Bio? Stephen Yannone, better known as “Yannone” is an American Hip Hop recording artist and song writer from Long Island, New York. Falling in love with music at a young age, Yannone has been writing and recording music since the age of 13 and is constantly reinventing his style as he gets older. In 2016 he team up with DICE, another recording artist out of Long Island to create Rival Records and give the Island their sound of Hip Hop. With only putting out two mixtapes titled “All On My Own” and “Therapy Sessions”, Yannone is constantly pumping out singles such as “Book Of War”, “For The Dreamers”, “The Return” with Dice on the track as well. Falling in love with music at a young age, Yannone has been writing and recording music since the age of 13 and is constantly reinventing his style as he gets older. In 2016 he team up with DICE, another recording artist out of Long Island to create Rival Records and give the Island their sound of Hip Hop. He’s performed and opened up with artists such as Diabolic, Immortal Technique, Emilio Rojas and Hi-Rez.
Top 5 Influences? My top 5 influences would be, not in this order – Eminem, Logic, The Fugees, Jon Bellion and NF.
New Projects? I’m currently working on two projects at the same time to follow up his two mixtapes. “A Proper Introduction EP” will be compiled of 6 tracks and my first studio album is currently untitled but will contain 10-12 tracks in total. His EP is expected to drop in December of 2017.
What got you into music? What really helped me get into music was my emotions. Anger, anxiety, depression. I didn’t know what anxiety and depression was until I got older. But anger is an obvious emotion we all know. I didn’t have many outlets to really express how I felt and I didn’t know how to express myself in the way I needed to. Music kind of just fit that piece I was missing and it’s stuck with me.
Anything to tell your fans? Don’t let anyone tell you “you can’t”. On some real talk don’t ever let anyone tell you otherwise. If you want to go out and do something then go out and do it. Don’t let anyone tell you to speak or feel a certain way. That person isn’t you. Be proud of who you are and what you do man. Haters will tell you that “You can’t” cause those people don’t want you to do better than them. They want you to be in the same position they’re probably in. Always dream.
Goals for 2017? Right now my biggest goal is to finish college. But music wise? Pump out these next two projects, do more shows, make more music that I can appreciate and that the people listening can appreciate.