In the world of hip-hop, Yoshi is utterly unique: a versatile rapper and songwriter who explores the alternative direction of healthy, conscious living. His passion to deliver uplifting, hopeful and entertaining messages for humanity is evident throughout the deep layers of his Pacific Islander and African American heritage and musical roots he embraces like no one else has (or could).
Originating from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Yoshi expanded his passion for music as one of Metro Detroit’s most creative and talented artists. At the mere age of fourteen, he put pen to paper as a poet. At seventeen, he stole hearts at local poetry slams throughout Michigan, and today he continues to innovate his fans as he establishes himself as Michigan’s premier MC. He has described himself as a “professional inspirational rapper with many years under my belt. I enjoy creating unique music that nourishes the mind, body, and soul,” and that is exactly what Yoshi expresses in his well-manicured and affluent sound.
Forget everything you knew about hip-hop because Yoshi is rewriting the rules of the game! Armed with an arsenal of soulful hip-hop tracks, this artist on the rise of fame has already created a number of mix-tapes, EPs and full-length albums, not to mention the establishment of a unique sound, soul, and style. Songs such as “Black Plague” feature old school beats while he spits a flow that can be compared to the all-encompassing artist known as Mos Def. His last single, “Magnetic” conquered the charts across the world, inviting fans from Canada and the Czech Republic with welcoming arms. The mass appeal has landed his hits on FUSE TV On-Demand, Okayplayer, URB Magazine’s Top 1,000, the Ann Arbor News, and Kaboom Magazine. His most recent video “Listen Up” encompasses all of the above, and
is quickly gaining world-wide attention.
Yoshi is a veteran of the business with underground credibility and mainstream appeal. His refreshingly pure, conscious, and soul-driven music as well as his intense personal charisma are already making him unstoppable in 2012-2013. Watch yourself. Yoshi is blowing up.
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