No matter the Struggles and Negativity that goes on in the streets of
Miami’s Overtown Section young artist Ira “YD” Walden continues to stay
focused and excel on his journey in the music industry releasing over 20
mixtapes. Thanks to underground testimonials like “Leaning” and “Get Out
My Way”, YD has grown to become a well respected artist who is known
for his outstanding performances and creative lyrics..
Before pursuing a music career, YD’s ambition in life was to become a
professional basketball player however while free-styling in high school,
Young Ira became aware of another talent; his lyrical ability. Growing up
YD was influenced by the likes of Piccalo, Scarface, Outkast, Snoop Dogg,
2 Pac and others.
In 2007 after failing to make the college basketball team, YD returned
home and became a product of his environment, which eventually lead
to several incarcerations. YD realized that jail was not where he wanted
to be and he knew that it was time to pursue his passion for music full time.
Over the past few years YD has been traveling around the world
spreading his music beyond his hometown of Miami, attracting some of
the biggest artist from Flo-Rida to Pitbull to work with him.
Outside of the Hip Hop world YD has also did his share of giving back to
the community. Participating in turkey giveaways on Thanksgiving, toy
drives for the Christmas holidays and speaking to children at local schools
on the importance of education.
At this point of YD’s career there is nothing but signs of greatness;
Releasing his new Single “Money Trees” featuring Yo Gotti & Rick Ross from
his street album entitled “The Real YD” featuring additional guest
appearances by Daz Dillinger, Juvenile, Rocko , Gunplay and many
The world is tuned in for what’s coming next from this phenomenal lyricist.