My name is Micha, better known as Yung Zurich. I’m 18 years old, and I make music in the form of rap. I'm originally from Rotterdam, but I have lived in Zurich for a few years, hence the name.
I've been making music for a year now, and about a six months ago this thing became serious.
I've always been musical. I grew up in a musical family, so for me, it was always something like; I can do this, you know.
I used to live in Zürich for three years. And I still feel equally at home there as in Rotterdam.
I’ve never had anything with Dutch music, and because my English is as good as my Dutch, the choice was made quickly. Besides that, My ambition reaches far beyond the Netherlands.
Last year, I stopped with my education at The Hague University to allow me to fully focus on music.
Ah man, Triangle was a special performance. I enjoyed a lot from it. I was with the homies, there were more people than other shows and the atmosphere was different. But in a good way though.
I make music wherever I am. A lot of people send beats to me, and every time I receive them, I try to write something. And if I have something in mind, I will contact Guido De Jong. Every time I’m at his place, he mixes and masters all the stuff I’ve recorded.
I think I make melodic trap music. I mostly use trap beats, but I gave it a differentiated taste. Better known as my own sound.
If I'm very happy with it. Word, bro. If I make good music, I have to feel it so much that I immediately want to record it. If I got that feeling, I know I should go for it.
I could be inspired by anything, other artists, women.
But the inspiration is mainly from the lifestyle of me and my friends.
I do not specially prepare for a performance, I will once listen to all the tunes that I will be performing and then I do my thing. Wildin.
You know, I like to keep myself busy with fashion. Fashion is my passion after music and if you didn’t notice in my music, I talk a lot about fashion.
Ehm yes, I keep myself busy with my looks, my pieces and accessories are important to me.
I also have so many clothes and shoes, but I always want more. It’s almost like an addiction; they should bring me to designer rehab.
Oh hahaha, at first; I didn’t realize it. I just wanted to grow my hair in silence, so I went for a do-rag and bought it at Zuidplein. The only idea was to sleep with it, but then I thought it had something. And you know, I always looked up to guys from New York, they have been doing that. First, people looked very strange at me, but now I see the half of Rotterdam and Amsterdam wearing it. I never get credit for it, though.
Hahaha, I can’t make it ‘that’ easy for people, I can only say I'm a fan of Japanese fashion & anything Hedi Slimane.
Yes. Every fashion week, some friends and I leave the country just to go to Paris. Just to check it out. The funny thing was, we didn’t have any invites for that show, but we just went to Paris to taste the atmosphere. And I can tell you; 10 minutes standing outside in front of where the Fashion show was held, gives you inspiration for months. That shit is crazy. And yeah, besides that; many photos and videos were taken of us. Always nice, right? Shoutout to highsnob, by the way!
Do and I? We like brothers, man. We are always together. We are doing something big in our own way, and we help each other to evolve that.
Beyond the fact that this person should be well in what he/she does, I also need to agree with his / her vision and mindset. That shit is the most important thing for me.There are not many people in Rotterdam who understand that.
With Wintertime. Wintertime in Zurich on the way. Wintertime is my favorite artist out there. He is not very famous because he doesn’t want to be famous by himself. He is really being an artist, you know.
The very first? Yea, that was a long time ago, but that would be ‘Method Man.' To be honest, the whole Wu Tang crew. But, artists come and go, I looked up to many artists. But yeah, they come and go.
I always had a great connection with music, that is the reason why my stuff is different. In addition, I don’t pay attention to the people who are doing it in the Netherlands, and my goal is always America.
Oh, my feeling of harmony. When I hear it in a song I’ve been working on, I'm happy.
In America, just making music.
Nowadays, everybody wants to be a rapper, I think. Besides that, there is too much favoritism in Amsterdam and in Rotterdam. I don’t know, I do my own thing. I'm not looking at anyone else in the Netherlands. The most rappers are running two years behind, anyway.
Yes, the internet is very important for me, I drop everything on Soundcloud and promoting that on Instagram and Twitter.
I would burn a copy of the CD, I guess, hahaha. I don’t know, man. I can’t imagine that these platforms weren’t here.
Do you. Be different if you are different, not because it’s cool to be different.