Local Reviews: Young Sim

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Young Sim 
Audio Diary
Feel Good Music Coalition
Street: 05.05.11
Young Sim = Murs + Will Smith + Ant
Young Sim is known in Salt Lake City as a humble guy who conveys his message to his listeners in a vulgarity-free and violence-free manner. He does this by refraining from adding curses and glocks into his rhymes while keeping the essence of hip hop in his music. He is best known for his viral YouTube song, “Teach me how to Jimmer,” a “Teach Me How to Dougie” remix. Audio Diary is a great album from the local scene. “Facebook,” a track that has a pop feel with Kiliona and Emerson Kennedy, two local artists who are making moves, is one of my favorites on the album. This track talks about social networking and the trouble it can cause. I like the song because of the entire vibe that the trio captured while creating the song. All three bring something different to the track and it comes together quite nicely. In “Letter to my Pop,” a slower track on the album, Young Sim brings you back into a ‘sit down, listen and elaborate’ type of mood through meaningful lyrics to his father over a mellow instrumental. With the high morals of a modern day Will Smith and the always-clear and to-the-point lyrical style of Murs, I think it’s going to be pretty difficult for this guy to fail at his craft. Feel free to check the album out.