Elijah Pacheco, known by his stage name, Young Prophit, is a 17-year-old rising rap superstar that is ready to take the game by storm. Hailing from MottHaven, South Bronx, and now residing in Charlotte, North Carolina, Young Prophit, is a young talented artist that is making his own way, while also paying respect to the greats.
Young Prophit began his music career at the age of 6 when he began writing his first rhymes, and covering tracks of Hip Hop legends and veterans, such as Big L, Biggie, Tupac, Mobb Deep, Big Pun, Rakim, and Jay-Z, along with countless others from Hip Hop's Golden Era.
"Pac, Jay-Z, and Biggie had lyrical content that was one of a kind, and at a young age, I just loved their music! I used to do those covers, and I really thought I was them!" said Young Prophit.
Young Prophit also gives much credit to his father as he stated how much his father would constantly play Jay-Z's classic album, 'Reasonable Doubt.' Young Prophit credits Jay-Z's influence for the rap style he has today.
"I was literally born in the birthplace of Hip Hop, and I take huge pride in that," said Young Prophit.
While Young Prophit was primarily raised in the south, he always let's fan's know that he was NY born and bred.
Many artists come and go, but the ones that have longevity have a unique quality that makes them special. In addition to Young Prophit having the "it factor", he also stands out because of the cosigns that he's received from the greats at his young age. They have cosigned him as an artist who is musically ahead of his time.
YP prides himself on being an artist that is both lyrical and conscious, as not too many emcees in his generation touch on real topics.
Given his level of intellect, it was only right to choose the stage name Young Prophit.
Young Prophit‘s track record is astounding. Between studio sessions with legendary producers such as Erick Sermon, working with the infamous Rockwilder, and releasing new visuals (which reached over 1 million views on YouTube), Prophit is still able to balance out great performances and making major appearances.
Elijah is nothing short of ambitious and diligent. The work speaks for itself. At such a young age, he's already proven himself as a respected lyricist and MC.
In 2018, he appeared on Shade45 and laid down a classic freestyle for DJ KaySlay who also aired Prophit’s “Nas Is Like” cover on SiriusXM and Hot 97.
To-date, his visual for "Nas is Like" has 2.5 million viewers and still growing!
Young Prophit has most recently teamed up with Hip Hop legend Styles P of The Lox, on their new single "Alright." The record is out now on all digital platforms and the accompanying visual is out now as well.
In addition, Prophit has an EDM/Dance/House Remix partnership with 418 Music for the single "Alright" with top remix DJs Block & Crown, and Dan Matthews.
Constantly doing shows, interviews, and receiving heavy cosigns from DJ KaySlay and DJ Enuff, there is a lot in store for this young man who is on the come up.