Dubbiel William Sowell, known professionally as Youmidaswell, is a rapper, singer, 3x certified audio engineer, producer, drummer, and professional award winning live performer from Philadelphia, PA. He is most famous for his music releases on worldstar, multiple viral uploads which included his single “Shawdeh” which gained over 1 million views after famously being posted by @RealKKVSH @KKVSH, his role in the first episode of the new #FreeMeek docuseries and his recent Worldstar Appearance for his new song #HotBoySummer.
We are sharing our recent interview with him.
Twist Online : First of all tell us about the start of your music career.
Youmidaswell : My dad is a known Bassist. He played in Mandrill. My parents started a family band with me and my sister called the Final Touch Band.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Youmidaswell : After playing in the family band for years, my mom saw a commercial for an Audio Engineering school and after my first visit I was hooked. I started making beats and they were so bad I was the only one that would rap on them so I began rapping.
Twist Online : One of your tracks “”Taco” got exceptional response, you must be happy with it?
Youmidaswell : Yes! It’s going viral online and after it’s TikTok takeover, and fun dances and video.
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent release ?
Youmidaswell : My newest release “KEILA” was a total spur of the moment creation. The woman “KEILA” was originally set to be the star in my next music video, but after the pandemic the video shoot was pushed back. During our conversations the song was suggested and after an hour, Keila was out.
You can download the track here
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received so far from the release?
Youmidaswell : It’s been heard all over the world from the US, to Singapore, to Indonesia and more. It’s been unreal honestly. My favorite moment so far was hearing someone playing the song in their car riding by me. That was dope.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, Working in studios or performing on stage?
Youmidaswell : Most definitely the stage. Interacting with the crowd. Seeing everyone with their phones up singing the words is one of the most beautiful things someone could experience.
Twist Online : Any particular artist, you would like to share stage with?
Youmidaswell : Drake, Tory Lanez, and Travis Scott would be super crazy. The energy, the history, the audience would be tuned in start to finish.
Twist Online : Are you working on any new project?
Youmidaswell : Yes. I’m finishing up my Album “The Southwest Success Story” It reflects me growing up and making it out of Southwest Philly. My goal release is early July.