The story of YTL77232 is one of history, influence, and intention. His life and his art have
drawn on such diverse inspirations as Danny Brown, Prince, and Bam Margera, and his
mother’s work as a member of the Marvelettes and Motown Records has impressed upon him
an intense desire progress and realize his full potential. This impassioned ambition once drove
him to the edge of insanity, crashing against the harshness of the world around him and
resorting to drugs and alcohol to satiate his ravenous hunger for glory. But now, hardened by
experience and enlightened by reflection, he is ready to tune into the energy of his being to
manifest what is meant to be, growing with his destiny rather than against it.
Growing up in Detroit and now based in LA, YTL77232 considers himself “a battle-tested
product made in 1994, and a gateway to the truth I will eventually speak to the world” Mentored
by Kuniva of Detroit’s legendary D12 and eventually recording at Capitol Park Studios, where he
would rub shoulders with Big Sean’s Finally Famous crew and the likes of Dusty McFly and
Street Lord Juan, Leary built a network for himself that blossomed into opportunity both in his
hometown and beyond. On the other hand, the primal anarchy of skateboarding culture (as is
displayed in Baker 3, his favorite skate vid) has never been far from his heart, and he hopes to
be a bridge between the seemingly disparate worlds that he inhabits, whether that’s in his life, in
his art, or in any aspect of the presence that he embodies.
Bon Iver, Prince, Drake, Jay Z, Kanye West, The Dream, Earth Wind & Fire, Danny Brown.