How did you come up with the name Young Soulja The Realest?
The “Young Soulja”part is an analogy for how I go to war everyday to fight my way further and further away from poverty. The way I go to war with life to gain wealth and become successful. The name reflects my struggle of not having much financial or family support growing up but still having the determination to fight for more until death ….. just like a Young Soulja. It’s a war and I’m on the front line fighting for the #1 spot!
The “The Realest” part is a representation of me voicing my “REAL” opinions without holding back my inner thoughts.
Where are you reppin: Los Angeles , California
Young Soulja The Realest (YSTR) is a trademarked American major recording artist that has a number of accomplishments and focuses on creating material that is competitive in today’s market. He was first recognized on a major level when he released his major release entitled “Well Connected”. The release was mixed and hosted by the famous DJ ILL WILL. It also featured an exclusive from R.Kelly and landed over 1 million FREE downloads off the internet by unique users. Next, he featured in a major motion picture with “Ja Rule” and “Adrienne Bailon” entitled “I’m In Love With A Church Girl”. YSTR kept the hype going and has performed at a variety of CSU college events from West Virgina University to San Jose State University. These events include CSU Dorm Commons Area Performances, CSU Greek Festivals, CSU Black Grad, CSU Rock The Vote Events, Puerto Rican Festivals, Juneteenth Festivals, and more. He even went on tour with big names such as Ray- J, Big Sean, Tyga , E-40, Paul Wall, French Montana, and many more. Young Soulja climbed the unsigned charts to the #1 spot on MySpace with whopping numbers of 1.3 Million MySpace plays. Reference: (www.myspace.com/youngsouljatherealest). YSTR’s fanbase has spread not only in the U.S. but international. He not only has a presence in America but also in international places like Australia, Japan , South Africa, and South America. His following is constantly increasing day by day and his music is being spread like a virus. Reaching the masses, YSTR featured on WorldStarHipHop when they released his debut documentary “For All It’s Worth” The Movie. YSTR topped the charts with his smash radio friendly song “Shake It” on the California Music Channel on broadcast television Hosted by Clear Channel’s radio personality Chewy Gomez. He only works on releasing radio ready hits so every song he releases has its purpose. Young Soulja The Realest puts on a great show and connects with the audience by any means and is setting the mark of becoming the next worldwide icon. (Watch and see)
What are the things that separate you from other artists out there?
I go the extra mile unlike these other cats; I analyze every single song down to each lyric and snare. I make music for the FUTURE. I know I am in competition with greats! When I am long dead and gone, my music will still be here and I want to be remembered as a music ICON. You don’t get that over night! That takes years of hard work and dedication! I am determined to not be remembered as anything less than a legend. I am in this game to make classics! HITS that last a lifetime!
Are you on tour? I have my last date of the “For All It’s Worth” Tour (West Coast Leg) in San Jose, CA on Nov 14th . More dates coming soon will be posted for the Southern Leg of the tour to be announced on my official website www.YoungSoulja.com. I have also been on a few tours as an opener for big names like Big Sean, Tyga, French Montana, E-40 , Paul Wall, Ray J and many more.
I have yet to travel internationally for a tour but I am looking forward to putting something together to make that happen because I do have international fans waiting on that.
Name of state previous show highlights (biggest show best memory)
I would definitely have to say it was a tie between West Virginia University and Washington DC on the east coast run of the tour. There were so many females going bananas at that show and they were Wild! No panties on and climbing up the stage trying to get in the V.I.P with us. IT WAS CRAZY! We had lots of security though that didn’t let it get too out of control. It was fun. I definitely couldn’t forget it.
Three words that describe your personal characteristic.
Sex Symbol, Confident, Charismatic
What is your most recent Full Length CD that you dropped ?
The most recent released full length album out now is “For All It’s Worth” which is a double disc album with an audio CD and 1 Hour and half DVD Movie (2 Discs). All physical CD’s orders placed through my website www.YoungSoulja.com will be personally autographed in the name of your liking. We also have it on every major digital platform on the market (Itunes, Apple Music , Spotify , Amazon, Tidal, Google Play, Rhapsody, Playstation Music, Xbox music and many more). Disc 2 has features from Ja Rule, Plies, Audio Push, and many more. Go check it out and be a part of history! This album is moving the mark and is reinventing the music culture. Mark my words! I am in it to change the game!
Digital Itunes Version: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/for-all-its-worth/id715206409
Physical Hardcopy (Autographed) : www.tinyurl.com/forallitsworth
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Official Website: www.YoungSoulja.com