Yamin’s 2nd full-length project for 2013, “Senior Dues”, is noticeably different than his debut record, YAMIN (2/13). Not only is it a continuation of the Yen Dollar Music series of releases, with the first being a complete instrumental experience, it features more notable artists such as Tha Dogg Pound’s Kurupt, Count Bass D, J-Live, Boog Brown, as well as budding and talented emcees like Phene, Small Eyez, Joe D and Sa-Roc. Standout production from Illastrate, Dublohskytzo, and Sam Brown also allow Yamin to show his ability to move from behind the boards and show his ability to wear the sole “emcee” title.
Yamin Semali – “Change Your Style” (DF – DPG Remix) Ft. Big Vision, Kurupt
When speaking on Senior Dues, Semali says it was “a fun experience that wouldn’t have been possible without having seen different parts of North America touring with Cyhi The Prynce, where I got to meet individuals who would influence this project and find the time to write ideas that would turn into songs on this album.” He concludes,”I called it Senior Dues because I feel that I’ve shifted from one level of artistry to the next, where professionalism is seen in everything I do, from the art to the sound and presentation. It’s like graduating to a higher state within the same culture.”
Above featured song off the new release “Senior Dues”: “Change Your Style” (DF – DPG Remix) ft. Big Vision, Kurupt