Artist Name: Yump Daniels
Origin: Los Angeles, CA
Introducing Yump Daniels, the LA native takes us on a trip inside his mind with his latest release, Feel Triip. He explored new, endless possibilities with this project. You may recognize the face; that’s because Yump Daniels is the formerly known artist Mann. What stands out is that Yump produced and wrote this whole album, along with some of his friends from PeaceLife. We got a chance to catch up with Yump Daniels and talked about his project, plans, and life in LA.
A&R Report: Thank you for your time Yump Daniels, How’s life?
Yump Daniels: Life is pretty awesome right now. I’m exploring all of my possibilities. I’m very open to everything.
A&R Report: Who is Yump Daniels? What is the PeaceLife Collective?
Yump Daniels: Yump is a manifestation of my experiences and (Jack)Daniels what what helped me get there. The PeaceLife Collective is just a group of individuals trying to push the consciousness of PEACE forward.
A&R Report: What’s the independent label business like for you and your team?
Yump Daniels: It is a lot more work load, but the payoff is much bigger and satisfactory though…so I like it.
A&R Report: Did you start off as an artist or producer?
Yump Daniels: I started off just rapping man.
A&R Report: What made you want to producer your own music?
Yump Daniels: Owning my own sound. I had a big record that took me all over the world (Buzzin’ featuring 50 Cent), but it wasn’t anything new. Nothing that left people yearning more. They felt like they got their fix, but I wanted to give the people something to go home with and think about.
A&R Report: What have you learned from making music as the artist and producer?
Yump Daniels: That there are definitely levels to this shit. Very metaphysical and subtle, but believe me, there are some levels. I’m on level 7.
A&R Report: What do you believe makes the LA a great music culture?
Yump Daniels: LA is the home of the rebels. I mean every thing coming out this city is rebellious to some degree. It is in our nature. You’re going to get the real from any LA artist, because LA is what stamps everything. I know when it comes to Hip-Hop it’s the East Coast, but we talking beyond that. On a global scale, LA is where everybody wants to go.
A&R Report: How would describe your sound? Where did you get your inspiration? I hear some jazz influence on there.
Yump Daniels: I am still learning my sound to be all the way honest. Its been like a year and half in and I have been learning so much to say I have a distinct sound yet. But I do know that it’s Epic and has a hint of Nostalgia to it.
A&R Report: What qualities do you possess that make listeners tune in to your music?
Yump Daniels: Lucidity. My lucidness.
A&R Report: Can we expect an album with the whole PeaceLife Collective in the near future?
Yump Daniels: I want people to feel like kids again. Grown Kids that finally get the chance to turn up when they parents are gone. Thats what I want my concerts to be like. A free space. Turn up as much as you want. World Peace is a reality when you’re listening to Feel Triiip.
A&R Report: What are your plans for the future as an artist and producer? Are you working with any artists/producers?
Yump Daniels: Yes, that’s a dream of mine. We are working on Goldie’s LanaaMak first solo project, hopefully after we drop that.