Yung $iR

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André Johnson professionally known as “Yung Sir” was born and raised on the Southeast side of Chicago, infamous for its alarming murder rates, corrupt politics and undeniable gang influence. Despite the fact that Sir hustled in the streets, he remained focused on school and his studies. Watching his mother struggle pained him deeply, so he responded by becoming a support structure with the proceeds from his deeply rooted Chicago-esqe ambitions. As a youth, Sir was liked by many in the neighborhood and was given the nickname “Sir” by some of the “OG’s.” In fall of 2008; Sir was beginning his freshman year at CSU, a very proud moment for him as he was the first from his family to attend college. On Nov 2nd, 2008 Sir would get a call that would change his life forever. His cousin and best friend Durane C. Carter Jr. had been shot in the head and murdered in an alley the night before. The murder still is unsolved. He took it so hard that it began to affect his studies and forced him to withdraw from school. Frustrated Sir reverted back to the same hustle that he struggled with as a youth and vowed to leave behind for something better, he reverted back to something that only a true hustler from Chicago would understand, and that’s getting paid by any means necessary. Soon after he got back into his groove, he would relive and reflect on words from his late, great friend, “you really got something”, referring to his musical inclination from when they would rap as kids. Taking those words to heart he began to seriously pursue a career in rap and it wouldn’t be long before he realized that his cousin’s words would turn out to be a very accurate premonition. In a very short amount of time, Sir has caught quite a buzz throughout Chicago with his lively, catchy hooks and club anthems. “You can hate all day.. If I’m worrying about me and you’re worrying about me, than who is worrying about you?” ~ Yung Sir


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