Being black in electronic music presents all kinds of challenges, but Yuni Wa has navigated through the industry with a deft touch, propelled by his work ethic and unique approach to the craft that is inspired by J Dilla instead of Diplo. Hailing from Little Rock, AR, a city known for its civil rights past, Yuni Wa comes from a spiritual background that inspired his approach to creating electronic music.
By the time that he was just 13 years old, Yuni Wa was ready to start putting out music and start building a legacy. That legacy is now realized since, even though he's still relatively early in the game, Yuni Wa has released 57 projects - which is at least three times as many as your favorite artist has. His wide berth of creative musical talent stretches across electronic, hip-hop, R&B, and alternative styles of music and has led to him being named one of the Visionary Arkansans by the Arkansas Times and also being nominated for Best Electronic Artist/DJ at the Black Apple Awards. Additionally, he has collaborated with artists like Chris Travis and Cuz Lightyear and is currently working on big projects with signed artists. His drive is unmatched, and even though he's dealt with the reality of how his race affects his growth in the electronic space, he continues to grow and evolve. He has two more albums in the works and will continue to use his unique viewpoint in the industry to tell his necessary story.