YB is originally from Pine Bluff, AR, but has spent most of his life on the road, not quite belonging in any one place. Despite a challenging upbringing as one of 8 children in a single mother home, YB found the presence of God at a young age. However, he remained wary of Christianity for many years because of the high commitment he knew it would require following Christ.
It wasn't until his college years, when a local college pastor in Camden, AR paid for YB to go to a Passion conference, that he decided that "his life needed reworked." YB surrendered all of himself, including his love for hip hop music, to Christ, and God began to rework him from the inside out. Through music, mentors, and his relationship with his now-wife, Tammy, YB found his call to pastoral ministry, as well as a burning passion for using hip hop for impacting the lives of the next generation of God's soldiers.
Over the years, YB has been determined to release fresh, engaging content to the youth of this generation. He debuted his first Christian Hip Hop album "Salvation" in 2014. He followed up "Salvation" with "Clarity" in 2015, "God Still Has Soldiers" in July of 2016, and recently released a surprise album "Pursuit" which peaked at 42 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel charts!
In addition to spreading his love for Christ and hip hop as a touring artist, YB also serves as the Founder of Bold Ministries Inc., where he leads outreach opportunities partnering with the local church. He is excited to pioneer bridging the gap between music and authentic, disciple-making among youth.
YB loves graphic design, playing basketball with middle schoolers, and spending time with his wife, Tammy, and their new baby girl, Kylie Journey.