Young Money Mane, born Roy Reeves on September 24th was the first born from a 19 year old woman name Veronica Reeves and father Roy Reece In the Jefferies Projects of Detroit, MI. At age 10 he realized that he wanted to be a rapper like his idol 2Pac. “He would be in his room with his Walkman on his ears listening to music”, says his mother. At age 14 he left home and often skipped school to sell drugs, he then met a very well-known drug dealer who went by the name “Money”, Money took a liking to the young teenager, who he would later move him in and pronounce him as his son, Teaching him everything a father teaches their teenage son.
“Lil Roy” quickly became “Lil Money”, Big Money’s protégé. His schoolwork continued to decline but his income became larger learning what he could about the drug game from his newfound role model. One tragic night on December 15, 2003 “Big Money” was fatally shot at a local bar in Detroit, which left young “Lil” Money lost with no direction. “Lil” Money then realized that the streets were a dead end after that incident and caught a possession charge right after. With all these tragic events happening he began to hit the studio and express his pain through his music, eventually signing to RSG entertainment in 2004 then moved all the way to Atlanta, Ga. “Lil” Money then changed his name to “Young Money” to pay homage to the man who been a father to him. He began to develop his unique sound and met some of his favorite rappers from T.I, Young Jeezy, Pharrell, Big Boi, and many others. After experiencing some legal trouble from his past, he was forced to fly back to Detroit to face his past demons. While back in his hometown of Detroit he kept that passion to record and be an entertainer.
He was given his first acting role in 2008 in the feature film “Five K One” starring Clifton Powell, A.J Johnson, YukMouth, and more. Young Money then changed his name to “Young Money Mane” to avoid conflict with Lil Wayne’s newfound “Young Money” label. After building up a small fan base in his hometown of Detroit he decided to branch out to a new audience of fans traveling to places like Houston, California, Alabama and Atlanta, Ga. In 2012 He surprised his fans, supporters and critics by dropping his very first music video “AK’s & Ski Mask” directed by Bo Bentley Films, which was a street motivated anthem, which showcased his gangster side. That music video gave way to his next 4 videos, “You So Lame”, “Don’t Like”, “Westside”, and “Welcome 2 The D Tour”.
While working on his debut album titled “75 South”, referring to the Highway taken to drive from Detroit to Atlanta, he decided to give his fans of Detroit something to call their own with his debut mixtape “The D Tour” which is due to drop 12.12.12. Young Money Mane, who is a brand all by himself has recently linked up with a new urban clothing line based out of Detroit, called “Luxury Clothing With street cred and swagger often incomparable to any, Young Money Mane continues to advance his career. With movie roles, sponsorships, and endorsements, there is no atmosphere that can contain his talent.
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