"Young Homie" is the debut single written and performed by American singer-songwriter, Chris Rene. It is the first single from Rene's debut studio EP, I'm Right Here. Following its release the song reached number one in the New Zealand singles chart.
Rene wrote the song prior to auditioning for the first season of the American version of singing talent competition The X Factor. Rene performed the song a total of three times on the show - at his first audition, during the top nine performance show and during the show's final.
Following The X Factor, Rene went on to record a studio version of the song that was released worldwide on March 13, 2012. A music video was also created in Rene's hometown of Santa Cruz, California on February 16, 2012 and released onto YouTube and Vevo on March 20, 2012.