Young Jimmy is a guitarist, rapper and producer from the gritty streets of New York City. Hailing from Bushwick and raised in the South Bronx in later years, Young Jimmy has created a whole new musical sub-genre: HOOD ROCK. His debut mix-tape, is an eclectic mix of alternative hip-hop and indie rock. Equally influenced by Jimi Hendrix, early Kings of Leon, Tupac and Biggie, Young Jimmy approaches rap/rock with a fresh perspective that parallels B.o.B., The Black Keys, Andre 3000 and Kid Cudi.
Young Jimmy's unexpected use of nostalgic sounds of NYC's city scape, combined with his unique storytelling from a range of down-and-out to happy-go-lucky moods, and guitar that soars through the tracks like acrobats,"n****z use to laugh at me for my tight pants,skate board and guitar...now that s***t cool. it's my time now." - Young Jimmy is the city's answer to a generation of culturally outcast kids who can finally stop hiding their rock albums and whip out their skate decks. Young Jimmy's stark honesty and unique humor will make you laugh or cry in your tight jeans, and he'll laugh along with you.
Golden Dayze is a nostalgic track off HOOD ROCK that takes you on a ride through Young Jimmy's personal life and the trails and tribulations he went through as a child from the abuse and abandonment from his father to the violence that spawned New York City in the 1990's. "As a kid I always wondered why the world was so violent I was surrounded by violence those where my earliest memories" the video for "Golden Daye" is an nostalgic attempt at bringing an old true story to life in this Bushwick 1990's inspired music video.
Fun Facts you should know about Young Jimmy:
1:Young Jimmy has shared the stage and opened for Kendrick Lamar, Talib Kweli, Big Krit, Grand Master Mele Mel, Saul Williams, Eric Sermon from EPMD, Doodle Bug from Digable Planets, and Freddie Gibbs.
2:Young Jimmy has been gigging professionally for 7 years has been playing guitar for about 17 years.
3:Young Jimmy went to Art and Design High school in Manhattan where he studied art the same graduation class as Asap Ferg.
4:He received a scholarship from Greenwich House Music School for 4 years in 2006.5:Young Jimmy has played Afro Punk, Restoration Rocks and countless shows in the New York City area and east coast of the United States.