Yung Energy

Mar 14, 2024

9:00pm – 9:10pm CT

La Factoria

Please add bio here...Elijah "Yung Energy" Harrison is a rapper-songwriter from Asheville, NC. He discovered his passion
for music at a young age. With no mentors, no support, and living place to place, Yung Energy turned to
the streets for support. That's when he would rap along to the most influential artists on the radio and
make up his own lyrics. Inspired by artists like, 2 Pac, Crucial Conflict, Bone Thugz, to name a few. He
started writing songs at the age of 12 and taught himself how to record, mix and master his own music.
He began performing at local open mic nights and events, where he gained confidence and feedback
from the audience.
By 2018-19' Yung Energy, also known as "Y.E", had become one of Asheville's top local artists. Sadly, he
still faced a lot of adversity along the way, but it didn't stop him. Opening for some of the biggest
entertainers in the industry such as Trina, Bun B, Mystikal, Trick Daddy, just to name a few, everything he
was building came to a halt as did the whole world; in 2020 covid hit and his career came to a stop. With
events being canceled and his breakthrough tour with "SXSW" not happening, it caused Yung Energy to
stop recording music.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Primary Access
Music Badge
Platinum Badge
Secondary Access
Music Festival Wristband
Interactive Badge
Film & TV Badge
Asheville, NC, United States
Hip-Hop / Rap
People also favorited