Naheem Houston (born March 16, 1989), known by his stage name Farlin Ave and formerly Yung B from Farlin, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, actor, celebrity news online editor, former radio promoter, and author from St. Louis, Missouri. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas.
On February 15, 2011, he started his own independent record label, 7 Star Dreams.
In 2012, Yung B from Farlin released his single “$hittin’ on the Game”, produced by Jayson “KoKo” Bridges of the Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum St. Louis production team Basement Beats. The music video to the single was directed by Remrod in St. Louis at Penrose Park, and was posted on YouTube on July 22, 2012. The record received mixed reviews from critics, when it was featured on Hot or Not?, a blog by DJ Smallz. On December 21, 2012, Yung B from Farlin’s single “$hittin’ on the Game” was featured on the mixtape compilation “This That Southern Smoke Vol. 2” hosted by T.I. and DJ Smallz on Livemixtapes.com, reaching over 400,000 fans.
On December 31, 2013, Yung B from Farlin released his single “Freaky Thang$”, produced by ImaShiine via SoundCloud. The record was later featured on the blog Hip Hop Since 1987.
On November 7, 2014, Yung B from Farlin released his single “Murder Thoughts”, a record about social injustice in St. Louis and the shooting of Michael Brown. The record was produced by Alegal, a member of the Grammy Award winning production team Basement Beats.
On December 30, 2014, Yung B from Farlin, changed his rap name to Farlin Ave.
On February 27, 2015, Yung B from Farlin made a cameo in Dorrough’s music video “Beat Up The Block” feat. Lil Boosie.
This was a result of his affiliation with the radio station 97.9 The Beat.
On November 21, 2016, Farlin Ave reached out to the label Empire for a record deal.
On May 9, 2017, Farlin Ave released his video “U Ridin Or Naw” on YouTube. The song was produced by Primestars, mixed by T.I.’s Grand Hustle engineer Brad “Dirt” Horne, and was mastered by Tracy Scaife. The video and was directed by Remrod.
Yung B from Farlin self-published his autobiography “My Life Brazy: The Untold Story” on September 2, 2014 via Amazon.com.
On April 19, 2009, Naheem was mentioned in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch along with Ronald Gore, as they performed from scenes they created representing “Judith and Holofernes”, a painting on display at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. The actors were former prisoners participating in a production called Staging Old Masters: Former Prisoners Perform at the Pulitzer.
Naheem is a former gang member and drug dealer now in college and employed.
Naheem graduated from Collin College, in Plano, TX, during Spring 2013 and was on the Dean’s List.
Naheem (known as @FarlinAve) worked as a Promoter for Radio One (which owns the Hip Hop radio station KBFB 97.9 FM). His last day with the radio station was December 12, 2015.
On March 23, 2017, Naheem had an interview to be an Online Editor for Radio One in Dallas, TX. He got the job, and currently works at the radio station reporting celebrity and local news.
2017 – U Ridin Or Naw (prod. by Primestars)
2016 – Dealing Wit My Demons (prod. by Komo Beatz)
2016 – I Love You Son (prod. by Yung Lan)
2015 – Might As Well (prod. by Doughboy Beatz)
2014 – Murder Thoughts (prod. by Alegal of Basement Beats)
2013 – Freaky Thangz (prod. by ImaShiine)
2012 – Shittin’ On The Game (prod. by Jayson “KoKo” Bridges of Basement Beats)
1. “Business Entity Search for 7 Star Dreams”. Missouri Secretary of State. Retrieved 26 January 2015. https://bsd.sos.mo.gov/BusinessEntity/BusinessEntityDetail.aspx?page=beSearch&ID=3143927
2. Lussenhop, Jessica (July 11, 2013). “Dream Dealer: Naheem Houston used to work the corner selling drugs. Now he peddles education for aspiring artists.”. Riverfront Times. http://www.riverfronttimes.com/2013-07-11/music/7-star-dreams-naheem-houston-better-family-life
3. “Yung B from Farlin – Shittin’ on the Game – Official Music Video”. YouTube. Retrieved 25 January 2015. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1Gi7l4dvpo
4. “Hot or Not? Yung B from Farlin – $hittin’ on the Game”. DJ Smallz. Retrieved 25 January 2015. http://www.djsmallz.com/blog/2012/11/9/hot-or-not-yung-b-from-farlin-yungbfromfarlin-hittin-on-the.html
5. “This That Southern Smoke 2 (Hosted By T.I.)”. Livemixtapes. Retrieved 25 January2015.Jump up^ “Yung B – Shittin’ on the Game”. http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/20230/this-that-southern-smoke-2.html
6. “Yung B from Farlin – Freaky Thang$”. SoundCloud. Retrieved 25 January 2015. https://soundcloud.com/farlinave/yung-b-from-farlin-freaky
7. 2452, Eldorado. “Yung B – Freaky Thang$”. Hip Hop Since 1987. Retrieved 25 January 2015. http://hiphopsince1987.com/2014/music/yung-freaky-thang
8. “Yung B from Farlin – Murder Thoughts”. Soundcloud. Retrieved 25 January 2015. https://soundcloud.com/farlinave/murder-thoughts-produced-by-alegal
9. Yung B from Farlin changed his rap name to Farlin Ave. Retrieved 17 June 2017. Farlin Ave Facebook
10. “Dorrough Music Feat. Lil Boosie – Beat Up The Block.” WorldStarHipHop. Retrieved 20 June 2017. http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshhP0tyFUs04XAl57vh
11. Farlin Ave reaches out to Empire for a record deal. Retrieved 17 June 2017. Farlin Ave Facebook
12. Farlin Ave released “U Ridin Or Naw” video on YouTube. Retrieved 17 June 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYzVAhlcQN8
13. from Farlin, Yung B (September 2, 2014). My Life Brazy: The Untold Story. ISBN 0692279555. Retrieved 26 January 2015. http://www.amazon.com/My-Life-Brazy-Untold-Story/dp/0692279555
14. Majors, Dawn (April 19, 2009). “AE DM Pulitzer3”. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 25 January 2015. http://www.stltoday.com/ae-dm-pulitzer/image_62696d55-d209-5ea5-85a7-8d22d6193a64.html
15. Samaha, Albert (September 15, 2011). “James Clark and Norm White want their Neighborhood Alliance to save St. Louis’ worst neighborhoods. Then they want it to save America.” Riverfront Times. http://www.riverfronttimes.com/stlouis/james-clark-and-norm-white-want-their-neighborhood-alliance-to-save-st-louis-worst-neighborhoods-then-they-want-it-to-save-america/Content?oid=2496039
16. “COLLIN COLLEGE SPRING 2013 DEAN’S LIST ANNOUNCED”. McKinney Magazine. June 01, 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2015. http://www.mckinneyonline.com/June-2013/Collin-College-Spring-2013-Deans-List-Announced/index.php?cparticle=3&siarticle=2#artanc
17. “97.9 The Beat.” Instagram. Retrieved 19 December 2015. https://www.instagram.com/p/_N6M9XrwUb/
18. Interview at Radio One. Retrieved 18 June 2017. https://www.instagram.com/p/BR_iFG5ADHu/.
19. Naheem “Farlin Ave” Houston Online Editor profile for 97.9 The Beat. Retrieved 18 June 2017. https://thebeatdfw.com/author/r1nhouston/