Yo Gotti introduces South Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta as the latest addition to his label, CMG, joining Snootie Wild.
Blac Youngsta "I Swear To God" drops 9/24
"Blac Youngsta's style is unique and he has the energy to be a great entertainer," says Yo Gotti of his newest protégé. "His hustle and drive reminds me of myself, so I thought he'd be a perfect fit at CMG."
Growing up in Memphis in the 90s, Blac Youngsta, like many of his peers fell prey to the allure of the street life and gang culture but he always carried an interest in music and shifted to that after coming face to face with the consequences of his lifestyle. An avid Yo Gotti fan, he dropped his first serious offering Fast Bricks as a consecutive trilogy in homage to Gotti's Cocaine Muzik mixtape series. "I was praying Yo Gotti would see me," he says.
While still recovering from a drive-by shooting that sidelined him for five months, Blac Youngsta released the street single "Heavy," which received a huge response from both the streets and the internet. The next step for him was to get Yo Gotti's attention. After parlaying his way into one of Gotti's videos, Blac Youngsta landed a meeting with the CMG team and, within a few weeks, a meeting with Gotti himself, which led to an opportunity to tour with his idol for two months while still independent. Following the tour, Gotti decided that Blac Youngsta was ready and signed him immediately.
As Blac Youngsta preps the release of his next mixtape, I Swear To God, due out September 24th, Blac Youngsta's "Heavy" has been re-released and will be promoted as his major label debut single. The single can be purchased on iTunes here. And while his upcoming project is still a work in progress, Blac Youngsta is already thinking about his debut album.
"If anybody knows Gotti they know he's always in the studio," Blac Youngsta says. "And that's where you'll find me too."
Blac Youngsta's music combines his street philosophies with production that keeps the club shaking. It's a balance his mentor Yo Gotti knows all too well, and one Blac Youngsta is ready to release upon the world.