YP aka Young Paul "Asylums Tears"

YP aka Young Paul Confronts the Spirit of Fear By Bringing Light to the Darkness

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. So never be ashamed to tell others about our Lord. And don’t be ashamed of me, either, even though I’m in prison for him. With the strength God gives you, be ready to suffer with me for the sake of the Good News.” [2 Timothy 1:7-8]

Isolated. Confused. Forgotten. What do you do when you feel trapped? How are you to feel when hope is hard to find? When screams from outside the walls are all that come to comfort you, it is easy to be washed by a stream of the Asylums Tears. Even in the darkness, we must search for the light.

YP aka Young Paul and Leathle Da 3rd7 walk the halls of the structure that once housed the world’s outcasts. Asylums Tears is a genre-bending record that pushes the limits of mainstream American Christianity. The duo is putting believers on notice that we can no longer turn a blind eye to the gritty reality of life and attempt to simply hide it away. We have the truth at our fingertips that sets the captives free, maybe it’s about time that we give the remedy to those who need it most.

The Dax Hamma-produced track evokes a feeling of unease that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats, unable to be truly comfortable. The pounding low-end and sustained synths are reminiscent of the musical scores for the most popular horror flicks. Completing the eerie feel are sampled screams which sonically surround the listening environment. YP and Leathle trade off bars that paint vivid pictures while consisting of deeper, metaphorical themes. Asylums Tears is everything that classic east coast boom bap is expected to be.

Asylums Tears hits digital streaming platforms on April 28, 2023.

“Where I’m at when it rings, it ain’t a bell, it’s a gun show / where gun smoke in the air, where the guns blow”

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Song Details

Title: Asylums Tears

Artist: YP aka Young Paul

Release Date: April 28, 2023

Production: Dax Hamma of Menace Movement

Feature: Leathle Da 3rd7

YP aka Young Paul and Da Commissioner, 'Guillotines on the East 2'

YP aka Young Paul and Da Commissioner Return With Guillotines On The East 2

“Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;” – Psalm 144:1

In 2022, the guillotines were raised on the East as New York emcees YP aka Young Paul and Da Commissioner began an uprising against the forces of evil that seemingly have America tightly in their grips.

There were no words that were mixed; none of the punches were pulled; backing down was not an option. The result was one of hip hop’s hardest-hitting EPs of the year. One that received acclaimed recognition from listeners and media alike. The raw, no holds barred energy of the first installment set the stage for YP and Da Commissioner to push further into enemy territory in 2023.

Guillotines On The East 2 continues the battle out of the gate.  

Releasing across digital service providers on January 13, 2023, Guillotines On The East 2 takes the momentum of its predecessor and refuses to be content with previous accomplishments. The flag is high for an army to follow. The It’sKnucklyUp production compliments the duos’ lyrical assault with the skill of a master composer scoring a major motion picture. Completing the experience, Holly Boogz was brought in for engineering duties. The final polish sets the bar for the new year in Christian rap.

Features on the project include Zae Da Black Smith, Leathle Da 3rd 7, and DJ Charlie washed.

When asked about the motivation behind doing a second Guillotines project, YP aka Young Paul kept things simple by saying, “the Bible is our sword, and like David, we use hip hop to cut the enemy’s head off.”


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Project Details

Title: Guillotines On The East 2

Artists: YP aka Young Paul, Da Commissioner

Release Date: January 13, 2023

Production: It’sKnuckleUp

Engineering: Holly Boogz

Features: Zae Da Black Smith, Leathle Da 3rd 7, DJ Charlie washed

Track Listing

Sweet Jesus

Swords For The Evil

Executioners From Zion

Invincible Armor

Beheading The Hell Raiser

Crimes (ft. DJ Charlie washed)

The 4 Swordsmen (ft. Zae Da Black Smith, Leathle Da 3rd 7)

YP aka Young Paul features Prodi Da Prodigal and Leathle da 3rd7 on Street Signs.

Street Signs, in a nutshell, is a story of how God gives us signs and direction while walking in the midst of a world mixed with good and evil. Our testimony gives glory to God. We were once children of darkness but by the grace of God, we are now children of the light.

Like Street Signs? Check out YP aka Young Paul on ‘Guillotines On The East’ with Da Commissioner.