Born in Gainesville Florida, Frederick Davis (Juice Yung’n) had 2 dreams, football and music. Like many children of the inner city, sports and music occupied their everyday lives. The relationship between the two is no surprise as music has become engrained in the tradition of many sports events. Unfortunately his NFL hopes were dashed but his dreams weren’t deterred as the young star in the making pursued his love of music.
From the church to the classroom, Frederick used his ingenuity to work and perfect his craft. “ I remember I was in the 6 grade recoding off 2 cellphone together until I got my 1st computer.” Adapting the moniker of Juice Yung’n, a combination of his brother’s nickname, the late Jermaine “Juice” Goggins, and Young’n as he was the youngest amid his peers, Juice Yung’s was influenced by rap artists Boosie, Future, Gucci and Migos. “ I respect their hustle, they are real young who put on for us, they pave the way and show us love.”
Writing and rapping about the realities of his life, Juice Yung’n found a home as an artist at his family owned label Supa T Records. “Signing with Supa T records was a given, that’s my Unk, my Family. I was told when I was just a kid, a family who prays together stays together, i feel it’s the same for work together. Loyalty before anything, Unk got my respect to the fullest.” With the label promoting real music with a message, the similar vision was a given to Juice Yung’n. “I wanna be able to make a way for real music to bring it back to where it once was. My music is pure, no cut, it’s for the real to relate and for the fake to hate, my music tells stories and life’s situations.”
Trials and tribulations of life and motivated by the birth of his son Jett Dinaro Lee Davis, Juice Yung’n has been fueled and charged with lyrical content for the soundtrack of his life. Music that he wants to share with the world.
“Giving up is not in my blood” – Juice Yung’n
Where are you from?
I’m originally from a small town call Gainesville Florida, home of the gators
How long have you been making music?
I’ve been rappin’ since 8 but wasn’t really serious about until my uncle Tricksta pushed me to start being more serious.
How many songs /albums have you released to date?
Well my 1st single “were I came from” dropped earlier this year, then “all I want” were you can find on all music apps. For as album I’m working on that now with a lot of hot tracks in the box, not gone say the exact date but just be on the look out.
Can you tell us about your latest release and the background and inspirations behind it?
My latest release is “all I want” basically it’s about me working hard for what I want, being able to get my family out the hood, living a better life, and becoming successful.
How have you ended up in the music industry?
One of my close friends use to always tell me it’s not always about what you know it’s who you know, but I guess you can say I was at the right place at the right time.
What do you think of the music industry in 2016?
I think that hip hop now is totally different, it’s more easier to get in the rap game nowadays, like it’s wide open for anyone to be a rapper, but I mean it’s fine with me I love hearing what’s playing these days, swagg hop, real life music etc.
Who do you think the most influential artist?
Most influential artist to me I would have to say future Gucci and Boosie, most definitely from the streets and came up to make themselves bosses, and those are the same steps I’m heading to becoming my own boss!
Who have you collaborated with so far in your career?
I’ve collaborated with my label mate, the one and only J-shin, we got sum fire that’s gone be in the streets real soon. Big bud who is one of Gainesville very own legendary, other then that not to many people I’ve collab with yet.
How do you think you differ from other artists?
I’m different from other artists cause I am JUICE YUNG’N and its only one of them, believe that!!!!!
Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
I wish Lil Phat and Bankroll Fresh were still living, most definitely would of did a whole album with them, can’t forget about Pac and Biggie. But the ones who are here now most likely Kevin Gates, Future, Boosie, Migos, Gucci, and Kodak Black, plenty more but anyone who would wanna work with me.
What was the first album you bought?
I can’t really remember but I do keep that T.I. “Forgave Myself” on repeat
What’s your favourite song at the moment?
That Jeezy “Thug Motivation 103” gots to have that!
If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your draw?
What is your favourite saying?
“Loyalty Before Royalties”
What other hobbies or interests do you have?
Playing pool. Me and my homies play at least 4 times a week, I’m becoming a pro. When I retire from rapping I’m rolling over to be a professional
Do you have any tattoos or piercings?
Plenty tattoos. Been getting them since middle school. I use to always draw on my self so much, until I got my 1st real one, it was none stop from then on. My favorite one is on my face says “Dinaro” wich is my son’s middle name. Not a day goes by that i don’t think about him. And of course my mom’s was pissed
Tell us more about your upcoming project or this new project?
I just released this new single “Ayy”. Everybody been wanting since I dropped little clips.
What’s in the pipeline after this project?
More music and hopefully hit the touring road
Thank you for your time and may you carry on making great, fresh music.