Rap music is a genre of music that has been in existent for so many years. The world has seen numerous talented rappers and of all ages and sizes. Rap is an art, and many people will love a rapper basing on their skills as well as how they flow with the beats. Once an artist has mastered this art, they can be sure they will have loyal fans in their fan base. At the end of the day, that is what every artist wishes to have. Talking about rappers of all ages, Yung Lean is a rapper who is young, but he is making a statement in the rap world.
Yung Lean Early life
Jonatan Leandoer Hastad, popularly known as Yung Lean was born in the year 1996 in July. He is of Swedish descent and was born in Belarus but later moved to Stockholm while he was still young. His love for music began at a very young age, and he admired hip hop artists like 50 Cent, The Latin Kings, and Nas. They were a source of inspiration to him, and they influenced him greatly. He met his friends Yung Sherman and Yung Gud in Stockholm Park, and they bonded over common interests.
After striking their friendship, they formed a band called Hasch Boys. The band also had other members who later broke away from the group and joined Gravity Boys Shield Gang. With only Hastad, Sherman, and Gud left, they changed the name of the band to Sad Boys. While Lean would write the lyrics to their songs and record the vocals, Sherman and Gud would produce and mix the music. They would later upload their songs to Lean’s Sound Cloud profile.
In 2013, Yung Lean got the attention of the world by his hit song Ginseng Strip 2002 went viral over the internet thanks to YouTube. He also released Unknown Death 2002 and an EP which he called it Lavender. This was the break that his career needed.
In that same year, he together with Sad Boys toured all over Europe. Yung Lean became a guest on ‘Small Talk’ segment for Acclaim Magazine. In the next year, the Sad Boys embarked on White Marble Tour across Europe featuring 24 cities as well as Black Marble tour across the North America cities. In 2014, he was nominated in the category of Hip Hop/ Soul for 2014 P3 Guld.
Yung Lean released his first full-length album in 2014, and he called it Unknown Memory. His second album was released in 2016 called Warlord. In December the same year, he released a mixtape called Frost God. The Sad Boys also has a line of fashion called ‘Sad Boys Entertainment.’
His success made him be listed in XXL Magazine as part of the 15 European rappers that we should know of. Yung Lean together with Yung Gud released a debut album, and they are also vocalists for Dod Mark band.
Yung Lean net worth in 2017
Yung Lean is estimated to have a net worth of $3.5 million US dollars as of 2017. This is gathered from his music and a small percentage from his fashion line.
As a young man, Yung Lean is doing great in building a name for himself. The Sad Boys is also doing great, and we can only hope that they will explore all their potentials and become even great. Yung Lean is still young and has a bright future ahead of him.