Young Rufus

Young Rufus

BandHip Hop

The most refreshing hip-hop artist to emerge out the Southern Hip-Hop region in years.

Biography

Fresh. Innovative. These are just few words to describe YOUNG RUFUS, out of Memphis, TN. Imported into the city Three 6 Mafia, 8Ball & MJG, and Yo Gotti made famous from Chicago, YOUNG RUFUS plans on premiering what he calls the "New Memphis". "No disrespect to the people that laid down the foundation before me", says the 22-year old. "Although I've seen it and been around it, don't expect me coming with that 'D-Boy Shit'. I wasn't on the corner hustlin'. You ain't gonna catch me frontin' in the booth being something I'm not. What I plan to do is show the world that Memphis is not one-dimensional", says YOUNG RUFUS. "MCs here exist and I'm just one of the first of them that you're gonna see."

The young phenomenon has been through many struggles to reach the level he's obtained. "I've been through COUNTLESS bad production deals, independent label deals, management, you name it. I'm now finally in a space where I'm able to bring my music to the world and be able to profit off of it. I've been doing this official for about 8 years now and I think it's a blessing in disguise as my journey in this music industry has humbled me, and appreciative of everything I will achieve."

Recording in the studio since the age of 14, YOUNG RUFUS has definitely polished his craft. "I've been doing this so long I do not write verses down. I just let the beat loop over and over and come up with how I'm gonna rock in my head. It's more natural and honestly it's allowed me to elevate my game as now I feel like I'm on par with everyone else in the industry." In an era where album sales are low and digital sales are high, YOUNG RUFUS plans on becoming a legitimate artist with star power. "The reason why I feel album sales are down is because the consumer can identify with the song and not the artist", says the youngster. "The artists these labels are investing in have no story to tell, these artists are not trying to add nothing to the culture and create their own lane, and you can't fool the buying public forever. They're not as dumb as you think they are."

YOUNG RUFUS has recently released his buzz worthy club anthem "She's a Pro", produced by PCP MUZIK (Lutinent G) which is currently gaining spins steadily throughout in the Memphis area. "The reason why I call the record 'She's a Pro' is because women can identify", says the self-proclaimed rookie-of-the-year. "Every female feels like they're top notch status and don't belong on an amateur level. Whatever these ladies do, they're a pro at it." The song is creating a following that is unbelievable!

YOUNG RUFUS is currently working on his debut album entitled "THE BOOMBOX", "I call it THE BOOMBOX because that's where hip-hop started from. When you listened to the radio or the tape, you had it rockin' from The Boombox. I'm trying to bring that feeling back. I got club records, records to make you think, hip hop records, all around I feel like I got the album of all albums." So far on the project he's worked with Drum Squad producer Swizzo (Yo Gotti, Young Jeezy, Pastor Troy), The Beat Eaters (Plies), as well as upcoming producers such as PCP Muzik and O'Brian. Expect this album to be one you're able to listen to from beginning to end!

Discography

"SHE'S A PRO" - 2008
Available on iTunes and other digital music providers.