Artist Ytn Bam Talks Being Well-Rounded in the Music Industry

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Being multifaceted in music is one aspect that hip hop artist Ytn Bam uses to describe his talent. 

Ytn Bam’s journey in music began when he moved to Columbus, Georgia as a teen. Growing up in the small city of Sylvester, he was first inspired to do music by his godbrotherwho was a rapper.

“He was only like 16 or 17 at the time,” Ytn Bam recalled. “I watched him do his thing and it inspired me. I remember one time, my godfather bought him a customized letterman jacket and gave it to him at one of his shows. Ever since that day, I saidto myself, I have to have one.”

Ytn Bam relocated to Columbus with a goal of making a name for himself.

“I told myself I’m coming to do two things, make a name in football or music. I fumbled with football, but my music continued to progress,” he said.

When it comes to uniqueness, Ytn Bam says he can switch from being “melodic to trappy” at any given time. Even though he’s no singer, he admits he can hold a few notes. 

“The last single I released called, “Told Me,” expresses the respect that I have for some people, like those who gave me good advice and helped me along the way. 

Among Ytn Bam’s musical influences are OJ da Juiceman and Gucci Mane. 

“I say OJ because when my sister was only 7 years old, she had his single, ‘Make tha Trap Say Aye,’ on her flip phone. That showed me just how influential his music was,” he recalled. “Gucci Mane, not only because he is the ‘Trap God,’ but because of his smart business practices as well.”

Being inspired by artists like Gucci Mane, Ytn Bam created his own label, Yung Trap Nation, that he hopes will one day be a household.

Consistency is key when working toward any level of success. It’s the main advice that Ytn Bam gives to artists who want to success and growth. 

“Don’t stop,” he said. Stay consistent and if the music doesn’t feel right to you, keep working on it.”

Currently, Ytn Bam is working to release new singles as well as a project to be titled, FiB3. The new project is slated to drop later this year. 

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