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Published on May 15th, 2018 | by David Morales

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Meet the young hip hop duo That Nation

Yung Dezzy D and Lil Bill Swavey formed That Nation while attending high school. Now they have achieved a Master P feature on the remix of their first single “Whole Notha.” The two emcees released their first mixtape in 2016 titled “It Ain’t Dat Easy: Reloaded.” It is about their everyday life. It focuses on family, friendships, relationships, and coming up in the game.

Our music is about everything from the struggle that we go through from the things that we see…Everything that we talk about in our music is about how we feel and how we live at the moment. — Yung Dezzy D

With a co-sign from Mater P, That Nation is off to a great start. ‘We learned everything just by looking, we didn’t even have to talk that much. We just learned, you know, from just admiring everything he was doing,” Yung Dezzy D told The Hype magazine. Now the pair are focusing on a new upcoming album and have a tour lined up. Their music is easy to relate to and genuine, “we are here, and we are genuine people, says Yung Dezzy D, “listen to our music and, you know, if you can relate, you can relate. I mean most people can relate to us.”

That Nation continues to make innovative hip hop. The new young duo released their follow up single to their street anthem “Whole Notha,” which caught the attention of Master P with “My Whole Life” The single has received a lot of attention from fans and DJs across the nation. They are definitely a group you are going to want to add to your play list.

Tell me about That Nation and how you guys got started.

YungDezzyD: That Nation is a group of a best friends. We got together in high school. We actually started rapping up in the ninth grade and once we started doing songs, we felt like we should make a group. Well we both had our own groups at first. Then we started doing a lot of songs together. We put it together and then we got in contact with Mission Statement Entertainment and we went on from there. We started doing tours, you know, started getting on the radio, on TV and everything.

LilBillSwavey: That Nation started in our High School days, with both myself and Yung Dezzy D having two separate names we brought together.

 I understand you guys are associated with Master P.

YungDezzyD: Yeah! He is amazing. I mean like him being from the same area that we were from. We’ve been looking up to him since we were younger, like we always want to be like that. So, I mean working with him, I mean it was amazing. We learned everything just by looking, we didn’t even have to talk that much. We just learned, you know, from just admiring everything he was doing.

LilBillSwavey: It was a dream come true for real! To get the colonel Master P on the remix to your first single is beyond being a lifetime goal.

What would you say is your biggest accomplishment?

YungDezzyD: Besides working with Master P, I would say being on TV honestly because I never, really thought that I would actually be on TV. On BET. I still can’t believe that.

What’s your music all about?

YungDezzyD: Our music is about everything from the struggle that we go through from the things that we see. It’s all authentic. It’s all real. Everything that we talk about in our music is about how we feel and how we live at the moment. So, it is from the heart. Definitely.

LilBillSwavey: We tell the real story of the streets. For example, everyone in the streets isn’t rich with the best cars. Our lives. Told in a way that our fans, and other listeners can relate to.

What’s next for you guys?

YungDezzyD: We have a lot of projects coming out. Like we have a mix tape coming out and we’ve been working on an album for a while now, so I’m pretty sure we got that almost together. We will be dropping a lot soon then we got another tour coming up.

LilBillSwavey: We got more heat coming as a group, and through solo projects. We are here to never let our fans down. There will be No Fan Left Behind!

What would you like your fan to know about you?

YungDezzyD: Well, we want our fans to know that we are here and that we are genuine people. I mean we just want them to love us for us. Like listen to our music and, you know, if you can relate, you can relate. I mean most people can relate to us. That’s what is going to bring them closer to us. We are working hard!

 


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is the Executive Editor of The Hype magazine. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, David has a background as an artist manager, writer, blogger, drummer, and in the human services industry. He is passionate about helping others, learning and has a deep empathy for the creative process. You can follow his social media @dcypherstudios


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