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Interview with Young Jimmy following the release of 'Pull Up to the Party' DELUXE
Updated: Feb 2
YOUNG JIMMY has a unique and authentic style dubbed HOOD ROCK: part of an evolutionary alternative Rock-Rap subgenre. With a plethora of projects planned for the New Year, YOUNG JIMMY is set to release a genre-defying single: ‘PULL UP TO THE PARTY’
In 2021, YOUNG JIMMY released his Debut Studio Album, 'ROCKETT 88' - a name inspired by the 1951 #1 Billboard hit by Ike Turner and his Kings of Rhythm - widely considered the first Rock N Roll song ever recorded.
‘Pull Up To The Party’ has created the DELUXE: Originally a Hip Hop lyrical influence with an alternative essence, this new sound has a heavier pull. With respect for Contemporary Artists like Rage Against The Machine, H09909, King Krule, and Yves Tumor, YOUNG JIMMY strives to elevate his recording artist skill but excel his unique sound. Initially writing the lyrics over a trap beat, the accompaniment of a guitar has elevated the deluxe version to be a deeper sound: removing the demo feel by featuring a session drummer and bassist in the studio for a full-on rock statement. With a hard rock resurgence giving the track a new lease of life, listeners can dive into YOUNG JIMMY’s 'raw' and unfiltered "HOOD ROCK'' fusion of sounds.
“The track is a HOOD ROCK party/ club anthem about pulling up to the club in a dope ride and in your best drip with a few bad bitches” … “I also had to call out artists - or just people in general - who describe themselves as "Rock Stars" and wear band t-shirts of musicians they don't listen to” YOUNG JIMMY
Raised in the poorest Congressional district of America, located in The Bronx, YOUNG JIMMY’s background has been a fundamental part of shaping his musical career and passion for recognising Rock N Roll’s roots in African American culture. From a single mother household and growing up in the surroundings of Congressional District 16 - notorious for the largest gang takedown in New York City history - YOUNG JIMMY escaped through his musical upbringing. With Black American parents from the Carolinas and both families migrating to NYC in the 1960s during the ‘Great Migration’, his background heavily influenced the Recording Artist and the music released today. Continuing to explore the subject of race through rock and roll in his anticipated 2023 ‘Deluxe’ album, this unreleased work features track ‘No Racist’ - a creative collaboration with Kendra Foster (2X Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter as seen on Pitchfork and Rolling Stone) that was inspired by racial justice protests following George Floyd's death, also falling on YOUNG JIMMY’s birthday. His perspective will force listeners to confront the stark reality in these unprecedented times of American History and Music.
YOUNG JIMMY was the juxtaposition to an environment dominated by hip-hop, gangs, and gun violence (read more about the history of New York’s largest Gang bust). The Bronx is the birthplace of Hip-Hop and YOUNG JIMMY, allowing him to break boundaries and incorporate his technical abilities in an environment where rock music was not deemed the ‘norm’ (read more about Black Musician’s Rock N Roll History). A high school dropout, YOUNG JIMMY attended the Art & Design High School and Greenwich House Music School, where he studied Classical, Jazz, and Rock music. Often performing recitals under a scholarship, he began defining his own music and identity. Rock N Roll Hall of Famer, Grandmaster Mele Mel, was his stepfather growing up. He helped nurture his musical ambitions and introduced YOUNG JIMMY to the music business, inviting the budding artist to accompany Mele Mel as a Guitarist on multiple sold-out shows. YOUNG JIMMY has gone on to share the stage with reputable artists like Kendrick Lamar, Freddie Gibbs, Saul Williams, and many more. ‘Pull Up to the Party’ deluxe single and music video will be released on all streaming platforms on the 27th of January. 2023 proves an exciting time for YOUNG JIMMY.
YOUNG JIMMY (Vocals & Guitars) Noel Jasso (Percussions) Patrick Drummond (Bass)
Recorded and mixed at Quad Studios by RJ Pasin & Cory Nutile
Mastered by Chris Gehringer at Sterling Sounds.
Black Messiah Album Review | Pitchfork, Kendra Foster | Rolling Stone
Listen to the first rock and roll song ever recorded | Farout
PHOTO CREDIT: Keisha B.