Yungun

Yungun, also known as Essa, is a hip-hop artist from the United Kingdom. His first album entitled “The Essance” was released in the year 2004 under Janomi Records. Yungun was born in the nothern part of London, England, the place where he also works and resides these days.


Yungun studied at Eton College, an English independent boarding school located in Berkshire near Windsor. He started his career in music during the mid-90’s, where he became the host and MC on the pirate radio station Parlay in Harrow. This is also the place where Yungun established the group named “Dupa Styles” with his fellow MCs Devise and M.E. Moon.

In 1998, Yungun contacted Harry Love who eventually became the DJ and producer of Dupa Styles. Yungun also started a solo career, and he appeared on several projects such as City Breaks (with LG & Lopez), Four Horsemen and Silent Mobius (with Tommy Evans), Out There (with Doc Brown), as well as The Art of Celebration (with Evil Ed). He has collaborated with various UK artists such as Lewis Parker and Jehst.

Yungun currently does some national and international tours. He regularly gets airplay from DJ’s such as Gilles Peterson, Steve Lamacq, Zane Lowe, Vic Galloway, and Bethan & Huw. Yungun has also performed on a live studio set on Ras Kwame’s show.

Yungun has been featured in a lot of publications such as the Hip Hop Connection (HHC), the longest running monthly periodical devoted to the hip hop culture. He performed on international festival tours like Hip-Hop Kemp and Love Planet. Yungun also hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards as well as MTV’s Cannes Film Festival party.