Who is DC Young Fly?
John Whitfield was born on 2 May 1993 in Atlanta, Georgia USA, and is more well-known by the stage name of his and his online pseudonym DC Young Fly, is a 27-year-old rapper, actor, comedian, and web social media star. The rapper became famous due to his Vine videos and also for his appearances on MTV shows.
DC Young Fly Bio: Early Life, Family, and Education
DC Young Fly was raised in the west Atlanta neighborhood of Adamsville and was in a community with a high level of crime which led to numerous criminal activities since the age of thirteen. The name he uses is an abbreviation of the term ‘Da Crew’ which was the name the majority of his friends used to refer to themselves as they were teenagers. The divorce of his parents took place in the year 2006 when he was just 14 years young. He was a student at Benjamin E. Mays High School in Atlanta Although his status was viewed as to be a clown in the eyes of the teachers at school,
He became well-known and admired by his classmates, particularly for his humorous humor. Unfortunately, DC suffered two family tragedies at the tender age of his parents His brother was first killed in 2011 and then two years later, his father passed away due to Alzheimer’s disease for a number of years. In the wake of his brother’s death, DC got the famous tattoo on his forehead and began his career as a rapper to pay tribute to his brother.
DC Young Fly made a name for himself after he began making and uploading videos on Vine. Vine platform during 2013. Vine was a short-form video platform that allowed users to upload six-second long videos, typically of comedic content. That’s where DC’s comedy talent truly shined and he quickly was one of the top creators of content on Vine. His videos frequently included roasts of celebrities including Kevin Hart, Drake, Meek Mill, and LeBron James. His popularity on the internet was lucrative for his rap career too. The year 2014 saw him drop his first single “Westside Connections”, and the following year, he released his second single “M.A.P”, followed by singles “Right Now” and “No Weed” in the year 2016.
Rise to Fame
Despite the fact that the Vine platform was shut down in the year 2016, DC Young Fly managed to remain relevant and increase his popularity further due to his tireless work as well as his skills. His TV career started when he was a part of the MTV Channel’s Comedy Sketch as well as the improv-based television show “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out”. The show’s idea is to pit two teams of comedians up against each other in a series of games that are built around improv comedy.
DC first appeared in the 8th season and was a frequent participant until the end of season 13. In addition, he was contacted by the MTV channel to host the show on”TRL. “TRL” series reboot, which he accepted and it premiered in 2017. Additionally, he began to upload videos on his own YouTube channel and he became YouTube famous. The YouTube channel has more than 400,000 followers, while his YouTube videos have racked up more than 22 million viewers.
However, the involvement of MTV and YouTube didn’t stop him from continuing to pursue his professional rap career. In 2017, he released two albums of rap called “The 85 South Live Variety Show” and “Supplying Pressure”. It was composed of content from his show with other hip-hop artists Clayton English and Karlous Miller. The most well-known songs on the album include “FawwwkUMean”, “Don’t Play With Me”, “Trust Issues” and “Dey Hate”.
Since 2016, the now famous comedian has ventured into the world of acting several times, starring in films such as “#DigitalLivesMatter” and “Almost Christmas” both in 2016, and “Armed” (2018). Additionally, he was a guest in television shows like “Dead House”, “In the Cut” and “Mann and Wife”.
In regards to his private life, DC Young Fly and Jacky Oh are currently in a relationship. even though they aren’t legally married, they’re as a couple and they have one daughter called Nova who was born in the year 2016. Jacky Oh has been an actor model, model, TV presenter, and Instagram popular. DC Young Fly and Jacky Oh were on the set on “Wild ‘N Out”, and they as well as Nova are frequently featured in the videos of the YouTube channel of DC. The family is currently in Los Angeles.
DC Young Fly’s professional career began in 2013 and he’s been active in the entertainment business since. If you have ever wondered about how rich DC Young Fly is, it’s been determined by reliable experts that the overall value of his wealth is about $3 million, which he has earned through his career as a performer, rapper comedian, and online celebrity.