Born Darnell Stephon Wade, In Richmond VA. Artist Young Layz as a kid, moved to Phoenix AZ. were his music career began as a child. Performing in choirs and dance for Maxien O Bush Elementary School back in 1995. Young Layz developed his love for music and began persuing rapping his 7th grade year back in 1999. Rappers like Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Heavy-D, Master P, MC- Hammer, and many other artist influenced Young Layz early on in his life. at The age of 11, Young Layz shoot his first tv comercial with baseball legend Ken Greffy Jr. and Oprah wrote about it in one of her articals.
In 2001 Rapper Young Layz began high school were he attended SouthMountain High. Through out his 4 years in high school, he played basketball and was quarter back for his high school freshmen year football team but Young Layz always pursed his carerrer as an artist booking shows through an booking agency known as AftonShows ( www.aftonshows.com/younglayz ) were he would performe at all local bar and grill clubs and other venues such as the Celeberty Theater and Cricket Privilian as an opening act for other artist and bands. Also battling MCees during school would help Young Layz develope a name for his self. In 2005, Young Layz began a perfessional carerr as a artist/producer/songwriter signing up with BMI. Young Layz then began recording his first album along side lable mates on his record lable HoldDownHustleEnt which was created by Young Layz in 2005. The album was called Straight With No Chase. Then In 2006, Young Layz relased a follow up album called SouthWest Coast'n.
Then for the next 6 years Young Layz relased HoldDownHustle Compilation in 2007, L&L Compilation in 2008, Dedicated To The Game Compilation in 2009, Radio Station in 2010, 110 In The Shade Compilation in 2011, Far From A Rookie Mixtape in 2012. You can find all this music on Cdbaby ( www.cdbaby.com/artist/layz1 ), I Tunes (http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/southwest-coastn/id423678263 ), Rapsody ( www.rhapsody.com/artist/layz/albums ) Last.Fm ( www.last.fm/music/layz/southwest+coast"n ) Reverbnation ( www.reverbnation.com/layz10 ) Sonify ( www.sonify.com/artist/layz/715989#.UfrpH-XCv5y ), Spottify music, Nokia Music, I Heart Radio, Amazon MP3, MOG Music, Great IndieMusic, Deezer, live mixtapes, sound cloud,l and many other digital distributers easly by going into the search and putting in Layz or Young Layz.
Currently in the year of 2013, Young Layz has sold music all over the world including places such as Japan and Europe, and all over the U.S. in places like Miami, Cali, New York, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, ATL and many other places. Young Layz continues to work hard and persuing his music carrer. Currently releasing a new album this year that has yet to be titled, Young Layz has accomplish many goals and is still pushing forward to one day becoming a global rap star. You can reach out to Young Layz personally at email@example.com and as always, Hold Down Your Hustle.