Starbucks Super Stars Part 2: Elijah Safi (Re-done)

ELIJAH SAFI AKA YOUNG NASARO

RAP ARTIST YOUNG NASARO IS SLOWLY BECOMING A SENSATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA. HE HAS BEEN RAPPING FOR THREE YEARS NOW AND HAS ALREADY MADE TWO MIXTAPES. HE HAS PERFORMED AT MCU PARK IN CONEY-ISLAND WITH HOT 97, AND HE HAS DONE RAP BATTLES IN PERSON AS WELL AS ON YOUTUBE.

ELIJAH SAFI AKA YOUNG NASAR- ONLY 19, HAS MANAGED TO BECOME ONE OF MANY RECOGNIZED MUSICIANS BY PROMOTING HIMSELF ON YOUTUBE, INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK. HE STARTED OUT AT THE AGE OF 17, BARELY GRADUATING FROM EDWARD R MURROW HIGH-SCHOOL IN BROOKLYN BEFORE HE DECIDED THAT HE WANTED TO GIVE RAPPING A SHOT.

“I USED TO RAP WITH KIDS IN HIGH-SCHOOL. I WAS LIKE HEY WHY DON’T I MAKE THIS A PROFESSION? I’M GOOD AT IT, I LOVE MAKING MUSIC , I LOVE EXPRESSING MYSELF. EXPRESSING MY EMOTIONS AND FEELINGS SOMETIMES, SO WHY DON’T I JUST MAKE THIS A PROFESSION?”

STARTING OUT, HE SAYS HE DIDN’T THINK THAT HE WOULD GET AS FAR AS HE DID. HIS FATHER PLAYS A BIG ROLE IN HIS GROWING SUCCESS, BEING THE MAIN PARENT TO FUND HIM AS WELL AS HELPING HIM GET HIS FOOT IN THE DOOR. YOUNG NASARO’S FATHER KNOWS A LOT OF PEOPLE AND PROVIDES A SAFETY NET. THE FIRST BIG STEP FOR HIM BESIDES LEARNING TO CRAFT HIS NEW FOUND HOBBY WAS FIGURING OUT A NAME THAT HE COULD USE THAT HAD MEANING.

“PEOPLE ASKED ME WHAT MY STAGE NAME WAS GOING TO BE, ITS STILL A SECRET PEOPLE DON’T REALLY KNOW WHAT IT MEANS YET. THE WHOLE— EVERY LETTER STANDS FOR SOMETHING.I’LL SAY ONE MEANING, BUT THERES TWO MEANINGS TO IT. NEGRO ALWAYS SPITTIN’ AFTER REALITY’S OVER.”

WITH HIS NAME DOWN PAT, HIS SAFETY NET IN PLACE AND HIS MOTIVE INTACT YOUNG NASARO KNEW HE NEEDED MUSIC WITH A MESSAGE. HE BELIEVES THAT PEOPLE TEND TO MAKE MUSIC THAT IS TRENDING WITH THE CHANGING TIMES, BUT HE KNEW THAT HE WANTED TO MAKE MUSIC LIKE HIS IDOL RAP ARTIST NAS. NAS MAKES MUSIC WITH  MESSAGES OF CHANGE AND CONFIDENCE. YOUNG NASARO WANTED TO HAVE THAT SAME EFFECT ON HIS LISTENERS.

“MY GREATEST INSPIRATION AS A MUSICIAN IS NAS. NAS IS A STORY TELLER. SO THE WAY THAT NAS  DID HIS MUSIC NAS WOULD TALK ABOUT HIS EXPERIENCES THROUGH HIS POINT OF VIEW.”

YOUNG NASARO IS ONE OF MANY SELF TAUGHT MUSICIANS. HE LEARNED HOW TO RAP, MIX AND MASTER HIS OWN SOUNDS TO GET PROFESSIONAL QUALITY AND PRODUCED TWO MIX-TAPES ALL ON HIS OWN JUST FROM WATCHING YOUTUBE VIDEOS. EVEN AFTER HAVING MADE TWO MIX-TAPES, ONE HE RELEASED IN DECEMBER 2016 AND ONE HE RELEASED JULY 2017, HE CONTINUES TO PUSH HIMSELF TO GO FURTHER. ELIJAH NOW HAS HIS OWN SWEATERS, T-SHIRTS, HATS AND SOON WILL HAVE BACK PACKS REPRESENTING HIS LABEL, YOUNG GENRE – PRONOUNCED GENRE.

“IT IS TIME CONSUMING TO LEARN, BUT WHEN YOU LEARN IT IS WORTH IT. YOU GOTTA INVEST IN YOURSELF FIRST.”

CURRENTLY AT 12,000 LIKES ON FACEBOOK AND MORE THAN 5,000 LIKES ON INSTAGRAM HE IS TRENDING ON SOCIAL MEDIA  AT A PACE HE NEVER IMAGINED. HE STARTED OUT AS THE UNLIKED AND UNPOPULAR KID IN HIGH SCHOOL THAT PEOPLE ALWAYS BELIEVED WOULD NEVER BE ANYTHING. HE TRIES TO PUSH PAST THAT BY MAKING MUSIC THAT PASSES ON KNOWLEDGE AND DISCOURAGES PEOPLE TALKING DOWN TO OTHER PEOPLE.

“HAVE CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELF, THATS THE MAIN THING OFF BAT…BECAUSE THE HARDEST THING FOR ME, WAS TO FIND MYSELF. LITERALLY ALL MY LIFE WHEN I WAS IN SCHOOL, WHEN YOUR THAT KID THAT DOESN’T DRESS FRESH, YOU DON’T WANT TO FOLLOW TRENDS, YOU WANNA BE DIFFERENT YOU WANT TO BE YOURSELF AND ALL THE OTHER STUFF, HAVE CONFIDENCE IN YOURSELF. IF YOU LET PEOPLE GET TO YOU, ITS NOT GOING TO GET YOU FURTHER. INSTEAD ITS GOING TO DISCOURAGE YOU MORE AND MORE YOUR GONNA THINK THAT YOUR NOT GOOD ENOUGH, DON’T LET PEOPLE LOWER YOUR SELF ESTEEM.”

YOUNG NASARO IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON A THIRD MIX-TAPE, NO TITLE NOR THEME HAS BEEN RELEASED AS OF YET.

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