Yung Jaguar (Jagg) born as Jerry Stapleton was born on the 17th of August in 1991 in Starkville Mississippi. At the age of 17, Yung Jagg had developed a local rap group called “BOMB Squad” in Simpson County, MS. He used to do weekly shows with his classmates and colleagues at the national guard in his region. At the age of 19, Yung Jagg joined college in Memphis TN to become a multimedia expert. He studied cinematography, graphic design, audio engineering, and production.
Yung Jagg decided to travel to other parts of the United States to expand his faith in hip-hop. In Texas, he became acquainted with Lloyd Prince, D. Prince and J. Prince Jr of Rap-A-Lot Records, who inspired and encouraged him to continue his journey shortly after spending five months spreading his LP through Dallas TX. Once relocated to Bellingham, WA Yung Jagg received his first paid gig. Wild Buffalo’s renowned promoter Chris who inaugurated Snoop Dogg’s artistes from Dog Pound, for Washington Co-host. He encouraged him to change his name to fit his personality better. And after a few weeks of consideration, he renamed him “YUNG JAGG.”
How did you get involved in music?
Grew up loving music
When did you make music a priority?
I started to seriously pursue music as a teenager
What inspires you daily to write & record music?
I am inspired to write music by the life good times and the bad experience and understanding
what’s unique about your music.. what sets it apart?
I love to create a vibe accidently i never make song that are very similar i would say in alot of way each of my songs have their own individual persona
What’s your favourite and least favourite part about being a musician?
I love being able to send a message that can touch a experience that someone may be feeling and the fact that in situations normal words can express music make people feel like they are not alone its a universal language heard by al
Name 1-2 highly influential musicians that you listen to & respect?
Right now im listening to alot of naz and david banner but i also always tap with future and project pat lately i been studying one of the first group s to blow out of Mississippi wild life society and building my understanding of writingeven deeper stories in my music
When it comes to how the music enthusiast listens to your album do you prefer they buy or stream and why?
I prefer they do both i mean honestly i try to make it a prioty to step when i drop so if you rocking with me ride till the wheels fall off