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Name: Yung Lean
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Popular Tags: Hip-Hop, cloud rap, sad, based, real recognize real and this nigga the realest,

Published/Updated: 08 Jun 2013, 15:42

Biography: Jonatan Leandoer Håstad (born 18 July 1996), better known by his stage name Yung Lean, is a Swedish rapper and the face of the almighty Sadboys movement .Born in Stockholm and growing up in the city's Södermalm district, Yung Lean began to attract public attention when the music video for his track "Ginseng Strip 2002" skyrocketed in popularity and succeeded over 2 million views on YouTube.

He performs and records with the 'Sad Boys' — beatmakers/producer Yung Sherman and Gud. He is also closely affiliated with fellow Stockholm based hip-hop group "Drain Gang", including Bladee, Thaiboy Digital, Ecco2K and whitearmor

Later in 2013 he then went on to release the mixtape Unknown Death 2002, showcasing his transforming out of the whole “meme rap” phase. Around this time, he also put out other singles and collabs with his boys in GTBSG, PradaMane, DJ Smokey, Denzel Curry, Bones, and Xavier Wulf.

Then, in 2014 Yung Lean teased the world with his biggest single to date “Kyoto”, which many thought would be featured on his debut album, Unknown Memory. Lean then dropped said album titled Unknown Memory, which showcased how much Lean had grown up and perfected his cloud rap sound.

In 2014, Yung Lean and Sad Boys embarked on the White Marble Tour, playing in 24 cities across Europe. Shortly after the conclusion of this tour Sad Boys announced a further Black Marble Tour which would include several performances in cities across North America and Canada.

While recording his new album, Lean lived in Miami Beach, Florida. During this time, He became addicted to Xanax, lean and cocaine. On April 7, 2015, Yung Lean overdosed and was hospitalized in Mount Sinai Medical Center & Miami Heart Institute before moving back to Sweden to live with his family, where he finished the album.

He released his second studio album "Warlord" in early 2016. Warlord strays away from his earlier meme/cloud rap style and has a more serious, gothic vibe.

Later that year he released the mixtape "Frost God". With lead single "Hennessy & Sailor Moon", with Bladee.

Late 2017 Yung Lean released his third studio album, "Stranger". With singles "Red Bottom Sky", "Skimask" and "Hunting My Own Skin". Once again switching up his style. Whereas Warlord was a hard hitting, trap album. Stranger is very melodic, and emotional.

Late 2018 Yung Lean announced and released a new mixtape, "Poison Ivy", with lead single "Happy Feet".

Leandoer has also some side projects: he released music as Jonatan Leandoer127 (a side project which showcases a more personal side) and as Metal Storm, and he’s also member of Punk band Död Mark, consisting of Leandoer himself and fellow Sadboys member Gud.

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