Quavo continues to grow his Huncho Records label by signing Athens, Georgia rapper, Yung Petro. The 26-year-old rapper — whose real name is Kawanis Sutton — was an independent artist before signing with Quavo to join Huncho Records. What makes this rapper out of the norm is the fact he only decided to take rap seriously a few months before sealing the deed.
“It’s really almost like a movie,” Yung Petro told Athens. “Where we’re from, people don’t get signed or end up like this. Everybody hears about Athens and they hear about the Georgia Bulldogs. I mean they’re straight too, but it’s a lot more going on than just that.”
Yung Petro celebrated his new beginnings
Later on, after the deal, Yung Petro celebrated the news on Instagram with the caption, “IM FAR FROM PERFECT! I MAKE MISTAKES ALL THE TIME BUT I PROMISE IM ONE OF THE REALEST! THANK YOU @quavohuncho FOR CHANGING MY LIFE!”
As of right now, Yung Petro has only dropped individual songs but has made plans on dropping his debut project in late 2021 or early 2022. Yung Petro’s freshest video, “First Day Out Da Feds,” has over a million YouTube views since its debut on June 18th. His Blac Youngsta collaboration, “Gang Shit,” also has over 782,000 views.
The Huncho Record’s rapper says his rap style is influenced by Lil Wayne and Chief Keef as well as Migos, whom he says he’s been analyzing since meeting up with Quavo.
“Every day I’m around them I learn something new,” Yung Petro said. “There’s so much knowledge all I have to do is sit back and soak up game. I don’t feel no pressure because I just get in the booth and rap my reality, my friends’ realities, and what I’ve been through and seen. Coming from where I come from… the people feel it and relate to it.”
He spoke more about his hometown, adding, “My mom had me when she was 15. My mom was a child herself having a child. Growing up on Black Road you saw everything — murders, drug dealers, dope boys, nice cars. You saw it all… really I was a product of my environment.”
Back in April 2020, Quavo launched Huncho Records with 904 Reebok, Pop Out Boyz, and Street Bud declared as the label’s first artists.
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