YK Osiris on Making ‘Worth It,’ Advice From Meek Mill and Living Drug Free


Hailing from Jacksonville, Florida, comes a younger newcomer within the R&B recreation who hopes to sing his option to stardom. YK Osiris (the YK stands for “Young King”) received his means into the hearts of his supporters with his romantic single “Valentine” final 12 months. After plucking away at heartstrings his first go-round, Osiris raised the temperature along with his home-run single “Worth It.” On the chart dated March 2, “Worth It” debuted at No. 87 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and has since risen. This week, “Worth It” sits at No. 73.

Osiris solely started making music a couple of 12 months in the past. After his “I’m Next (Freestyle)" clocked in additional than four million views on YouTube, Osiris chased after his lifelong dream of being a music artist with full-force.

“Music was all I had,” he informed Billboard. “I didn’t don't have any plan B, or plan C, or plan D.” With a cope with Def Jam, co-signs from Drake and Meek Mill (he made a cameo in Meek’s “Going Bad” video) and a debut challenge on the best way, YK Osiris is certainly the one to look at.

The singer just lately spoke with Billboard in regards to the success of his new single, why he doesn’t do medicine, and what makes him totally different.  

Your music “Worth It” is transferring up on the Hot 100. How are you feeling proper now?

I’m feeling good. My music is on the Hot 100 proper now, nevertheless it’s extra to return. I’m constructing extra, and extra songs are about to drop. It’s going from right here. It’s no stopping proper now. I’m attempting to hit No. 1. I’m glad, I’m feeling good, however I’m not snug. We’re gonna get No. 1. I’m going to be No. 1.

I do know you’re recognized for freestyling. Was “Worth It” a freestyle as nicely?

I did “Worth It” in 30 minutes. I freestyled it.

You can actually hear the emotion in that music -- the place was your head on the time? Were you going by means of one thing particularly?

I used to be simply hungry. I needed it. I made “Worth It” a 12 months in the past. I did like 5 songs in an hour that day. I knew “Worth It” was going to be loopy.

You’ve talked about that you simply solely just lately began doing music. Was this at all times the plan, or did you see it as extra of a sudden golden alternative and also you went after it?

I began doing music like a 12 months in the past. To be sincere with you, music was all I had. I didn’t don't have any plan B, or plan C, or plan D. That’s the dangerous half, but additionally the great half as a result of I needed it so dangerous. If it weren’t for this, I'd have simply been broke. I simply went with it.  

You don’t do medicine or drink. Do you are feeling that way of life helps you on this path?

I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t do any medicine, I don’t pop drugs. I prefer to hold my physique clear as a result of I like being centered. Drugs kill individuals and I’m not attempting to die at a younger age. I’m simply attempting to have my thoughts centered to get views and make hits. It’s made my life higher, you already know? I’m centered and I’m getting cash. It’s understanding for me.

How has your loved ones reacted to all of this?

My household is all good. My momma’s good, my sister’s good. I’m about to purchase my sister a automobile and I simply purchased my momma a automobile. Everybody’s good. They knew this was going to occur as a result of I used to be at all times passionate. I at all times needed it. I informed my momma I used to be going to make it earlier than I turned 18 and I did.

Who is somebody who has actually taken you below their wing to date within the recreation?

Meek Mill. We linked up a number of weeks in the past. He taught me to maintain going. He’s like, “You’re a star. Go loopy and hold doing all of your factor.” He’s an enormous artist so I appreciated all the recommendation.

There’s plenty of younger individuals developing on this recreation. What do you suppose makes you totally different from the remaining?

There’s plenty of rappers proper now however truthfully not plenty of singers like me. I’m younger and I’m singing, going loopy and hitting Billboard. I simply began within the recreation. I’m going loopy with the streams on Apple and I’m high 40 on the city charts.

This has been a loopy 12 months for you and a lot has modified.

This is God’s plan. It was time and it occurred. A 12 months in the past, I didn’t have cash like that. Me as an individual, I didn’t change. I’m nonetheless the identical individual with the goofy persona. I’m nonetheless the identical individual however with extra money, interval. I’m not switching up.