There is a movement coming out of Philadelphia, and what a movement it is. The "Inner City Hustlers," headed by multi-media mogul Jimmy Da Saint, is making moves on a national level. With such a talented group, the members have to constantly stay on the top of their game and that only makes them better.
Young Savage is one of the talented artists on this roster. At just 18, Young Savage is taking the music industry by storm. Don't let the age fool you. Young Savage has a sound that the new generation of Hip-Hop appreciates, without letting his lyrical integrity slide. He is forging a new sound, while not dumbing himself down. This is no one hit wonder. Young Savage is planning a career, not just a hit to make a name for himself.
"Flu Game" is the most recent gem dropped by this young phenom. The Don Way directed video for this single is stark and dark. Proving that Young Savage is just not a ladies man, as his initial appearance may make one think, he is also a young man on the verge of stardom that appeals to the male fan base as well.
With production that borders both down south and the north this is a multi-faceted track. With a lyrical bravado, Young Savage challenges his detractors, and makes a good case for himself. Just the type of track an emcee needs. That raw "come at me, if you can track."
Most his age can't. He is setting the bar high. "Call it Flu cuz my flow and lyrics are underated.." Spits Young Savage.
Not since a young T.I. has an artist brought both fan bases to the table. Lyrically sound while not alienating the young fans. There is a way to both keep it real and authentic while reaching the mainstream audience. A balance of both worlds that is at times a precarious position.
The interest from multiple major labels shows that the formula is working. Not so young that he will go the Bow Wow route, fading into obscurity. Not so old that he is fighting an uphill battle. If he and his management stay smart and focus this man has a bright and long future ahead of him.
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