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 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 music 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 and after a string of grabbing releases, YB went on to make a statement in March of 2018 with the release of “GSHS2” which peaked at 20 on the iTunes Christian & Gospel charts!
In addition to spreading his love for Christ and music as a touring artist, YB also serves as a staple in the community, 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.