Joe Young Is Making A Real Name For Himself Alongside DMX, Wiz Khalifa & Max B
Those who follow the goings on in Hip Hop around the world will know the name, but recently German-based rapper Joe Young has really been making a name for himself in a much wider crowd.
After his Max B-featuring track ‘Silver Surfer’ got an upgrade from Wiz Khalifa following the now infamous Wiz vs Kanye twitter spat, the talented rapper is back on a brand new track, this time alongside rap legend DMX. ‘Moe Wings’ is something of a comeback single for DMX, who hasn’t put out an album since his 2012 release ‘Undisputed’ and is a much welcomed return to the mic.
Talking about how the ‘Silver Surfer’ refix came about, the track’s producer Dame Grease said, "The story behind this track is crazy. I had been working with Joe Young out of Germany, and he had an unreleased song with Max B from before Max got locked up. When the controversy over Kanye considering naming his album WAVES and the dispute between Wiz Khalifa and Kanye happened, I spoke to Joe and said the time was right to let the world hear Max again.I got the Max vocals and produced a new beat, and we released that version of 'Silver Surfer' with just Joe Young and Max. A few days after we announced the song and put it out, Kanye updated his album's tracklist to have a 'Silver Surfer' interlude. Alpac from Max B's Gain Greene team had the track and he was going to get on the remix, so he reached out and got Wiz Khalifa on it as well. It was a team effort and the end result is that classic wave."
Joe Young’s slick flow and skillful rhymes are obviously helping him gain fans in high places and this new collaboration with DMX is yet another huge name on his musical CV. He’s already worked alongside Rick Ross, Lil Wayne and The Game and with this new feature, his stock is at an all time high. With loads more new music on the way from him throughout 2016, make sure you keep up.
Words: Matt Tarr