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Young Gem / Bio

Young Gem born Clarence Jones of New Haven , CT is a solo artist with Highlyfe Entertainment which is group of young inspiring dedicated musicians with tons of energy. They consist of 10 artist’s with different styles.Young Gem been rapping since the tender age of 10, performing at neighborhood cook outs and local parties.At age 14 he began to work at a local record shop on his block call LANCI'S MUSIC BOX. While working at the shop he met and had rapped for artists such as REMY MA, JAE MILLZ, D BLOCK, JUELZ SANTANA, DEM FRANCHISE BOYZ which gotten the attention of the owner of the shop.And was offered a record deal, but the deal fell through . Years later he linked up with a few friends & formed the label HIGH LYFE ENTERTAINMENT. Highlyfe has currently became an official music group in 2011. They have been rapping together since 2008 and most of them are relatives. Majority of the artist’s are from Southern parts of America such as (Atlanta, Florida, & North Carolina) but reside currently in New Haven, Connecticut. The group stated “We make music for all genres & fans who can relate to where we come from”. Highlyfe released their first debut collaboration mixtape entitled, “Catch A Flight Vol.1″ in September which has club, dance, urban, pop, and R&B songs. Featuring smash hits such as “High Lyfe anthem”,”Daily Bread” & Young Gem's breakout smash "SUPER"
Young Gem "s influences are 2 pac, Biggie, Bob Marley,T.I., Ghostface,Nas,Joe Budden,Big pun, Red & Method Man. Highlyfe has performed over 25 shows in 2012.Young Gem jumped on the scene as a solo artist in 2013, perform at dozens of venues & opened up for the COKE BOYS... They have a clothing line that has come out in June of 2012 and sales are doing very well. Young Gem & his Highlyfe crew has performed in their city of New Haven multiple times, which has earned them much respect from people such as the legendary DJ Bink B. He stated that “Highlyfe is just like the old No Limit” because of their flamboyant energy and self made products which they produce.. With Young Gem's dedication and hard work, he's sure to rise. . He also help with throwing fund raisers through out the community, promotional showcases and tours. Young gem's click HighLyfe was a featured artist on the radio being interviewed by G MONEY DA PRINCE & DJ HAWK from HOT 93.7 (New England's Biggest radio Station) were they had 3 song get spun including the smash by YOUNG GEM "FRESH" featuring his fellow Highlyfe artists ..Also was in the a spot light interview with “traffic light” from QRSJ radio in New York and has had songs like, “Gettin money ova here” and “One for you.” spun. For 2012 they have won the, “Year achievement award” at the BTNE award show in Meridian, CT. Affiliates of Highlyfe Ent. include DJ Luck, DJ Cutta, Global Studioz,RCM, Smash Town Music Group & Pure Seduction Ent. and various live musicians. In 2012 Young Gem got a heavy buzz when he made a special song about domestic violence called "CRY" landing him in a spot along side his High lyfe team in "STREET CONNFINEMENT MAGAZINE" one of the most respected magazines in CT..With his city on his back, awesome lyrical presence , witty personality,and ability to make people listen Young gem should be a artist to watch in the upcoming years.

General Info

Band Members
young gem - Vocals
Artist Name
Young Gem
Home Page
Hip Hop / Rap / Hip Hop

Contact Info

New Haven, CT