Tyla Yaweh Premieres New Song 'She Bad,' Talks Advice From Birdman: Exclusive

Tyla Yaweh Premieres New Song 'She Bad,' Talks Advice From Birdman: Exclusive


Post Malone and Dre London’s signee Tyla Yaweh shares his newest music “She Bad,” a minimize off his upcoming debut EP F the Rules, completely on Streets Talkin immediately (Oct. 26).

Years in the past, Yaweh took a job working at a Dunkin’ Donuts close to his home in Florida, the place he labored “half shifts” each morning to create a barrier between the place his mom thought his cash was coming from, and the reality. After ultimately getting kicked out of his home for promoting medication, Yaweh was on his personal. He dropped his life in Florida and packed a automobile with three pals and all of his belongings to drive out to Los Angeles to pursue his desires of being a rapper. Yaweh’s charisma ultimately caught the eye of Post Malone and Dre London, and he in a while went on to signal to their label, London Entertainment.  

Now, the Orlando rapper finds himself rocking enormous crowds at festivals like SXSW, Rolling Loud, and Made In America, performing his hits similar to “Gemini” and “Wildlife,” which have helped him garner over 5 million whole streams Spotify. The remark part from his newest video, “Goals,” is peppered with endearing phrases from his latest followers in Sweden, the place he just lately delivered a efficiency so energetic, the gang couldn’t assist however instantly hop on his assist prepare.

This infectious power is a key motive Yaweh was in a position to win over so many individuals throughout his journey. “He’s all the time had that power,” confirms Tes Siyoum, considered one of his managers at London Ent. “It matches Post Malone’s in such a manner that he may stroll into any room and folks gravitate in the direction of him and he will get folks’s consideration. People simply genuinely wish to dangle round him and get to know him.”

Tyla Yaweh just lately stopped by Streets Talkin to debate dwelling with Birdman, his wrestle interval in L.A., his upcoming debut venture, and extra. Get a primary hear of "She Bad" under, and take a look at the remainder of our dialog after the soar.

"She Bad" seems in your upcoming debut venture. How are you feeling about that?

It’s referred to as Fuck the Rules, however we’re calling it F the Rules for advertising and marketing functions. It’s about not staying in a field and never obeying the music guidelines that say: “You have to remain in a single lane. You can’t do each style and nonetheless be cohesive.” Some artists do a bunch of genres everywhere, however it’s such a constant sound. You can do that and this, however it nonetheless seems like me. That’s why I stated “fuck the foundations.” There’s no guidelines in it. I acquired it tatted on my neck, too.

It’s my debut EP. It’ll be like 9 information. I really feel prefer it’s going to be like how Nicki and Drake acquired wealthy off a mixtape. It’s about 90 % performed and it’ll be out on the high of subsequent 12 months.

I heard you’re cookin’ with Ty Dolla $ign, too. Will he be on the venture?

We first vibed out at Coachella. We each have the identical inspirations in music in stuff, like rock stuff, too. He’s actual right down to earth and he listens to newer artists as effectively. He’s all the time in search of new stuff to hearken to. He’s all the time exhibiting assist. Instantly he was like, “Let’s cook dinner up.” We’re simply looking for the precise information to get him on. We discuss quite a bit, although.

Word on the road is you’re a very nice performer. Have you needed to develop that ability over time, or is being on that stage pure for you?  

I’ve been performing my entire life just about, particularly for the reason that age of 14, so I acquired so used to acting on the stage. I really feel like I’m watching myself on stage by way of different folks, so I attempt to give them an expertise that they’ll contact me and really be there with me. We have Posty Fest in Dallas arising after which I’m happening a 30 metropolis tour with Yung Pinch. It’s a number of enjoyable.

I really feel like I used to be born for it. I don’t ever even get nervous — it’s loopy. I simply see a lot power on the market and wish to simply hop in it. As lengthy because the individuals are movin’, I’m good. I used to carry out in entrance of my household, faculty show-and-tell, all of that. I used to be all the time used to it and I used to bop quite a bit, too. I used to start out these capabilities within the mall. It was so pure for me. I used to look at my sister carry out quite a bit as a result of she was in a lady band and that made me be like, “Yo, I wish to carry out, too.”

So, I do know I’m not going to be the primary one to say this.

Aw shit, I already know what you’re going to say.

I imply…

That I seem like Wiz Khalifa. I sound like Swae Lee. [laughs]

I’m curious to know if all these comparisons ever begin to trouble you.

I simply take it and it’s okay. I imply, I simply perceive all people will get in contrast after they first come within the sport. I undoubtedly do see the resemblance to Wiz typically. Sometimes folks say I sound like him and I discuss like him. You may examine me to somebody who’s an amazing, too, in order that’s cool.

What was it like dwelling with Birdman?

We have been within the studio each night time. We labored on a regular basis. He gave me some pointers in life. Quite a lot of instances he would go to sleep in periods. We’d be on the crib and we’d be going by way of information and he’d simply be sleep, however then he’ll provide the greatest recommendation ever.

 What recommendation did Birdman offer you?

It was principally all of the stuff he needed to undergo to get to the place he’s now. I’ve seen this recommendation come by way of in different interviews I’ve seen, with Big Sean for instance. He instructed me to make music for the ladies. He instructed me, “You may let you know have been raised proper by your mother. You’ve had a great upbringing. Keep that power you have got for the ladies.” I do have a number of songs for girls as a result of I maintain that recommendation in my head. We made two information: “Monroe” and “Yves Saint Laurent.” He made us shoot the video at his crib and I nonetheless have that video.

You’re from Florida, so that you just about needed to drop every part and transfer out to Los Angeles to pursue this. Did you pay your dues along with your “sleeping within the studio at night time” days?

I used to be sleeping on the road!

What actually stored you from tapping out and giving up throughout that point?

It was simply cool to me that I simply dropped every part and got here. I had a bunch of stuff in Florida. I had two cribs and I used to be doing my factor. But I used to be like, “I can’t do that. I’m going to L.A.” We drove to L.A. and I didn’t even fly as a result of I needed to convey my stuff and garments. It took a day and a half as a result of it was 4 of us taking turns. I got here to L.A., stayed in an Airbnb for a month and half, I had nowhere to go. I linked up with my homie Eli who acquired me taking note of folks’s intentions and stuff, and he acquired me within the studio with Sonny Digital.

From then on, I used to be identical to, “Yo, this shit is enjoyable.” Sometimes Eli let me sleep in his automobile or his crib. When I couldn’t sleep in his crib, I’d simply go sleep out in Melrose, Fairfax or Venice. I’d go to the DGK retailer and take a nap upstairs as a result of Eli had an workplace there. I did that for like three months till I discovered a spot and a method to get cash.

Would you bought by way of the wrestle interval as a result of the grind was enjoyable for you?

It was. It was enjoyable to me as a result of it actually taught me not to surrender on something. I simply don’t have that spirit in me that desires to surrender. I’ll all the time be glad about issues now as a result of I went by way of that scenario. I by no means considered giving up, and it simply made me extra hungry. I hear so many different tales of individuals coming to L.A. and doing the identical factor. Jim Carrey, for instance. He had one million greenback test in his pocket and he used to sleep on Rodeo. I take into consideration issues like that.

I noticed in a clip that stated you made your most up-to-date video “Goals” in 10 minutes, and now it’s your newest hit. What was it like on set for that?

It was really lower than [10 minutes]. It was a freestyle, principally. I had an Uber ready exterior [laughs]. I walked in, did my shit, and left. You may ask anybody.

It was an extended day, however it was dope. I had my brothers pull up. Post Malone pulled up. It was a cool day. We even had the proprietor of the crib within the video — he’s the random white man. Everyone’s like, “Who is that this random white man? How’d you even discover him?” [laughs]. He’s really the proprietor of the crib and he had this angle that we favored. We have been like, “Yo, let’s use you.” And it’s all the time good when you’ve got the proprietor in your facet after which it gave us extra time to shoot the video after that. I used to be altering all day and I like carrying completely different outfits and stuff. The outfits have been my favourite a part of it.  

I may inform your sense of favor is necessary to you. Do you have got a stylist or are you in control of all of your suits?

I’ve somebody. Her title is Kathy and he or she does Post Malone’s stuff, too. I give her concepts on what I’d prefer to put on, and I really take a number of inspiration from Ramones, Sex Pistols, Michael Jackson, and Prince. I ship her concepts and he or she finds issues and I select.

Finally, you communicate quite a bit about being by yourself because you have been 15. This music biz is loopy, so who has been your rock to maintain you going by way of all of it?

I had a number of OGs round me, a number of older folks in Florida. Those individuals are those who taught me survive within the streets. I used to be all the time round older people my entire life and so I discovered to only hearken to all people and maintain that recommendation in my head. Age is only a quantity and we will vibe at any age. I made it occur. I used to be paying my very own payments and I had my very own residence. I simply did it myself. I acquired kicked out as a result of I had medication in the home.

Back then, they didn't actually get it. I had a small fan base however that cash wasn’t coming in. I had a bunch of drug cash however they knew it wasn’t music cash so that they have been like, “Where the hell is that this cash coming from?” I acquired a pretend job at Dunkin’ Donuts. I labored the morning shift there for like 4 hours, a half shift. I had the most effective time as a result of I used to go excessive as fuck and I additionally labored in a wealthy space so I used to get large ideas. I used to be doing it principally to be like, “This is the place my cash is coming from, mother.”

Sometimes I’d get up early as hell and my pals would choose me up and I’m not even going to work. They assume I’m going to work however I’m really going to go lure. My mother discovered my shit. My step dad wasn’t silly although, since he used to promote medication. He knew every part I used to be doing as a result of he did the identical factor as a child.

Now, they’re tremendous supportive. Everybody comes as much as her and stuff. She purchased the journal cowl I’m on and he or she’s bragging about it to everybody. They hearken to all my music, even the loopy music. My mother is singing within the crowd, “I take medication to ease my ache.” It’s loopy as a result of I’m speaking about medication and a time in my life again then, and now she’s singing it.