Lil YooHoo continues his successful music career on Soundcloud

Drew Greene, Sports Editor

After several months of hard work and dedication, Lil YooHoo, also known as junior Trevor Wilkins, has created new content on the music sharing platform Soundcloud. YooHoo has also been branching out, adding two songs, “Woah Woah Woah” and “Feelin’ Good,” onto larger platforms, including Apple Music and Spotify. He has received a plethora of help in expanding his music career.
“I’ve gotten on Spotify and Apple Music because I have good connections and an outstanding team working with me to make sure we succeed,” Wilkins said.
Currently, Wilkins and his team are finishing up a new album. As of now, there is no set date for the release.
Wilkins takes inspiration from famous rappers, as well as his friend.
“My good friend Tesmond Young (Tizzi) was rapping and he played a beat. I freestyled a hook and he told me to run with it. Also, watching Chief Keef record 2-3 music videos was inspiring, and I’ve always wanted to sell out an arena and rock out like Uzi (Lil Uzi Vert),” Wilkins said.
Chief Keef is a rapper best known for popularizing Chicago trap music, which focuses on its beats and lyrics. Lil Uzi Vert, on the other hand, is a rapper from Philadelphia known for his heavy use of autotune combined with traces of rock music. These two rappers are polar opposites of each other, showing that Wilkins uses a wide variety of music for inspiration.
Until recently, Wilkins used to create music part-time. His decision to make music full time has paid off, with Wilkins getting tens of thousands of listens on his new songs.
“I’ve always lowkey made music here and there, but I started taking it seriously around September 2017,” Wilkins said.
In the last six months, Wilkins has performed at various venues across Richmond. He performed frequently at Club Infuzion in March and April, but the venue closed in July. He now performs at a new venue, The Broadberry.
“My last concert was in August at The Broadberry. I will be announcing concert dates shortly because we are still finalizing details,” Wilkins said.
With an already successful career as a rapper, YooHoo hopes that he will make his dreams come true: growing his fan base and selling out concert venues.