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Who is Yung Bans? The 19-year-old artist paving his own lane in Atlanta rap

Yung Bans, the 19-year-old up-and-coming artist coming out of Atlanta Georgia, has been rapping every since the 6th grade and finally began his music career throughout his high school years.

He was able to quickly grow to fame with his hit single, “4Tspoon” featuring Playboi Carti, at just 14-years-old. This single reached over 1,000,000 views on Youtube and over 5,000,000 views overall.

With “4Tspoon” getting his name out, his career had just begun.

His next feature in XXXTentacion’s new song “ILOVEITWHENTHEYRUN” helped make him known with over 30 million plays.

Working with big-time artists such as Playboi Carti, XXXTentacion, and Ski Mask The Slump God helped guide him and develop his own style.

Yung Bans’ brilliant idea of collaborating with other rappers, both famous and up-and-coming like himself, allowed people all over the country to hear his voice.

Collaborating with voices such as Carti, Lil Water, Smokepurpp, Lil Yachty, and Yung Lean, gave him guidance, fame, and perspective throughout his growing music career.

His love for rap and his style of music developed from major artists as well such as Lil Wayne and Chief Keef. He looked up to their music and built his own style: mixing rap with more harmonic music.

Not only did his style of music develop, but his lifestyle did as well. He grew up being different, a loner, and embraced his uniqueness, whether it be his clothing, music type, or interests.

Despite his love for the industry, he came into contact with some trouble in his life when he was faced with murder and burglary charges at the young age of 15.

After being placed in a detention center for four months and then put under house arrest for the majority of 2017, he had no way of going on tour and developing his rap empire.

While growing up alone in Atlanta, Georgia, running into trouble with the law was not a big surprise for him. Through this consistent hardship throughout his life, he is able to portray this struggle and share his experiences through his music like in his track “Lonely” featuring Lil Skies:

I got all kinds of drugs for when I get lonely,
lonely When I get lonely, lonely (I got all kinds of drugs)
When I get lonely, lonely

His only way of gaining popularity was recording at home and getting his name across the internet. The songs “It’s Snowing” and “YEA!” allowed him to gain fame by the time he was let off from house arrest.

Through his way of collaborating with other artists to get himself known, Yung Bans grew very close to the recently murdered XXXTentacion.

As a way to remember X, Bans came out with his new single “So Long My Friend” to commemorate his lost homie. This song as a tribute for X still shows Bans’ style of combining rap with a unique melody.

He starts off by saying “So long my friend. One life, you can’t get it back” and then continues to how both, he and X, had rough childhoods trying to reach stardom:

“We got one life, tryna make it out And them young niggas in the drought… Keep my head above the water, I don’t want to drown.”

With 1.7 million views on Worldstar and 3.1 K views on his YouTube account, Yung Bans has once again released a hit.

In just a few short years, Yung Bans went from unknown rapper to one of the hottest up-and-coming artists in the game.

Trust that this is only the beginning for him too.