Interview with YaYa

Interview with YaYa

Interview with YaYa


YaYa makes music that blends contemporary with jazz. “Cafecito” is a song that is served extra strong with lots of sugar. The sweetness of this tune permeates genres and boundaries. The essence of beauty that resonates from the simple chord progressions magnifies the talent that YaYa possesses in his soul.


YaYa does a good job of blending jazz, reggaeton, and hip hop into a digestible sonic burst of sound. Puerto Rico is producing the new wave of musicians and YaYa is at the forefront. It is obvious that YaYa is an actual musician and in our interview, YaYa shares that he plays piano, saxophone, and even congas. YaYa makes real music that can be felt by people of every skin color or background. Luckily, YaYa agreed to be interviewed by Rock the Hip Hop.

Rock the Hip Hop Interview with YaYa

Where are you from?

I am from San Juan, Puerto Rico

How has your city influenced your sound?

San Juan is a very diverse city, it’s colors, sounds and vibes are within me. San Juan inspired every person that visits.

What instruments do you play?

I play the Piano, saxophone and congas

What’s your best performance?

My best performance is yet to come, I am always looking for feedback to improve my craft.

What is your worst performance?

Like I said before, every time you can learn from your experiences is a time well spent. Mistakes can become your assets if you grow from them.

Tell us about your newest single.

Cafecito is a song inspired by my current relationship; she is a coffee lover and a Cafecito is something we enjoy every morning. When she is away from home I realize that it is more than just coffee. We share that time every morning, talking about life, us, laughing and having a good time.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In 5 years I see myself established as an artist, with my brand Yaya El Gitano expanded and helping others.

Does your family support your musical journey?

Of course! My aunt designed my first cover, I strongly believe in staying grounded and humble, I have my girl on my side supporting me all the way, Love goes a long way.

Who do you want to collaborate with?

More recently I have been listening to a more diverse genre of music, like Masego, C Tangana and Stromae. From Puerto Rico I would like to collaborate with Gomba Jahbari, Bad Bunny and Gilberto Santa Rosa, among others.

Any new projects you are working on that you want to share?

Yes, my next single will be Sweet Mango, almost ready for release. Stay tuned to my SM for the release date.

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