Young Ash has not just her heart and soul in the Bronx, but her ear, understanding that the new gen doesn’t want to be pigeonholed as a boxed-off, immutable thing. She tells us they are far more complex, more nuanced than that – just like herself. Her audience embraces the fact that she can switch from dancehall to trap, from R&B to rap and that her music is as suited to a hyper-crazy party as it is to chilling at home or driving in your car. She also approaches her writing as one of a conscious youth, acknowledging that how she feels now might not be how she feels in five years, five months or five minutes and she revels in the notion that she has every right to change her mind.
Young Ash’s influences include strong women such as Trina and Nicki Minaj and heavy-hitting legends such as Biggie and Jay-Z. She admires the no-nonsense attitude of all of these artists – honest, daring characters with independent minds. Like these legends, Young Ash is full of stories – funny, sensational, touching tales that she so desperately wants to impart to her hood and beyond. A natural storyteller and a gifted singer and rapper, Young Ash has lots to say and a fresh, dope way of saying it!