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Born, Torey Bethea, and raised in Dillon, SC by way of Florence, SC, Hip-Hop Artist Y.A.E. is more than the typical performer. The penultimate child to a mother of four, Y.A.E. stood apart at a very young age alongside his twin brother, Corey “Stro-Loc” Bethea, Co-Founder of 220 Flame Squad. He began writing music at the age of 12. He attended College at the First Private Institution in the state of Florida, Edward Waters College and now attends Full Sail University with a bachelor's degree program in music production underway.
Y.A.E. currently resides in Sumter, SC and is one of Carolinas most talked about rising stars. He indeed is Y(oung),A(ctive),E(ducated) just as his name portrays. Inspired by Jay-Z, Soulja Boy, Ludacris, T.I., Young Jeezy and President Barack Obama, (to name a few) the destiny of this future Mogul is certain. Recently, Y.A.E. has independently released his fifth project, the “CONCRETE” Mixtape. His hot single “I STILL SHINE” has been featured on local radio station Foxy 99.1 in Fayetteville, NC. He has performed at venues with respected artists such as Lil Scrappy, Dj Khaled, Brisco, Frenchie, Plies, Bohagon, Frank Lini, Young Tone, Rick Ross and Jody Breeze. As he distinctively leaves a trail of “flames” at the local open-mics, he still suffers from lack of distribution, mainly due to location and management. In due time, this artist will emerge.
After years of personal struggles, Y.A.E. made the decision to take full control of his career. He tries to avoid small obstacles as he ventures at his own speed, one that is proven to be very difficult to keep up with, while simultaneously managing himself and all of the artists under the label.
- Even with all the respect he’s gained over the past decade payable to his dedication to the entertainment industry, he still says “I have worked very hard to get where I am today, but where I would like to be, I am far from it.”
ToRi-LyNN (born Tori Lynn Jones) is a teen triple threat in the entertainment world who was born in Fairfax County, Virginia, and currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida. At the start of her career she began dancing at the age of 3 years old. As a dancer Tori-Lynn has toured with The Pulse as a 2007 Protégé’ Dancer and has assisted famous choreographers such as Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, Dave Scott, Laurie Ann Gibson, Cris Judd, Wade Robson and Shane Sparks. She has also been featured in two YMCMB music videos with Lil’ Chuckee and Lil’ Twist with their hit song, “Girl I Got You”, and Lil’ Chuckee’s “Da Wop” music video. Tori-Lynn took part in a movie called, Magic City, starring Mindless Behavior & Flo Rida, which was produced and directed by Malcolm Jones. She has also been seen in many other televised shows/commercials.
Moving on in her career, Tori-Lynn has performed for many live audiences as a young aspiring pop artist. Her most recent performances have been with Tunes For Tots in raising funds for the Make A Wish Foundation, Sun Life Stadium in front of 17,000 people for Dan Marino’s Walk For Autism, the grand opening game for the newly built Marlins Park Stadium with invitation from Gloria and Emilio Estefan, and Camp Jam where she has performed for as many as 6,000 kids. She has also gained exposure being seen performing at various venues and events for the South Florida & Dade County Fairs, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, and many American Cancer Society Relay For Life charity events. Her involvement with Relay For Life has also earned her an award entitled, “Certificate of Appreciation”, in recognition for her commitment, dedication and support for the 2011 Relay For Life, which was presented to her at Florida Memorial University. Tori-Lynn has also debuted two of her own original singles, “Labyrinth of Love” and “Nobody But Me“.
Currently, Tori-Lynn is in the recording studio working on her own original album, which will be released in 2014. Some of her major influences and support have been her family, close friends, and most importantly, her fans. However, Tori-Lynn’s biggest influence & inspiration has been her younger brother, Glenn, who battles a very rare genetic disease called Cystinosis, for whom she had dedicated her first single, “Labyrinth of Love” to. She hopes to be well known enough to the whole world one day to help spread the word about this very rare, life threatening, incurable disease, and to help people be aware and support this cause. Tori-Lynn believes that determination and hard work is the key to success, and she’s ready to share her talent with the world.
I've been into music since the age of five when I was blessed with my first drum set. I stared playing bass guitar at the age of sixteen, guitar at seventeen, and keyboard at twenty, all self taught. I believe that music is a part of everyone's soul, it can make you feel, it can make you think, it can make you cry, it is an expression of our inner self.