Yhung Sky's music video for "25 Rounds" will literally have you seeing stars!! Directed & shot by PinkRoom’s Victoria Bermudez, Jelani A. M. Sanchez, Makeba L. Ross, and edited by Saffia Rahimtoola, the songstress comes alive in this classic. The wardrobe and locations in the heart of New York's Federal district and downtown Brooklyn brings us that 1990's "Law & Order" vibe, combined with the militant lyricism & style of the young MC. Sky takes it to a whole other level when she "burns" the firearms and raps over the very real flames as the rain falls from the night sky.
Sky's own artistic vision inspired the film, which PinkRoom delivered to an exceeding level. Packed with visual elements reminiscent of her favorite cinematic styles growing up (Quentin Tarantino films & everything Bruce Lee), "25 Rounds" shapes the triune representation of her nation's government. Sky plays on the paradox of social & systemic control that will only make more sense as she releases more art for the world to indulge in. She leaves us in the fire and the flames, attempting to decipher her meaning, but more importantly to have the freedom to interpret this macro-expression of daily life choice.
The singer/songwriter/MC/producer was born in Georgetown, Guyana on August 23rd, 1995. Her parents are both Guyanese-born with Dutch, Amerindian & Portuguese background. She lived in Enterprise for the first eight years of her life, moving to New York on Christmas eve 2003. She's grown up in Hollis, Queens since, where she acquired a deeper connection and cultivation of Hip-Hop and the arts while excelling in her academic career throughout the years. Her musical inspiration come from the Legends of her local stomping grounds, including A Tribe Called Quest, 50 Cent, Run DMC & Nas, as well as the likes of J. Cole, Michael Jackson, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem & Dr. Dre. She credits her favorite womyn artists to be Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, Erykah Badu, Sadé & Rihanna, who she often quotes as "doing everything I've dreamt of accomplishing since I was a likkle yardie in GT."
Sky currently holds two Bachelor Degrees, and aspires to achieve a PhD in the Naturopathic Sciences. Not only has she grown up in the art of music and academics, but the young creative possesses great skill in business, retail/fashion, and writing. She's got a lot of aspirations she's working on bringing to life in addition to the music, and hopes to offer as much healing & service to humanity as she possibly can in this life. This is only the beginning of an enigma that will take the world by storm and surely leave her mark in the Legendary ethers of creation.
Watch Yhung Sky’s new video “25 Rounds” below and stream it on Spotify as well. Stay tuned because our exclusive interview with the talented artist on the rise is coming very soon!