Yung LA Explains Face Tattoo

The Internet has been buzzing since an image of Yung LA’s new face tattoo popped up online. Following speculation that the ink represented the Duct Tape Entertainment logo—an Atlanta based record label, home to such artists as Alley Boy and Big Bank Black—LA phoned XXLMag.com to clarify the reasoning behind his decision.

The ATL native confirmed that the tat—freshly inked last week—is in fact the DTE logo. “That tattoo just comes from something in the city,” he explained. “My cousins grew up with a lot of people from Zone 6, I know a lot of people from Zone 6, and the people from Zone 6, there whole movement is called Duct Tape and I just had been really getting up with these guys. Everybody in the city from Zone 6, Zone 3, Zone 1, from Duct Tape to YGC to CDB to 30 Deep, there’s so many cliques in Atlanta and I just wanted to be the Robin Hood, I just wanted to be the guy that could have relationships with everybody in the city.”

Alley Boy, whose an artist and the co-CEO of DTE., told XXL that he does not co-sign the “Ain’t I” rapper getting the ink. “[Yung LA] aint’ get the okay from none one of us and ain’t none one of us told you nothin’ about you having nothing to do with Duct Tape,” Alley told XXLMag.com.

LA disagrees, saying he went to the tattoo shop after a meeting with Big Bank, who he calls “the real CEO” of Duct Tape. “[Big Bank] was kinda fucking with me and just feeling the whole link up move that I was screaming. Off of that when we sat down and had the talking everybody was just choppin’ it up and I was like this is what it is, this is the new beginning.”

“I can’t really go on what [Alley Boy] say ’cause he’s not the CEO of the label,” Yung continued. “So he wasn’t around at the sit-down, when we did chop it up. I had my relationship with Big Bank Black, other cats, and people that I grew up with and they love me genuinely. That’s the relationship I had.”

LA wants to clarify that he never wanted people to think he made the move in an effort to join the label. “It was never a signing,” he said. “It was just an understanding. It’s a verbal understanding, it’s an eye to eye understanding that’s saying, ‘Boy I see what you got going on,’ ‘Oh shit I’m fucking with you, when we out in these clubs we linkin’ up.’ It was never a deal.”

Meanwhile, Yung LA is trying to get out of his deal with T.I.’s label Grand Hustle Records, which he said is a struggle. “Right now we’re actually fighting,” he said. “We got our lawyers going to war with them. They just tryin’ to free me out of the contract. They don’t wanna let me go, but they don’t want to work for me either.”

Asked why he wants to leave, he said: “The business is just all backwards. I feel like at this time in my career its time to surround myself with a successful system, no disrespect to Grand Hustle, when I first got there, their system was crazy. They had a system that worked. And over the last three-and-a-half years I just watched their system go down.”

In addition, LA was recently involved in several violet altercations. Two weeks back, Yung said the mother of his child stabbed him over six times and he was shot six months ago in a robbery. In both incidents, he claims to have called Grand Hustle, and no one visitied him in the hospital. “I reached out to everybody that I thought was my family and nobody came to see me,” he shared. “After that happened it was just hurtin’.”

As for what’s next for Yung LA, he said he is currently prepping the release of his new mixtape, Tattoos and Jewelry, set to drop on March 30.—Jesse Gissen

  • eebubble

    straight clownage

  • DJ Postman

    Clown.

    • peor

      STOP claimming your a DJ ya Fag, just because you click song’s on your itunes does not make you a DJ FAG.

  • Anastasia

    He only says he wants to rep all hoods cuz he knos he dont really rep any hood… fuckin j catt

  • tstiffy

    “[Yung LA] aint’ get the okay from none one of us and ain’t none one of us told you nothin’ about you having nothing to do with Duct Tape,”

    Alley Boy breaking new grounds here. I don’t think I ever encountered a sextuple-negative in a sentence. They should duct tape this dude’s face so he can’t make cats from GA look unedumacated.

    • dome shot

      that shit funny.

  • thechange

    Ok Yung La is lame as an artist. Hardly any mic skills & this duck tattoo is garbage too. Just cause you mess with people from an area or are part of the team don’t mean you go tat it on your face. Now you and gucci can look stupid together with dumb tattoos. lol. Lame

  • JDeal

    How can you NOT laugh@the whole situation………People like this are needed…..Just so I can laugh @ their dumb asses…..Thx Yung LA!!!!…..BTW…..the move to get off Grand Hustle seems kinda “Chingyish”….

  • grand hustle

    LA stop the madness. we stop fucking with you at Grand Hustle cuz you are a FOLLOWER and a crew hopper that jumps around.We gave you a chain and you got it stolen..we gave you a pass…you shot a video in your old neighborhood and they jacked you for 10k..we gave you a pass….. YOU’RE baby moms and her mama stabbed you..so you want us to get involved with domestic violence between you and your girl?! YOU CAN’T CONTROL YOUR HOME AND YOU BLAMING US? stay yo lame ass off the drugs!!!! fucking follower.

    • Jack Tripper

      LA stop the madness. we stop fucking with you at Grand Hustle cuz you are a FOLLOWER and a crew hopper that jumps around.We gave you a chain and you got it stolen..we gave you a pass… stay yo lame ass off the drugs!!!! fucking follower.
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      Yeah. That sounds about right.

  • Don mcCaine

    so this is the big news in the rap world?

    * goes to unkut.com *

  • El Tico Loco

    The good news is that at least its not a butterfly or an ice cream cone , its a gangsta ass duck, a gangsta ass duck ya’ll. Maybe he couln’t spell DTE.

  • Truth B Told

    Yea we all agree that his was a clown ass move. On top of that the tattoo is shitty! It looks cheap as hell!

  • texasmade

    he need friends…

  • http://www.dynamicproducer.com dynamicproducer

    there is no “explanation” for this….

  • INDAY

    THIS FUCKIN HERB ASS NIGGA IS A JUNKIE IF THE YOUTH DIDNT LEARN NOTHING ELSE STAY AWAY FROM DRUGS IF XXL WANTS SOME REAL LIGHT ON THIS NIGGA SITUATION GO TO YOUTUBE AN TYPE IN INDAY RESPONDS TO YOUNG L.A……..OH YEAH HE DUCKED OFF IN SOUTH CAROLINA NOW THE NIGGA BARRED FROM THE A HE CANT SHOW HIS FACE NOWHERE THE WHOLE CITY LOOKIN FOR MC GUSTO

    • shaday

      nigga wat the hell

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