The Chicago rap scene has always been a favorite of ours. From LUCKI to Chance the Rapper, the Chicago rap arena has forever been a hotbed for emerging talent. Enter rising star UG Vavy. He’s worked with the likes of Supa Bwe, Warhol.SS and a few others. Today, he returns to our smoker-friendly pages with his new single “Gang” and his exclusive Q&A.
During the conversation, UG Vavy talks about his upcoming project FUEGO, how he got into music and much more. Grab some greenery and check out single below. Enjoy.
First off, how old are you and when did you start making music?
I started off as a producer around 13. I started rapping in high school probably my freshman year.
What are some of your biggest influences?
I listen to everything but my main influences might be 90s R&B, Old school Reggae, and everything else thats out because I listen to everything.
Who are some dream collabs that you would like to do?
My dream collabs at the moment is probably Travis Scott, Hayley Williams of Paramore, and the rest are all producers like Honorable C-Note and Zaytoven.
When are you releasing your next project? What is the title?
The date for my next project is TBA but the title will be called “FUEGO” since Ive put a lot of thought into it for sometime now.
What’s something that your fans don’t know about you?
It’s a lot my fans don’t know about me. They know I’m a nurse and I have a career but they don’t know I was in a military program as a shorty. We flew planes, did shooting range simulations, did we encampments at Naval bases all type of shit. I actually flew a plane before I ever drove a car.
Who have you been working with that your fan base would find surprising?
I’m not going to say, haha.
What’s the Top 5 favorite artists you’re listening to right now at the moment?
I just got back from Cali so I’ve been listening to SZA, Kendrick, Dom, Carti, and Old Snoop and Dre.
To just release more music, do bigger shows and events. keep pushing and drop some of my unreleased heat only when the timing is right.
Stream his latest single “Gang” below.