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Our music is development music that you can listen to at any age or any time of your life. It is music the expresses the views of generation and people that is not represented enough in today's culture. Music that people are proud of.

Biography

With a group that’s spanned the noted Hip-Hop scenes of the South and the East, The Young Candidates jump into the arena – full forced, driven, and commanding!

Overdose, ZP, Prentice, and Rav Money – collectively came up with their trade name, The Young Candidates ™. Perfect identity branding - because they have something to say, because they’re destined to become leaders in this game, and because they expel the confidence to endure.

As the hype and excitement builds around this group, their dynamic blend is infectious. They exist on high energy and persist with resounding tones. The resonance felt keeps your head bopping to bass lines, with catchy harmonies, and perfected lyrics. Funny thing… The Young Candidates are not just rappers. Their influences have R&B, Soul, and Spiritual backgrounds. In fact, these brothers can sing! They originally started out as a singing group, but with their gritty and rugged edge, rap and the inclusive Hip Hop culture fit that peg in the right hole – with an indelible spot in this scene. When asked to name those people they would be partial to collaborating with, Mariah Carey, Jadakiss, Ashanti, and LL Cool J were all mentioned. With their vast musical desire, I’m sure their sound combined or independent will hit a nerve that makes all Hip Hops fans bop their heads and sway their shoulders to the Young Candidates’ grind.

New artists generally go with the same program. They try to use someone else’s cookie cutter formula. What separates these cats from other development artists is their appreciation of their musical talent and their keen eye and vision for spreading their wings. They’re not only looking forward to conquering New York’s East Coast Stamp and California’s West Coast Riders, but they also have a strong affinity for other parts of the world. The way they describe Europe is “mad love”, but after diving deeper – it’s where love transcends cultural lines. That limitless outlook speaks volumes.

The Young Candidates are truly home grown. North Carolina has given them the foundation, sense of community and the family spirit within the group to form a bond that you detect on a personal level… who doesn’t like a piece of home? Home life has made emerging into manhood a humbling experience. Grounded by life’s experience is Hip Hop - true and pure. TuPac, Lox, Jadakiss, TI, Biggie, Ice Cube, Nas, Jay-Z and KRS 1 are honorable contributors to TYC’s
Heart.

For five years, The Young Candidates have been honing their skills. Ambitious and hot, with true flava - you won’t regret taking a slice of what they’re serving.

Currently, The Young Candidates are recording in Red Springs, NC, have 60 joints in mix tape circulation.

Discography

Lil Ma' - Produced by G- Man (featuring Rav Money, Overdose)
My Love, My Life - Produced by Glockstyles (Featuring Rav Money, Glockstyles)
Carolina Blue - Proudced by Cliff (featuring Rav Money, Glockstyles)

Set List

Set length are between 10-30 mins depending on venue or facility requirements. Set usually includes Carolina Blue, My Love - My life, two individual songs, a freestyle, and get your lean on (unfinished track)