Biography

Yung Ayee and Street Team Entertainment

One of the most exciting new talents to hit the streets for many years, Yung Ayee is storming his way into the Midwest hip hop scene with all the ingredients needed to take on not just the Indie community but the entire music world where it hurts!

Many are touting Yung Ayee as the next big thing to happen to hip hop and rap and comparisons have been drawn with some of the biggest names in the industry, such as Pusha T, Big Sean and Rick Ross. In fact, we are told that he is the next challenger to the 'throne' and to forget all the other followers and pretenders because he is the real deal, a potential new king of the airwaves! Indeed, Yung Ayee's latest single 'Go For What You Know', released on 8 August 2013, immediately started making waves across the internet and even onto some FM markets and college radio stations.

Yung Ayee has loved his music all his life, and been creating and even performing it for almost as long. He was born Shajuan Butler in St Louis, Missouri, on 29 December 1990, and almost from the moment he could walk he loved the hip hop and rap music his older brother Sterling was always playing around the house. He was very young when he started writing his own raps, improving and perfecting them for many years until he started performing them at just 13 years old. He continued to write and freestyle throughout his time as a teenager and in 2004 his brother, now Sterling "The Reason" Butler, signed him on to the record label he had started with in-house producer David "Duke Lamarr" Johnson, Street Team Entertainments, under the stage name "Yung Ayee".

Although in 2010 he went to Greenville University, Illinois, on a basketball scholarship, he very soon dropped out in order to concentrate on his music. On his return from college he fell out with his parents and as a result found himself homeless, but he says the eight months this lasted gave him time and motivation to continue working on improving his craft.

The release of 'Go For What You Want' was the springboard that launched his meteoric rise, with a number of high profile performances soon after and invitations to do opening slots for major artists such as Chingy, Murphy Lee, Caskey, Fresco Kayne and more. A free style series called "The Boy Got Bars" followed, which was shown on Street Team Entertainment's YouTube channel (StreetTeamTv314) and website.

His publicist Derrick "Retro Jordon" Jackson was quoted as saying he'd warned the 'non-believers' that 'Yung Ayee’ was poised to take over the scene, but lamented that his words had “obviously fallen 'on deaf ears' - and now here he is, Street Team's flagship artist and just released his first solo mixtape, the highly anticipated "The Renovation".

Yung Ayee ability to create many types of songs from club bangers to street songs means that "The Renovation", which includes the single "Go For What You Want", is not going to disappoint either his long-term loyal fans or the many new ones that are going to be drawn in when they hear this new release by one of the most versatile and dynamic young lyricists to hit the scene for many years. All this time he continued to put together his catalog of songs with lyrics that he says are based on real life experiences and party life

Describing himself as motivated, dedicated and, of course, 100 percent committed, Yung Ayee is poised to throw off his humble beginnings back in St Louis and take on the world – or maybe that should be take over the world with his thumping beats and impeccable flow.

News

  • Yung Ayee's Jacking for Beat's mixtape will be coming soon to a city near you! While using true hiphop tracks like Jay Z"s ft Eminem "Renegade" and Tupac's Hail Mary this will not be the Yung Ayee most fan are used to.

    He will be exercersing his lyrical ability on this one folk's, gearing up to his offical album #DTLC DEEP THOUGHTS LONG CONVERSATIONS!

  • Yung Ayee's new promo video to Pusha T's "Crutches Crosses Caskets" IS HERE CHECK THE VIDEO SECTION NOW!!!!

  • YUNG AYEE WILL BE MAKING HIS 3RD STRAIGHT APPERANCE AT SXSW!!! THIS YEAR WILL BE MORE PERFORMANCE'S MORE EVENTS AND A VIDEO SHOT AT A SOON DISCLOSED LOCATION!!! LINK WITH US!!!

Shows

  • 01

    Feb

    2016

    WORD WAR BATTLE @II BAR AND GRILL

    YUNG AYEE WILL BE DOING HIS 1ST BATTLE GOING AGAINST VET OOOPS IN AYE VERB AND CHIGGA CHASE'S WORD WAR BATTLE LEAGUE!!

    09:00:00 PM

  • 17

    Mar

    2016

    CLUB CIELO, AUSTIN TX (SXSW)

    YUNG AYEE WILL BE PERFORMING AT THE FREEDOM HOUSE 2 SHOWCASE ALONG SIDE TEFF POE AND MORE. DON'T MISS!!!!

    08:00:00 PM

  • 18

    Mar

    2016

    Karma Lounge Austin TX (SXSW)

    Yung Ayee Will be performing along side Robb BAnks, Kembe, 21 Savage and More @ SXSW 2016.. It will be at Karma Lounge on 6th st.. DON'T MISS!!!

    08:00:00 PM

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