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5 Things You Need to Know About Young6ix

Despite being fresh on the scene, rising music act, Young6ix has continued to work his way to the top of the game as he gradually establishes himself as a breakthrough Australian drill artist who is worth keeping an eye on.

Below are 5 things you should know about him.

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Hails From Liberia, and Mount Druitt

“My parents are from West Africa, Liberia – I was born there, but I left when I was like 1 – I spent my whole life here. End of this year I’m gonna go back, surely.

“Mount Druitt made me, everybody knows that. Mount Druitt’s a good place, you know, but a lot of bad things happen in Mount Druitt, so I’m just glad I was one of the 5 per cent that made it out.”

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Spending Time Locked Up Cemented His Decision to Pursue Rap

“My time locked up, it was calm. It was calm because I know a lot of people and a lot of people know me – but it’s a whole different story you know, rapping in there and rapping out here now. I always told people in there that I would [pursue rap] – I came out and got straight to it.”

“I got out and hit up my now manager Marcus, because I didn’t know anybody at the time that was doing this whole music thing, but yeah, now I feel like I’m deep in it, and I can’t go back.”

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He Just Welcomed a Baby Girl

“I just had a daughter, I’m not sure if you guys know, I just had a little girl like two weeks ago. So that’s why this whole thing is really important to me. I’m tryna do all this for her, my family, my mum, my brothers – all of them – we’re all gonna make it out. And for Mount Druitt too, I guess [laughs].”

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He Was Influenced by Chicago & UK Drill

“You probably wouldn’t think it but, growing up my brothers played a lot of Chicago Drill – Lil Durk, Chief Keef and all them. Most of my brothers were locked up so I was out here by myself, and that was when I was listening to a lot of UK drill, but Chicago Drill as well.”

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He Has an EP on the Way

I’ve had a break for a while – but the break was needed, now I’m feeling good. This year is a breakthrough year, I have a lot coming this year, got an EP coming out…I’ll just say in August.

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This article was first published by Rachael Evans for Complex Australia

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