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Despite being only 16-years-old, the rapper known as yvngxchris has pretty much nothing in common with your average teenager. That wasn’t always the case mind you, but after popping off with multiple viral tracks, this young man went from falling asleep in class to working with A-list acts and signing a record deal with Columbia all before turning 17. Hailing from Virginia and inspired by some of the best to ever do it, Chris has made sure to study some of the greats that have come before him so that he can be his absolute best. After posting videos of himself rapping to social media, he began recording bangers on his phone before finally experiencing his breakthrough moment in October of 2020 with his song “Kyrie Irving”. What to learn more? Then keep watching our newest episode of Before They Were Famous!

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