YC (rapper)

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YC
Birth name Christopher Daniels Miller
Also known as Yung Chris, YC Worldwide
Born (1985-11-06) November 6, 1985 (age 29)
Decatur, Georgia, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s)
Years active 2006–present
Labels
Associated acts

Christopher Daniels Miller (born November 6, 1985), better known by his stage name YC Worldwide or simply YC, is an American rapper from Decatur, Georgia.[1] He is perhaps best known for his commercial debut single "Racks", featuring Atlanta rapper Future, which peaked at number 42 on the Billboard Hot 100. Since then, several remixes and freestyles have been created of "Racks".

Early life[edit]

Born in Decatur, GA, he was raised by his stay-at-home mom and his dad who worked in the aviation industry, he attended Columbia High School and McNair High School, but dropped out and didn't graduate.[2]

Music career[edit]

YC was originally signed to Block Entertainment, formally known as Yung Chris and was a member of the rap group, Block Boyz.[3]

He was featured in the song, "Dem Girls", which features singer Yaboythetruth.[4] After releasing the song, he recorded "Racks", featuring Future, for his first mixtape Got Racks, which was released on April 5, 2011 and received over 24 million downloads via DatPiff.[5] He is best known for his hit single "Racks", which was released on April 5, 2011. The song peaked at #6 on the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles chart. The video was directed by R. Malcolm Jones. He performed the single at the BET Awards of 2011. The song missed the top 40, peaking at #42 on the Billboard Hot 100.

YC is associated with Gucci Mane, appearing on several mixtape songs and videos. He appeared on the video "This is What I Do", from Gucci's 2011 independent album The Return of Mr. Zone 6, with Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame, and OJ da Juiceman. Gucci Mane also appeared in the music video for "Racks". YC appeared in Waka Flocka's video for "Grove St. Party", featuring rapper Kebo Gotti.

On October 4, 2011, he made his second single "I Know" and it features Yung Booke of T.I.'s group D.O.P.E. The video was directed by Mr. Starrize and became #23 in The Billboard Hot 100.[citation needed] Then YC released the remix as the second single on iTunes and it features Ace Hood.[6] This is the second time YC and Ace Hood collaborated. YC later released "Fucking Around Like This" featuring Yung Joc & Nephew as his 3rd single. The remix has Yung Joc in it & YC is in the third verse. The video was also directed by Mr. Starrize.

In 2012, YC formed a record label called Forever Flexin Entertainment. On November 9, 2012 it was announced that YC was back in the studio, working on two new mixtapes.[7]

In March 9, 2012, YC released another mixtape Back From Vacation, the mixtape had over 8,000 downloads.[8]

Personal life[edit]

YC has four children.[9]

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes with selected details
Title Album details
Got Racks
  • Released: April 5, 2011
  • Label: Big Play, 3022
  • Format: Digital download
Back From Vacation
  • Released: March 9, 2012
  • Label: Forever Flexin, Hood Rich
  • Format: Digital download
Gift to the Streets
  • Released: TBD[10][11]
  • Label: Big Play, 3022
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[12]
US R&B
[13]
US Rap
[14]
"Racks"
(featuring Future)
2011 42 6 4 Got Racks
"I Know"
(featuring Ace Hood)[6]
"Main Chic"
(featuring Young Thug)[16]
2014 Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, with directors, showing year released
Title Year Director(s)
"Racks"
(featuring Future)
2011 R. Malcolm Jones[17]
"Racks" (Remix)
(featuring Nelly, B.o.B, Trae, Yo Gotti, Cyhi the Prynce, Dose and Ace Hood)
Ian Wolfson[18]
"I Know"
(featuring Yung Booke)
Mr. Starrize[19][20]
"Like This"
(featuring Yung Joc)
"Lean & Sprite" none

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Intro" 2006 P.O.L.O., Chamillionaire Reckless
"Cutty" P.O.L.O., Tramee
"Reckless" P.O.L.O., Kurt Dogg
"Give a Fuck" P.O.L.O., Big Floss
"Kool" P.O.L.O.
"Watch Me" 2009 Gorilla Zoe Don't Feed Da Animals
"Sum Tho" 2010 Rich Kidz 24/7
"Get It Started" King Just, Nate Pollen: The Swarm, Pt. 3
"Psycho" 2011 Gucci Mane, YG Hootie Writings On The Wall 2
"Play Your Cards" Gucci Mane
"Bout Dem 100s" Slim Dunkin, D-Bo, Jody Breeze Block Illegal
"For a Long Time" Rich Kid Shawty Shad Marley
"Hundreds" Waka Flocka Flame, Slim Dunkin, Jody Breeze Twin Towers 2 (No Fly Zone)
"Stretch This (Remix)" Rich Kid Shawty Splurge On Em
"How You Want It" 2012 Ice Burgandy Progress Involves Risk Unfortunately
"Death Around the Corner" Wooh da Kid, Waka Flocka Flame, Ice B Strap-a-Holics 2.0: Reloaded
"Brand New" Gucci Mane The Fast Life 2
"Big Money" Stebo, Young Thug none
"Boot Up"[21] 2014 Young Thug

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blum, Haley (July 5, 2011). "On the Verge: Rapper Yung Chris". USA Today. 
  2. ^ "Meet The Hard Rock 12: YC". HipHopWeekly. 2011-05-25. 
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi49d6NTkqU
  4. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dem-girls-feat.-yc-single/id438575771
  5. ^ "YC - Got Racks". Datpiff. 
  6. ^ a b "YC Worldwide - I Know (feat. Ace Hood) - Single". iTunes. 2011-10-04. 
  7. ^ "YC Is Back In The Studio Working On New Mixtapes". MTV News. Retrieved 2012-11-09. 
  8. ^ "YC - Back From Vacation". Datpiff. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  9. ^ http://www.upandcomingmagazine.com/yc-is-next-to-blow-up.html
  10. ^ https://twitter.com/1yungchris/status/598543580374945792
  11. ^ https://instagram.com/p/2tSHPgtPVn/
  12. ^ "YC Album & Song Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 26, 2012. 
  13. ^ "YC Album & Song Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 26, 2012. 
  14. ^ "YC Album & Song Chart History: Rap Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 26, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Gold & Platinum: YC Worldwide". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved April 26, 2012. 
  16. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/main-chic-single/id865974120
  17. ^ "Video: YC f/ Future - `Racks´". Rap-Up. Buzz Media. Retrieved 2010-04-19. 
  18. ^ Iraheta, Mark (June 28, 2011). "Video: YC f/ Various Artists 'Racks (Remix)'". Complex. Complex Media. Retrieved October 27, 2012. 
  19. ^ "YC - I Know (Official video)". Youtube. 
  20. ^ "YC - Like This (feat. Yung Joc)". Youtube. 
  21. ^ "Young Thug Boot Up". Audiomack.com. 2014-03-15. 

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