Akon continues to raise the bar, after working with Lady Gaga, by signing Southern California rapper Ya Boy. With a resume that includes opening for artists such as Jay-Z, Sean Kingston, and Taylor Swift and over 45 million Myspace views, Ya Boy has become the latest entertainer to sign with Akon’s Kon-Live. “Ya Boy is one of the hardest workers todayâ¦Heâs an amazing artist that never got a chance to shine. He never gave up and now he has a chance to shine not only on the West Coast but internationally,” Akon said in a statement Monday. Catchy punch lines, versatility, eyebrow raising topics, witty wordplay combined with his no-color lines policy have helped garner Ya Boy aka YB The Rock Star widespread appeal. In 2002, he further gained notoriety from his song “100 Bars of Crack” where he rapped a 100 bars over Dr. Dre’s “Nuthin’ But a “G” Thang” also featured on The Black Wall Street Journal Vol. 1. In the summer of 2005 Ya Boy released his first solo mixtape, âFuture of the Franchiseâ followed by the 2006 release of his debut album âRookie of the Year .â The album featured collaborations with his Bay Area rap neighbors E-40, Turf Talk, Clyde Carson of The Team, San Quinn and more. The albumâs first single, “Step Ya Game Up”, was produced by musical architect, Rick Rock. That same year, Ya Boy wrote and appeared on the Kevin Federlineâs rap album Playing With Fire allowing him to expand his horizon. Seamlessly pounding the music industryâs pavement YB The Rock Star secured his position on the West Coast in 2008, when he released the single “Holla at Ya Boy” produced by Cool & Dre. Meanwhile, The Source Magazine featured him in the Unsigned Hype section, BETâs Rap City awarded Ya Boy the mixtape of the week title, while XXL Magazine, Ozone and Hip Hop Weekly all co-signed him as the âNext To Blow.â In 2009 Ya Boy released hit single âWe Run LAâ feat. Dr. Hollywood, the song is currently spinning on multiple radio stations throughout Los Angeles. âYa Boy truly deserves this momentâ¦We felt thereâs no one on an international level bigger than Akon. Weâre excited and happy to join the Kon-Live family,â says Manager Mike G, Nitevision Management. With multiple Ya Boy videos and mixtapes saturating the web, a total seven years of paying dues, Ya Boy will finally reap the benefits of his labor on Kon Live.
It’s official – Akon has just announced the latest addition to his Kon Live label, a new signing with rapper Ya Boy. This move marks an exciting step forward for both parties, and is sure to be warmly embraced by fans of both stars. With this collaboration, it looks like there are some major moves in store!
The news comes on the heels of several other impressive achievements from both artists. For Akon, who is known for such chart-topping hits as “Locked Up” and “Smack That”, the deal further solidifies his position as one of music’s most successful producers and entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, Ya Boy is no stranger to success himself; he recently released his third studio album featuring collaborations with Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne.
Now that these two powerhouses have joined forces, things are looking even brighter for their respective careers. There’s no doubt that when it comes to creating hit songs together, these two will bring nothing but heat! Keep reading to learn more about how this dynamic duo plans to take over the world.
Overview Of Kon Live
Kon Live is an independent record label founded by multi-platinum recording artist Akon. The company was established in 2008 and has since become one of the most successful labels in music, signing artists such as Lady Gaga and T-Pain. Now, Kon Live has expanded with a new signing: Ya Boy.
Ya Boy is an up-and-coming rapper who made waves on SoundCloud before being signed to Kon Live. His debut studio album “Back 2 Ballin” dropped last year and peaked at number 12 on the Billboard 200 chart, solidifying his place among A-list hip hop talent. He’s also been featured on tracks with other prominent figures such as Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla Sign, and more.
The addition of Ya Boy to the roster makes it clear that Kon Live isn’t slowing down anytime soon; they’re continuing to bring fresh talent into their fold while staying true to their mission of discovering and cultivating groundbreaking artists from all genres. It looks like we can expect even bigger things from this powerhouse label in the future!
Details Of Ya Boy Signing
Ya Boy’s signing to Kon Live is more than just another major label deal; it’s a testament to the power of independent music. The rapper has built an impressive career on his own, and now he’s taking that success even further with this record deal. His style combines elements of trap, hip-hop, and pop – making him a versatile artist who can appeal to many different audiences.
It’ll be exciting to see what Ya Boy does with four albums’ worth of material that he’ll be releasing through Kon Live. He already has several hit singles under his belt, so fans will likely get plenty of new music from him in the near future. Plus, having Akon as part of his team is sure to open up additional opportunities for him beyond just music releases.
From collaborations with other artists to endorsement deals and merchandise lines, we expect Ya Boy’s partnership with Kon Live to take his career to the next level. It looks like there are even bigger things ahead for both Ya Boy and Kon Live!
In conclusion, Kon Live is a major success for Akon and his team. He has proven himself to be an astute businessman and musical visionary with the signing of Ya Boy. This new addition promises to bring more energy and freshness to the label’s already impressive roster of artists.
It remains to be seen if this move will further propel Kon Live into becoming one of the most successful labels in the music industry or not. However, it is clear that Akon has taken another step towards solidifying his place as a trendsetter in hip hop culture. His eye for talent combined with savvy business practices have made him a force to be reckoned with.
Overall, Akon continues to make waves in the entertainment world with each new venture he takes on. With the latest signing of Ya Boy, there’s no telling what other surprises are up his sleeve. It looks like we’ll just have to wait and see!
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