Hi, I’m Madi Mwanza, also known as YoungVegas, born and raised in Rome, Italy. My family is from Zambia. I am an independent rapper, songwriter, and producer who specializes in hip-hop. Some of my influences include Sade, MF DOOM, Erykah Badu, Kanye West, Grover Washington Jr., J. Dilla, Tyler, The Creator, and Drake. I’ve had a passion for poetry and music since a very young age. When I was 11 years old I started writing and recording music in order to express myself, hoping that through the power of music more people would be able to understand me and relate to me.
Currently I’m in my third year at university in the UK studying Music Business at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music. Besides my coursework, I’m working on a new mixtape, which would be my third musical release as well as an EP. I’m looking to release the mixtape in 2017 along side a bunch of music videos. For the past few years I have also been making use of my Music Technology diploma and the experience I have acquired by working with various talented producers by doing some freelance work mixing, mastering and producing music for artists. As well as that I am currently running an online podcast, which is featured on Mixcloud.
Before starting I decided that not only did I want to be a musician but I also have dreams of setting up an independent record label for musicians and artists from all over the world to share their art with society to inspire future generations to bring innovative ideas to the world and I would like to achieve this by providing an outlet for musicians and artist to record and release music.