Old Heads Young Shoulders exists to shine a light in this world and help make it a better place. We want to unify people across different world views by creating, curating, and promoting things that are beautiful and beneficial.
One thing in particular that we want to achieve this goal through is music.
My name is Delgis Mustafa and as far back as I can remember music has been a great passion of mine. I can still recall when my friend, Harvey, got the first computer of everyone in our circle.
It was a Compaq Presario. Napster had just arrived and with it’s arrival a world of music was opened to us. We would spend countless hours searching for and downloading exclusive Hip-Hop records.
Eventually we discovered Windows Sound Recorded and began recording songs to our favorite Hip-Hop instrumentals on it.
Soon enough my parents provided me with a computer of my own. My friends and I would compete over who had the most exclusive tracks. It got to a point where it wasn’t even about finding a good song as much as it was about finding a song no one had discovered.
Slowly by surely I began to focus less on curating and more on creating. In grammar school I created my very first CD. From that moment on I began to create as much as possible. By 2011, under the moniker of The ILLZ, I released three mixtapes and received a multitude of press coverage on sites like 2DopeBoyz, OnSmash, The Source, XXL, Vibe, NahRight, and Fader.
The fruit of all of that work culminated in the project To Know Your Place in The Universe.
Around 2012 I began to step away from creating music. I felt satisfied with what was created and lacked inspiration to create further.
Yet music still was a huge part of my life, as it has always been. All of this lead to where we are now. I believe that music that is both aesthetically beautiful and functionally beneficial can change the world for the better.
Old Heads Young Shoulders exists to promote what we call Good music. Our hope is that it will inspire people to create better art and live better lives.