Chris Votta, J Kai, producers Mike Base(Mike Wemhoff) and JAAK (Jerry Wemhoff) of DIY Records, promoter Jessica Hengeller, Stewie G, Pop Culture, anyone who is open minded, anyone who has supported me at anytime and is down with the quest to preserve hip hop, anyone one who can embrace the struggle of being unique in a world full of conformists, anyone who is not afraid to randomly think outside the box.
Columbus native Young Votta has been throwing down freestyles since the age of 15. His rhyming abilities (RIP Eyedea) have led him to become a high school legend, win local talent shows, and even open for Steve Stone (Ruthless Records). His music has been played across the nation (and even in some European countries), namely by Elton Bailey of Royal Family Entertainment (Jackson, Mississippi) on his WPIMP podcast "It Is What It Is, Fuck It!". His album "Rise of the Phoenix" (DIY Records) is quickly becoming a favorite by Nebraska hip-hop fans, and sales of the Gulley Boys Mixtape "No Sleep" (Gulley Boy Entertainment) has exceeded 500 units and growing. His EP entitled "Sky's the Limit" produced by Jerry Wemhoff (JAAK) and Mike Wemhoff (Mike Base) of DIY Records features original music by Robert Hardy and both JAAK and Mike Base. The lyrical skill showcased on this album reflects both the talent and humanity of the artist. "Sky's the Limit" will be available for purchase Spring 2011.