The story so far…
Currently riding the success of his 2017 single “U Ridin Or Naw” with T.I.’s Grand Hustle engineer Brad “Dirt” Horne, the St. Louis rap artist Farlin Ave, (formerly known as Yung B from Farlin), is ready to take the industry by storm a second time around–and this time, he’s playing for keeps.
The 28 year old OG gained popularity in 2012, after releasing his single “Shittin’ On The Game,” produced by Grammy Award winning producer Jayson “KoKo” Bridges of Basement Beats. His single was later featured on the mixtape compilation “This That Southern Smoke Vol. 2” hosted by T.I. and DJ Smallz, which reached over 400,000 fans on Livemixtapes.com. After that his buzz died down and the young mogul in the making took a break from recording.
In 2014, he wrote and self-published an autobiography titled “My Life Brazy,” which was a gritty tale about how he made it out the streets and took the skills he learned and applied them to the business world. “One day I just started thinking like, man, my life brazy (with the letter b replacing the c) for real because I done survived hella stuff and I’m still standing. I know I’m here for a reason” boasts a confident Farlin Ave who has many accomplishments to be proud of.
After relocating to Dallas, TX after he got off probation for a drug case, he earned a college degree in business management and got a job as an Online Editor for the Dallas hip hop stations 97.9 The Beat and Boom 94.5. As an entrepreneur, he launched the online startup 7stardreams.com (the world’s first 7-step music business platform) to lend indie artists his industry connections, so that they too could live their dream.
Although the trap-soul artist has had talks with the major label Warner Music Group in the past, he knows that he has a lot more work to do, as far as building his fan base, in order for a deal to come into fruition. “If it’s meant to happen, it will happen, but I’m not waiting on them… I got enough hustle in me to make myself rich independent,” says Farlin.