, otherwise known as "The Grandmaster", is a Belize
Belize is a constitutional monarchy and the northernmost country in Central America. Belize has a diverse society, comprising many cultures and languages. Even though Kriol and Spanish are spoken among the population, Belize is the only country in Central America where English is the official...
an dub poet.
Biography and arts career
Young was born to Bernadean Young and attended St. Mary's Primary and the former St. Michael's College, now amalgamated into Anglican Cathedral College (ACC). He briefly starred in rap group Fresh Breeze with the Morgan Brothers, Kenny and Turbo, but eventually became addicted to drugs and got into various misdeeds, resulting in a trip to rehab after twice attempting to commit suicide. After spending time in prison and drug rehabilitation he turned to poetry and received a segment in the news broadcast on Channel 7
Tropical Vision Limited, or as it is locally known, Channel 7, is a Belize City based television station operating since 1981.Its Managing Director is Nestor Vasquez.- Schedule :Weekdays...
television station, improvising poems about stories in the news and whatever else.
He parlayed his time on Seven into two books of poetry, Made in Pinks Alley
and Generation X
. His debut album Just Like That...
was released on Stonetree Records in 2004.
Young is a supporter of the People's United Party
The People's United Party is one of two major political parties in Belize, and currently the main opposition party. It is a Christian Democratic party; the current Party Leader is Francis Fonseca....
and appears on their radio station
Positive Vibes FM is a private radio station in Belize and the radio arm of the Opposition People's United Party.- Conversion to Positive Vibes :...
every Thursday hosting a show dedicated to the arts, "G2" (the other G standing for cohost Angela Gegg
Angela Gegg is a Belizean artist, author and entertainer.With a versatile personality, Angela is a dynamic artist, author, cook, media host, painter, poet, publisher, and entertainer. She is the artist known as Proshka. Angela Gegg is one of Belize’s leading female artists...
Young is the subject of a documentary film, Welcome to My World
, which is being directed by Brent Toombs. Filming of the documentary is almost complete and is expected to be released in spring or early summer of 2007.