Music Of the Week

Artist of the Week: Yhung T.O.

Written by Jack Robertson

Rapper Yhung T.O. was born and raised in Vallejo, California, about an hour Northeast of San Francisco. Growing up in Vallejo, he lived in rough projects comparable to Oakland and grew up through hard times and in rough conditions, which he constantly writes about in his music. The song “Tutu Gang” from his second album spoke about losing a friend (Tutu) at a young age. He is best known for being a part of the rap collective SOB X RBE and he uses a rap/r&b hybrid style. SOB X RBE started with Yhung T.O. and DaBoii making music of a Playstation and grew when meeting Slimmy B and Lul G. SOB X RBE was never created as a rap group and gave each member the ability to release their own material as well as being featured on a regular basis. SOB X RBE first album “SOB X RBE” was a nation wide popular album which was featured on the Top 100 Billboard of 2017 with it’s hit song “anti.” Yhung T.O began to get more known when being featured on local bay area rapper Philthy Rich’s track “Around,” which also featured Gucci Mane. By 2017, he dropped his debut solo album, “On My Momma” which featured Mozzy. In 2018, he was featured on the track “Paramedic” from the movie Black Panther which featured Kendrick Lamar. SOB X RBE proceeded to release “Gangin,” which landed at #74 on the Billboard 200 in early 2018. Later that year, Yhung T.O. decided to leave the group in order to become more famous on his own. He started this journey by releasing the album “Trust Issues” in December.

photo by Jeremy Deputat

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Jack Robertson