Meet Hoodzone: YBN’s Secret Weapon

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it’s hard to ignore the wave of rappers embracing the letters YBN in front of their name. YBN Nahmir, YBN Almighty Jay, and YBN Cordae are just a few stand out members who have gained a huge following in the past year. Even more impressive is how fast the collective has managed to rack up millions of plays through streams and Youtube alone.  

Hoodzone is the man behind many YBN hit records. Massive hits like “I Got A Stick”  “Bounce Out With That” “No Hook” and “Popped Up” are just a few of the records under his belt. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Hoodzone began playing the piano in High School. His father, a piano player at the time, honed his skills on the keys until he was good enough to play in the Parker High School Band. Not satisfied with simply being part of a band, Hoodzone would run home after band practice and make beats on his computer. When the young producer felt his beats were good enough to show to the world, he began inviting artist over to his house and hosting recording sessions.  

Since then, Hoodzone has collaborated with many artists. His work with YBN Nahmir and the rest of the YBN family is lining him up to be mentioned with the greats. Be sure to look out for his signature sound as he continues to work with artists like Blaatina and Blac Chyna. Keep up with him in Instagram.  And check out his latest work below: