Published on September 11th, 2020 | by MuzikScribe0
Acclaimed H-Town Rapper Yung Pooda Releases Powerful Single “Lies Told”
ACCLAIMED H-TOWN LYRICIST YUNG POODA RELEASES POWERFUL, STAND-ALONE SINGLE
MAKES AN INSPIRING STATEMENT ADDRESSING THE ONGOING FIGHT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
Today Houston rapper and lyricist Yung Pooda delivers his heavy-hitting, stand-alone single for “Lies Told” via It’s A 10 Records. The lyrically-charged, 20 Keys/ Cool & Dre produced track addresses today’s most pressing issues in America and incites a powerful reminder to amplify Black voices and keep Black power, strength and beauty at the forefront.
Referencing “Lies Told” Pooda says “I was inspired to speak truth immediately after I listened to the baseline and the sample. I needed to touch what’s going on in the world—and what has gone on for far too long, in my own way. After the death of Trayvon Martin, that really put a lot in perspective for me as a Black man in America to use my voice and champion Black empowerment. The fight is far from over and I am here to be a voice for my people.”
The riveting, call-to-action track marks the first offering from the Top 50 Urban and Rhythmic charts alum and multi-million streamed artist since the release of his debut single “Repeat Dat,” which stands tall in over 2 million views on YouTube since its May release.
One of H-town’s notable indie rappers, the eclectic lyricist created a buzz and local-following opening for hip-hop legends; Boozie Badazz, Slim Thug, Z-Ro and others. Grabbing the attention and support of industry vets like Grammy-award winning producers Cool & Dre and Fat Joe, he recently was the face of BET’s Fresh Faces Friday. His forthcoming debut EP, Vivid Pictures is slated to be released this year and will be produced by Cool & Dre.
ABOUT YUNG POODA
Nothing holds more weight than a promise. In 2019, Yung Pooda found himself at a crossroads between the streets and the studio. After performing alongside legends such as Boosie Badazz, Slim Thug, and Z-Ro, recording with platinum icon Paul Wall, and igniting a buzz of his own throughout the country, the Houston rapper made an important pledge to himself. His pledge changed the course of everything to follow in its wake. “In the middle of recording and getting in all kinds trouble, I promised God I would get out of the streets and just do music,” he admits. “I stuck to my word.”
Long before this vow, hip-hop called to him as a kid in Orange, TX. Pooda’s mother bumped Naughty by Nature’s “Hip Hop Hooray” throughout the one-bedroom and one-bathroom house built by his grandfather that he and his mom shared with his grandma. As he puts it, “I used to go nuts to that song!” He used to listen to classics from OutKast, JAY-Z, Lil Wayne, Master P, Ludacris, DJ Screw, and more. When Pooda visited dad, pops actually built a home studio at his spot to cook up beats and DJ. Growing up, he practiced his skills on the mic and sharpened the wordplay, developing a signature style. He sent shockwaves through the city after a successful showcase, earning endorsements from the likes of DJ Hi-C of Houston’s 97.9 The BOX who said, “He’s always been a lyricist.” Inciting local excitement, he performed multiple tour dates with Boosie Badazz and teamed up with Paul Wall for the single “ Beat Up The Block.” Relocating to Prairie View, he moved into a two-story house with his cousin and two friends where they “were trapping and getting money, but shit got too hectic.” At this point, he reset everything. “There were fights, threats, and all types of shit,” he recalls. “I ended up saying that prayer.”
His music made its way to It’s A 10 Records, a boutique label distributed Empire, who immediately signed him in 2019. Now, he properly introduces his signature sound on the 2020 EP, Vivid Pictures. Produced by GRAMMY® Award-winning duo Cool & Dre [JAY-Z, Beyonc é, Nas]. releasing the acclaimed first single “ Repeat Dat” during Summer 2020. Pooda is set to debut more new music from the EP soon.
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