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YQ Dreams drops inspiring anthem ‘Playmaker’ just in time for NBA playoffs
NEW JERSEY – Just in time for the NBA playoffs comes a hot new anthem from East Coast artist YQ Dreams. The song is called “Playmaker” and though its inspiration came from the greatest NBA players, it’s a song that can hype up playmakers from all sports and all walks of life.
“Essentially, it’s a song about overcoming adversity and turning them into plays,” YQ said. “It’s upbeat and anthemic. I’m remembering my hardest days and showing people that now I’m up and I make all the plays. So it’s a story of a playmaker shining. It’s not necessarily basketball-driven though it was inspired by the LA Lakers and my desire to highlight their playmakers who are in the playoffs. I’m a huge LeBron fan and some of my goals are similar to his. But this song can be for anybody. If you’re a playmaker and you have a bad experience, you can turn it into something good and you’d be classified as a playmaker.”
At 23-years-old, YQ Dreams is having the kind of success that seasoned stars wish for. He’s traveled nationwide in his young career, opening for acts such as PNB Rock and releasing big hits like “Did It,” featuring Hip Hop icon DaBaby. His full-length EP “Jersey” is also available now across all streaming platforms and has been gaining even more attention from industry insiders and fans alike.
Part of the attention being headed on his fast-rising star is for his unique sound and style. Born to a Jamaican mother, YQ fuses his heritage with a blend of genres to create something truly original. He’s also very lyrical, creating music that is simultaneously hype music but also deeply introspective. His songs require people to really listen to the lyrics, and when they do, they’ll meet a vulnerable musician who lays his insecurities out to the world and doesn’t hide anything.
If you respect authentic music and the true essence of art, then you’ll respect my work,” he said. “The most beautiful art is created during pain. At the end of the day, I hope my music is known for being authentic. I feel like in this industry there are a lot of things that are fake, or at least not necessarily genuine. When you listen to my music, you’ll know that I’m genuine. You as the listener are the same as me. I never make it seem like I’m better than anyone. You go through the same pain and trials and tribulations as me, and because of that, you can connect with me at that level and know I go through the same things as you.”
YQ said he’s excited for people to hear “Playmaker” and hopes that it’ll gain the attention of some of the NBA stars currently playing in the playoffs.
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