Compton is home to many of the most famous rappers in the world. While generations have long respected the city for producing top tier talent consistently like Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, The Game, YG to name a few. An entire new crop of talent is emerging. By now, most of the world is familiar with Roddy Ricch, due to his chart topping album released in December of 2019 and viral hit “The Box” however, coming up right behind him is YS, a red-hot rapper who raps with the fury of a blazing brush fire.
As YS positions himself to be next in line to capture national attention, he does so the same way his predecessors did, his way. YS is carving his own lane, not conforming, rather being a trendsetter blazing a furious trail for others to follow in his footsteps for years to come.
The young Compton emcee caught the eye of Shoreline Mafia’s manager Jeremiah “Picaso” Aubert after YS’ viral hit “Bompton”. So much so, he proceeded to A&R his whole next project and paired him with Ron-Ron to create “Street Icon”. When asked why he chose to YS and what separated him from the pack he stated:
“He was a fresh face and a new perspective from his section. Humble, listens and has multiple styles he’s working out. I like the fact he’s under 21 with an older mindset it comes across in his music. You can hear his hunger in his music and his pain. Fresh out the gate he’s collab with 1takejay Ohgeesy and Sada Baby and has a whole EP produced by RonRon. That’s because his personality and his work ethic”.
“Street Icons” features ten songs produced by Platinum Certified producer RonRon, and features an all star cast of features including Sada Baby, Bandgang Lonnie Bands, Rucci, Big Sad and more.