Musical producer

Yung Divide, the 16-year-old artist and producer unveils his new visual “Same”

Divide Yung is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer all at the same time… and he’s only 16 years old.

Hailing from Chicago, the birthplace of some of the biggest names in the music industry, the rising star produces and writes all of his own songs, revealing a sound reminiscent of a cross between Iann Dior and Kid Laroi.

Having played instruments from an early age, including guitar and piano, Yung Divide immediately turned to creating his own original music. After churning out beats in his bedroom for nearly a year, he found it difficult to find artists who would use them.

One day he made the bold decision to be his own recording artist, laying down vocals to his own beats for fun. Soon, recording will become his daily life.

Fast forward to today, Yung Divide is addicted to creating, which has only garnered positive feedback from his peers. Now he’s unveiling his new single and visual for “Same,” the perfect soundtrack to your summertime romance.

AllHipHop: How would you describe your sound?

Split Yung: Costs. I never really know what type of song I’m going to do when I step foot in a studio. I just have lots of ideas in my head and I put them together until something sticks. I think that’s why most people like my sound. I never stick to a specific genre, I always implement different ones in my music.

AllHipHop: You’re from Chicago, how does that play into your life and career?

Split Yung: There are a lot of great creatives that have come from Chicago and that really inspires me as an artist myself. For example, if someone like Ye or Juice WRLD was able to put their city on the map and have it admired, I dream that I can do it too.

AllHipHop: Biggest influences?

Split Yung: Growing up, I listened to a lot of pop music. The artist who inspired me the most is certainly Ed Sheeran. Like I said, I started playing guitar and even before I knew I wanted to be an artist, I admired it. Now that I’m an artist and creating my own music, Post Malone is definitely another person I’ve gained great respect and look up to.

AllHipHop: What was the inspiration behind your name?

Split Yung: Originally, when I released my first songs, I just used my real name. It wasn’t until I showed my music to a producer friend of mine (CM) for the first time that I changed it to Yung Divide. I remember playing him one of my songs when I still had my real name. He sent me an Instagram connection with the username Yung Divide and said, “You’re going to go through Yung Divide. You are an artist now. I remember saying, “Okay, cool, this is really happening.” I liked the name as soon as I saw it, it was just different.


AllHipHop: What inspired “Same”? What do you want fans to take away from the record?

Split Yung: While doing “Same”, I really heard the beat for the first time and started recording probably a minute after hearing it. The majority of them were just re-enacted bits of me freestyling into the mic. It all happened in about 20 minutes and the lyrics made sense. It came from things I was thinking about at the time and what I wanted people to hear and identify with.

AllHipHop: What was the concept behind the music video?

Split Yung: For the video, I really wanted her to paint a picture for the lyrics, so that’s exactly what happened. We had two amazing actors playing the role of a troubled couple and they really did it perfectly.

AllHipHop: Your best filming memory?

Split Yung: My best filming memory happened towards the end of filming. We were shooting on someone else’s house in a small neighborhood. The neighbors were so confused why there was a whole camera crew and video directors outside, but they finally figured it out. I remember them watching me do my performance scene on the street and they were all standing on their lawn. It was a pretty cool moment for me.

AllHipHop: What do you want fans to take away from your story?

Split Yung: Above all, I want the fans to know that they can do whatever they dream of. I went from recording songs in my bedroom to traveling the country while making my first project. If you put in the time and work for it, you can be anywhere in life.

AllHipHop: At only 16 years old, what do you like to do for fun?

Split Yung: I watch a lot of movies. It’s a great way for me to escape and get inspired. Horror movies are definitely my favorite. I got into fashion a bit, so shopping is another thing I do for fun.

AllHipHop: Are you still in school? How does he balance the music?

Split Yung: Towards the end of 2021, I switched to online school because I was traveling a lot because of the music. Now I work on school in the morning and focus on my career for the rest of the day.

AllHipHop: What can we expect next? What excites you the most?

Split Yung: More musical and visual content on the way. I just finished working on my first EP. I’m really excited to show my fans what I’m capable of sonically and see how they react.