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For the past month I’ve been going around trying to get in touch with all artist that are on the grind, trying to make it from the street lights to the lime light is my motto for it. I was fortunate enough to catch up with the homey Yung Stat to do a Hot Seat Interview, heres how it went down:

Q: What’s ya name and where are you from?

A: Yung Stat coming out of Staten Island New York

Q: Who and what motivated you to be  who you are today?

A: my father was a big influence on me musically growing up playing the drums so I always was around music. As far as far as hip hop music I been a fan as far as I could remember dating back to biggie smalls,tupac,big L and big pun

Q: What made you get into music?

A: I never got into the whole rhyming thing till I was 16 with a few of my boys slugz yung vet and bundles. as a side hobby while we cut classes in high school.we had a little rap group called problem childs

Q: If ya life was a movie what would be the sound track?

A: if my life was a movie the soundtrack might have to be a mix of the lox we are the street and biggie smalls ready to die

Q: Some people feel like u one of the best rappers out right now , how does that feel?

A: I really don’t focused on being the best or nun of that I just do what I do you digg. I feel like I’m far from being the best at this point in time but I’m on the way tho so check ya rear view mirrors

Q: Do you feel like more money more problems or more money less problems?

A: Problems is there regardless but from the lifestyle I come from is definatly more money more problems

Q: Do you consider your self as industry or a in the streets artist?

A: I consider my self a hip hop artist. But if I gotta choose one imma choose a street rapper. This day and age you gotta sell ya soul to be a industry rapper it don’t go by lyrical skills anymore

Q: Do you have any regrets in life and if so what would you have done differently?

A: No regrets I feel everything happen for a reason so every move I made in my life was maybe not right in some people eyes but was suppose to happen

Q: Name 5 artist that you feel buzzin right now

A: not including myself and in no order CineMax Millz , Vicci,  Big Dreek (Southern Boy entertainment),James Rich (Clifton Boys)

Hue Hefna

Q: In the next 2-3 years where would you like to see yaself as a artist?

A: The next 2 or 3 years hopefully I have a deal by then but if not imma keep focused I should be the top underground artist helping to bring staten island some shine that its been missing since the Wu

Q: Do you have any other interest besides music?

A: interest besides music … I’m big on sports I be on that espn like its cnn ..besides that I just be coolin gettin faded and just lovin life

Q: When it’s all said and done what do you want to be remembered for?

A: I wanna be remembered as the greatest and most influental hip hop artist to come out of staten island. No disrespect to nobody its all love but at the same time I put in work for years tryin to earn my spot with gorillas in this concrete jungle. You either gon respect it or try ya luck

After the interview I was able to get a couple of track from the homey too.



what Ya Life Like

5 Reasons

War Time

Yo shout out to the homey Yung Stat for taking the time out to do the interview, and I say if he stays focus and meets the right connects we should be hearing more soon. Be sure to follow @STaTen5 on twitter.