YOUNG Slo-Be is an American rapper from Stockton, California – the place where he started performing for others in his neighborhood.
A talented rapper, Young Slo-Be went viral on SoundCloud and YouTube in 2018 with his song Smurkish Wayz.
Who is Young Slo Be?
Young Slo-Be, real name Disean Jaquae Victor, has kept much of his life a secret, leaving parts of his age and past unknown.
“I tell people [my age] all the time,” Slo-Be told Spin. “I’m 2100.”
His devotion to the 2100 block of Nightingale Avenue, also known as The G, in Central California is evident in his music and way of thinking.
As a child, Young Slo-Be watched his uncle pursue a musical career in San Diego and watched his father rapping frequently, though neither made it past their respective locales.
His relationship with his father never went beyond sharing a gene pool, Young Slo-Be told Passion Weiss, adding that he was raised by women.
“We didn’t have a cool relationship with my pops, to be honest. He was always the hard n***a to us. He was a street n***a, so he didn’t really know how to be a dad. He taught me the street shit though,” he told the outlet.
But for his mother, he said she tried to set a good example and keep him out of trouble.
“She worked at a 9-5. She has worked; she didn’t sell no dope or any of that shit. She’s street smart, but she wasn’t a street girl. She always wanted her children to be happy.”
It wasn’t until he entered his father’s studio that Young Slo-Be got the inspiration to make a career out of his music, he said.
The studio door was left open and he recorded a song he had written while his father was away.
In 2018, he took things more seriously.
“Until 3 or 4 years ago I didn’t take it seriously. That’s why we’re here now,” he said.
“I was out recording and maintaining the music; I never brought them out and tried to say, ‘I’m a rapper, y’all.’
“I didn’t care because I didn’t think any record label would come down and say, ‘Ayo, you’re tough. We’ll sign you.’”
How did Young Slo-Be go viral?
The young slo-be’s musical career finally took off when he went viral on TikTok with his song “I Love You.”
He told Passion Weiss he didn’t know it happened and it was his daughter who told him.
“My daughter had to show me ‘look’ before it was two thousand and I was like, ‘What the hell? I’m on TikTok.’
“She says, ‘Yeah, you go up. They have your song.’ Then, don’t you know, it went up – two thousand, four thousand, ten…”
He never expected fame, he said, and never expected it to go viral on TikTok, a platform where he had no presence.
The skyrocketing fame showed Young Slo-Be the power of social media and surprised him at how quickly it went.
“It showed me that anything is possible, just keep working. On the other hand, I didn’t want to have a TikTok; it could be hit-and-miss because they probably won’t move on to the next shit,” he said.
What is Young Slo-Be’s latest project?
Young Slo-Be released his latest project Southeast in June 2022 on Spotify, Apple Music and Soundcloud.
The inspiration came directly from Stockton and pays homage to his life there.
“It’s nothing important; it’s self-explanatory – Southeast,” he said.
“Where in Stockton? That’s what we do. … I fuck with this tape. I’m not the best rapper in the world, but I make myself. I hope they fuck with me for me. “
He continued, “You just want people to know you for you and the art you put out.
“Put your time and effort into it and motherf***as will appreciate that shit.”
As its success grows, Young Slo-Be looks to continue driving the momentum. He wants to keep rapping and keep making music that his fans will enjoy.
“I am a king,” he said. “I handle what I have to handle and I’m still dogproof. If you know, you know.”
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