Yung L.A. Says He’s Not Dead
It seems that the Internet will not stop trying to prematurely kill off anyone with some fame. The latest victim of a death hoax is Yung L.A., the Atlanta rapper best known for his certified platinum single "Ain't I" featuring T.I. and Young Dro. Yung L.A. posted a video on Instagram today (June 7) to let the world know that he is not dead.
"I’m back in effect. Damn what the blogs talking 'bout. I’m alive and full of flavor. Full of swag," Yung L.A. said in the video.
The rumor of Yung L.A.'s demise can be traced back to a website called Pound of Sound. The site claimed that the rapper was shot and killed early this morning. Their story purported that Yung L.A. was shot over stolen studio time and alleged that he was pronounced dead at Grady Hospital in Atlanta. A fake quote from a homicide detective was even concocted to attempt to make the news seem legitimate. Obviously, this ended up tricking some people as the rumor began to spread on social media.
Yung L.A., who now goes by the moniker Da Boi Lay, seems like a bizarre choice for such a hoax. While the rapper continues to make music, it has been quite a few years since he was a regular topic in the mainstream hip-hop conversation. Yung L.A. was a prominent part of T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records imprint during the late 2000s yet never released an album on the label. He parted ways with Grand Hustle in 2011.
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