About Tony Yayo
Perhaps best known as a member of the "gangster" rap group, G-Unit, of 50 Cent lore, Tony Yayo also sports a colorful solo career, having worked with artists like Eminem, Obie Trice, and Lloyd Banks, and producers such as DJ Khalil and J.R. Rotem. While his career has been plagued by a certain amount of legal trouble and his last solo album, "Thoughts of a Predicate Felon," was released back in 2005, Yayo continues to be an active member within the Hip-Hop Community. Indeed, he has already begun work on another solo album and he has appeared with G-Unit on all of their endeavors. A single for his upcoming album has already been released and it is called, "Haters," featuring Shawty Lo, Roscoe Dash, and - quite fittingly - 50 Cent. Still going strong on 50 Cent's label, G-Unit Records, despite the entire imprint being dropped by Interscope, Tony will have a distribution deal with EMI, along with the rest of the label.
- Tony Yayo's moniker (...Tony Yayo) is a reference to both Tony Montana from Scarface and cocaine. For further reference, "Yayo" is slang for cocaine.
- As he is of Hatian descent, Tony took it upon himself to avidly support the relief efforts following the 2010 Hatian earthquake.
- Yayo still appeared on his group, G-Unit's debut effort despite being in prison at the time for several weapons possession charges.
- He is the father of two young children, one boy and one girl. 5. Tony Yayo is the CEO of the sub-label, G-Unit Philly