Meet Johnny Yukon, a Singer-Songwriter Expertly Bridging Moody R&B & Infectious Pop

The 21-year-old singer-songwriter, rapper and producer premieres his new single, "Snooze."

Although you're likely not familiar with the name Johnny Yukon, that will soon change.

Born and raised in Warrington, PA and based in Los Angeles, the 21-year-old singer-songwriter, rapper and producer has already composed an impressive resume, earning songwriting credits for his work with Jeremih, Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and Leon Bridges, among others, and penning five of the 14 tracks on the Furious 8 soundtrack, but playing the background forever isn't his goal.

Following the April release of "Roll Up," a wavy R&B record that's perfect for—wait for it—rolling up with someone, and his assist on G-Eazy's "Eyes Closed," Yukon is gearing up to brave the industry spotlight as a lead artist, regardless of the box his music might be placed in.

"I guess I would consider myself a singer who raps but I wouldn't really say there's much of a difference these days," he explained via email. "My music is a blend of everything. I'm inspired by so many different sounds. It really comes down to what I'm feeling each day."



Amindi Won’t Be Boxed In

Rapper and singer Amindi refuses to be boxed in. She breaks down her new EP, 'Nice,' for Audiomack.


Brasstracks Is Back Indie—Now What?

Brasstracks are back indie. One half of the duo breaks down their split from Capitol for Audiomack.


Lil Nas X, Lil Tecca, & Alina Baraz: Best of the Week

Lil Nas X, Lil Tecca, Alina Baraz, and more, all had the best new songs on Audiomack this week.

A sublime example of Yukon's special blend can be heard on his self-produced single "Snooze," which is premiering exclusively on DJBooth.

Created in his home bedroom studio, "Snooze" is what the kids call "a vibe." Far from a sleepy SoundCloud loosie as its title might suggest, the record simultaneously oozes 40 and Drake's influence and Blackbear's vocal approach, while also being shaped by what sounds like a sped-up version of Dot Da Genius' production from Kid Cudi's breakout single, "Day 'N' Nite." Think a smooth trap version of Cudi minus the humming or 6LACK with a stronger rap cadence.

Yukon is currently working on his first full-length project and hopes to deliver an accompanying set of visuals in the near future. "Lots of new music," he said.

We're looking forward to it.



Meet Trapo & Listen to the Raspy-Voiced Wisconsin Rapper's Debut, "Shade Trees"

Get familiar with the 18-year-old Madison, Wisconsin talent and his brand new debut album.


Who’s Torii Wolf & Why Did DJ Premier Produce Her Debut Album? They Explain

On 'Flow Riiot,' singer-songwriter Torii Wolf and legendary producer DJ Premier serve up beans and cheesecake—and it's delicious.


Meet Rileyy Lanez, the Bronx Singer Helping Us Through ‘Beautiful Mistakes’: Interview

On her debut EP, the 19-year-old singer-songwriter writes deep odes to love and heartbreak — and they’re connecting.


Meet Montell2099, a New Zealand Producer Bridging Brain-Melting Beats & 21 Savage

"It’s been a crazy ride, but I think this collaboration with 21 Savage is definitively my biggest accomplishment so far."

Meet Joël, the Toronto Singer Looking Beyond Genre

Meet Joël, the Toronto Singer Looking Beyond Genre

“People have their own unique styles. The term genre is dying.”