Today, we met with YoRel, an outstanding rapper who just released an album entitled “When Ink Turns to Blood”. A generous 24 tracks album with flow, rare rap technique, and strong messages.
We discovered YoRel thanks to his powerful first album “Redemption 2006”. At the time, the artist immediately caught our attention thanks to his energy and futuristic, yet pure, flow.
The artist who has been more than productive since the last few years, a real musical phenomenon, deserves a well-deserved place among the greatest.
He did not disappointed us with “When Ink Turns to Blood”. “From “From Quarantine” to “When Ink Turns to Blood”, this new offering is a breath of fresh air in an era where our ears bleed from autotune raps, unoriginal and uninspiring music that has no real lyrical content.
With such a project, YoRel is arguably one of the most slept on rising stars out there. He’s part of a generation of creatives who offer real music and save the game.
Listen to “When Ink Turns to Blood” and Rendez-vous below to read our conversation with YoRel.
Welcome to our redaction YoRel. Tell us who you are and how you started to make music?
I’ve been making music since I was jumping on the bed as a little kid, but I started rapping when I was 13.
What inspires you?
What inspires me to write is, I feel it’s my calling. I feel everyone is put here for a divine purpose, yet most trade it for a paycheck & a pension. It’s why I say the graveyard is the most valuable place on earth… cause it’s full of buried talent.
Do you have a specific creative process?
My creative process is… I see the beat as a frame for the artist to paint a picture. Now, how can I make the most impact with the picture I paint? My mindset is to make “Stadium Music”. I wanna touch as many people as possible. Music without limits.
Yet, I wanna be different from everyone else…. cause I am different from everyone else.. but when I listen to hip hop today, everyone sounds the same. To the extent that they’re not even rapping anymore. Everybody rapping about money… sex…. some rap about Knowlege. But they ain’t as successful as the rappers who talk about the cars & jewelry. Yet my success isn’t based solely on the money I make, but the people I touch. I wanna release real music to impact people’s lives. So I go exile in my school of thought in the creation process. I can make a song like “Interview with a Vampire” (which is based on a true story) or I can make a song like “Epiphany”… Iv gotta do what’s never been done before. I’m not only a fan of hip hop, I like Roc, R & B, Pop, reggaeton… & I put it all together when I make my own music. Transcending hip-hop.
Can you tell us more about your latest release?
I’m actually re-releasing my album “When Ink Turns To Blood” Remastered sometime in early January. I have a limited edition version of it available on all major platforms now. I’m also releasing another album simultaneously with it. “Pawns & Giants”
What are your plans for the future?
My plans for the future are, just to stay dedicated to my craft, stay humble, & make wise decisions. I actually came out of retirement to make music again. I released “Redemption” back in 2006 & walked away from the game, But… to be honest, sitting still in Quarantine, I felt compelled to do this. Know I ain’t coming back for the money, but imma take some of that too. My music is all about preparing for the day I stand before My maker. I feel like music is one of man’s most powerful gifts… cause long after we die, our voices stay above ground to echo throughout the earth. Mine will tell the story of an Exile Child, & hopefully, it draws them to bring them where I am when this life is over.