Interview: Meet independent artist Yahweh Almighty who's up next
Yahweh Almighty is an artist you definitely want to keep on your radar. He's from Boston, Massachusetts, but has a sound that's worldwide. He's an independent power player who has a record called "Perky Land" that speaks to his artistry.
The song has been gaining steady traction and has even played on local radio stations to radio stations across the country. Yahweh's goal is to keep the momentum going -- in fact, he's working on more music and an EP coming soon that artists an get ready for.
Keep reading to learn more about Yahweh Almighty and keep up with him on Instagram @yahweh2cool.
What city are you from/ Where are you based now?
I’m from Boston, Massachusetts! I like to consider it as the capitol of USA lol! I’m also based here as well.
What is your artist name? What is your real name? How did you get your artist name?
I was born Jerod Brown and later was adopted at the age of two years old which would change my name to Jerod Brown-Carter! I got my name Yahweh Almighty when I was locked up it came to me through meditation. Yahweh to some means God, but to me it means creator! I’m just here to create at the highest level.
At what point in your life did you decide to pursue a career in music?
When my mother passed it was the best way to channel my emotions and was therapy for me. Music was just an outlet to communicate to people what I wasn’t comfortable to say out loud! 2 years ago I really just buckled down and decided this is how I’m going to make my mark in the world.
Has your upbringing played a role in shaping who you are and defining your sound today? If so, how?
I would definitely say it has. Coming from a background of an orphan you tend to think you’re a mistake, you have to prove yourself for people’s approval, and sometimes get mixed with the wrong crowd just because those same guys become the family you never had! All that said, it made me an advocate for my people and more. My sound is limitless! I’m just getting started.
How would you describe your sound to readers who may not be familiar with you?
I would have to say my sound is just ENERGY! That’s the best way for me to describe it lol!
What ultimately inspired you to dedicate yourself to a music career?
Well quiet as kept I come from a musical background and seeing my predecessors accomplishments, ups and downs made me want to start a legacy of my own. To do it my way.
What’s one reason you are passionate about music and what inspires you?
THE REVIEW! In other words FEEDBACK! I love the feedback! All feedback is necessary to me! Bad feedback allows me to perfect my craft to the liking of the listener(s) and good feedback shows me that the listener(s) have connected with me which is the best feeling a human being can experience. It shows you’re not alone you know! You’re not crazy or you have someone who relates! That too inspires me to do what I love.
Do you have any hobbies outside of music? What do you do to stay creative?
Well first and foremost my kids wouldnt necessarily be a hobby but they do keep me busy lol! I also love to cook! Definitely will open a chain of restaurants one day. Educating myself about energy, laws of the universe, and meditation is something I’m definitely fascinated about!
What were you doing before music?
I was in the streets you know hustling trying to get a piece of the American pie to be honest!
Who are some of your main musical influences?
The first artist I connected with was DMX that’s my dog for real! Bone Thugs N Harmony. Their the reason I use melodies. Tupac Shakur! He was educated. My most recent would definitely be Kanye West! We both lost our moms, we’re both eccentric and have a lot of the same views about life. He’s family to me and I haven’t even met ‘em yet (weird I know)
What are some of your music career goals for the future?
Definition of a goal is ultimately a desired result! So for me my goal would be to become a Pioneer of my generation, to have longevity,
Tell us about your recent projects?
I released an EP 'You Think You Know' about 3 months ago and accumulated over 400k streams independently. The single “Derek Jeter” I believe is over 105k views on YouTube. My recent single "Perky Land" which just hit streaming platforms Is now being played on major radio here in my city and in various states!
What’s one of your most proud projects so far?
The most proudest project is the one I’m about to give the world! “Streets Aint Loyal”! My boy Los (CEO of Vybe Ent) really believed in my artistry and allowed me to pour my energy on this record. I believe this will be the record the masses will identify with me on. Hopefully.
What are some projects you’ve done in the past that you are most proud of and why?
First and foremost I love the music business so my first love was the business! Managing and songwriting. I written records for Eddy Fish, Supastar LT, Bobbi Kristina Brown-Houston (who happens to be my little cousin) and have song written and managed my younger cousin Bobby Brown Jr.! The last two were most special because they were family! Felt honored when they felt my expertise was good enough to shape their careers. They will truly be missed.
What’s next for you? Are you working on any upcoming projects we should be on the lookout for?
Well I just wrapped up a tour with Dj Scheme and Danny Towers! Those guys are dope asf! Los and myself are working on a huge project with Mr Boomtown (BET Nominated Music Director) that I won’t speak to much about but it’s huge. Talks of a tour with artist SNOT in May and should dropping an EP soon as the people are ready for it! Tons of work to be done but I’m built for it!
What message do you hope fans take away from your music?
My message would be CREATE! Whatever it is, happiness, destruction, etc. THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY AND THE INDIFFERENT! It’s what makes this world, THE WORLD! Show people you existed here! Get going!
Where can we follow you on social media?
Follow me on Instagram @yahweh2cool
Tik Tok @yahwehalmighty
Stream "Perky Land" below.