Born in Baltimore, MD; a place where hope doesn’t pay too many visits, “Y1” took all the hope he has and puts it into his music. With his steady pace moving up through the music industry, he is definitely a hometown hero in the making. Y1 says he makes reality music because he makes songs based off the reality of his life. His goal is to not have any shame in humility and vulnerability when it comes to making music, and to become the first HipHop artist from his city to win a Grammy. From the studio, to winning completions on Sway in the morning, Y1 is living proof that dreams can come true as long as you don’t give up on them.