A product of the East New York section in Brooklyn, N.Y., New Yitty (which means New York) learned some of life's harsh realities at a very young age. Born to teenage parents, he and his Mom bounced around for a while until they found a home of their own in Louis H. Pink Houses in Brooklyn. Yitty recalls ducking shots & witnessing drug sales very early on in life. "It was just normal. You hear shots, you get down." But by age 6, Yitty & his mother got news that his father was killed in West Virginia.
In 2002, Yitty began his music career recording in a group with another local artist called the Great Onez, but was very short lived. In 2003, New Yitty was arrested & convicted of "Possesion with The Intent To Distribute in association with a Firearm" in Huntington, WV. He was sentenced to 57 months in Federal Prison & his dreams of making it in the rap game were brought to a complete stop!
After Being Released From Prison, Yitty dopped his debut mixtape New Jack Yitty in 2008. The mixtape however, hosted by PF Cuttin (of Blahzay Blahzay), failed to generate the attention that Yitty felt it deserved. Yitty decided to take some time to find himeself as an artist. He began doing local showcases, getting placements on countless mixtapes, doing online radio interviews & anything else to increase his buzz.
Summer of 2011, Yitty jumped back on the scene with a bang releasing his follow up mixtape New Yitty State Of Mind which featured the likes of Sean Price, Uncle Murda & an All Star lineup of New York underground artists. The mixtape led to placements on tons of other mixtapes, video features on NahRight & 2Dopeboyz.com and most notably a Nomination at The Underground Music Awards for Most Promising Male Rapper.
By January of 2012, Yitty & business partner Claude Jenkins had created 24-7 Music Group, LLC (Twenty4Seven) & were ready to release Yitty's new single "Work It" featuring Jim Jones & Yo Gotti! The song to date has been played on radio stations all across the country and has reached upward of 100,000 views on YouTube. While Promoting This Blockbuster single, Yitty is currently prepping the release of his follow-up single "I Aint", putting the finishing touches on his new mixtape & EP Mr. Twenty4Seven. Taking a more business approach to things, New Yitty has begun branding & merchandising with the sales of Twenty4Seven Clothing & Apparel that currently has the streets on fire!
When asked where he sees himself in five years, he replies, "I see myself as one of the premier faces & names in the music indusrty as an artist & as a businessman. I'm not chasing to be an overnight celebrity. I want to be a long term success story.