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Yung Dreal was born JaVierre Marshall in Fort Benning, GA on June 11, 1988. Dreal grew up in the rough streets of Columbus on Brown Ave with 15 people in one household. Growing up in GA, the rapper’s inspiration came from his mother who was working two full time jobs to take care of him and his older brother. Split from his father at the age of 7, Dreal moved to Raeford, NC at the age of 9 to live with his mother and stepfather. Dreal begin to get involved with basketball with the dreams of getting his grandmother out the hood. At the age of 15, the MC had his first son born into the world. Faced with violence and adversity in school, he continued to play basketball with the expectations of moving on to the college level. Lived the college life for a year and returned back to Raeford, NC to take care of his son. At the age of 19, Dreal picked up freestyling and begin to take his music serious with a group known as U-Tube Ent. The group released a series of mixtapes and attracted a lot of listeners around the area of Fayetteville, NC in 2008-09. The group consisted of Tweezy, Mr. U-Tube, J-Murk, Mz Lenee, and Tone. Different situation broke up the group, which left Dreal standing alone in 2010. Faced with adversity he did not want to live the street life with the chance of being lost in the system for trying to take care of his family. The MC begin to take his solo career serious whenever his childhood friend was locked up for a life time sentence for murder. Over the year Dreal has tried different ways of climbing to the top with his music, but was not catching the eye of any record deals. The MC never gave up, because he was not going to let another dream hinder him from becoming what he wanted to be. In 2011, he released a smash hit “We Just Came to Party” that is attracting listeners around the world. He is influenced by all types of music. Dreal is beginning to come into his own and is not showing any signs of stopping.