Frank Jesse Villegas, who goes by the emcee name of “Young Jess”, is one of the only organic West Coast Hip-Hop ambassadors of our day. Raised in a Latin culture, his love for music came only naturally. As a young child, his originality and passion for music stood out from the other children. Intrigued by his brother’s guitar melodies & lyrical compositions while growing up, Young Jess‘ biggest inspiration was and will always be his older brother.
Although Young Jess had a natural talent for music, it was not until 2009 when Young Jess began writing and recording was when his gifts were truly noticed. Immediately local producers and artists began contacting him and soon collaborations within the music industry were made. Via YouTube, his music has spread rapidly & reached international levels gaining fans from all over the world. Young Jess does it for the art of music and for his fans.
Because Young Jess stays true to himself and his first love, YJ has not only made international fans but has gained the attention of European Producers who now sponsor his tracks gaining even more exposure. Not only has Young Jess caught the eyes of international sponsors, he has grabbed the attention of break-out clothing line “OutRival” which has been a sponsor of Young Jess music since 2011.
Young Jess has a way with words and desire to preserve a dying genre, called hip-hop. This combination caught the attention of 2-time Grammy Nominee, The Game, when Young Jess entered The Game’s summer 2011 “Pot of Gold Contest”. The Game choose his lyrical entry as “one of the winners” of the contest, beating over a thousand entries.
With appreciation for true hip-hop, Young Jess has only begun to show that he is in the music industry for keeps. With a positive message to “be yourself & turn all negatives into a positive opportunity”, Young Jess has continued to inspire his fans & hopes to inspire for years to come. Young Jess, organic, Westcoast, hip-hop.
Young Jess has just released N we spit that (Real Hip Hop) – Young Jess . Produced by Fratello Beatz. Off the upcoming BRAIN FOOD mixtape. Keep an eye on Young Jess’ official website for more info and release dates! He will be showcasing all new original material with the best producers coming up in the game.
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