Having phased fans with their material since 2009, Da Youngfellaz are creating quite a name for themselves, thus further heightening their hunger for career excellence. “I feel this EP has music that can impact the entire world,” says Jay Strom. “We've focused on a certain class of Hip-Hop listeners on our previous effort. This one is different, it's well-rounded, and we try to cover all bases.” This go around, the team sat down with their in-house production team including producers Bravestarr and Trixx of the Kush Administration, Grand Staff Fresh 2 Def, KQuick, and HitMaker DoT to make production magic.
The first track, Billions, drives listeners into a slow-tempo beat through a piano trance, against the quick-spit of encouragement to keep grinding and pressing forward. Ending with words from the great Bob Marley, the track classically foreshadows the next, Incognito, which features KQuick on the hook. With a relatable storyline of young love, this single stresses the desired necessity of solitude, falling in-line with the overall theme of the title “Sophisticated Ignorance.” The last of this trio-tracked EP, Chop ‘Em, has a haunting hook and aligns the maturity of being an artist with the desire to be the best of the best.
The inspiration for this EP was credited to Self Made Soldiers, who has supported the duo along the way. “They inspire us to make top quality music each and every time we release new material,” says Sho-Biz. With the EP release underway, Da YoungFellaz are already organizing the production of video for the single, Incognito, and only have plans of further career amplification.