Young Chop

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Young Chop
Birth nameTyree Lamar Pittman
Born (1993-11-14) November 14, 1993 (age 26)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
Record producer
InstrumentsFL Studio, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, vocals
Years active2010–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitechopsquadworldwide.com

Tyree Lamar Pittman[5] (born November 14, 1993), better known by his stage name Young Chop, is an American record producer, rapper, and songwriter. In 2012, he gained widespread recognition within the American hip hop community for producing Chief Keef's hits "I Don't Like", "Love Sosa", and "3Hunna". He released his first studio album Precious in 2013, established his own label, Chop Squad Records, and released the album Still the following year. Young Chop, with Chief Keef, the late Fredo Santana, and others, belong to the Chicago collective called 3hunna, making drill music in which they generally rap about drug dealing, weapons, and their lifestyles.[6][unreliable source?]

Life and career[edit]

Pittman grew up in the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. Pittman started making beats when he was 11 years old with the help of his cousin.[7][unreliable source?] He met Chief Keef on Facebook and went on to produce many of his songs.[8] Pittman is part of a production team collective called BandKamp which also includes producer and CEO BandKamp, Paris Beuller and intern WaldooBeatz, Chief Keef's Back From The Dead was officially the first mixtape he produced.[9] Pittman recently started his own independent label called Chop Squad.[10] He has also started a website called SoundKitWiz.com, an online retail music production website where producers and engineers can purchase audio engineering and music production related products.[10] His producer tag is "Sosa On the Beat", spoken by his 4 year old nephew.

Controversy[edit]

In April 2020, Pittman uploaded a video on Instagram of him firing shots outside his house after people outside were calling his name.[11] On April 5, 2020, Pittman was streaming on Instagram Live whilst looking for Atlanta-based rapper 21 Savage.[12] Pittman had already called out 21 Savage publicly a few days before the incident.[13] After returning to the Uber car transporting him, Pittman claimed that the vehicle was shot at, showing footage of shattererd glass as proof.[12]

On April 16, 2020, Pittman was arrested in Gwinnett County, Georgia for violating his probation.[14] He was also charged with aggravated cruelty to animals-death after allegedly starving his dog to death in February 2020.[15]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Precious (2013)
  • Still (2014)
  • Fat Gang or No Gang (2015)
  • Finally Rich Too (2015)
  • King Chop (2016)
  • Coppotelli (2016)
  • King Chop 2 (2018)
  • Don't Sleep (2019)
  • Comfortable (2019)
  • Young Godfather (2020)
  • Intro x Young Godfather (2020)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hip-Hop in 2013… for Dummies (Part 2: The Producers)". Fact. April 19, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
  2. ^ Battan, Carrie (December 28, 2012). "One Nation Under Drill". Pitchfork. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
  3. ^ Cho, Jaeki (February 7, 2013). "Young Chop Talks Lex Luger, Chief Keef, and Studio Habits". XXL. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
  4. ^ Turner, David. "French Montana, 'Excuse My French' (Maybach Music/Bad Boy/Interscope)". SPIN. Retrieved 2013-05-29.
  5. ^ "ACE Repertory". Ascap.com. Retrieved 2020-04-29.
  6. ^ Welcome to Chiraq - Chiraq - Ep 1 YouTube.com
  7. ^ Off the Record: Young Chop YouTube.com
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "The Man Behind Chief Keef's "I Don't Like:" Meet Young Chop". Globalgrind.com. 2012-08-20. Retrieved 2020-04-29.
  10. ^ a b Sherron, Shabazz (July 23, 2014). "Young Chop Says, "I Don't Even Know What Drill Music Is"". HipHopDX. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  11. ^ "Young Chop Fires Gun From His Porch at People in Car". VladTV. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  12. ^ a b "Young Chop Goes Looking for 21 Savage, Claims He Was Shot At". XXL. XXL. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  13. ^ "Young Chop Disses 21 Savage". XXL. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  14. ^ Peters, Mitchell. "Young Chop Arrested for Violating Probation in Georgia". Billboard. Retrieved 20 April 2020.
  15. ^ "Update: Young Chop Arrested for Allegedly Starving a Dog to Death". VladTV. Retrieved 20 April 2020.