- YOHANNES' Electronic Press Kit -



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Biography:  

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       Gabriel Yohannes Smith II. Was born and raised in  Grand Rapids, Michigan where he spent the bulk of his youth and early teen years. Possessing what some would call a rebellious yet youthful spirit, still searching for understanding of this thing called life. He was one day presented with a life altering opportunity. An opportunity that would allow him to break away from everything he had ever known. A fearful spirit of hope mixed with an overwhelming case of wanderlust caused a young Yohannes to hop up one day during a visit from his father and decide that he wanted to go with him. 

        Not knowing what to expect or anything about what he would soon consider "home" Yohannes found himself in Richmond, VA. 14 years of age and half way into his freshman year of HS. Possessing nothing but a single pair of yellow timberland boots. He had unknowingly closed one and opened a new chapter of his life. The struggles and different circumstances he would face, plus the new people he met in the years to come would ultimately mold him into the talent he is today. 

          Today at 21 years of age and counting, Yohannes is ready to showcase his talents to the world. Having seen and experienced a wide array of positivity and negativity in his young life, he is ready to tell his story. While still making you laugh, smile and dance occasionally.

 

Past Press:

  1. Ashley Outrageous AO! wrote...   

      “ The rap-crooner made his presence felt on icy tracks ”

       “ His voice, a cross between a melodic J. Cole and Tory Lanez " | Feature Link (Click HERE)  

 

 2. Senclaire.com said... 

       “ I’ve had “JohnPopiNThugger” on repeat for a few days now…& with reason, it’s infectious. You won’t be able to help singing along with the chorus ” | Feature Link (Click HERE)  

 

 3. Respect Magazine had this to say about Yohannes in their "Unsigned Spotlight, Series: 9" ....

       “ Yohannes blends R&B & Hip-Hop in his own way for his distinct sound. The Grand Rapids artist provides uswith compelling tunes and is good at providing us with catchy lyrics. He’s not afraid to play with a wide variety of sounds and adds an exciting factor to his music ” | Feature Link (Click HERE)

 

4. Boi-1da.net stated this about Yohannes' single "Maury" ....

        " A quick fire record which see’s the MI native vent a little, urging rappers to do more when it comes to creating and to also become better people. It’s quite the motivational record. Yohannes grabs Ron Oilers production and gets to venting " | Feature Link (Click HERE)

 

5. Prescribedmusic.co

   - Initial feature for single “JonhPopiNThugger” Prod. By: OG Parker
   -Featured article for “Hanne EP”
   -Featured for single release of song “Maury” Prod. By RonOilers
   -Featured article for latest compilation entitled “Yellow Janea"

  Feature(s) Link (Click HERE)

 


Discography:

     Title:  SOMBER  Yohannes' debut compilation  Executively Produced By: Brian Hence  Release Date: 10/24/2015       Released on the cold day of October 24, 2014 This project highlights the life struggles and dilemmas that young Hanne had faced throughout the year and odd months since he had yet again ventured away from home due to life's unpredictable changes.        Sub-conscious therapeutic release channeled into a long time hobby of his that he seemed to be a natural at. Mixed with timing and a steadily developing support group of creatives & like minded individuals. Yohannes was able to craft and forge the first piece to his existence as a creative, and recognize his true calling & purpose.   - "There is a collective as well as an individual humor inclining people to sadness or cheerfulness, making them see things in bright or somber lights"                                                                                         - Emile Dickerson    

 

Title: SOMBER

Yohannes' debut compilation

Executively Produced By: Brian Hence

Release Date: 10/24/2015

     Released on the cold day of October 24, 2014 This project highlights the life struggles and dilemmas that young Hanne had faced throughout the year and odd months since he had yet again ventured away from home due to life's unpredictable changes. 

     Sub-conscious therapeutic release channeled into a long time hobby of his that he seemed to be a natural at. Mixed with timing and a steadily developing support group of creatives & like minded individuals. Yohannes was able to craft and forge the first piece to his existence as a creative, and recognize his true calling & purpose.

- "There is a collective as well as an individual humor inclining people to sadness or cheerfulness, making them see things in bright or somber lights"

                                                                                    - Emile Dickerson   

 

Title: Hanne (EP)

Executively Produced By: RonOilers (@RonOilers)

Release Date: 05/13/2015

     Yohannes keeps it short and sweet with this compilation of soothing sonics, geared towards the high spirited & care free vibes that compliment the warm weather and long nights of the summer. 

     "Hanne" the name itself is Yohannes' self given and proclaimed alter alias similar to TI vs TIP, LiL Wayne vs Tunechi, Tory Lanez vs. Argentina Fargo and so on (seems to always occur in the greats). Serving as the partition between worlds of creativity for Yohannes. As well as an on going internal conflict of his struggles with not only music, but everyday life. The conflict and separation in-turn bridges the gap of diversity within him.

 

Title: Yellow Janea

Executively Produced By: RonOilers (@RonOilers)

Release Date: 09/01/2015

Yellow Janea...The vibrant sound of the fall.

       Yohannes' latest body of work, sounds nothing like what one may have expected. Drastically expanding and showcasing the diversity and true artistry possessed by the young mc. All awhile still maintaining his keen lyrical and story telling abilities. A masterpiece truly ahead of its time that establishes a new pinnacle for Yohannes' creative envelope. Could easily be compared to Kanye West's "808's & Heartbreaks" and Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" due to the level of diversity and unexpectedness, as well as the ability to fuse and transcend genres successfully.

                           "Turn soft and lovely anytime you have the chance" - Jenny Holzer

 

 

 

 

Contact Info:


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