On McKinney Music, “the best independent music magazine in the UK“, Atlanta based rapper, Young Holyfield, releases latest music video, Keep’Em Shaking.
Professionally known as “Young Holyfield,” Michael Holyfield Jr. is a rapper and songwriter. Young Holyfield, who was born in Atlanta, Georgia (Grady Baby), began writing songs at the age of 14 and discovered his passion for music at the age of 8. Holyfield was raised in an area of Atlanta that was well-known and respected.
Throughout his early adulthood, Holyfield encountered numerous obstacles that ultimately resulted in his confinement in one of Georgia’s most dangerous prisons (Reidsville). Young Holyfield stopped making music after the album was released. Despite the overwhelming odds against him, Holyfield chose to attend school. Young Holyfield graduated first in his class and went on to become the best dental surgical assistant. He never gave up. Young Holyfield has spent the past 14 years working in dentistry.
However, music never stopped mattering to Young Holyfield. “Music is my therapy,” he explained. “I let my pen caress the pages, while my emotions lubricate my thoughts. Music has always been my passion. Just never got a chance to tell my story.”
The video for Young Holyfield’s “Keep Em Shaking” has received a lot of attention from the entire urban scene. It is playing in nightclubs and on regional television, like Video Hits! in Rochester, New York, to numerous Roku channels as well. You can keep up with Young Holyfield’s latest activities, including the highly anticipated release of “One Concern.”
“First and foremost, let me say I had an exceptional team of creative thinkers,” said Young Holyfield. “We wanted to get outside the box as much as possible, so we listened to the song countless times (literally day and night). We studied other videos and talent for added inspiration. Then the process began… before my team and I planned anything we set an exact budget. Next we searched for and found a location, based on the theme of the video. Our process included creating a storyboard to determine what equipment would be needed for each scene. Once we found the perfect film crew, we were able to the magic happen and together, we birthed a beautiful project.”
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