De’Andre Brown born in Los Angeles and raised in Pomona, California. Well known to many fans, friends and family as Lo’key tha YG.
Fo fingaz up, two twisted in the middle; that’s the West Coast battle cry and Lo’Key Tha YG has been on LA’s scene no holds barred. He’s been blessed with game and wants to share his experiences. His classic West Coast beats and modern bop combine with his musical influences from all ages to give him a timeless sound. His style is reminiscent of rappers such as Snoop Dogg, Short Khop, a touch of Ice Cube and he flows cleaner than a new pair of chucks.
Lo’Key Tha YG comes from a very musical family in both Los Angeles, and Pomona, California. Since he was young he has had a knack for entertaining and quickly found his passion in life by rapping with his cousin on his first track titled “They Don’t Want War.”
His first EP was a project titled “West Ryde” which featuring reggae artist Sistah Ambussh and his cousin Young Lexo aka AEM Jr. Later Lo’key did a single titled “Me and My Mama Past to Present” which featured him and his mother Miz Tasti as a rapping duo.
In the past he has wrote songs with big names like Daz and Kurupt, and has taken his music to an international crowd by collaborating with UK artist Ashleigh K on the song “Knock Me Down.” The track with Ashleigh K is an epic motivational anthem the streets can listen to; Ashleigh K’s international voice and sharp melody meets with Lo’Key’s smooth, echoing adlibs to form a song that you can nod your head to. His single “Time Waits For No Man” is a deeper song discussing thoughts of time running out and continuing on your life’s mission. The video features images of clocks running and hypnotically swirling as well as a few shots paying homage to the late Tupac. His most notable single is the well-received West Coast party beat “Fo Fingaz Up.” This song is very true to California and when Lo’Key Tha YG raps you can hear the voice of the west, mix it with some groovy digital high hats and amplified bass drops and we’ve got ourselves a hit.
Lo’Key has just released his new single “Good Times” and it’s a high upbeat song you can dance to – it reminds you of the days when music had soul and the party was all about two-stepping. His style is certainly easy to vibe to, plain as put, it’s just good music. Lo’key new coming album will be offering a range of everything from hard hitting street anthem’s like “Welcome to California” to fresh club bangers like “Under Control”, to EMD ready singles like “SEXY” is the reason why this artist represents out the gate staying power. With thousands of followers and streams just from mixtape realeases the stage is set for Lo’key Tha YG to grow into one the industries hottest Artist. Off stage Lo’key is grounded by strong family values balanced by a go hard work ethic in the studio. On stage Lo’key gives his fans a direct link to the music he loves so much by engaging in personal peformances. Lo’keys goals are simple, “keep making fun music for everyone so I can provide a life time of good times”.
RE-CAP OF RELEASES:
In 2005 Lo’key released his first EP titled “WestRyde” featuring Sistah Ambussh and his cousin “Young Lexo”
In 2009 Lo’key released a single titled “Chuccz & Cortez” featuring Miz Tasti and latin rapper “Dirty Knucklez”
In 2010 Lo’key released two singles titled “Fo Fingers Up” & “HollyHood” ft. R&B daMC and Yung Muusik
In 2011 Lo’key released another single titled “Crack Ya Knucklez” featuring “Miz. Tasti” & “Bossolo”
In 2012 Lo’key the YG released his album titled “Blessed Wit Game”, much to the excitement of his already sizable army of fans, the album was expected to be a success along with fame imminent, the exciting, newfangled sound that he has made his own was certain to gain interest from across the world. All deriving from the West Coast, and produced by Stone Beatz. The Album finds the Rap artist at both creative, and personal apex. This single sizzles with Lo’key realism trademark, but it is also buoyed by a sparkling personality. Lo’key songs are anchored by stunning vocal displays that rival this generation’s greatest voices. Lo’key tha YG is an exceptional lyricist, performing and recording artist, his intoxicating lyrics cannot be denied.
In 2014 Lo’key released an EP titled “Me & My Mama” and the single from that EP titled “Past 2 Present”
In 2015 Lo’key released a single along with west coast rap veteran “Spice 1” titled “This Is Yo Life” that also features songstress artist “Kamilah Chevel”
Currently 2016 Lo’key has just completed a new single titled “Good Times” produced by Tweek Beatz, along with a new dance version music video to be released on Vevo. This song has also been released to CD Baby, 24-7, 8tracks, AmazonMp3, Deezer, Reverb Nation, Google Music Store, Groove, Inprodicon, MediaNet, Rhapsody, Slacker Radio, Spotify, tradebit, Youtube, 7Digtial, Akazoo, Apple Itunes, emusic, Great Indie Music, IHeart Radio, K Digital, OmniFone, Shazam, Sound Exchange, Tidal, wethewest.com, hearnow.com, ostmp3.com and Yandez.
MIXTAPES AND ALBUMS FEATURING LO’KEY THA YG from 2010 – Present
-ENOIS SCROGGINS “Special E” Album (HERE)
-COAST 2 COAST MIXTAPE
-BAY 2 L.A. MIXTAPE
-OG ROME GRINDMODE VOL. 2 “Independent Chick” Compilation (HERE)
-YOUNG GIANTZ “LUV NO MO” from their “Love Love” Album (HERE)
-LOW CLAS “We On” Album (HERE)
-(UK) ASHLEIGH K “Knock Me Down” ft. Lo’key Tha YG (HERE)
-DJ TEC “Prince of the Sip” & “Position Of Power” Albums (HERE)
-BIG PERCY ” Don’t Watch Me, What The Moves I Make” Compilation song “West Side Nigga” (HERE)
-(UK) INVISSIBLE MUSIC “G Funk Resurrection” & “West side Hustlaz” (HERE)
-(UK) INVISSIBLE MUSIC W/ ARTIST “KOG” -G Funk Forever ft. Lo’key Tha YG (HERE)
-PLAYA HAMM & BOSSOLO “Boss Playa Project” (HERE)
-GRIND FACE MIXTAPE (HERE)
more of Lo’key Tha YG music can be found at other sites such as:
ITunes, whosnext.power106.com, musichostnetwork.com, soundclick.com, Rhapsody, Facebook, CDBaby, Ioda Alliances aka The Orchard, Ourstage, Welcome2Cali, Amazon.com, last.fm, Broadjam, and Dubcnn.
2009 Southwest picture movie tiled “The Label” where Lo’key plays as “Kidd 9” a rap artist trying to balance friends and the treacherous games of the music.
2008 Cingular phone commercial with Forrest Witaker
Fo Fingaz Up (WATCH)
Chuccz & Cortez
(UK) ASHLEIGH K “Knock Me Down” ft. Lo’key Tha YG (WATCH)
San Manuel Casion, Saboba Casino, Cage Fight intro, The Improv, Club Bliss, The Bar Fly, Cal State University, The Diamond Club, Gabah, Mixed Nuts Comedy Club, The Stone, Vault 350, Bloomington High, Washington High, The Rhythem Lounge, Pomona Civic Ctr., Anaheim Press Box, Cal State University, Riverside University, Club Bliss, The Bar Fly, Avalon, Bar Dot, Circle Bar, Ivar Hollywood, Joseph’s Café, Club 740, Twins Club, UC Riverside, The Coffee Depot, Club Sevilla, Fais Do Do’s, Canton Bistro, Angelo’s, The Vibe, Pharoahs, The Hudson Theatre, Stingers and Club Revolutions, Hollywood Bar & Grill, Storm Stadium, Club 134, & Empire Night Club, Yost Theater, Observatory in Santa Ana, Extreme Auto Fest in San Diego, Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Ca., Schimdys Tavern in Palm Desert, Capital One 360 Cafe with Open Kanvas, Sketchy Goons Store in Huntington Beach, Cultura Event Ctr., Nena’s Night Club, Skybox Theatre, Malones in OC, Velvet Jones, Liquid Joe’s, Seventh Hermits in Eagle Colorado. (click to check the calendar for more shows)
Lo’Key tha YG- Talented, handsome and independent, has clearly set his sights on breaking new ground in music with his own songwriting and mature vocal ability. The world will know Lo’key tha Y.G. and Street Motivation Magazine is proud to sponsor this new, refreshing hip hop talent, and is confident that all audiences will be cast under the spell of–
-Lo’Key Tha Young Guru