$tupid Young‘s second single, “I Can’t Change,” ft. No Cap, off his upcoming album is a nod to where he’s been and a declaration of where he’s headed. Young is from Cambodia Town on the Eastside of Long Beach, CA, but his reach in the rap world is much larger (132M YouTube views for starters). He’s overcome enough to have confidence in who he is and refusing to change for anyone, especially as he continues his rise in the rap game. In his own words, “Where we come from dreams rarely come true/OG’s laced me right before I walked in these shoes/Trying to stay focused I ain’t got shit to prove/Music and my son I got so much shit to lose.”
“I Can’t Change” follows “Wit A Sticc” ft. Tee Grizzley (1.7 million YouTube views) as Young’s second high profile collaboration in recent weeks. Hailing from Eastside Long Beach, near the streets that birthed Snoop Dogg, $tupid Young built a huge following on the West Coast and beyond without any co-signs or affiliations. The Cambodian-American emcee has garnered over 132 million Youtube views, and over 80 million combined streams on Apple and Spotify. An unlikely success due to his heritage and his rough upbringing, $tupid Young embodies the underdog spirit, and his songs tell the story of a young man willing himself to succeed through hard work and dedication. The 27-year-old rapper has collaborations on the books with the likes of Lil Durk, E-40, Shoreline Mafia, Jay Park, and Mozzy, who connected with Young for the massive 2017 regional hit “Mando” (43 million YouTube views).