Jordan YV [Young Visionary] London rap artist , from the same areas which have brought you North London’s finest MC’s such as Skepta, Wretch 32, Chip and JME.
After a steady debut with his lead single “Wavy”, already on 10k view on YouTube, YV has started 2018 with the release of his first mixtape “INTRO.” The tape is definitely an introduction to his progress within music, Jordan began making music at a very young age but released his first couple of tracks at the age of 20, after many years of song writing and research he finally gained the confidence to start his musical journey.
Jordan was kind enough to answer a few questions for us here’s what he had to say.
How did you first get into music?
It’s a long story because music & I go way back to primary school and talent shows. I always took music with varying degrees of seriousness until 2 years ago and as I figured out this is what I really wanted do. Especially when I started gaining friends who all did Music my passion grew with them because it was all something we loved collectively.
What is the music scene like around where you live?
Very Competitive, everyone wants and believes they are best so whenever we make music whether with each other or by ourselves we are always trying to out do each other whether it’s production, rhymes, lyrics or story telling.
Who are your musical influence and why?
My influences vary based on what kinda sound and emotions I’m feeling at different times in my life
If I’m feeling rowdy I’ll listen to music with very heavy and dark production. Mainly hip hop, Rap, Grime and Trap artists like Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Travis Scott, Skepta, Giggs, Chip, Dave, everything with Metro Booming production and recently a lot of Offset.
But also I’m influenced by other artists around me and are on the come up in the London Underground scene artists like Che_Lingo, Sam Wise, Skinny Malone, Blaze (HOP), Jahin Novicious the list goes on.
What has been your best and worse gig and why?
My best gig would have to be my first headline show at MOE presents because I picked the artists that would support me on the night and it was the first time I fully had a group of people in a room mainly there to see me so I was able to perform without worrying about time and was able to play eveything I had worked this far.
My worse gig was probably my performance at Omnipresent ldn x nz this year because my performance was cut short and I felt like I had more to give.
Any new singles, e.p’s or albums coming up?
I recently released my new lead single Wavy via Youtube off my upcoming EP “INTRO” coming on soundcloud and Youtube on the 3rd Jan 2018
Where is your next gig?
For now I’m just trying to put out a catalogue of work so no shows until further notice.
What are your plans for 2018?
My main goal is to bring out more flavourful content both visuals and audios.
I’m planning to cement my brand with a launch early in the new year just in the phase of planning everything
Where would be your dream venue to play?
I think for any aspiring artist in London would say the O2 Arena as it’s so icon and reflects your level of success in the music industry and the venue is one of the biggest and best stages I pray I get to grace.
Any advise for people trying to make it?
Stay true to you, have a plan, take risks, network hard, be prepared to sacrifice at any time, build a reliable small team and finally have a lot of content stored up.
By Oliver Cooper