Diamond District‘s own yU has been a busy man of late. After the success of his solo album, Before Taxes, and the follow up with a companion volume of the album’s instrumentals,Videos the DMV emcee recently took the time to sit with some of hip-hop’s top websites to talk about his influences, his creative process, and what to expect next.
First, the folks over at Ignantwitted.com caught up with the enigmatic emcee gearing up at popular NYC shoe store Rugged Sole. yU discussed the concept behind Before Taxes and reminisces over his early childhood memories of hip-hop paving the way for his current mastery of the art form. Next, yU and his partner Slimkat from the 1978ers sat down with the folks at Nodfactor.com. The duo discuss the history behind their partnership, and production techniques that go into their projects. Finally, yU sits down with Planetill.com for an insightful interview on the DMV rap scene, and how Diamond District fits into the picture. In this round of interviews, yU also unveils plans for upcoming Diamond District and 1978ers projects to prep fans for what exactly is in store after taxes.
Don’t forget to get your copies of Before Taxes via Mello Music Group.