Artist To Watch: Young Devyn
Artist: Young Devyn
“If My Life Were A Movie, It’d Be Titled”: Baby Goat
Brooklyn rap artist Young Devyn, coined the Baby Goat, is on her way to superstardom. Inspired by the likes of Nicki Minaj and Lauryn Hill, the 19-year-old is carving a lane all of her own. She rose to viral triumph via viral freestyle videos and standout appearances on radio stations and cyphers amongst other things. More recently, her single and video “Straight To It” has garnered a whopping 600K YouTube views with even more listeners across streaming platforms.
“Growing up in Brooklyn had it’s good and bad. It gave me a lot of tough skin and a lot of stuff that I speak on now,” she shares about her childhood. “Brooklyn has molded me in tremendous ways. I make sure that I represent that in my music.” Devyn reminisces on how she would draw and sing in school, not knowing that music would ultimately be the route she’d pursue today.
At the age of eight, she began composing, singing and recording Soca music. Young Devyn recalls gravitated towards music following a school talent show. “The performance went so good, it felt like second nature and everyone felt the same way. My mom’s friend knew a radio host and he put me on the radio that same day we met.” Fast forward, she eventually started performing and selling out her own shows and touring with the likes of Soca music legends Machel Montano and Bunji Garlin. “People were booking me on the spot and I literally blew up in Soca music from there,” she tells us.
Only getting further with each release, Young Devyn embraces her artistry at every level. She describes her sound as unique and made for the everyday girl. “I love all the females in the game right now, but I don’t think anyone really makes music for the everyday girl. I feel like that’s missing, that girl that you can play in the trenches and then go in the ice cream shop and hear me that same day,” she shares. Not one to get caught up in the fast life, Devyn emphasizes how important it is for her fans to feel connected to her words. “I feel like we’re missing that reliability, that female that you can reach out and touch like she’s one of us.”
Fast forward to now, Young Devyn is rolling off the heels of the success of her single “Straight To It.” She spits surefire lines and drops bars as she gives fans and critics alike her credentials on why you should give her a listen. The record only cements why watching the young emcee will be a worthwhile experience, placing her at the forefront of Brooklyn’s new wave of rap artists. Without a doubt, Devyn is continuously carving her own lane in which there’s plenty of room to grow and develop as well as show off versatility.
“Just to get the recognition I’m getting now is great. I feel like women as a whole… it might not be a hundred in the game, but the ones that are in the game are making strides and hitting the charts,” Young Devyn shares on the current movement of women in hip-hop. She adds, “Many are called but few are chosen. I’m so happy to be a part of that legacy.”
At the moment, Devyn is currently readying to release new music that fans are eager to hear as well as her forthcoming EP. She’s been steadily teasing snippets online which have spread like wildfire—yet another sign viral triumph is on the way. “A lot of music on the way. This is my first time where I’m actually putting out a project and the crazy thing is, I’ve been doing this project since I’ve been 16. To finally be in a position where my music will be shared properly, I have a team, all the right resources; everything is perfect and where it needs to be right now,” she shares.
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