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Yung Citizen

Charlotte, NC | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Charlotte, NC | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
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"HipHopDX Premiere: Yung Citizen Applies Lyrical Healing In "Bruised Generation""

Happy 5th of July, where patriotism is buried in favor of reality.

At least, according to Yung Citizen, who outlines some of his most societal pet peeves in his new visual for “Bruised Generation.”

Watch the visual up above and follow the Charlotte rapper on Twitter. - HipHopDX


"RAPPER YUNG CITIZEN IS COMPLEX FUTURISTIC"

A new artist to the game, Yung Citizen blends his own interpretations of hip hop along with infusions of R&B/Pop to deliver smooth melodic creations. Accompanied by a poignant and uplifting message, Yung Citizen also produces his own original music. Given the opportunity to engage the music of Yung Citizen, you will find lyrical composition that reaches deep into your soul that is intended to inspire and motivate you to always remain focus on your dreams and aspirations. When I first heard Yung Citizen’s music, I said to myself this brother is beyond his years. Yung Citizen is another artist that is a rare breed in the world of hip-hop today, by being socially conscious and tackling real-world issues. In essence, he’s definitely a rare necessity in this music game, complex with a blend of futurism. The upcoming artist from Charlotte, NC deep-rooted passion for music led him to a college degree in Music Business. While at Catawba College, he produced music for Neako, a project that turned into the single and video, “Whippin Whippin”. Citizen proclaims resolutely, “That experience further inspired me to pursue my lifelong dream of becoming a well-respected, highly sought-after music producer and artist” After hearing the single Power People, it was a no brainer adding the southern to the list of well-deserved featured artist’s from Reverbnation. Yung Citizen took the time to answer a few questions. Get a feel on who he is, and at the end press play on his current single. It’ll explain why I think you need to wake up and smell the coffee on this artist.

Read More http://www.unheardvoicesmag.com/2015/01/26/rapper-yung-citizen-complex-futuristic/ | Follow us on twitter @unheardvoices | Instagram @unheardvoicesmag - Unheard Voices


"Yung Citizen's "Bruised Generation" Touches Society's Ills"

Who says positivity can’t influence the leaders of tomorrow alongside everything else they’re sucking out of Hip Hop these days?

For the first single off his self-titled EP, Yung Citizen–hailing from Charlotte–brings the youth a Band-Aid and flashlight in order to steer them from whatever black cloud that is hindering their vision. - HipHopDX


"TWIB EXCLUSIVE YUNG CITIZEN – YUNG CITIZEN EP"

Yung Citizen first appeared on our screens with his vivid story telling skills on lead single My High alongside vocalist Celeste Moonchild. The single in question was taken from his newest project “Yung Citizen EP” which we have the chance of presenting to you today. Yung Citizen EP is a 5 track body of work from the young man where he tackles a myriad of topics from personal growth, urban narratives with spiritual nuances. - The Word Is Bond


"3 Charlotte Songs We Can't Stop Playing: April 2018"

Yung Citizen's infectious flow and production skills is on display with “OutKast,” the hip-hop artist’s latest single video. The tune’s hook, MoonLander and Rob Flo features, and fun visuals offer a solid Charlotte springtime anthem. This song is also going to appear on an upcoming full-length, due this year. - Charlotte Magazine


"Charlotte rapper/producer Yung Citizen brings bright vibes with new single"

The local Charlotte rapper and producer Yung Citizen is back at it again with his latest song “OutKast.” The song comes to us with a video produced by NeverEnd and features two fellow locals, MoonLander and Rob Flo. The song was written in a single night and features some ear-catching lyrics relative to 2018, whether it be Trump’s presidency or the status of the current music industry. Citizen’s presence in Charlotte music has been behind the scenes over the past couple of years, producing for local artists rather than focusing heavily on his own name. However, last year Citizen released a collaboration called Alive Sessions where he brought on a group of local producers, rappers and singers together to produce the six-song EP. When it comes to his personal work, Yung Citizen’s lyricism centers around being on the outside looking in, especially where it concerns social justice issues or, more pointedly, the exclusive expectations and standards of hip-hop.

“OutKast” reflects that exclusion with lyrics like “They will probably never play this on the radio; all this music’s saturated, that’s the way it goes.” While the song is upbeat and catchy, featuring a contagious hook by MoonLander as well as some serious bars from Rob Flo, the message is still clear: Citizen feels ideologically ostracized from his peers and misunderstood by the masses, sentenced to remain on the margins of mainstream hip-hop as fans of the genre continues to consume an inundation of recycled material. This single is the first from Yung Citizen’s upcoming LP, Millennial: The (Un)American Dream. If it’s a reflection of the rest of the record, listeners can expect something that’s going to draw attention as the young artist continues to push onward in his journey to help change the industry paradigm. - Clture


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Christopher “YUNG Citizen” Williams, a Charlotte, NC native, is a music producer/artistwho blends his own unique interpretations of Hip Hop, R&B/Pop to create timelessmasterpieces that will penetrate the inner soul. As founder of his own media company,Citizenship Music Group, YUNG Citizen’s ultimate goal is to create timeless music thatinspires and motivates the world to follow their dreams.
Music is the creative art form Citizen has chosen to express his views and sound thealarm on world issues such as social injustice, racial discrimination, income inequality, andpoverty just to mention a few.

Some of YUNG Citizen's more recentworks include the release of his fourthEP, self-titled “Yung Citizen EP” in 2016.As with the other three projects beforeit, the music continues to be driven bythe struggles, and challenges facing theyouth and the motivation to pickourselves up and keep moving forward toour destiny. "Bruised Generation" speaksto the state of the young generationtoday. With all life’s challenges, theyappear to be emotionally, spiritually andopportunistically BRUISED.
YUNG CITIZEN - 2“My goal with this track was to get themvibing to the music and then speak truthto power”. B.I.B.L.E. (Basic InstructionsBefore Leaving Earth) is an up-tempo
track with a solid rhythm and thought-provoking message. The overarching
theme is about making the right choicesto ensure one’s success. But if not, theconsequences can be devastating. Fartoo often, this is where our younggeneration finds themselves. It’s time tomake a change.

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