All Def Digital Presents: #DefTalk with YP

YP Keeps It All The Way Real In This Candid Clip.

East side Chicago native YP, aka Backwood Jones, joins the ADD crew for an inspiring #DefTalk. “I’ve seen everything growing up; family members on dope…I’ve done buried a lot of friends, I’ve seen it all. So the fact that I’ve been blessed with a talent that allows me to travel the country, allows me to be here, allows me to do whatever I want to do; I’m completed, man.” He further elaborates on the idols who’ve influenced his career–namely Hov and Nas–whom he admires for their lyrical storytelling ability, which is a prominent element in his own music. The emcee also shows his lighter-hearted side, as he jokes about his first freestyles, before speaking on the sorrowful experience of losing his infant son. He closes his inspirational message by invoking his mantra: “Bust a move, make your money, stay out of trouble”.