Da Boi Lay, formerly known as Yung L.A., is an American rap artist based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Much of L.A.’s success began back in early 2008 when he signed with T.I. and Grand Hustle Records. The same year L.A. dropped his most popular song to date “Ain’t I,” which featured T.I. and Young Dro. “Aint I” soon got the attention of Billboard, and even got L.A. a certified platinum plaque. L.A. has worked with East Atlanta legend Gucci Mane, Travis Porter, Bankroll Fresh, and many other Atlanta artists who were on the come-up doing this particular era of music.
L.A. also credits himself with being the first and original “swag rapper” in the music industry, and establishing the “futuristic” movement, which touches on what L.A. describes as “black boy/white boy swag ." From skinny jeans to Mohawks, L.A. gives himself the title of “Number one trendsetter,” and classifies these influences in fashion culture to be his doing.
After signing with Interscope Records in late 2008, Young L.A. released his second biggest hit, “Futuristic Love,” ft Ricco Barino in 2009. Unfortunately, the song did not do as well as L.A.’s initial single release but still made it to the Billboard Hot 100. Once the music began to change in the music industry, so did the preferences of audiences who supported artists like Soulja Boy, OJ Da Juiceman, and Yung L.A. The last confirmed source about L.A. verified that the futuristic rapper left Grand Hustle, and was dropped from Interscope.
Despite much of L.A.’s personal dilemmas, he has continued to work on music while releasing several projects under his own independent label. In 2014, L.A. stated that he officially changed his stage name to “ Da Boi Lay,” which he used on his mixtape Expensive Language that dropped in 2015. As of August 2016, Da Boi Lay is now under new management & production team with various new projects in the works. From Songwriting projects with Shanell of YMCMB, Tiffany Fox, and Benzino, to song features with Cap 1, Bizzarre of D12, Young Thug, 8 Ball, K Digga, MJG (just to name a few), Da Boi Lay is quickly making his way back into the game of topping these charts!
Who Got The Sauce? presented by Zaytoven & Digital Dope
Thursday October 6th @ 10:00 PM
Cafe Circa (Old 4th Ward)