Zephanyer was born June 6 1999 in a New York hospital, at the age of 6 he moved to east Atlanta and got exposed to the street life. Shortly after, he began to take an interest in music at the age of 12 and start taking it more serious as he got older. At the age of 18, he started to rap about everything he had experienced in the streets of Atlanta. Shortly after he would begin to make music with his homie Kenny…
As for yaya he was always a strange guy as a kid he sat in his room and watched a lot of anime and spongebob. As a teen, he moved to Wisconsin and quickly was introduced to the streets trying to follow in his bigger brothers footsteps, his mother quickly put an end to that and moved him out of the neighborhood. To a more quiet one where him and his brother Kenny would make music under the supervisor of his step dad. Now him and Kenny and zephanyer make all types of music and they’re only looking to get better in this field!
Exposed Vocals: So tell us your story. Where did you grow up? What made you decide to become an artist?
Yaya: I grew up in Wisconsin and shit like that. I originally wanted to be an actor but I was never really the cute type and acting jobs lean towards cute people so I had gave up on that and then when my step dad came about he was a small time rapper and I liked what he was doing so one day me and my brother got in the studio with him and we wanted to rap ever since.
Zephanyer: I grew up in the east and west sides of Atlanta at first I didn’t think I would actually be good at making songs but once I saw a lotta people around me get lost in the streets and shit I said fuck it and started making songs about my reality so people could see what was going on around my side of town… the shit that you don’t see on the news everyday
Exposed Vocals: Since everyone was a start-up once, can you give any smaller or local bands or artists looking to get gigs and airplay some tips?
Yaya: just do what you do man, don’t listen to the negative shit people run they mouth and will often bad talk you but aye that’s life.
Zephanyer: Don’t let nobody tell you what you can and can’t do mfs stay tryna tell you that yo shit lame when they know yo shit better than theirs
Exposed Vocals: Do you ever make mistakes during performances? How do you handle that?
Yaya: I don’t really make mistakes not saying it won’t happen I just practice every thing before hand.
Exposed Vocals: Do you tour? Anything interesting happen on tour that you think our readers would enjoy hearing about?
Yaya: it wasn’t on a tour but one time I was doing a Lil show in round lake and a girl at the party just pulled out her tittys and just like shoved my face in them wasn’t sure if I should’ve called the police and enjoy the energy she had to do that .
Exposed Vocals: Any planned studio upgrades? What are you working with now?
Zephanyer: Shit all a n***a got is a old laptop and a yeti mic but I ain’t complaining cause I got the homie to help and teach me some shit so imma use that for as long as needed cause ni****s at the studio be tryna soft shake shit
Exposed Vocals: How do you find ways to promote your music? What works best for you?
Yaya : its mostly paid promo and chain word of mouth like we’ll show somebody a song and they go tell they friends and so on
Exposed Vocals: If you could perform anywhere and with any artists (Dead or Alive) where and who would it be with? Why?
Yaya: definitely X we’d probably hit up Europe , he was an amazing person who helped people to overcome themselves rip X
Zephanyer: I’d perform in los Vegas with Eazy E and Gee money
Exposed Vocals: So, what’s next? Any new upcoming projects that you want to talk about?
Yaya: well we are working on a tape called vertigo it’s a mix of most song types from lit gangsta rap to just plain sad songs
Zephanyer: Lol just keep watch me and the homie got something coming soon nobody ever seen before
Exposed Vocals: If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing?
Yaya: flipping burgers at McDonalds for minimum wage.
Zephanyer: Robbing niggas and no I’m not proud of that answer but it’s bills and rent that needa be paid and unfortunately these jobs don’t be paying enough for a nigga to do anything else
Exposed Vocals: What should fans look forward to in the next year or so?
Yaya: a big musical explosion onto the music scene fuck with us before you just become a hype beast
Zephanyer: Some inspiration… shit that makes you see that no matter how hard shit gets only you can truly stop yourself and prevent yourself from doing sh*t
Exposed Vocals: Any Shout-outs
Zephanyer : Yaya cj ty and my girl And my mom for teaching me some real shit along with my stepdad and my sister
Yaya: shout out zeph, shoutout kinny shout out cj shout out ty shout out mama shout out daddy shout damiah shout out bryanna shout out maycia, Victoria , tam , boo bear they whole Lil gang