Young Decs, a Maple Ridge-based artist, who shot to fame after fellow Maple Ridge rapper DWalk gave him a shout-out for his music track, has released another single.
What started as a musical journey for a 13-year-old Decland Bushell on an iPhone, has now turned into a professional endeavour over the past two years, with him releasing his latest single “Be Okay” featuring popular local rapper Leno TK. The video was shot at the local Bobby Sox diner.
“After Anx!ety, things just spiralled. Music has been really crazy lately especially. There was a short time where I was forced to take a break just due to lack of places to record. But I came back a way better artist and now have a bigger fan base than ever,” said Young Decs.
Young Decs released his first single in 2020, called Anx!ety, which caught the attention of Maple Ridge rapper DWalk. With public appreciation from DWalk on Instagram, Young Decs suddenly started getting offers to work from all the way to New York. He next went on to record In My Head with DWalk and performed with him on live-stream concerts at Studio 710 in Vancouver.
“DWalk was crazy to perform with. Such a genuinely nice person and insanely talented. It’s humbling to have such a talented person show support for my career,” he said.
His latest single, talks about being okay no matter what is happening around. With a global pandemic underway, Young Decs thought it would be very relatable to release a song that spoke about hope, perseverance, togetherness and compassion. Leno TK too was immediately on board and was happy to make his own additions to the song.
“I had the chance to get to know Leno through this project ‘be okay’ but I’ve always liked him as an artist. This song really means a lot to me because with everything going on in the world lately, I was after a song with the message that everything will be okay,” he said.
Young Decs, who is largely inspired by Australian rapper Kid Laroi, and Justin Bieber, is now hoping to find himself as an artist.
“The goal is to find myself as an artist and who I wanna be outside of music. I’ll be in and out of the studio as much as I possibly can, working on my craft,” he said, adding, “Y’all will just have to wait to see! It’s gonna be a crazy ride. There’s some things in the works, that I’m super stoked about.”
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