Christian rapper YB releases new single ‘Dear Soldiers’

The songwriter and producer of Christian hip hop known as YB has released his latest official single, “Dear Soldiers.” The single has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the Bold Records music label. Direct, sympathetic, and more than a little inspirational, “Dear Soldiers” showcases YB as one of the most intriguing hip-hop artists of the season and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.

Arkansas’ YB cites as main artistic influences other titans of the Christian hip-hop scene, including KB, NF, and Andy Mineo. YB’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique. The result is a single fans of the above will agree belongs right beside those giants on the top shelf. With an emphasis on a deep groove, rock-solid values, and carefully crafted rhymes and lines, “Dear Soldiers” by YB has a little something for every rap fan and spiritual warrior.

Asked to describe the overall meaning of “Dear Soldiers,” YB writes, “The message of ‘Dear Soldiers’ is to never give up. I want my supporters to know that in spite of what they retain from my social media presence, I too face the valleys of life. ‘Dear Soldiers’ is an attempt to pull the curtains back on my past wounds and disheartening realities.”

Pulling back those curtains reveals a gritty personal history which sculpted the mind which sculpted the music.

Commenting on his start in hip hop, YB says candidly, “Growing up without a Father led the 13-year-old me to many unanswered questions. The reality of my childhood inspired me to start writing music.”

YB dropped his debut album, “Salvation,” in 2014. His 2018 sophomore release, “GSHS2,” reached No. 20 on iTunes Christian & Gospel charts, and continues to garner new fans today.

His current official bio notes that, “In addition to spreading his love for Christ and music as a touring artist, YB also serves as a staple in the community, where he leads outreach opportunities partnering with the local church. He is excited to pioneer bridging the gap between music and authentic disciple-making among youth.”

Dear Soldiers” by YB on the Bold Records label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, hip-hop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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Rapper YB releases new official video ‘Ambition’



The rapper known as YB has releases his latest official video, titled, “Ambition.” The video, as well as the bulk of YB’s catalog, has been published on the Forever After Money Records (F.A.M.) music label. It is the most significant official release from YB since the publication of his May 2013 LP record album on the F.A.M. Records label, “College Boy Thoughts 2.”


The video was shot by YB friend @eluzaij21 and directed by @yungbran (YB), himself, making it one of the more genuine and personal hip-hop music videos produced this year, while retaining all of the professional precision and clarity of major music industry releases. Now only at the age of 19, YB has proven with this particular video (as well as other high-quality releases) that he can trade punches with the best rappers and producers in the underground urban scene today.


YB is the common billing name of Arkansas rapper, producer, photographer and digital graphics designer, Young Brandon (often stylized YungBran or @yungbran, after his popular Twitter handle). Born Brandon Farris, YB has been noted as saying that he “picked up” his rap talents from his brothers, Willie, Antonio, and Demetrius Farris. A natural entrepreneur, YB sold chips and candy to his peers in order to maintain a steady income.


“On the walks back and forth to the store,” YB accounts, “I utilized my time by freestyling. Month after month, I started to see my skills grow to the point I decided I was ready to be heard.”


YB cites as main artistic influences the likes of such legends as Wiz Khalifa, Macklemore, and Duke Rich.


A fervid athletics enthusiast, a portion of the video material in “Ambition” features the physically fit YB on the track maintaining his physique. The theme of the video in general is one of working hard in various forms in order to achieve one’s lofty goals. One of YB’s own stated goals is to “put Arkansas on the map.”


Fans of hip hop and personal achievement everywhere owe it to themselves to check out this latest YB release, as well as his previous Forever After Money Records releases.


“Ambition” by YB is available for viewing online everywhere.


-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer







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