‘The Move­ment is Yung’ is the debut EP release from Yung R, a grime artist work­ing with fla­vours of dance­hall, afro-swing and con­scious rap. The EP is led by the emotive single ‘Epi­phany’, a mature piece fea­tur­ing rising vocal­ist Ori­gin. Inspired by the exper­i­ence of grow­ing up as a young male with an absent fath­er, lack­ing in emo­tion­al con­nec­tion, the track comes straight from the heart.

“Music is like a diary and is like ther­apy to me. I treas­ure the fact that I am able to rap and con­struct­ively use music as a social com­ment­ary and plat­form to express myself.”

A reflect­ive piece that induces empathy, ‘Epi­phany’ is heart­felt, per­son­al and poignant. The con­fes­sion­al lyr­i­cism reveals a vul­ner­ab­il­ity that is rarely shared by men in music and wider soci­ety. Yung R was inspired by the pos­sib­il­ity of giv­ing people a song they can be moved by and appre­ci­ate, explor­ing the endur­ing impact that the lack of a fath­er fig­ure and role mod­el can have.

 “I want to show young people that it is per­fectly accept­able to show vul­ner­ab­il­ity and to speak from your heart.”

Yung R has always wanted to open up, dis­cuss­ing the top­ic of his father’s absence and the role it’s played in his life: this can be heard through the lyr­ics of the power­ful and reveal­ing track, which is his most import­ant release to date, show­cas­ing his ver­sat­il­ity as a lyr­i­cist and the depth of his music­al tal­ent.

“Epi­phany shows the world that I am mature enough and brave enough to tackle and address sens­it­ive top­ics such as fath­er absence in a pro­fes­sion­al and exper­i­enced man­ner.”


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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.