JayDaYoungan
Birth nameJavorius Tykies Scott[1]
Born(1998-07-15)July 15, 1998
Bogalusa, Louisiana, U.S.
DiedJuly 27, 2022(2022-07-27) (aged 24)
Bogalusa, Louisiana, U.S.
Genres
Occupations
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2016–2022[2]
Labels
Websitejaydayoungan.com
Cause of deathMurder (gunshot wound)

Javorius Tykies Scott (July 15, 1998 – July 27, 2022), known professionally as JayDaYoungan, was an American rapper and singer.[3] He was best known for his singles "23 Island", "Elimination", and "Opps", which have received 49, 27, and 26 million respective streams on SoundCloud as of November 2020. Scott released the mixtapes Forever 23 (2018), Endless Pain (2019), and his debut commercial mixtape Misunderstood (2019), which peaked at number 43 on the US Billboard 200. His debut studio album, Baby23, was released on June 5, 2020. He was first exposed to the mainstream with his mixtapes Ruffwayy and The Real Jumpman 23, which included the tracks "Sliding Freestyle" and "Muddy Situation".

Early life

Scott was born on July 15, 1998, in Bogalusa, Louisiana. He began his rapping career at the age of 18 and dropped out of high school to pursue his career.

Career

2017–2018: Beginnings, "Interstate", and Forever 23

In February 2017, Scott released his mixtape Ruffwayy, which became a regional success and gave him local recognition; his song "Interstate" broke 4 million views on YouTube in under a month. He was then considered for a spot on the XXL freshman list in 2018, a list of up-and-coming rappers.[4]

Following that project, Scott issued the mixtape The Real Jumpman 23, which had 13 tracks totalling 32 minutes, including the songs "Sliding Freestyle" and "Muddy Situation". He then released mixtapes Wake Up and Taking Off, the latter of which featured rappers FG Famous and NBA 3Three.

His first nationwide hit came with the song "Elimination" on the mixtape 23, which has over 19.3 million streams on Spotify as of January 2020. He was interviewed by the lyric company Genius to break down the meaning of the song. The mixtape had 10 tracks at 28 minutes with no features.[5] He then released the mixtape Forever 23, including the tracks "Thot Thot" and "Purge", which have garnered 18.1 and 10 million streams respectively on Spotify and helped push him into international recognition. The critic site AllMusic rated the mixtape 3.5/5 stars, and despite it having no features, the mixtape reached number 86 on the Billboard 200 becoming his first entry on that chart. It also hit number 37 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.[6]

2019–2022: Endless Pain, "23 Island", Misunderstood and 23 Is Back

Following this, JayDaYoungan released the mixtape Endless Pain, which became known for the tracks "Repo" and "War Ready" which stand at 6.5 and 4 million streams respectively on SoundCloud as of January 5, 2020. The album peaked at number 70 and number 37 on Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop albums, respectively.[7] He and rapper Yungeen Ace then released the collaborative mixtape Can't Speak On It, which included the songs "Opps" and "Creep Behind". He then released another mixtape titled Misunderstood, which included the single "23 Island", which garnered 17.8 million streams on Spotify as of January 5, 2020, and reached number 9 of the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Chart. The mixtape had features from YFN Lucci, Boosie Badazz, FG Famous, JetSoo, and Lil Durk. Durk remixed the track "Dum" which was featured on the mixtape Endless Pain. It featured 19 tracks at 53 minutes, and charted on the Billboard 200, peaking at number 43.[8] JayDaYoungan and rapper Yung Bans had an online feud over the title of the album, as Bans released his debut album earlier in the year, also titled Misunderstood.[9]

On January 3, 2020, Jay reached number 36 on the Billboard Emerging Artists Chart.[10]

In May 2020, JayDaYoungan released "Touch Your Toes" featuring rapper Latto, as a single from his debut album Baby23, which was released on June 5, 2020, and named after his first child who was also born the same night.[11] The album included the singles "23 Island", "Perky Activated" and "38k", and featured Dej Loaf, Moneybagg Yo, and Kevin Gates.[12]

On June 11, 2021, Jay released the album, 23 Is Back, a 13-track project which has no features.[13]

Musical style

Scott stated he grew up listening to Kevin Gates, Boosie Badazz, and Chief Keef. Musically, his flow and style has been compared to Boosie and Youngboy Never Broke Again. He said, "[I] don't see me sounding similar to nobody else", and that he is not trying to imitate anybody else. He was noted for a style similar to that of Lil Wayne and Kevin Gates by critic Fred Thomas.[2][6]

On his goals, Scott said "Later on in my career, when I get to a certain point, I will be signing artists, starting my own label. Just perfecting my craft each and every day."[5]

Legal issues

On May 11, 2019, Scott was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance without a prescription after being pulled over by Florida Highway Patrol in Gadsden County, Florida. When pulled over, police officers found 20 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and oxycodone pills. Someone riding with him was also found to be in possession of a firearm. The people riding with him were given various other charges relating to the drugs and firearm.[14] On May 12, Scott was released on a $2,500 bail. Scott was scheduled to perform at the Rolling Loud Music Festival and was unable to due to his arrest.[15] Scott had not yet stood trial.

In March 2020, after it was alleged he assaulted a pregnant woman, police raided Scott's house, seizing $24,000 in cash, promethazine, oxycodone, and multiple firearms. Police arrested Scott after he was allegedly "found hiding in an attic." Scott was charged with assaulting a pregnant woman and illegal drug possession, with bail set at $20,000. Another man at his house, Kardell Robertson, was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm and granted a $100 bail.[16][17][18]

On September 16, 2021, Scott was arrested on charges of accessory to second-degree murder and obstruction of justice, stemming from a fatal shooting that occurred in August 2020. Four days later, Scott was released on a $175,000 bond.[19]

On October 30, 2021, Scott was arrested during a traffic stop in Washington Parish, Louisiana on multiple charges including child desertion, driving without proof of insurance, drug possession, and evidence tampering.[20] On November 4, 2021, Scott was released from jail on bond.[21]

On November 4, 2021—hours after posting bond in his Washington Parish case—Scott was arrested by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives agents on federal charges.[21]

On June 16, 2022, Scott pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm while under indictment or felony charges and was sentenced to time served, as well as one year of supervised release. He was also fined $5,500 and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee.[22]

Death

On July 27, 2022, Scott and his father, Kenyatta Scott were sitting in the front lawn of their Bogalusa home when a black truck arrived and three armed gunmen got out. Scott and his father tried running inside the home, but two additional gunmen came from the side of the house and opened fire. Scott Sr. produced his own firearm and shot back in self-defense. Scott was shot at least eight times and died at a local Bogalusa hospital not too far from the scene of the shooting. Scott Sr. was shot twice in the arm and was in stable condition.[23][24][25]

Funeral

On August 7, 2022, Scott was laid to rest. His funeral was held in the auditorium of his former high school in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Among those in attendance were notable artists Boosie Badazz and Yungeen Ace.

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart positions
US US R&B/HH US Rap
Baby23
  • Released: June 5, 2020
  • Label: RuffWayy, Atlantic
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
46
[26]
30 23

EPs

Title EP details
Scarred[27]
  • Released: January 22, 2022
  • Label: RuffWayy, Atlantic
  • Format: Digital Download
All Is Well[28]
  • Released: March 25, 2022
  • Label: RuffWayy, Atlantic
  • Format: Digital Download

Mixtapes

Title Details Peak chart positions
US US
R&B/HH
YOUNGANimal
  • Released: October 26, 2016
  • Label: RuffWayy, Mayzant Mafia Entertainment
  • Format: Digital Download
RuffWayy
  • Released: February 23, 2017
  • Label: RuffWayy, Mayzant Mafia Entertainment
  • Formats: Digital download
The Real Jumpman 23
  • Released: November 16, 2017
  • Label: RuffWayy
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
Wake Up
  • Released: December 25, 2017
  • Label: RuffWayy
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
Taking Off
  • Released: April 6, 2018
  • Label: RuffWayy
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
23
  • Released: July 15, 2018
  • Label: RuffWayy
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
Forever 23 86 37
Endless Pain
  • Released: May 17, 2019
  • Label: RuffWayy, Atlantic
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
70 37
Can't Speak On It
(with Yungeen Ace)
Misunderstood
  • Released: October 11, 2019
  • Label: RuffWayy, Atlantic
  • Formats: Digital Download, streaming
43 23
23 Is Back[29]
  • Released: June 11, 2021
  • Label: RuffWayy, Atlantic
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
Bub.
[30]
"Elimination" 2018 23
"Thot Thot" Forever 23
"Repo"[32] 2019 Endless Pain
"23 Island" 17
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum[31]
Misunderstood
"38K"[33] 2020 Baby23
"ZaZa"[34] 2021 23 Is Back
"Spot Em"[35]

See also

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