Grammy-Nominated Producer Yume Talks Working With Drake And Receiving A Grammy Nomination
Yume is making her way in the music industry, slowly solidifying herself as one of the go-to producers today. The Grammy-nominated producer is no stranger to working with major artists and achieving the success that comes along with it, having her creativity shine on the Chris Brown and Young Thug record, ‘Go Crazy,’ while also working with the like of Drake, Kid Cudi, and NLE Choppa.
Brooklyn-bred legend Lil Kim even called the rising creator the “Aaliyah of Rap,” which are big shoes to fill.
In a conversation with BET Talks, Yume shares that she's been producing since the age of 9 after being influenced by her family, who introduced her to the world of music. After experimenting with beats, she sought to hone her skills as an artist.
“I started making my own music as an artist after working in ‘Go Crazy’ for Chris Brown and Young Thug when I was 13 years old,” she shared.
“I was always into music since I was a baby. I would also say how much I wanted to be an artist, producing, and so much more. During the quarantine, I had nothing to do so I was fully tapped into making music and I went for it.”
The young producer scored her first Grammy nomination for “Best Rap Album” for Drake’s Certified Lover Boy project, which still feels “unreal” to the artist.
“It was a blessing to be able to work with Drake and then get a Grammy nomination – it’s a blessing for me.”
She continued, sharing how she even landed the opportunity to work with some of the biggest artists in the game.
“To be honest, I’ve been sending out beat packs to producers and stalking people on Instagram as well as in real life,” she laughed.
“After moving to LA, I’ve been reaching out to as many people as possible. For producers listening to this, never give up and show up even if you think people won’t listen to your stuff.”
While many growing producers and artists experiment to find their sound, Yume shares with BET.com that she’s already found her pocket.
“I would describe my sound as a bit melodic, wavy, and an overall chill vibe,” she began.
“You can listen to it on the card, but then you can also turn up to it. You can just vibe to it.”
Get into the rest of our interview with Yume above!