Yo Gotti revealed he tapped a young producer to work on his latest mixtape, I Showed U So, which was released earlier this month. The rapper and founder of the record label Collective Music Group, found Yung Dee in 2020.
“We found him. He was 14 years old. … He’s 17 now,” he said during a recent appearance on The Breakfast Club. “When we met him, he was 14 on Instagram Live.”
Yung Dee sent Yo Gotti and Moneybagg Yo some beats, which led to the young producer signing to CMG and Moneybagg Yo’s Bread Gang Entertainment. The 17-year-old was enlisted as an executive producer on I Showed U So.
His parents had to be involved in the process because of his age. Yung Dee said they have been supportive on this journey into the music industry, his father attending several studio sessions with him.
“They was happy. … They let me do me,” he said earlier this month, according to Complex.
Yung Dee helped produce four tracks off the mixtape, including “1st Hunnid Bands,” “Mind My Business,” “Driveway Furniture” and “The One.”
He publicly thanked Yo Gotti and Moneybagg Yo for the opportunity.
“Shoutout to everybody around this project thank you Yo Gotti, Moneybagg Yo for believing in me,” he wrote on Instagram.
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Yung Dee has also produced tracks for other artists in his new role. His work includes production for 42 Dugg’s “Maybach” featuring Future, EST Gee’s “Balloons,” and Moneybagg Yo’s “Sholl Is.”
It isn’t the first time Yo Gotti has used his influence to promote emerging talent in hip-hop. In the past, he has helped launched the careers of artists such as GloRilla, Moneybagg Yo, EST Gee, and 42 Dugg.