In essence, we are all a product of our environment. Whether that's a good or bad thing, is up to the individual. For Dennis Mitchell, better known as Yung Menace, his upbringing played a crucial role in his music aspirations. "When I was young, I grew up in a Carribean neighborhood where it was all about working hard to survive. And I felt like a boy in a big world. And music would always balance things out for me." At the young age of fourteen, Yung Menace, decided to pursue music, particularly, Hip Hop, as his career path of choice. It was a source of balance in life for him. Nine years later, after being heavily influenced by NYC Hip Hop greats, like Biggie, Nas & Jay-Z, Menace is able to write and record music that reflects who he is. From problems in the world, to friends, girls and everything in between, there is no holding back in his music and the messages he portrays through them. With four solid projects under his belt thus far, there's much more to expect from the Brooklyn MC. On describing his sound, Menace states that he is a blend of underground and commercial; where his music is able to blur the lines between the two. "I can relate to a variety of people through my music. But something that alway stick, at the end of the day, is that I'm always BROOKLYN with it." Staying true to his roots, Yung Menace is a genuine Brooklyn Hip Hop artist who takes initiative in his own hands. Engineering and producing some of his own tracks is also a part of his artist resume. Whatever it is that he needs to do in order to advance his career, he is on top of it.