Issue #123 – Digital Cover

Published on December 10th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby


Who Is Tré Yung?

Tré Yung is a rising young star out of the Flatbush-Brooklyn area who is beginning to disrupt the industry with his style of delivering lyrical missiles. His new project “Dark ‘N’ Sharp is a straight ride through with a sonic adventure that leaves no doubt this young lion is one to watch for the future.

The Hype Magazine got Tré Yung to weigh in on a few things!

From the outside looking in tell us about the artist Tré Yung

Tré Yung is the embodiment of the various influences that have surrounded me my entire life.  Growing up in Brooklyn you are constantly around an eclectic mix of people, and everyone is working hard to better their position in life.  One of the greatest parts of that environment is that everyone is rooting for each other to succeed.  When one of us does well, we all do well.  That’s why I always tell people that part of me focusing on my music was to “Do what you love and love what you do”.  I am hoping to make feel good music for everyone who has supported me along the way, and all the people who continue to support or need support.  At the end of the day we are one big family.

Your latest project Dark ‘N’ Sharp is a diverse mix of sonics. Where does the project stand for you in your current body of work?

Dark ‘N’ Sharp is the culmination of all the work and influences that have been in my life to this point.  It is definitely on the top of my current body of work, but it is just another stepping stone as I continue to grow and evolve as a person and as an artist.  I got to fully explore my artistry on this album, and it’s set the tone for what people can expect from me going forward.

How does it differ from your debut album, Parkside Prospect?

My musical journey is no different than anyone else’s career journey or life journey.  It all begins with a single stepping point and continues to grow from there.  With that in mind, Parkside Prospect was the genesis.  I was trying to see what I could find and work with, and what beats I was able to create on my own.  It was me learning how to walk.  Compared to Dark ‘N’ Sharp, where I was working with producers for consecutive days, I am now starting to jog.  I haven’t yet sprinted, but that velocity is increasing

What do you get from making music?

Making music is therapeutic in a way.  Sometimes when I’m just thinking about life or speaking in conversations with people, I start to see parts of songs or lyrics; and moods, vibes and energy.  It all is circularly reflected in my music, but the music also generates those feelings which make it all the more exciting.  On a macro level, making music is just fun.  There is nothing better than creating a song from scratch, hearing it get better and better as I work on it, and ultimately hearing it impact other people’s lives when it is played.

Tell us about your passion outside of music, the CHiPS organization, and what it means to you.

I can say I had a great childhood. For the most part, I got what I wanted material-wise. I always had a meal to come home to and games to play. As I grew up, I realized not everybody had that and that sucks because everybody deserves to be housed, taken care of and given an opportunity to experience joy. I want to be able to help provide that for as many people as I can. It’s exciting because for every 50K streams of my Dark ‘N’ Sharp album, I am presenting a donation check to CHiPS in my hometown of Brooklyn. I just presented my first donation check to them last week, and we expect to donate a lot more.

What’s been your craziest experience thus far in your music life?

The craziest experience in music has been going to Mykonos, Greece to link up with French producer Kimchi Sawce. I would have never even thought to go to Greece, and low and behold this past summer, I shot two visuals and performed out there; on a yacht, in a club… just madness.

About the Author

Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.

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