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DG Yola

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Atlanta rising star DG Yola knows his city streets like no one else. From living on them as a homeless teen to combing every corner of the A-town with his music, this determined ghetto youth knew no boundaries in his grassroots campaign for regional recognition. Embodying both the natural talents to make us move our feet along with the necessary drive that warrants longevity, Yola crafted his career like a strategic game of chess- carefully calculating each move two and three steps ahead. After starting his own independent label, Power Hitter Records, and capturing the Southeast with one of the summer’s hottest down South singles,”Ain’t Gon Let Up,” Yola’s undeniable buzz landed him a deal with Atlantic Records. Now carefully plotting his next plan of action, he awaits the release of his major label debut,”GUTTA WORLD.” “I didn’t need anybody’s record label ’cause I can sign myself and get my own record label,” says the 21-year-old Yola.”I never wanted to work under somebody, so I did it myself.” A hustler to his heart, Yola was instructed on the game of life on Atlanta’s rugged West Side. Born into an unstable household, Yola, his older brother and younger sister were constantly uprooted from living in one relative’s home to the other. While most children his age were enjoying their carefree teenage years, Yola went from living with his aunt to his grandmother to his father to crashing on friends’ couches to sleeping on the floors of crack houses. By his sophomore year in high school, Yola quit school and later that year partnered with a neighborhood friend to start their own label, All Out Records.

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  • kiriyama228

    Nigga really on his Boosie shit on the new mixtape. Feelin' it.

    7 May 2013 Reply
  • big4ever

    "im a gangsta young nigga so i keep my mouth closed, my ears n eyes open, so i can focus on the shit around me.. i know they gon down me.. but all i wonder, why in the fuck do they come around me"

    23 May 2011 Reply
  • Feerzy

    loved by few, hated by many. [2] great!

    17 Sep 2009 Reply
  • LESShiphop

    loved by few, hated by many.

    9 Jan 2009 Reply

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