¥OUNI SOUL, ORIGINALLY FROM KANSAS CITY MISSOURI, GREW UP IN THE ATLANTA METRO AREA. HE IS AN ALL AROUND ARTIST BORN WITH A UNIQUE OUTLOOK ON LIFE SHAPED BY HIS EXPERIENCES. THIS OUTLOOK ULTIMATELY DEVELOPED INTO A BRILLIANT PERSPECTIVE ON THE WORLDS AROUND, AS WELL AS, THE WORLDS WITHIN. THIS PERSPECTIVE SHINES THROUGH ALL OF HIS ARTWORK. IN THE 4TH GRADE ¥OUNI FELL IN LOVE WITH SKATEBOARDING. THE LOVE FOR ITS ADRENALIN FILLED STUNTS AND WAY OF LIFE LED HIM TO BELIEVE, THAT SKATEBOARDING WOULD ULTIMATELY BECOME HIS CAREER AND PASSION. BUT HE WOULD SOON FIND OUT HIS DEVOTION WOULD BE APPLIED TO HIS LOVE FOR MUSIC.
 ¥OUNI ALWAYS GREW UP AROUND ART. AT AN EARLY AGE HE WAS SAID TO HAVE A NATURAL TALENT FOR CREATING VISUAL ART. HE LOVED TO DRAW, AND SPENT HOURS OF HIS LIFE DOING SO. HE ALSO LOVED MUSIC. HIS FIRST MUSICAL IDOL WAS MICHAEL JACKSON. HE SPENT COUNTLESS MOMENTS MIMICKING HIS SIGNATURE DANCE MOVES AND SINGING STYLES. HE RECALS SINGING ALL THE TIME, AND HIS MOTHER WOULD OFTEN SAY HE HAD AN EAR FOR TUNES DO TO HIS HABIT OF CORRECTING HER WHEN SHE DIDN'T “HIT SONG NOTES CORRECTLY." IN MIDDLE SCHOOL HE FELL IN LOVE WITH PERCUSSION WHILE PLAYING IN THE SCHOOL BAND. IT WAS HERE WHERE HE LEARNED HOW TO READ MUSIC, AND ALSO WHERE HE LEARNED HE COULD PLAY BY EAR THROUGH THE RECREATION OF POPULAR SONGS ON THE XYLOPHONE.
 AT THE AGE OF 12, ¥OUNI RECEIVED HIS FIRST GUITAR FROM A PAWN SHOP IN NEWNAN GA, WHICH HE TAUGHT HIMSELF TO PLAY WITH THE HELP OF NUMEROUS YOUTUBE TUTORIALS. HE EVENTUALLY TRANSFERRED HIS TALENT OF "PLAYING BY EAR,” THAT HE DISCOVERED IN BAND CLASS, INTO HIS NEW FAVORITE INSTRUMENT. HE PLAYED OFTEN, COMPOSED SONGS, WROTE LYRICS TO THEM OF WHICH HE WOULD SING HIMSELF, TRIED TO START A COUPLE BANDS, AND EVEN PLAYED IN HIS CHURCH AT THE TIME. IN THE SEVENTH GRADE HE REDISCOVERED THAT HE COULD RAP AND WRITE HIS OWN LYRICS. HE SAYS HE HAS AN EARLY RECOLLECTION OF DOING SO AROUND AGE 6. WRITING BARS IN NOTEBOOKS INFLUENCED BY HIS FAVORITE RAPPER AT THE TIME, LIL BOW WOW, AND FREE-STYLING WITH HIS NEPHEW BACK IN KANSAS CITY. HE ALSO REMEMBERS SPITTING SOMETHING HE WROTE TO HIS COURUS CLASS IN THE 8TH GRADE WHILE ONE OF HIS FRIENDS BEATBOXED. AT THE START OF THE ¥OUNG SOULS HIGH-SCHOOL CAREER, HE MOVED NORTH OF ATLANTA TO A CITY CALLED NORCROSS, GA.
HERE HE REKINDLED HIS PASSION FOR SKATEBOARDING, AS WELL AS, DEALT WITH THE STRUGGLES OF A DEVELOPING TEEN. ¥OUNI SAYS “IF IT WAS'NT FOR HIS EXPERIENCES IN NORCROSS, I WOULD'NT BE THE SAME ¥OUNI WE ALL KNOW TODAY.” GROWING UP IN GWINNETT COUNTY, ¥OUNI BECAME ENTRANCED BY GIRLS, DRUGS, AND ALCOHOL. HE OFTEN FOUND HIMSELF CHASING HIGHS IN MANY FORMS. SKATEBOARDING EVENTUALLY LOSSED THE EFFECT IT HAD ON HIM ORIGINALLY, DO TO THE SEPARATION OF THE FRIENDS HE WOULD DO SO WITH, AND HE NEEDED A NEW OUTLET. NATURALLY HE FOUND HIMSELF RAPPING AGAIN. WHICH WOULD LEAD HIM TO BUILD A BOND WITH A FRIEND, WHICH HE NOW CALLS HIS BROTHER, BY THE NAME OF DEVIN MALEK.
HE MET DEVIN AT NORCROSS HIGH SCHOOL THROUGH SKATEBOARDING. HE AND DEVIN WOULD EVENTUALLY FORM ILL VISION CREATIONS LLC WHICH IS A PLATFORM OF WHICH THEY WOUD BE PROMOTING THEIR ART AND CREATIONS. AS TIME WENT BY, LIFE WOULD MOLD THEM INTO DIFFERENT CREATURES WITH SHARPENED SKILL SETS, AND A-LOT OF INSPIRATION FOR THEIR CREATIONS. ¥OUNI WOULD EVENTUALLY LEAVE HIGH SCHOOL TO OBTAIN HIS G.E.D AND MOVE TO DECATUR, GA WHERE HE RECORDS THE MAJORITY OF HIS MUSIC.  ¥OUNI HAS NOW BUILT UP QUITE A RAP SHEET (NO PUN INTENDED) PERFORMING AT COUNTLESS OPEN MICS, LOCAL PARTIES, EVENTS, ETC. AND PERFORM IN VENUES SUCH AS THE ATLANTA ARTS EXCHANGE, THE MASQUERADE, AND EVEN OPEN UP FOR ONE OF HIS FAVORITE ARTIST/MEMBERS OF THE WU-TANG CLAN, REAKWON THE CHEF. NOW ¥OUNI IS ON HIS GRIND 247 MAKING SURE HE MAINTAINS HIS LIFE STYLE, RELEASES QUALITY CONTENT, CURATES INCREDIBLE EVENTS BY THE NAME OF "MOOR VIBES," AND OVER ALL, ACHIEVING HIS GOAL OF LIVING AN ABUNDANT AND HAPPY LIFE MAKING HIS PASSION HIS CAREER.
¥OUNI SOUL (MAG, ¥OUNI, ¥OU, THE ¥OUNIVERS, ¥OUNI LOC, ¥OUNI SOULEKTAH, SOUL BROTHA #4, HOSKY, THE ONE LOC GOD, ETC.) IS A CREATOR, VISIONARY, ENTREPRENEUR, MODEL, ACTOR, LOVER, WRITER, CHEF, SKATER, CURATOR, HEALTH ENTHUSIAST, SPIRITUALIST, AND MUCH MOOR. ¥OUNI SOUL SEES HIMSELF AS A DIVINE REFLECTION OF ALL THERE IS… THE ¥OUNIVERS.
 
¥OUNI SOUL IS ¥OU

 

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