Nineteen-year-old Dutch producer YoungKio, who currently scores a number 1 hit in America in collaboration with rapper Lil Nas X, has been approached several times by well-known producers and artists since his sudden success.
The producer from Purmerend tells in conversation with 3voor12 that he has been producing hip hop beats for about three years, that artists can buy from him on the internet.
He then discovered through Instagram that one of those beats was being used in the song Old Town Road , which was not yet a hit at the time.
YoungKio then sent a message to the rapper who made the song, asking if his name could also be added.
"Since then it has only gone faster. It is very crazy, I have heard in the American industry that this is one of the crazy stories ever in the hip-hop scene."
"Everyone knows the track"
The song, which contains a sample of a song from the band Nine Inch Nails, is a mix between trap and country and ended up in the country-hit list of the American Billboard and then also in the number 1 position in the regular top list. He was subsequently approached by rappers such as Rico Nasty and Lil Pump and a number of well-known American producers.
"I have the number 1 worldwide, the number 1 on Billboard , everyone knows the track and everyone thinks it is fantastic", says the Dutch producer. "He just has to go platinum, then everything I wanted as a producer has come true."