Born and raised in South Bend Indiana Joe Yoho (JY), now more commonly known as a Hip-hop musician, grew up as the oldest of four children. Early on in life JY developed a passion for music. Reflected in many of JY’s songs, music is his way to express his thoughts and feelings. By the age of 12 he had his first song written with many more to come. 6 years later he moved away from home and experienced many different cultures and different ways of living. These experiences have added to the topics he writes about, as well as how approaches the music industry. Hard work is needed to survive because nothing is ever handed out for free. With a mentality to work hard and achieve his dreams JY now writes, records, and performs music that has the sound of a mainstream artist, yet with the heart of the underground.