What is your name and what city do you rep?
My name is Jon, I go by Young Honey, and I started rapping in Pittsburgh and moved back home to Miami a little bit ago.
What is unique about you and your music?
I started uploading from the second I started rapping. My music is entirely my growth and I’ve always thought that was pretty cool. I love seeing how my songs slowly get mixed better and sound better as I learn new things.
What shaped your music?
My best friends at school, special shout out to Justin and Caputo and Trezza and Prem, as well as Mac Miller, Pink Floyd, XXXTENTACION, Lil Peep, and Led Zeppelin.
When did you realize you were going to make music professionally?
Some of my songs just kinda took off and I found happiness in making music. I’ve dealt with anxiety and depression for the past few years and music has been the perfect escape. There’s a Mac Miller line that goes “feel so safe inside the chaos” and that reminds me of the craziness in my brain while I’m in a studio. Everything goes quiet and I just get ready to pop off.
What type of music do you listen to?
I love classic rock, jazz, and hip hop.
Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist?
Alive- Yung Gravy
All-time- Mac Miller
How do you prepare for your performances?
I haven’t performed yet, but I’m going to try steady breathing and just focusing on doing what I love.
What ignites your (song) writing flow?
Sheer anger, sadness, love, happiness, and anxiety. All serious emotions set me off in ways I can’t predict but I think it brings a different kind of diversity to my music.
What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?
I love playing video games, I play fortnite a ton. I also like to swim, watch shit on Netflix, and I have a weird obsession with cult films. I also love setting up my hammock on a hiking trail and just chilling in nature
Success to you is…
My only hope in music is that at least one person can relate to it and use it to feel better. That sounds corny as fuck but the influence music had on me showed me how important sounds and words can be to someone struggling.
Where do we find you music / music project?