Interview By: Carrick Wenke
About a year since the release of his debut project, Eviction, Yohiness brings us a new grouping a tracks, known as Another Short Ass EP.
How did you choose the title of your project?
Man, I really didn’t want a title that you could judge the sound, because I really just picked my 3 favorite songs that I was recording. You know, with it being Another Short Ass EP, it’s only 3 songs, so it’s self-explanatory right there. I wanted to have a title where you couldn’t make an assumption on the sound and music.
Can you explain the story behind your artwork and who is the designer?
Well, Derek Hawn is who designed it. I just moved into a new apartment, and we had some granite, and I wanted to run with that. So I slapped some granite, really just some simple shit, again I didn’t wanna put a picture of me, or beer, or flowers, I didn’t wanna make any assumption of music, I wanted that to be a surprise. I want you to go into it without any type of judgement, so I tried to keep it as simple as possible.
How long have you been working on this project?
I had a lot of songs written for this project, probably 5 or 6 months. Growing as an artist, and growing as a man, I’ve figured things out, like a lot of beats I’ve used weren’t original, and I’ve shadowed a lot of people, and there isn’t too much money in that and I can’t take a lot of credit, so I chose my favorite 3 songs and ran with that.
Where was it recorded?
I recorded it mostly at Safehouse Studios, with B3NDER.
Who are the producers?
Like I said I did some I forgot the third one, it was just a random Soundcloud one.
Who was featured?
Yeah, I featured my brother, Deidric, on “Luke’s House”. He’s another cat from Federal Way, he’s dope. This girl named Zhane, and my sister, Blu. Those are mostly vocals, the two girls did backup vocals, they didn’t really do a verse on it, but it made a huge difference sound wise. And the last song “Luke’s House”, Deidric did a full verse and we just reminisced about home on that shit.
What was your favorite track?
I don’t know, dude! There’s only 3 of them, all of them are my favorite! I’d probably say, “W.T.S.”, just for the simple fact that it’s so from the heart and the person I wrote it about, when she hears it, it’s gonna hit hard, so I know for sure “W.T.S.” is my favorite song.
Who would you like to thank for helping with this project?
I would like to thank everybody who helped me, so I’d like to thank Blu, Zhane, Deidric, B3DER for recording it. Justin Hartinger for mixing the vocals down. And, yeah, everybody who came to the studio and smoked me out.