YungGwop Drops Creative Short Film for ‘Phases’
YungGwop is an independent artist who’s next to blow. The LA-based rapper has worked in the music industry as a sound engineer prior to pursuing his career as an independent musician, but he’s now committed to dedicating himself to his passions full-speed ahead.
He recently dropped a 20-track project called Phases, where he discusses some of the life phases that he went through and has experienced. With its upbeat vibes and consistent delivery throughout, ‘Phases’ is a strong addition to YungGwop’s discography to date. His previous release Something to Prove continues to be a testament to his talents and showcases his ability as an individual who delivers a promising flow.
With plenty of potential and an ability to keep striving, YungGwop is someone you’ll want to keep on your watch list. He’s continuing the momentum with a new short film that just dropped, called ‘Phases’ (same name as album), and is a creative rendition of his storytelling abilities. The video was filmed in Los Angeles and New York, speaking to the fact that the artist is capable of maneuvering in two major cities.
The ‘Phases’ short film was shot beautifully and follows YungGwop around in a series of events that range from scenic backgrounds, flashy sports cars, and overall good vibes. Keep reading to learn more about YungGwop and watch the short film below.
What city are you from/ Where are you based now?
Well growing up with a single mother I moved around quite a bit living but in OC, San Diego & Broward County definitely shaped the man I am today. I’m currently based in LA now.
What is your artist name? What is your real name? How did you get your artist name?
My real name is Corey & wow that’s funny the way I got it was I was going to school in San Diego and I never had money for lunch or snacks and n—-s was always hungry. So in school I always had a duffle bag full of snacks and a speaker and it was Gucci mane & Waka Flaka dropped a mixtape together & I would play it all the time and this one kid was like “oh guwop got all the snacks, you can hear him in the hallway!” And so I changed it to Gwop cause guwop sounded kind of weird to me so… man I had soda cans and stuff, it was heavy but I was making money though lol.
At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a career in music?
I had moved to San Diego with my dad and then my dad was like, “You have to find a trade that you can make money off of.” At this dealership that he was working at, he built a studio for me cause he worked a lot and being 15 or 16 at the time, I felt like it’s what I wanted to do. So he told me to clean the back room out and we could build a studio and that’s how it started.
Has your upbringing played a role in shaping who you are and defining your sound today? If so, how?
100% it has. I done been through some sh-t. Hahahahaha I really been through a lot of things at a young age that a normal kid doesn’t experience, so everything I talk about in my music is really based off that.
How would you describe your sound to readers who may not be familiar with you?
Honestly, I just be myself. I don’t try to talk about sh-t I’ve never done and I talk about experiences I’ve had so I guess I can describe my sound as R&B hooks and cadences with hip hop elements.
Do you have any hobbies outside of music? What do you do to stay creative?
My hobby is making money — my name is Gwop for a reason. You can’t have your name be Gwop and not have no money! The way I stay creative is by traveling really, you have to go out and experience more things and see things to talk about.
Who are some of your main musical influences?
Lil Wayne easy.
What are some of your music career goals for the future?
I want to headline my own tour and be able to take care of my family off it.
Tell us about the project that you are promoting. What is it about? Is it a single or EP? Also, what is the name of the last project you released?
I’m currently promoting a 20-song project called ‘Phases’ which taps into different phases in my life. The songs correlate with each other but at the same time they don’t. The name of my last project is ‘Something to Prove’ which is my first project ever I put out.
What’s next for you? Are you working on any upcoming projects we should be on the lookout for? Include some dates if you have them.
I’m dropping another project and it currently doesn’t have a release date yet but just know it’s coming.
What message do you hope fans take away from your music?
Be yourself. Don’t try to fit in, just be yourself.
Where can we follow you on social media?
You can stream the EP ‘Phases’ and watch the short film below.