Yung Brodee: The Future Of West Coast Hip-Hop?
I recently had the chance, while in Los Angeles, to catch up with one of my favorite new artists, Yung Brodee.
Born Marques Edwards, the 24-year-old is focused on building an illustrious career fashioned after West Coast greats Snoop Dogg and Ice Cube. Every move is calculated by his team, led by mentor Nipsey Hussle and film visionary Majesty of Street Knowledge Media, the latter of whom directed Brodee’s heartfelt video dedicated to victims of teen violence, “Good Die Young” and mini-movie, “Hustla: Empire On The Rise.”
In the video below, soft-spoken Brodee (his rap name means “brother” or “friend” in local L.A. slang) talks about career aspirations, his ties to the streets, the excitement behind “Hustla,” his upcoming debut album 100 Percent Authentic and more:
UPDATE: Check out the video for “Hustla: Empire On The Rise”: