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BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST: YEL

Yel, tell us a little more about how you got into music!

Music has always run deep in my family.


My father was a musician and my mother was a singer. 


Growing up, I was inspired by artists like Missy Elliot, Andre 3000, Jimmy Hendrix, and Lupe Fiasco.

During the transition from high school to college, the desire to pursue my musical career grew although I had a full-ride basketball scholarship.


After my first two years in college, my mother passed away, which really gave me the motivation to finally move forward with music full-time.


Shortly after, I moved to Los Angeles, California, and been grinding ever since.

What is your creative process when it comes to writing songs?

Honestly, it varies for me.


Life inspires me to write music everyday.

But my best music is created in my hardest times in life.


Often, my deepest lyrics stem from talking myself out my pain.