The Florida rapper speaks to us in this exclusive interview

Today we had the pleasure of being able to speak with one of the hottest up coming aspiring rappers out of florida, Young Goat. His music is unique as is his story – today you will have the chance to get to know him on a more intimate level.


Alberto Payano born August 7, 1995, better known by his stage name Young Goat, is a new talented American hip hop artist, based on Ocala, Florida. Evolving from a drummer at his 15, to a professional rapper, Young Goat was influenced by the engaging music produced by XXXTentacion, Lil Uzi Vert, Tekashi 6ix9ine. Young Goat blended his several years of music school studies with his versatility with his style, which ranges from hip hop, heavy metal, punk rock, to sober and slower R&B songs, even Latin music. Young Goat announced his debut studios song, Drugs and Money, on September 23, 2018. The song was released on Soundcloud, followed by 6 other productions. Young Goat is moving in 2019 to Las Vegas to spread his talent a bigger audience in the World’s Capital of the entertainment and start contacts with the most important record labels in the West coast.

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What is your background? tell us where you grew up and some information about your upbringing/experiences as a youth: 

My background is pretty straight forward as I’m Venezuelan and  Dominican, my mom is Venezuelan and my dad is Dominican. We are from New York, Brentwood an came to Florida when I was about 12. I got into music when I was 10 when my dad first introduced me into the drums I enjoyed that a lot and pursued music school for drums at 15, few years later I got into many bands, and  played locals shows. The reason I got into hip hop was because of my friends and they told me I could turn out well as an artist and that I have a voice for it.

At what moment did you know that music was part of your life and what feelings did you have towards making an active impact with your music?

The moment I figured out that music was apart of my life was when I actually started do research on what I was getting into and I started to buy my equipment to record and produce. I had and have great feeling  towards my music now that everything is coming in to play and more serious things are happening such getting real fan base, seeing them actually liking my music and seeing numbers go up.

What artists inspired/influences you and if you could collaborate with any artist (alive or passed) who would it be and why?

The few artist that influence me are Lil Uzi Vert, XXXtentacionXXX, Lil Wayne, and Juice Word, I would collaborate  with Juice World manly because he is someone I look up to the most besides Lil Uzi Vert and I would want to make a song with him like no other something really special not just another rap song……

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What do you think about the current state of hip hop/mainstream music?

I think it could be better because of the obvious reason is that there are not of talented artist not being signed fast enough like some other artist that claim to be good but it turns into a meme and I think the music industry should be taken more seriously as for the business side of things as well.

Currently, what projects do you have in the works that you are most excited about?

I’m working on a project right now it’s a single called Drip and Ice and I’m really excited about this because in this song I will be more advance in my vocabulary and all over all flow as well will be more smother as to oppose my other earlier songs

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What are your short term career goals within the next 6-10 months?

My short term goal is to be making money off my music where I can live of it, as well as doing shows of course and finally expanding my talent.

What are your long term career goals within the next 2-5 years?

My long term goals Is to either be big enough to not need to be signed and I’m living comfortably good or is getting signed and investing money on my music and try to partner with a big company as well.

If you had one song out of the catalogue you have created to show a person what song would it be and why?

The song I would show a person that is out of the catalog would Rolls Royce not because the car more of I talk about in that song how precious life can when you shine like Rolls Royce and have a mindset of a winner.

To the person who had never heard of you what is it about your music and story that you would tell them to entice them to be a supporter?

I would first come out and tell them that my music is not made for everyone but the moment you listen you wont disappoint, I tell story in my song that people can relate to, and finally I also made music for people who just want to drive far away to and vibe to my music.

If your music could be described in five words what would those five words be?

The five words I would use to describe my music are the following great, chill, original, catchy, and funny

What do you bring to the game that is unique and different?

I bring my original sound, own flow , own style , and something new that doesn’t sound like any other rapper and that is why I believe my music is unique

To the aspiring artist who is considering a career as a musician what lessons or advice would you give them to inspire them or to uplift them in the journey?

I would say to never give if you really want it, its not cheap you have to put in money to know results  to know if you are moving up, don’t let negative people try to tell your music sucks and that you’re  going to fail that is not true if you put your mind to it and focus  your music will be loved by millions.

What are your social media profiles and where can people purchase/download your music?

All platforms  all you have to do is search YoungGoat on any platform and ill pop up here is one them

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What are your final words you would like to say to people that you have left out?

My last words to them is  I wish you the best of luck in the career or path you are taking and be safe !

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