Hip Hop Artist
Darria Onry aka YP or Yung Praise is an up & coming recording artist, writer, jook dancer and motivational speaker. These gifts have allowed him to express himself in a unique manner that exalts God with a high energy that most of the time stuns people when he performs both dance and/or music.
YP was born and raised in South Memphis,Tennessee. He grew up in mostly the rough areas like "RivaCide" and "DHG" but was well known all over Memphis for his criminal activities that took place in while running with a gang organization known as "GD". He also struggled with his mom having to move from place to place to keep a shelter over him and his sister's head.
When he was 22, Mr. Onry violated felony probation with another felony and served 2 years in a 5 year sentence. During his time away, Yung Praise experienced a deep heart for God and his people as he was able to spend quality time re-evaluating his life, especially on being a better man for his beautiful wife Takeisha and their 3 amazingly beautiful children Aniyah, Darria jr. and Kaiden.
There at Shelby County Penal Form he began using his love for music to give life to his fellow inmates and even some of the guards and counselors! In prison he became well known for bringing light to this dark place through Gospel Rap!!
Now that YP is free he is pursuing Hip Hop full throttle locally in Memphis and all across the country, reaching the lost and right where they are. He's also known for bringing the UNCUT Gospel to secular events. Yung Praise is Brave, Bold, Ambitious, Highly Anointed and always prepared to set the type of atmosphere that sets the captives free!!
He's on a mission and won't stop until he reaches every soul that God entitles him to!!! There is so much about to take place through this amazing young man by the name of "Yung Praise". He has recently joined up with Red Ink Music...... FOLLOW HIM AS HE FOLLOW CHRIST!!