – Sideline Story

  • Fabolous – Breathe

  • Talib Kweli – Get By

  • Cozz – Can’t Knock The Hustle

  • J.I.D – Hereditary

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Tell us your position on “Do It Yourself” and signing to a major label.
I’m all for the DIY approach, however, if a label is willing to partner up and offer something to help push your motives then I say make the choice you feel is right. 

 

All labels aren’t bad, you just have to be clear on what you want and lawyer up.
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Tell us other activities you are pursuing apart from music.
I run a podcast called Geekset Podcast – The only podcast that blends, hip-hop culture, and geek culture together in one place.
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List your various works.
My Unapologetic Black Thoughts
Son of a Soldier
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State the official date of release.
26th December 2019 – my father’s birthday.
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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.
Young Deuces, I don’t really have a story here, I just thought it had a good ring to it.
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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.
Son of A Soldier… I named it that as a dedication to my dad.   The whole album is a dedication to him and his influence on me. I found one of his old rap books and in that book was the first song I ever learned, called The Dream, so I mirrored that book for this album, used the title of the songs, and drew inspiration from that. 


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