[box_dark]1. What’s going on? Please introduce yourself and tell us where you’re from.[/box_dark]
My name is Jimmel Clarke aka Young Lye, I am 18 years old, and I was born and raised in the cradle of Hip-Hop the Bronx New York City from Jamaican parents.
[box_dark]2. When did you start rapping and who or what inspired you?[/box_dark]
I started rapping at the tender age of 3, and started performing at 5 years old in local churches around the tri-state area. My big sister Shari aka Silk was the first person to start teaching me how to rap, and all about the rich culture of Hip-Hop. My sister was a great rapper herself, one thing I remember that she did was to battle the MC Remy Ma on the corner of 183 street and Crotona ave in the Bronx N.Y., everyone in the crowd there said Silk killed it and won. If my sister didn’t pass away in a terrible car accident a few years ago, she would be very big in this rap game now. I miss her a lot and I must say Silk inspired me to be a part of this Hip-Hop culture today.
[box_dark]3. As an up and coming artist, do you find it difficult to maintain personal relationships while perusing your music career?[/box_dark]
I don’t find it hard with personal relationships, because my everyday life is Hip-Hop, everything in my life inspired me to write different stuff, so I welcome all my life stories to be apart of my rap culture.
[box_dark]4. Tell us something you enjoy doing [besides music] that most people don’t know.[/box_dark]
I like playing football a lot, basketball too, swimming in the summer time, I like driving around with my Stack Large Empire brothers talking to and picking up chicks, and last but not least, i like and look forward to going to my college classes a few days out of the week.
[box_dark]5. Currently, what project(s) are you working on?[/box_dark]
I am currently working on my debut album titled ”How You Like Me Now”. I named it that because of all the ups and downs people in this business of music, it should be released by late spring to early summer, some where around there. Also I have my latest mixtape dropping next month titled ”$tack$ 2 Large” vol 1.
[box_dark]6. What’s been the most memorable moment so far in your music career?[/box_dark]
When I was 9 years old, I was going on stage at the Famous Apollo Theater in Harlem N.Y.C., and as I was going on stage I had to rub my hands on the log before I performed, but the second I touched it something over whelmed me, and from that day on, I am most comfortable on stage performing more than anything or anywhere else.
[box_dark]7. What are your goals musically for 2014?[/box_dark]
I want to make great music so the massive of people can appreciate me when I am out on tour. Hopefully with my hard work and dedication this year, it will take me to the Grammy’s next year.
[box_dark]8. Tell everyone where they can find you? [Websites, Social media, Booking info etc][/box_dark]
To get more information and to contact me feel free to go on my web site www.young-lye.com, and on my social sites
and my email firstname.lastname@example.org
[box_dark]9. What words would you like to leave us with? Any Shout Outs?[/box_dark]
First and foremost I would like to thank The Most High God for His Kindness, Mercy, and Blessings He has giving me all my life. I also would like to Shout out my Dad JT, who started this business of music with all his kids, he got shot and robbed and is now living in a wheel chair, but he still does his best to help me with my music projects.
A big shout out to IamBreezySay’s for believing in me as an artist.
I also want to Shout out Tampa Mystic for giving my tracks air play on her radio programs, and for putting my hit single ”Jordan #1” on her mix tapes, respect for that Queen.
One big Shout out to ShaBe Allah for all those interviews and write ups he gave me in The Source Magazine last year. Also Shout out for Platinum Producer Jimi Kendrix who went in the lab and made for me my hot hit single ”Jordan #1” beat, big Respect to you King for seeing something in me and for starting to work with me in many studios throughout the city of New York from when I was 13 years old until now, stay Bless my brother. Last, but not least, shout out to all my seen and unseen fans and supporters who been riding with me for all these years, i couldn’t have done it with out y’all love and support too, stay Bless everyOne.