|Birth name||Christopher Bellard|
|Also known as||Maylay|
|Born||June 17, 1979 (age 35)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Origin||South Central, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Genres||Hip hop, gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop|
|Occupations||Rapper, record producer|
|Associated acts||King T, Young Dre the Truth, Killa Polk, DJ Pooh, WC, DJ Crazy Toones, Ice Cube, MC Ren, DJ Premier BG Knocc Out, Dresta, Rappin' 4-Tay, Jayo Felony, Dubb Union|
Christopher "Chris" Bellard (born June 17, 1979) also known by his stage name, Young Maylay, is an American West Coast rapper from Los Angeles. He is best known for providing the voice of Carl "CJ" Johnson in the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Christopher Bellard was born and raised in Los Angeles, California amidst the gang violence and the gangsta rap peak of the 1980s and 1990s in a crime riddled area in poverty which inspired his rapping career.
Early days: 2000–05
His rapping career eventually took off in 2000. With help from King T, Maylay made his first appearance in Killa Tay's Thug Thisle, with the song #1 Hottest Coast (Killa Cali) in 2000. Later he appeared in Rodney O & Joe Cooley's Summer Heat in 2002. Since then, he has been featured on many releases across the West Coast. Maylay wrote the majority of King T's album Ruthless Chronicles. He founded his independent label in 2005 with the money from GTA San Andreas and released his debut album in the same year.
Pre-Lench Mob: 2006–08
In 2006, Maylay was featured in Deeyah's single "What Will It Be" with a music video. In the same year, he appeared in DJ Crazy Toones' CT Experience, it was the first collaboration of the trio DJ Crazy Toones, WC and Young Maylay. In 2007 the trio began working in Maylay's album The Real Coast Guard. The album was released in 2008 and later that year, WC signed Young Maylay to Bigg Swang/Lench Mob.
Lench Mob days: 2008–present
Lench Mob Records were set in 2006 to put out Ice Cube's and WC's records, but later other artists were signed, like Young Maylay, who is considered a veteran by Ice Cube. DJ Crazy Toones created two blogs for Maylay, the first is called Who's Young Maylay? Mix Blog and the second is called Young Maylay, WC & Bad Lucc Mix Blog. Young Maylay is working on three albums, by himself, WC and Crazy Toones. Young Maylay is featured on two tracks by Ice Cube called Y'all Know Who I Am and Too West Coast on the album I Am the West. In 2010 Young Maylay was featured on two tracks on the album DJ Premier Presents Year Round Records - Get Used To Us. The track 'Temptation' is a solo performance while the track 'Ain't Nuttin' Changed (remix)' is a collaborative effort with Blaq Poet and MC Eiht.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Maylay was working in New York when he received a phone call from DJ Pooh, who was in a meeting with staff from Rockstar Games. They started a regular conversation about music which, unknown to Maylay, occurred on speaker phone. Rockstar staff heard the conversation, and after conversation between the two ended, they encouraged Pooh to bring Maylay in to audition. A few weeks after the audition, Rockstar reviewed the tapes and decided on Maylay for the role of main character of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Carl "CJ" Johnson.
In the game, Maylay starred alongside celebrities such as actors Samuel L. Jackson, James Woods, Peter Fonda, Clifton Powell, Faizon Love, Big Boy, David Cross, Andy Dick, Chris Penn, Danny Dyer, Frank Vincent, Sara Tanaka, Charlie Murphy and William Fichtner, rappers Ice-T, MC Eiht, Chuck D, The Game, Frost and Yo-Yo and musicians George Clinton, Axl Rose and Shaun Ryder.
OBG Rider Clicc
OBG Rider Clicc is Young Maylay's rap trio (with Young Dre The Truth and Killa Polk) the group first appeared in Young Dre album called Revolution In Progress The Movement with the single Let's Get The Game Bacc Right. and later appeared with Compton Cavie, Dresta and BG Knocc Out with the song Wes Indeed in the Cali Luv mixtape.
Malaynium Muziq is Young Maylay's own independent record label based in Studio City, California. His mixtapes were released on this label.
|2005||San Andreas: The Original Mixtape|
|2008||The Real Coast Guard|
In an interview, when asked about a new album, Maylay said:
|“||Yeah, I'm working on an album. But I will not tell the title again! (laughs) And we gonna know when we're gonna drop it. But I got something that I wanna put out. I was gonna call it "Brushfires and Earthquakes", cause that's California all day. On the brushfire side I come with just straight heat spittin' . And then on the earthquake side I'm coming for that like to get out there in traffic and show you they got some sounds. But that's gonna be more or less like a mixtape. The album is in the works. I'm not trying to just take songs that I didn't use off my mixtape and put it on a CD and call it my album. I can't really put no timeline on it, we're working everyday. So it ain't the fact about getting songs done or nothing like that, timing is everything man.||”|
The song Mic It is scheduled to be on the album.
|2006||What Will It Be||Deeyah featuring Young Maylay||What Will It Be Single|
|2006||Roll On 'Em||DJ Crazy Toones featuring Xzibit, Young Maylay, MC Ren and WC||CT Experience|
|2006||The Rat Pack||DJ Crazy Toones featuring King T, Young Maylay, WC and Roscoe||CT Experience|
|2006||We See You Niggas||DJ Crazy Toones featuring WC, Jayo Felony and Young Maylay||CT Experience|
|2006||Let's Get The Game Bacc Right||OBG Rider Clicc (Young Dre the Truth, Young Maylay & Killa Polk)||Revolution In Progress The Movement|
|2006||Bussin||Problem featuring Young Maylay||Derang Entertainment Presents "Problem" Round 2 Knockout Punch!|
|2007||Throwin Up The West||Semi Auto featuring Young Maylay & Big Chill||The Weapon|
|2009||Ain't Nuttin' Changed (Queensbridge To California Remix)||Blaq Poet featuring Young Maylay and MC Eiht||DJ Premier Presents Get Used To Us|
|2009||Temptation||DJ Premier featuring Young Maylay||DJ Premier Presents Year Round Records - Get Used to Us|
|2010||Mic It||Young Maylay|
|2010||Westcoast Blazin||Y Eastwood featuring Young Maylay & Cali Hit Squad||The Cali Way|
|2010||Too West Coast||Ice Cube featuring WC and Young Maylay||I Am The West|
|2010||Y'all Know How I Am||Ice Cube featuring Doughboy, OMG, WC and Young Maylay||I Am The West|
|2010||It's Official||WC featuring Young Maylay & King T||That’s What I’m Talking About - EP|
|2011||International Papers||DJ Zone featuring Young Maylay & WC||J. Wells Presents DJ Zone's Rhythm And Passion|
|2011||You Know Me||WC featuring Ice Cube and Young Maylay||Revenge of the Barracuda|
|2011||The Spot||WC featuring Young Maylay||Revenge Of The Barracuda|
|2011||Best Kept Secret||Soopafly featuring Goldie Loc, Young Maylay & Kokane||Best Kept Secret|
|2012||West Indeed||Celly Cel featuring Young Maylay, Young Dre the Truth, BG Knocc Out, Killa Polk & Dresta||Celly Cel Presents - Cali Luv|
|2012||Parties & Funerals||Snoopyblue featuring Young Maylay||Parties & Funerals L.I.F.E. of a Loc|
|2012||Off The Radar||E-A-Ski featuring Young Maylay & King T||Off The Radar - Single|
|2013||Let ma Kheckys hang||Young Maylay||Hogg Tied & Duct Taped|
|2004||The Introduction||Carl "CJ" Johnson||DVD released as the introduction to the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas synopsis. Voice only.|
|2004||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||Carl "CJ" Johnson||The main character. Voice only.|
|2006||The CT Experience: DVD Files||Himself||DVD released by DJ Crazy Toones for music videos from his album CT Experience. It includes 3 videos with Young Maylay.|
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- "Who's Young Maylay? Mix Blog by DJ Crazy Toones". Dubcnn. Retrieved 2009-03-03.
- "Young Maylay, WC and Bad Lucc Mix Blog by DJ Crazy Toones". Dubcnn. Retrieved 2009-04-05.
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