Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop


Sounds like

Jack Harlow, Kid Laroi, XXXTentacion, Ski Mask the Slump God, BBNO$, Post Malone


Influences

Denzel Curry, Mac Miller, Ski Mask the Slump God, Earl Sweatshirt, Slow Thai, James Blake, Dominic Fike


Website

www.yngmartyr.com

Bio

YNG Martyr is a 21 year old indigenous artist from Canberra, Australia, most notably known for his viral song "Nike Ticks". Surprisingly, his music career began in an online video game chatroom, when a competitor challenged him to freestyle rap for his peers.

After realising his natural freestyle abilities, Martyr began writing and releasing original music. His sound fluctuates between high-energy trap music and stripped-back R&B, all laced with uniquely catchy cadences and rhythms. His first release, the anthem "PUTIN", quickly gained attention online, amassing over 1 million Spotify streams since its release in late 2018.

Since then, Martyr has significantly increased his online following, mostly fuelled by a steady stream of quality single releases and a unique approach to social media marketing. In October 2019, YNG Martyr released a song called "Nike Ticks", which almost immediately went viral, thanks to a surge of popular memes using snippets of the song.

The song now has over 50 million streams across all platforms. Oddly, it's helped him grow a substantial fan base in the US, accounting for a majority of his current listeners. His follow up single "Ease Off" was also received well by fans, receiving over 10 million streams in less than 6 months.

At the end of 2020, popular Australian hip-hop magazine Acclaim presented YNG with the prestigious Song of the Year award, for his breakout hit "Nike Ticks" In 2021, Martyr shows no signs of slowing down. With a debut album planned, his sights are firmly set on becoming the next big crossover hip-hop act.

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

04 Jun 2021

Triple J
40

Wanna know what happens when two of Australia's most promising trap lords come together on the one joint? Look no further my guy, this is that. It's not a quick sixteen either, it's a strong collaborative record with the two teeing each other up to slap this one out of the park.

Wanna know what happens when two of Australia's most promising trap lords come together on the one joint? Look no further my guy, this is that. It's not a quick sixteen either, it's a strong collaborative record with the two teeing each other up to slap this one out of the park.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

31 May 2021

Triple J
40

So much fire!

So much fire!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

20 May 2021

Triple J
40

when you said 'sophiya and martyr, there's nobody harder', i believed it. this has such attitude and bravado flowing out of it. bigggg track from you two!

when you said 'sophiya and martyr, there's nobody harder', i believed it. this has such attitude and bravado flowing out of it. bigggg track from you two!