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Tyequan Harrison (born September 17, 1987) better known by the stage name Mr. 1NE 5IVE, is an American rapper based in Asheville, North Carolina. He began recording his rap music in 2001 and released his first of 7 mixtapes in 2006 under the name Yuung T. A tremendous response to the releases of "The Alliance" and "History in the making" were quickly dampered by criminal charges in 2007. Yet T was quoted as saying "prison was the best thing to ever happen to me". In August 2011 he is set to release the 7th mixtape "Welcome to the Future" in promotion of his first original album, "In Krowd Standout". He has begun his own independent label 15 Entertainment, and now has larger publishers and promoters including D-Street Studios, Upfront Productions and Effective Promotions lining up to support this breakthrough release
YUUNG T grew up moving between several poor neighborhoods in Asheville, NC, his mother working as a CNA and his father a postman. In 2007, YUUNG T was in a prison cell generating a new philosophy of music, flow and revolution represented in his latest mixtape and especially clear in the January 2012 EP, Hello to the Hero. This will be his first release under his new show name MR. 1NE 5IVE, a name that stands up for where he is coming from and where he plans to go, standing up for one and all. 1NE 5IVE has been influenced by musicians (2Pac,Outkast, Field Mob, Immortal Technique) and peaceful revolutionaries like Gandhi and Dr. King. The release of the EP will be January 15th (MLK weekend)
The new releases are revolutionary hip-hop at its finest. Fun, positive serious and real lyrical perspective that shows his intelligence as much as rhythmic talent and soulful tone. Epic exclusive instrumentals make the album a truly international production from the start, The full album, In Krowd Stand Out, coming later this year features Rato Beat Productions of Berlin Germany, Dar Productions of Uralsk Kazakhstan, Johnny Juliano Productions from Pitsburgh Pennsylvania, Mr. Koo Man from California, as well as D-Star, Chachillie, and A.Brown Productions from his native North Carolina. With so many things falling into place to support this powerful new voice, Hello to the Hero and In Krowd Stand out seem destined to make 1NE 5IVE and his revolutionary soul the next big thing in hip-hop.