Ever since he was a boy, $hin has been surrounded by music. His father, Lawrence Sr., was a co-owner and producer at a local studio which YL aka $hin frequented as a child. He also grew up performing in front of family, friends, and strangers at talent shows and at home. He has been writing as long as he can remember and in the summer of 2008 a close friend gave him a mic and program to produce his own music. Since then his music has been one of his main priorities.
Some of his greatest accomplishments happened while he was in Salt Lake City, UT where he was invited by an artist friend by the name of A.G.E in 2015. While in SLC, YL stayed with A.G.E. for a month and engineered, produced, and performed with him. He also made music with local SLC artist Brixx. He was also introduced to Richard Agadjanian, the producer for his songs “Icon,” “The Highest” featuring Brixx, and YLTheBeast.
YL’s recent projects include his new song “Annie Marie” which is about his aunt who passed from cancer in 2013 and the struggles he faced when coping with the loss of her. He has also been working on his 2nd album TN2 (trendy nigga 2) and is constantly promoting it till it drops. One of the biggest things he has been working on has been contacting local artists to plan bigger and better shows for local Washington and Oregon artists.
$hin is currently on radio rotation with the track “Happy Times”.