Billboard Gets Up Close and Personal With Lil Yayy, Upcoming Music Artist from Pennsylvania


What's your artist name & where are you from?

My artist name is Lil Yayy, and I am from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I got my stage name ‘Yayy’ as a kid from one of my Uncles. He started calling me ‘Yayy’ because I was always smiling and saying yayy!

Why do you love music?

I love music because it gives me an outlet to express myself. Music is a form of therapy, and it

is very therapeutic and calming for me. I also love music enjoy sharing the energy of my music while performing. There’s no other feeling like a crowd that knows your lyrics and says them with you. My music is something that comes from my mind, passion, and creativity, and the ability to share that with the world is a dream come true.

What makes you different as a music artist?

What makes me different is my use of melodies, and the way I blend them together. I also

have a very unique personality that goes hand in hand with my music. I am passionate about providing high quality music that represents who I am at the same time.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In 5 years I see myself signed to a major label. I see myself on a second or third tour, and with

a freshman xxl cover under my belt. I also see myself having released at least two albums and many collaborations with major artists.

What do you want to accomplish in life?

I want to reach the peak of a music career and entertain fans all around the world. I also want

to make my mother proud and be able to change her, and my family’s, lives. I want to use my music to create generational wealth. With passion, talent, hard work, and consistency, I will be able to leave a valuable collection to me heirs.

What do you bring to the music world?

I bring a very determined mindset that is accompanied by a drive and passion for music. I also

bring a different style of melodies and the sound as a whole. I have my own look, and I am a very enthusiastic and energetic artist. Once I’m in my zone, there’s all positive energy and good music.

What do you want to be remembered by?

I want to be remembered as the artist who created hit after hit without compromising their

sound and aesthetic. I want to remembered as.