Q. It’s an honor to speak with you today. Why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. How did you get to where you are today?
Hi I am Jaison Steven Aka Young Apexx I am independent artist very humble and I was born in New York raise in Colombia Cartagena I started making music at 14 inspire by “ daddy yankee , don Omar , 50 cent Eminem tyga drake lil Wayne and now time generation “ Fivio Foreign Lil Tjay Doggi krazy “
When I was born I was born with lisp speech impediment I got builled a lot in school beating up and getting into fight that my mom would have to go to school every 3 weeks cause I would get suspended but it was because I got bullied in school a lot that couldn’t take it females in school pour soda on my hair but when I got older 16 I started listening. To beats on YouTube that I wanted to help myself speak better because I felt my speech teachers didn’t do a good job lol helping me so I did it by myself practice everything and pronounce my words correctly and stay on beat when I started doing that my first song was on SoundCloud at the age 21 I took music more seriously age 26 and where I’m now I’m proud and I’m still working is a process that most people do not understand is not easy being independent artist but I believe staying humble praying trusting yourself some day I will be more international than ever! I had heart problem has well there was one time I was in Manhattan and I turn blue that I had to go back to hospital.
Q. I’m sure your success has not come easily. What challenges have you had to overcome along the way?
Proving my family wrong and people that no matter what rather you have a speech impediment if you can rap and got talent keep it going cause that’s something god gave me has a gift I’m greatful now and me sounding different from other artists is miracle! Now since I got better I like how I sound when I make a hit recorded in the studio because I hear myself and every word I’m saying and if something I can say way better I just say cause I got confidence! And know god got me always;
Q. Let’s talk about the work you do. What do you specialize in and why should someone work with you over the competition?
People should work with me because I can help thoses underground artists come up from other people that shutting them down I can open doors for them and be heard btw I just did a feature for first time in my own town new Rochelle New York and his underground independent artist Spanish and he been following me watching me and he likes what I do so whatever I’m doing I’m doing a good job! Cause ima help you grow his crown and music be heard !
Q. What’s your best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
Just wake up everyday and say you going to prove everyone wrong and only person that got you is you and only person that will be by yourself to believe in you if you don’t. Believe in yourself than how would you find your success !
Q. Speaking of success, what does the word mean to you?
The word “ success” can mean anything just because u made it out from the bottom and became rich dont mean u succeed :
Success I take it has like I succeed something of my own has a person knowing I did it on my own and I know when I’m at top top I successfully!!! Did something different
Q. What’s next for you?
My next move is my next move whenever I’m ready I like to surprise people instead of telling them if you tell you won’t do it and I feel has my childhood I’ve heard a lot of that that’s why I’m working on the next and always a head
Q. Finally, how can people connect with you if they want to learn more?
Social medias my other articles on Instagram they can reach me @youngapexx and talk to me about music career how to get where I am at so they can take that advance and move forward.