RIAA Triple Platinum-certified rapper JayDaYoungan kicks off 2022 with the reflective “Scarred” EP, out now. EP track “Ready For It”, which was produced by Heartbeatz (Boosie Badazz, Moneybagg Yo, Kevin Gates) also receives an official music video that features Jay. Although currently incarcerated – “Scarred” serves as an outlet for Jay as well as a way to continue connecting with his loyal fanbase. On the EP’s title JayDaYoungan says, “Scarred is a tattoo I have on my face. The title basically speaks to being hurt over time by people & life in general & being scarred by it. Nearly every song on the EP is about past trauma from real life experiences.” 

Bogalusa, Louisiana gave rise to JayDaYoungan. In just four years, the rapper and singer has gone from anonymity in his hometown to Triple Platinum success, 2.8 billion-plus global streams, acclaim by The FADER and more.

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After casually writing rhymes in class, he started to take hip-hop seriously in 2016. He first joined forces with FG Famous for “Stick Up,” generating 1.2 million YouTube views. Turning heads locally, he ignited a prolific string of projects, including his 2017 breakout mixtape RuffwayyThe Real Jumpman 23Wake Up23Forever 23Endless PainCan’t Speak On It, and Misunderstood. Along the way, he inked a deal with Atlantic Records, as single “23 Island” achieved a Platinum plaque with over 300 million streams. Singles “Thot Thot,” “Elimination” & “Opps” have also received RIAA Gold certifications.

In 2020, he released his debut album Baby23, which boasts 23 tracks, including 2x Platinum single 23 Island”, “Perky Activated”, “38K” and  “Touch Your Toes” (ft. Mulatto), with Kevin Gates, Moneybagg Yo, Dej Loaf, and Mulatto featured. The album serves as an authentic glimpse into who JayDaYoungan is and how he got here. Jay says, “Lyrically, some of the songs are about pain. Some of them are good things. Some of them are about my wife and what we’re going through. It’s all of the smiles and all of the frowns. You’re hearing the good times and the bad times from me. It’s versatile.”

JDY followed Baby23 with the 23 Is Back mixtape in 2021, which features mixtape singles “ZaZa” and “Murder” (produced by JahDaGod & Jahmoni), and has garnered over 50M streams and 9M views.


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