WJAM 99.9 Exclusive Interview: YL Ques was 'Born To Win'
By slayday, Feb 10 2019 04:57PM
Nationwide — YL Ques (aka Young & Livin), whose real name is Jaques Gholston, was born in Auburn, Alabama, but now resides in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a conscious hip-hop artist who is no stranger to the struggles of every day life being a young Black male deep rooted in the historical south. His album, “Born to Win,” promotes conscious and mental awareness in the Black community and is currently available for download and streaming on iTunes, TIDAL, Spotify, Google Play, Pandora, Amazon, and all the other major digital music platforms.
1. What Music is on your current playlist?
A: All the classics, All the Legends. Most recently the Future Hndrxx- The Wzrd and of my course my latest projects YL QUES “Born to Win” & “100 Proof Vol.1”.
2. How did you get involved in Music?
A: Music has always been apart and impacted my life as long as i can remember.
3. Who influenced you?
A: Overall the south anybody who had an influence and impacted the industry ( Gucci Mane, Tip, Jeezy, Rocko, Future, Dugeon Family, Cash Money, No Limit, Ugk, Geto Boyz, Hypnotize Minds, Playa Fly, etc.)
4. What do you feel about the current state of Hip Hop?
A: I’m for it. I like what it’s becoming as far as independency and the state of originality being used.
5. What is your hottest song to date?? Why??
A: “YL OUTRO” and “BETTER DAYS”. The “OUTRO” bc of the story being told unfiltered, just raw and real. And “Better Days” simply bc of the motivational msg and the melodies that was brought to the song.
6. What makes you different from other Artists?
A: My distinctive sound and versatility along with my creativity and substance i bring with my music.
7. With the music changing how to market your music, what Networks are you utilizing?
A: I try to utilize them all, each services specializes in something different from the other.
8. Which Artist today would you like to collaborate with??
A: All upcoming artist that’s out here grinding putting the work in day in and out, and of course the greats that’s still actively in the game.
9. Any upcoming events?
A: Shows, Awards, and Appearances coming soon. Stay locked in to my socials for all updates.
10. Please give your Social Media To The World.
A: IG: @ylques Twitter: @ylques_