Yung Lean

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Swedish rapper, singer, composer, fashion designer, and record producer Jonatan Aron Leandoer Hstad goes by the stage name Yung Lean.who gained notoriety for his viral songs “Ginseng Strip 2002” and “Kyoto” as well as his debut studio album “Unknown Memory.” Along with his buddies Yung Sherman and Yung Gud, he founded the Swedish band “Sad Boys.” ‘Unknown Death 2002’, his debut mixtape, was released in July 2013, and was followed by the ‘Lavender’ EP in August 2013. After that, he first gained notoriety. Since then, he has released two more studio albums, “Warlord” (2016) and “Stranger” (2017), as well as a new mixtape titled “Frost God.” With his men’s modern fashion and streetwear company “Sad Boys Entertainment,” he has entered the fashion industry. He appeared in the ‘AW16 Campaign’ for Calvin Klein in July 2016.

Become a Star

After listening to albums like “Get Rich or Die Tryin'” by 50 Cent, “Mitt Kvarter” by The Latin Kings, and “Illmatic” by Nas, Yung Lean developed an interest in hip-hop music. He first met Yung Sherman and Yung Gud in a Stockholm park in 2012, and the three of them quickly grew close because of their mutual love of music. They later enlisted the help of several other local musicians to form the band known as the “Hasch Boys.” The band’s name was changed to “Sad Boys” by the three of Lean, Sherman, and Gud when the majority of the other members eventually joined “Gravity Boys Shield Gang.”

The following couple of years were spent recording songs at Yung Lean’s basement studio, with Sherman and Gud handling production and mixing duties and Lean handling vocals and lyrics. On his SoundCloud page, the majority of these tracks were made accessible to the general audience. He gave his first public performance in Gothenburg, Sweden, when he was sixteen years old. ‘Ginseng Strip 2002’, one of his songs, had a music video that garnered over two million views on YouTube in 2013. The song was on his EP, “Lavender,” which came out the same year as his debut mixtape, “Unknown Death 2002.” The mixtape was listed by Vibe as one of “The 10 Most Overlooked Debut Rap Mixtapes of 2013” and Consequence of Sound listed the song “Ginseng Strip 2002” as one of the “Top 50 Songs of 2013.” He self-released his debut full-length album, “Unknown Memory,” later that month. Because it was more serious than his prior works, it earned positive reviews.

Career in Music

While some critics criticized Yung Lean’s early efforts as “something to get depressed and/or high” on, others complimented him as a talented rapper and producer. After the release of “Unknown Memory,” both his fanbase and reviewers started to take him seriously; some even made comparisons to Travis Scott and The Weeknd. His opening show at New York’s Webster Hall was almost sold out, and the album’s tours in Europe and North America were also very successful. His subsequent full-length album, Warlord, which included songs like “Fantasy,” “Highway Patrol,” and “Afghanistan,” was largely well-received despite some severe criticism. He received accolades for “channeling turmoil into something cathartic” on his most recent studio album, “Stranger.” He has previously collaborated with performers in his brief career, including Travis Scott, Frank Ocean, Bladee, and A$AP Ferg.

Disputes and scandals of Yung Lean

Yung Lean has struggled with drugs ever since he was in school, and at the age of 15, he was even placed on probation for consuming marijuana. His drug use persisted throughout his career as a musician, and ultimately led to major difficulty when he traveled to Miami, Florida in 2015 to record his album “Warlord.” He overstayed there, developed a cocaine, lean, and Xanax addiction, and as a result had to be hospitalized because of nasal bleeding. There, fearing that he had misplaced his hard drive, he begged his US manager, Barron Machat, to deliver it to him. Barron, who had taken Xanax and was driving at 60 mph, tragically perished in a car accident that evening. He was placed under strong treatment for a protracted period of time before his father arrived to bring him back to Sweden. His stage moniker, “Lean,” is a play on both his given name and the brand of codeine syrup to which he had a serious addiction.

Individual Life of Yung Lean

On July 18, 1996, in Stockholm, Sweden, Jonatan Aron Leandoer Hstad was given the name Yung Lean. His father, Swedish poet and fantasy author Kristoffer Leandoer, also translated French literature and had a book publishing business in the past. Her human rights activist Russian mother collaborates with LGBT organizations in South America, Vietnam, and Russia. He was born and raised in Stockholm, but spent the first few years of his life in Minsk, Belarus. He moved back to Stockholm when he was three to five years old and spent his boyhood there in the Södermalm neighborhood.

Net worth of Yung Lean

The estimated net worth of Yung Lean is about $1 million.