New York City rapper Yung Esckimo has returned with his new single “Blue Magic,” the title track for his forthcoming EP ‘Blue Magic,’ which is set to arrive this fall via SCAM Inc. The track follows the project’s lead single “The Code.”
“Blue Magic” is available everywhere now.
With “Blue Magic,” Esckimo shares his successes, failures, and some advice. “I can never fail / And that shit is in my DNA, I can never tell / Make sure that you keep that money separate, keep it somewhere else / Make sure that you stash it right in case you gotta pay the bail,” he raps.
Esckimo’s new track follows the music video for his Maybach & Millions project cut, “Show You.” His debut project, Mayback & Millions arrived last November on SCAM Inc., and featured standout records like “Never Broke Again,” “Myself,” “Big Steppa,” and “Dollah Fo’ Dollah Challenge (Remix)” with Yo Gotti.
Through SCAM Inc. and his upcoming EP, Blue Magic, Esckimo is cementing his place as an emerging rapper, music executive, and leader in New York City. “I’m looking forward to building a platform,” he says. “Become an independent group that helps up-and-coming artists—that gives them the game and puts them in the position to win.”
“… the New York artist continues to push the envelope.” – All Hip Hop
“… a passionate and purposeful lyricist, Yung Esckimo is on a mission to empower his listeners.” – Remixd Magazine
ABOUT YUNG ESCKIMO:
Yung Esckimo fell in love with music at 9 years old.
That was the same age he bought his first album, 50 Cent’s debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin’. That was Esckimo’s aha moment—when he really fell in love with music and felt encouraged to rap.
“I would perform in the mirror, memorize my lyrics, and rap them at lunch at school,” he recalls.
Esckimo grew up all over Uptown Manhattan: Washington Heights, Harlem, and Dyckman. He remembers the various neighborhoods as being “hostile.” He continues, “You either gotta get it or you don’t; you hustle or you starved type of environment.”
Music was a salve for him during that time—but the hustle mentality was strong. Before his music career, he was known as Escko to his friends. Around 2018, he was helping to develop another artist, which is when he realized that instead of investing in someone else, he should support himself. He then flipped that name into his current moniker adding ‘Mo’ at the end, “‘Cause I’m really the coldest in the city,” he says.
What’s really kept him going, though, has been seeing other people make it out of his neighborhood.
“What made me take it seriously was Cardi B and other artists from my area who took off from music. Once I seen them do it, it was a reality that it could happen,” he says. “You see Jay-Z and Biggie Smalls but they not from where I’m from. New York might be small, but it’s big to us. So when I seen people that I spoke to on the regular make it in hip-hop, actually get paid, and live a life from it, I said, ‘Okay, I can do it too.’”
Esckimo takes pride in making music that is authentic to his life. “We’re not just rapping it, we’re living it,” he says.
“I feel like my music is really motivational music, inspiring music,” he continues. “It’s definitely going to put you in the mindset. If you don’t want to get up and go to work in the morning, it’s going to make you want to get up. If you are in the gym and you tired, it’s going to make you want to run that extra mile. If you broke and you standing on the block, it’s definitely gonna make you want to go get some money.”
Those sentiments are reflected in his debut offering Maybach & Millions, which arrived in November 2022. On the song, “Never Broke Again,” Esckimo recalls the times he lost it all, but picked himself back up again. “And I just put away another half of mill / I’m in the streets looking like I got a deal / And when I lost it all I ain’t know how to feel / I put my cleats on and then I hit the field,” he raps. In another project cut, “Myself,” he waxes poetic on his independent success over a menacing bassline.
Next, he’s gearing up for his next project Blue Magic, which is set to drop this fall. Yung Esckimo is also looking forward to building a platform for artists in his city with his label SCAM Inc., which stands for “Success Comes After Manifestation.”
“A lot of these artists have a story that’s relatable. They also came from nothing. Those are real artists that I can relate to, that inspire me to do music.”