What the hell is a Young Man Pit?!
Metaphorically speaking: a grave that will bark at you.
Acronymically speaking: “Put In Tune”.
Musically speaking: An artist that represents the change in music as we know yesterday, right now and will know in the future.
If you’re one of those people that think that sounds overly extravagant, consider his past as his birth and upbringing was none other than the cradle of Hip-Hop: The Bronx, New York. A young Elliot Green was not only exposed to the purest essence of the origins of the culture, it was practically genetic given the fact that both parents were actually local Bronx rap artists. Although his mother did not wish for him the entanglement of the Hip-Hop industry, he still started rapping at the early age of 7. The “Boogie-Down” borough of The Bronx is where he began developing his ability to improvise freestyles, write conceptual songs, and battle any MC in sight...which sometimes included the man in the mirror.
Around High School is when Pit ended up moving to an almost completely opposite environment than the New York project building lifestyle he was accustomed to--the suburbs of Palm Coast in Florida: “The Dirty South” as we know it. Life in the southern suburbs directly contrasted his early inner-city life in New York, but instead of letting these two influential forces contradict, he evolved--much like the present trend in Hip-Hop in which music is undeniably moving it’s focus to the suburbs. “Living in the south helped me expand to not just being a rapper, but being a musician”, Pit says. The transition also proved to be perfect timing as Hip-Hop started seeing signs of the ascent of the Dirty South right around this period in Pit’s adolescence in Florida. With the help of a high school friend, Mike Orcel, known as Emye, Pit continued his artistic growth by strengthening his studio craft in recording, producing and mixing his projects. Living in this nascent period of Florida’s Hip-Hop scene definitely added to Pit’s appeal and is a major reason why so many people are now beginning to embrace his sound.
After graduating from Flagler Palm Coast High School in 2004, Pit moved back to New York to begin defining his identity in music while continuing to improve in writing, producing and performing songs. He assembled a team of producers to broaden his sound to include Baltimore, Maryland native, J.E.P.H, Annandale, Virginia’s own GotDion, and Miami, Florida’s Emye, and most recently, DeeJay, both anchored in the pan-handle state. With such a wide range of production, Young Man Pit had no choice but to evolve even more into what many would consider the future of a Hip-Hop artist: Universal. If you asked Pit what he stands for today, there’s a chance he may just quote his own lyrics: “...versatility, been universal since the first day of my birth suit...ya feel me? I was designed for this industry...”.
Young Man PIT - MICROPHONE
DJ Big Butta Beats - MICROPHONE, Two Turn Tables
Emye - Camra
We Can Do Better (Album)
Grind Silent (Mixtape)
Grind Silent 1.5 (Mixtape)
One Way (Mixtape)
The Kid Is Sick (Mixtape)
Green,E-Gun to far
Green,E-Ima b good
Young Man P.I.T-Broke Again (www.putintune.com)
Local to open for Snoop Dog May 3, in West Palm Beach
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Palm Coast resident Elliot Green, aka Young Man Pit, will open for Snoop Dog 6 p.m. Thursday, May 3,...Palm Coast resident Elliot Green, aka Young Man Pit, will open for Snoop Dog 6 p.m. Thursday, May 3, at the Sunfest 2012 music festival in West Palm Beach.
“This opportunity has made me more confident and has let me know all the hard work of making music every day has not only paid off but shows that the talent that I believe I have is there and others recognize it,” said Green, who will also perform at the festival with rapper Wiz Khalifa.
Describing himself as “an artist that represents the change in music as we know (it),” Green says he started rapping at the age of 7, in the “boogie-down” borough of the Bronx, where he developed his ability to freestyle. His parents were also both rap artists.
Green moved from inner-city New York to Palm Coast suburbs during high school After graduation from Flagler Palm Coast High, he began assembling a team of producers from across the country to hone his sound.
“Living in the south helped me expand to not just being a rapper, but being a musician,” he said.
He also currently works for 5-Linx in Palm Coast.
“Me and my team are ready and excited for this Sunfest ride and will do our best and have a great time doing it,” Green added.
For more about Sunfest, CLICK HERE.
-"Bronx to Florida"