The Real Yung Honcho grew up in Plainfield, New Jersey but has spent most of his time in Newark, New Jersey’s, otherwise known as the Jungle or Brick City. Recently, The Real Yung Honcho collaborated with fellow Jersey acts like FatBoy SSE, Albee Al, and caught the attention of Fetty Wap.
He was exposed to violence from an early age when his mother was shot six times by his stepfather, who committed suicide soon afterward. These events led Honcho down a dangerous path towards trouble and the streets, culminating in his own five-year prison sentence as a juvenile/young adult. It’s while he was away, however, that he began writing to stay out of trouble, and honed his burgeoning rap skills.
“I was the talk of the jail – they knew who I was when it came to who had the hardest bars. A lot of my pain came out in my lyrics.”
The support and encouragement Honcho received from fellow-inmates convinced him that he was truly talented. Honcho is leading the way for the next generation of talent out of Jersey – a region that has been short on support – it’s time that Jersey gets it’s just due.
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