Stage Name: Ya Boi L.I.V.E
Date of Birth: July 26, 1988
Birthplace: Amityville, New York
Net Worth: $2.2 million
Ya Boi L.I.V.E is a multi-talented artist and entrepreneur, born on July 26, 1988 in Amityville, NY. Raised in a modest home, he relocated to Baltimore at 16 in search of a better future. Facing challenges in the tough city, he found himself enticed by a life of crime, resulting in his arrest for drug-related offenses, including distribution, conspiracy, and possession.
Fortunately, he managed to evade a 5-10 year prison term and fulfilled his community service obligations. He then prioritized his education before returning to New York, determined to start anew. Music served as the foundation for Ya Boi L.I.V.E’s redemption, fueling his ambition and imagination.
The rapper teamed up with A-La Da Analist, K-Left, and Shadu to establish Fouplay (Fp), which later grew to include additional artists, forming The FoulPlay Family Tree (FpFt). Collaboratively, they embarked on their mixtape journey, producing the acclaimed Mixtape Madness volumes 1, 2, and 3 with the expertise of Mix Master Maniac, renowned for his work with Long Island superstar Rakim.
Ya Boi L.I.V.E’s dynamic sound and undeniable synergy with DemFoulPlayBoyz have propelled him to acclaim. With a repertoire of over 200 songs, including tracks like “Amytiville Day,” “Doing My Thing,” and “Cold World,” their music has fostered a dedicated and loyal fan base.
Displaying his artistic versatility through notable releases like Diamond In The Ruff parts 1 and 2, DaLivest “n” DaFlyest, SummerTime Grind, LiveWire Muzik Vol. 1, and IwasBorn2bSeen, Ya Boi L.I.V.E shines through with his solo projects as well, blending elements of hip-hop, R&B, and soul.
Apart from his musical achievements, Ya Boi L.I.V.E demonstrates his entrepreneurial prowess as the CEO of Nuthin But Da Best Entertainment. Through consistent branding, merchandise distribution, live shows, and the launch of a podcast, he steadily constructs his own empire. He also founded DaVille Clothing, a sleek sportswear line that perfectly complements his music.
With his recent single, “What Chu Working Wit,” Ya Boi L.I.V.E encourages listeners to take bold risks and back up their words with action. The accompanying video showcases his unique artistry and establishes him as a pioneering force in urban music. With his ability to effortlessly blend different genres and deliver evocative verses, the artist enthralls crowds and resonates deeply within the hip-hop community.