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MP3: YG Stunna - "One Girl"
Posted by Steve Juon at Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 2:00AM :: Email this article :: Print this article

MP3: YG Stunna - "One Girl"

Courtesy Matt C.

Hailing from Oakland, CA, YG Stunna has had to overcome many obstacles in his life. While music ha always been his true passion, YG's initial path to success looked as if it would be on the football field, as he was a highly-recruited player who had offers from a host of D-1 programs; including Oregon St, Nevada & San Diego St. Unfortunately, YG did not meet the academic standards required to gain entrance and saw his dreams of gridiron greatness and a free education seemingly slip from his grasp; the devastation eventually lead him to stop going to High-School altogether.

These events also lead him back to the streets in search of fast money and after being kicked out of his Mom's house, he lived with various friends and in some cases his own car. Upon scraping up enough money to get his own place, things seemed to be turning for YG, as he was back on his sports and education grind and training to recapture his football dreams. Yet, after tearing his ACL training, YG underwent a vigorous six-month rehab program and finally landed that sought-after scholarship.  However, YG then re-tore his ACL on the first day of spring practice and his football dreams came to an abrupt halt.

Back in the streets, YG began concentrating on his music and it brought him peace, as he was making lots of waves locally and even reconnected with his Mother and family and brought a son into the world.  Yet, tragedy struck again, as YG was shot by an automatic rifle and the bullet was lodged just a centimeter away from his spine.  Though he was lucky to survive he still has particles from the bullet in his lungs.

Undaunted, after a lengthy recovery process, YG dove head-first back into music with an unwavering devotion.  Now buzzing in the streets of Oakland, YG eschewed offers from a few high-profile labels and instead, invested in himself and at the age of 20 started his own imprint CME.

The fruits YG's labor are evident on his "Cash & Tattoos" mixtape is hosted by DJ Holiday.

Included is the first leak from Cash & Tattoos "One Girl" produced by Grammy award-winning producer/songwriter Bobby Ozuna & Donye'a Goodin: .

***Additional information on Bobby Ozuna; he won a Grammy for co-writing Eyrika Badu's "Love Of My Life" in 2004 and has also produced, written and arranged tracks for Mary J Blige, Anthony Hamilton, Floetry, John Legend, Kelis. Musiq Soulchild, Joss Stone, Snoop Doog, Bobby V, Freeway & Jake One, Angie Stone, Devin The Dude, Dwele).

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