To Top

Check out Yung Chi’s Artwork

Today we’d like to introduce you to Yung Chi

Chi, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Raised in Chicago to a single parent household, youngest of Teresa Young’s three boys and her most troubled son. I started making music at the age of 7 and was introduced to the studio life from my cousins father Willie “Vamp” Samuels he built one in his garage, me and my cousin A-E would spend hours recording, writing, and making music started to grow into a passion. It’s been times when my music got me in trouble at school my mom would had to come up to the school at least twice a week for me. In seventh grade I wrote a diss rap to another classmate calling his mother a “Cicero Hoe.” I’m mostly remember from grammar school as the “boy who jumped in the museum fountain at that one field trip.” In high school I was expelled my senior year, and went to live in Milwaukee with my father. On my graduation day my fathers’ girlfriend put all my belongings outside the house while I was at the ceremony, so when I got back I left and went back to Chicago.

I was twenty years old before falling into the street life of selling drugs (SHORT LIVED), I left from the apartment I shared with family and stayed at a studio for a short period of time when I was twenty-four before I decided to take my musical talents seriously.

Throughout all my situations music have been a MAJOR LIFE LINE AND THERAPY to my soul.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I’m an artist, producer, engineer, and a songwriter. I use FL Studios, Pro Tools, Logic, and any other recoding software to make beats, and songs. I make music for therapy, not just for me but for others who may be going through or went through the same situations as me I see myself as a voice for those who may feel something but don’t quite know how to put it into words. I want people to learn from my music, know that life works in cycles and YOU’RE NOT ALONE in this world, we all have problems we deal with from time to time but good times always follow. My music is HONEST its what needs to be said and what needs to be heard by the world.

How can artists connect with other artists?
For some being an artist can be lonely if you don’t have the right team and support system. I can understand how hard it is to connect, network, and interact with other artist I’m an introvert but doing shows and radio promo for upcoming projects can really get you outta your shell.

My advice is to STEP OUT OF THAT COMFORTABLE corner you are in and BE YOURSELF your aura will attract those who really likes you for you and who genuinely loves your music.

There will be people who is around just for the ride but in due time those people will reveal themselves when the HARD TIMES comes from this journey of LIVING YOUR DREAM.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
You can find my work on all digital platforms I have my first project “The Honest Truth E.P” on there now its a 8 track project with 6 songs and 2 skits. I have artist features from Mista “E” TheBlackFella (Final Introduction), and Yana Renea.

Im currently working on a new poject that will be on all DSPs on January 27th 2019 that is titled “Let Me Speak My Peace”. It highlights a lot of altercations Ive had within my life and it gives an in depth perspective of who I am, who I was, and what I had to go through to become the person I am today.

Contact Info:

Image Credit:
Ahh13, Moddy Pictures

Getting in touch: VoyageChicago is built on recommendations from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you know someone who deserves recognition please let us know here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in