Hailing from Washington DC, Yayo (formerly Avenue aka AvE) is a driven, passionate and charismatic artist with a unique approach to his blend of hip-hop and go go music
Having been an artist for over 10 years, Yayo set out to raise the bar higher with every rhyme, every release and every single that he has graced this world with. His music is all about connecting with listeners through energetic, uplifting melodies. Utilizing thought-provoking lyrical flows akin to influential performers such as Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Nas, Yayo is set to take the world by storm. His recent mixtapes have made waves across the country, and includes "Beg Your Pardon", hosted by DJ King KushGod, as well as Coast 2 Coast Indie Top 50; Volume 72, Volume 119, & Volume 147, and DJ Green Lantern's Overtime Grind Mixtape.
The sound of his releases encompasses the finest of hip-hop under one roof: the warmth, grit and old school vibes of the "golden age" are merged with the creativity, punch and liveliness of even the most challenging modern production techniques. Above all, he has carved out his sound by creating sophisticated, yet easily relatable style that connects with seasoned veterans and newcomers to the genre.
Active in the recording studio, as well as on a stage, Yayo had the chance to perform as an opening act for the likes of Yung Joc, Lil Keke of the Screwed Up Click, as well as headlining 3 solo shows.
There's lots in store for 2016 and beyond: Yayo keeps himself busy and there is a hell of a lot in store for the near future. His upcoming mixtape, "Such A Fucking Asshole", is about to be released, alongside a full length album titled "As God Is My Witness", also to be released in the near future.
Let the music tell you the rest of Yayo’s story.