King Yella is no newbie on the rap scene. The Skeeze Gang boss says he’s been rapping since he was a shorty.
“…I’ve been rapping since a shorty,” he told Zack TV. “My whole family been doing this sh-t. I think I did my first song in 2000. I was a shorty like 10 years old.”
Yella even says he was the first underground artist to film a music video.
“I can merch it,” he said. “Before I got locked up, I was like the first n-gga with a video in Chicago… underground. All these rappers that’s rapping right now, go check they background of they first video. My first video was shot my brother birthday July 27, 2010. I got locked up September 2010 a couple months later. I shot like four, five videos. They was garbage though, but I shot em. …N-ggas ain’t know nothing about that sh-t, man.
But Yella noticed a change in Chicago’s rap scene after his 18-month stint in prison. He said Chief Keef was the scene’s biggest name.
“Chief Keef was out,” he said. “All I heard a motherf-cker talking about ‘Bang Bang.’ I’m like what the f-ck is this ‘Bang Bang’ sh-t.’”