Yah-Lanskey aka Trappa Lanskey is a rap artist from Southwest Philadelphia who currently resides in Central Pa. He recently chose to leave Hustle-N-Hope Records. Since leaving the label he partnered up with Add-Ventures Music and began hosting his own concerts as well as performing at all type of venues in 2016. Yah-Lanskey is an original and enigma a hustler a go hard and dont come home empty handed type of artist.He has numerous songs and has built a presence without many videos just good music.He has recently teamed up with some great movie makers so his footage is top notch so stay tuned. We are sharing our recent interview with him.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Yah-Lanskey : I been asked that alot and I can now say I love making music and any type of creative writing.
Twist Online : Tell us briefly about your music journey?
Yah-Lanskey : My journey from southwest philly was above average because I am street smart and book smart.I learned early to separate emotions from business and realized most people that can do that are the most successful. I had it hard at times growing up my mom died when I was 10. My father was amazing grooming me for life.He was a ex gangmember in philly and taught me independance and to understand that your in the streets as soon as you leave your house.I am not proud of what I did in the streets but I also have no guilt.Iam recognized as a black man but I am really a Moor.My family is mainly Lenni Lenape(Delaware Indians).So imagine knowing your family owned this country and got mislabled and mistreated your gonna rebel or fold.
I rebelled after getting arrested for a crime I did not commit.I began hustling more as a challenge that I will not get caught and luckily I did not.I smugled drugs all over the tri-state sometimes as a middleman others for my own profit.I grew into understanding how to be recognized correctly and to uplift my people instead.My music reflects a mixture of the good the bad the ugly in my life. People always support me then something pulled me back doing videos now and signing with Addventuresmusic raised my confidence and will also raise my fan base so I would say my journey is well worth it.I appreciate everything because I fought for it.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent release?
Yah-Lanskey : New single “Getting At It” will be on my album dropping 2/18/17 called Southwest Side Hustler 2.5
Twist Online : What kind of response your music is getting from your fans and critics?
Yah-Lanskey : Positive alot of people are still shocked that my voice is so deep and are impressed with my delivery.
I really work hard to sound original and not like anybody else so it feels good when people speak on that.
Twist Online : What interests you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
Yah-Lanskey : I am a born performer I was in a accident that has taken me away from doing my shows the last few months but I cant wait to get back out there and turn up.
Twist Online : Do you have plans of releasing Music video of any of your tracks?
Yah-Lanskey : I just release “Gettin At It” Produced By Sean Murdz and will be releasing “Aint Done Winning”and “But Why” within this month.
I have 2 albums coming “Southwest Side Hustler 2.5″dropping officially 2/8/17 volume 2 is on my website for download www.troomanatti.net and I am dropping my Album Hyper Tension on 1/24/17.
Twist Online : Have you set some goals to achieve as a music artist?
Yah-Lanskey : Yes I stuck to my goals even waiting out the statue of limitations from my hustling days before I shot a real video. Everything is in place for me to make more money then the average person working in America. Artist want millions but do not realize they can make a good living in music either way.
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
Yah-Lanskey : Always I have combilation album coming with Draco Fleek and Bino Barnes.I always write and record I am just learning to use Protocols and mix and master my own music so I can save time and supply a higher quality product.