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Jaboukie Young-White on “Very Personal” Side Career as Rapper – The Hollywood Reporter

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After making a reputation for himself as a author, actor, comic and a must-follow on Twitter, Jaboukie Younger-White is on to his subsequent enterprise: music.

Younger-White is dropping his debut album, All Who Can’t Hear Should Really feel, July 21 by way of Interscope Information, after the discharge of three singles earlier this 12 months.

“I kind of Forrest Gump-ed my way into it,” he instructed THR of his new music profession, which started when he was working with Interscope Movies as a author and an govt despatched his demo to A&R, main the label to show round and supply him a report deal. “It’s always been a very personal thing, so I’m really excited to be able to share it,” Younger-White provides, noting that though he’s identified for his jokes, he tries to maintain the 2 lanes separate. “I wouldn’t say it’s like musical comedy, but there are some jokes in there. I’m always going to throw some jokes in there. It’s like a dramedy — it’s musical dramedy,” he says.

Younger-White, who spoke with The Hollywood Reporter on June 28 (forward of the present SAG strike) on the premiere of Common Footage’ Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken, has been amassing a listing of performing credit that features Black Mirror, Unusual World, Rap Sh!t, Solely Murders within the Constructing and Fairfax.

And whereas he’s in demand in entrance of the digital camera, he’s not ruling out hitting the stage for dwell performances in assist of his music profession. “I love performing in a live room, but there’s only so much a stand-up can do. I feel like music would just be a new arena to interact with an audience in a different medium and tap into something new.”

This story first appeared within the July 14 concern of The Hollywood Reporter journal. Click on right here to subscribe.



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