I’ve been hearing a lot about this Bronx emcee and I had high expectations, but “Fall Back”, the first single, doesn’t disappoint. The song definitely sounds like a potential hit, but it also showcases Yonas’ dynamic flow and ability to convey a message. The song is all about fighting through the feelings of being misunderstood. It looks like this one hit the web last month, but it just got sent to me today and it’s definitely worth checking out. Yonas is currently prepping his debut album, The Proven Theory, which should be out April 25th.
The son of a Ugandan mother and Ethiopian father, Yonas was in tune with music at a very young age. He learned how to play violin at 5 and attended a program at Julliard while in middle school. Taking a full-time approach to music after receiving his GED, Yonas’s very first project, The New Golden Era, released in 2008, earned him a Billboard Songwriting Award for Best Hip Hop/Rap Song. His next release, the I Am Us EP, received over 50,000 downloads. Backed by his material, the MC began sharing stages with acts such as Pharoahe Monch, Curren$y, and Big K.R.I.T. to name a few. Now, for 2011 and beyond, Yonas’ goal with his live shows and official debut, The Proven Theory, which will be released April 25, 2011 is simple, to be a “universal artist.”