The Leaders of the New Cool

Artist Profile: Y.P (Leaders of the New Cool Chicago)

Posted on: November 29, 2009

Born and raised on the eastside of Chicago, Greg “Y.P” Cherry, is the city’s newest young artist to burst onto the hip-hop scene. With a growing reputation, Y.P’s debut has proved his array of distinguished style and lyricism.

The 23- yr old began penning lyrics as an escape from hardships at home. Raised in a single parent home, Y.P was forced to mature at a young age. After moving to the Marquette Park and attending Hubbard high school and graduated in 2004. He then attended Kentucky State University on a basketball scholarship but returned home after a semester due to problems at home. It was these family issues that inspired Y.P’s urge to increase his writing and lyrical content.

The young emcee has established a reputation for himself and a proven track record amongst his peers including his debut album “CLASSIFIED” in which he released in July 2009 along with the single “I Hustle” as a free download for a week and it got over 2500 downloads and its being distributed by ProWax Inc. Making it available physically & digitally throughout the world, which features Chicago acclaimed artists such as Mikkey Halsted, Skooda Chose & Big Homie DOE. He is also featured on Grant Parks compilation album with the likes of Sadat X, KRS-1 & Pugs Atomz. Along with having the intro to DJ Timbuck2’s “Go Ill Radio” show, he’s also set to release his upcoming mix-tape titled “Next Up” hosted by DJ Sean Mac in mid/lateDecember 2009. ” Coining himself as “Chicago’s Lottery Pick,” Y.P is making his mark on the industry. According to Y.P., “Your first impression lasts a lifetime and that’s how long I want to last.” Download link for “Classified” promo for “Words of Wisdom”(2nd single off of “Classified”) video feat. Mikkey Halsted


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