UG Vavy lives two separate lives.

By day, he hustles to save people and care for the sick of Chicago as a full-time nurse. When it comes time to hang up the scrubs, though, he transforms into an up-and-coming hip-hop producer and rapper.

And if you think that sounds like a comic book hero, you’re not too far off track. Aside from saving lives and making moves, UG Vavy also likes to keep his identities separate. In fact, his coworkers at the hospital he works have no idea about his outside life as a musician—despite the fact that his music career is blowing the fuck up.

He enjoys the distance between his groups of friends, hobbies, and career. Even Vavy’s own mother didn’t know what his music sounded like until his cousins played her his track Sport It. 

This could be chalked up to the fact that he’s a self-proclaimed introvert. Once he’s on a microphone or behind the boards, though, UG Vavy lets loose and undergoes a transformation into creative monster capable of running the show from all angles—producing, rapping, and recording everything himself.

It wasn’t always easy for him though. His start in music began with loss, after his best friends had moved away to another town. And so he turned to music as an outlet, downloading Fruity Loops Studio and taking a deep dive into the art. After familiarizing himself with producing, he eventually started rapping to his beats and making his own music entirely.

This isn’t to say he flies solo exclusively. UG Vavy has been garnering an impressive resume of collaborations since he got his start, working with artists like Supa Bwe and Shepard Hues to form the group Fight Me, and being featured on The Fellowship with Chicago-based outfit BRKF$T CLUB.

When it comes to 2017, the musician hopes to create a website, film some music videos for his singles, and put out some merch for his fans. It might seem like a whole lot to accomplish in a year, but with this intrepid young artist behind the wheel, he’s going to make you want to keep an eye on him.

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