Introducing future star YIBBY, who just dropped a vibey debut single/video - Woah

Introducing future star YIBBY, who just dropped a vibey debut single/video - Woah

The Sydney-based young gun comes out firing with the first track from an upcoming EP.

When you get signed to revered booking team Niche Productions before even dropping a single, it's pretty obvious you've got something going on. As is the case with South East Sydney-based rap kid YIBBY, and one listen to his debut single Woah tells you all you need to know really. His laidback yet razor sharp flow perfectly connects with Clockwork Odyssey's on-point production to perfection, and the video clip starring himself, kidnapping himself, is a killer.

One track in and it's painfully obvious that this is very much just the start, so we jumped on board early to get to know him a little better, ahead of the release of his debut EP Lost In Translation next year.

Tell us about yourself?

I’m YIBBY, I’m 20 from South East Sydney, Ethiopian/Australian adopted at the age of two, signed to Niche Productions, Marketing/Journalism student, got into music watching Rage when I was kid, I like to collect things.

What kind of tunes we talkin'?

Alternative hip-hop, word play guy, but I like a melody.

Production/writing process:

I write on my phone everywhere, then I bring that into the studio and usually work from there or I write to the production as it comes. The producers I’ve been working with are Tim Mann and Don Sahand under the name ‘Clockwork Odyssey’, make just about everything from scratch, using logic and a couple of keyboards/a guitar and a bass.

Tell us about your new single, Woah:

Woah was mostly written in the studio, my producer played the organ and I got the idea for the melody of the hook and then built the rest around that. I wanted to capture that element of being surprised by things and also talk about feelings of “woe” and self-doubt that come about but in a sort of triumphant and playful way.

Any shows coming up?

Nothings locked in just yet, but I did just sign to Niche, so stay posted.

What’s the rest of the year have in store?

More music, more visuals and some collaborations.

Follow Yibby: FACEBOOK

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