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It’s hard to imagine the music an artist would make when he cites his inspirations as Kid Cudi, Michael Jackson, Frank Ocean, and Kanye West. On paper, those musicians seem fairly different, each with their own specific sound unique to their individual careers. But then you listen to Young Tapz’s material, and you can hear a melting pot of those influences. He blends production that’s parts R&B, electronica, and pop with smooth hip-hop verses to create his own refreshing but formidable material.

Young Tapz is set to release an EP early next year, and his first single off the project is “Killa.” The track features Tapz’s energetic flow over darker, more ominous beats. It’s a solid debut that shows a confidence well beyond his nineteen years of age. Listen to it below, and look for more from Young Tapz soon.