Its Young Eze aka YE YNot
Focused. This word best describes Eric Ward aka Young Eze. Since grade school in Milwaukee, WI, he's been focused on making his future his priority by always studying and working hard in school and staying out of the streets. Instead he opted for family time with his parents, Andre and Phyllis Ward and playing basketball at the YMCA. Self described seeker of fun, Young Eze has always had his heart set on his creative outlet-music.
Inspired by artists such as Eminem, Ludacris and Lil' Wayne in his 'younger' years, he used to record his own songs on his MP3 player. Around his Senior year of high school, his peers began to take notice of his talented writing skills by reading his poems he wrote. Young Eze says most of them were love poems about 'heart ache, love, crushes, the whole 9 yards.' As an artist, he believes in swallowing one's pride so as to share an intimate experience with an audience. Being honest and open isn't easy, but it makes you vulnerable and that makes the final product that much more unique and personal.
Young Eze now adds artists like Drake, John Mayer and Nickelback to his influences. Also inspired by soft rock and country, his style is sure to be eclectic and never boring.
Currently a sophomore at Ball State University, he is also busy writing and recording new material. With a drive and commitment like this young artist's, the future is nothing but bright for him. Keep your eyes and ears open for what he'll give to us next!