TWIN YUN are a collective duo in Hip-Hop that finds themselves in the hot seat for this edition of Straight Official Sit Downs. Our main man @klassikceo served up the questions and it was a dope convo. Check it out down below and click here for more of the Straight Official Sit Downs.
Q&A WITH TWIN YUN
What is your Name? Where you’re from and what first got you interested in the entertainment industry?
December DeyDey: The feeling of nostalgia, recollection, joy and introspection that we all feel in December, I want that feeling Dey to Dey. Also it Dey Day is a childhood nickname. At I think it was 3 years old I knew the words, (the most my toddler self could pronounce), to “All about the Benjamins”. Besides that my family was always very religious and the choir played a big role in my developmental years.
Uptown JR: Twin Wun is an acronym for T’was Written Is Now What U Need. We’re from Uptown Bronx, last stop on the 2,5, & 6 trains.
Who and/or what inspires you to create?
December DeyDey: All forms of art inspired my creative curiosity. I listen to anything that resonates with me and even the obscure. Life though, life is one of my main sources of motivation to add my value in musical form, for now. If I had to name people, Jay Electronica, Nas, Jay Z, Tribe, Snoop and the Dogg Pound, Kendrick, Cole, Meek. The list can go on!
Uptown JR: Other artist inspire me to create, besides my own personal ambition drivers. I love being around another creative person in general just to feed off each others ideas.
THE CREATIVE PROCESS
How would you describe your sound?
December DeyDey: Relatable, intentful, emotion based music.
Uptown JR: Chaotoic
What is your creative process like?
December DeyDey: Really varies, sometimes a whole song will flood my mind right before bed, no beat or anything. Other times it’ll be the connection to the beat that I feel or just the vibes nam sayin.
Uptown JR: Getting a 6 pack of Guinness & some Mary Jane. Linking with DeyDey & digging up emotions that took me years to bury.
What artist(s) would you like to collaborate with?
December DeyDey: I like to get in where I fit in, so I’m open to anything if the vibe is right. Would love to work with the greats though, you deem whoever you seem fit. But ultimately I do want a TDE and Dreamville team-wide collab.
Uptown JR: Outkast, The Lox, Tems, Solange
What is one message you would give to your supporters?
December DeyDey: Thank you! It means more than you know!
Uptown JR: Your either going to love me or hate me, but to find out all you gotta do is play me.
What is the most talent/skill you have that most people don’t know about?
Uptown JR: I played football in high school and won a championship my junior year.
December DeyDey: I can sing a lil bit, I just don’t display it much. Soon start!
What would you be doing right now, if you weren’t doing music?
Uptown JR: Internally dying at a 9 to 5.
December DeyDey: I don’t think ill ever stop writing, but if I had to choose something to do I would most likely be an A&R and a DJ.
Who are some artists/people you admire and why?
Uptown JR: Will Smith, Ludacris, & Drake because of their transition from music to acting and vise versa because that’s a goal of mine.
December DeyDey: Ive always admired Jay Electronica’s flow and delivery. His religious dedication and diction is stupid as well so I’ve always been a big fan. But ultimately anyone in the “conscious” sector has always appealed to me more. I feel like its a real approach to a genre that most people use for a release or vicarious living.
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Uptown JR: Be patient but aggressive every chance you get.
December DeyDey: KEEP GOING!
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
Uptown JR: The pace of music. I feel we don’t have time to fully enjoy an artist like back in the days of Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston because artist come out now at a rapid rate.
December DeyDey: Most recognition and acknowledgment for mood music and radio play for independent artist.
What’s next for you, where would you like to see yourself in the next year?
Uptown JR: Acting & as a household name.
December DeyDey: ROLLING LOUD AND SUMMER JAM!!!!!
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Uptown JR: Instagram @Uptownjr718 @Twinwunbx718
December DeyDey: @DecemberDeyDey @TwinWunBX718