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Young Maylay
Young Maylay
Christopher Bellard
Young Maylay
Born (1979-06-17) June 17, 1979 (age 39)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres
  • Rapper
  • record producer
  • actor
Instruments Vocals
2000-present
Labels
  • Maylaynium Muziq (2000-present)
  • Lench Mob (2008-present)

Christopher "Chris" Bellard[1][2] (born June 17, 1979) also known by his stage name, Young Maylay, is an American rapper, record producer and actor from Los Angeles, California. He is best known for providing the voice of Carl "CJ" Johnson in the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Early life

Christopher Bellard was born and raised in Los Angeles amidst the gang violence and the peak of gangsta rap in a crime riddled area in poverty which inspired his rapping career. He's Shawn Fonteno's cousin, who voiced Franklin Clinton, one of the protagonists of Grand Theft Auto V.[3]

Music career

Early days: 2000-05

His rapping career eventually took off in 2000. With help from King T, Maylay made his first appearance in Killa Tay's Thug Thisle, with the song #1 Hottest Coast (Killa Cali) in 2000. Later he appeared in Rodney O & Joe Cooley's Summer Heat in 2002. Since then, he has been featured on many releases across the West Coast. Maylay wrote the majority of King T's album Ruthless Chronicles.[4] He founded his independent label in 2005 with the money from GTA San Andreas and released his debut album in the same year.

Pre-Lench Mob: 2006-08

In 2006, Maylay was featured in Deeyah's single "What Will It Be" with a music video. In the same year, he appeared in DJ Crazy Toones' CT Experience, it was the first collaboration of the trio DJ Crazy Toones, WC and Young Maylay. In 2007 the trio began working in Maylay's album The Real Coast Guard. The album was released in 2008 and later that year, WC signed Young Maylay to Bigg Swang/Lench Mob.

Lench Mob days: 2008-present

Lench Mob Records were set in 2006 to put out Ice Cube's and WC's records, but later other artists were signed, like Young Maylay, who is considered a veteran by Ice Cube.[5] DJ Crazy Toones created two blogs for Maylay, the first is called Who's Young Maylay? Mix Blog[6] and the second is called Young Maylay, WC & Bad Lucc Mix Blog.[7] Young Maylay is working on three albums, by himself, WC and Crazy Toones. Young Maylay is featured on two tracks by Ice Cube called Y'all Know Who I Am and Too West Coast on the album I Am the West. In 2010 Young Maylay was featured on two tracks on the album DJ Premier Presents Year Round Records - Get Used To Us. The track 'Temptation' is a solo performance while the track 'Ain't Nuttin' Changed (remix)' is a collaborative effort with Blaq Poet and MC Eiht.

In an interview, when asked about a new album, Maylay said:

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Maylay was working in New York when he received a phone call from DJ Pooh, who was in a meeting with staff from Rockstar Games. They started a regular conversation about music which, unknown to Maylay, occurred on speaker phone. Rockstar staff heard the conversation, and after conversation between the two ended, they encouraged Pooh to bring Maylay in to audition. A few weeks after the audition, Rockstar reviewed the tapes and decided on Maylay for the role of the main character of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Carl "CJ" Johnson.[9]

In the game, Maylay starred alongside celebrities such as actors Samuel L. Jackson, James Woods, Peter Fonda, Clifton Powell, Faizon Love, Big Boy, David Cross, Andy Dick, Chris Penn, Danny Dyer, Frank Vincent, Sara Tanaka, Charlie Murphy and William Fichtner, rappers Ice-T, MC Eiht, Chuck D, The Game, Kid Frost and Yo-Yo and musicians George Clinton, Axl Rose and Shaun Ryder.

OBG Rider Clicc

OBG Rider Clicc is Young Maylay's rap trio (with Young Dre The Truth and Killa Polk) the group first appeared in Young Dre album called Revolution In Progress The Movement with the single Let's Get The Game Bacc Right. and later appeared with Compton Cavie, Dresta and BG Knocc Out with the song Wes Indeed in the Cali Luv mixtape.

Maylaynium Muziq

Malaynium Muziq is Young Maylay's own independent record label based in Studio City, California. His mixtapes were released on this label.

Discography

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2004 The Introduction Carl "CJ" Johnson DVD released as the introduction to the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas synopsis. Voice only.

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Carl "CJ" Johnson The main character. Voice only.
The CT Experience: DVD Files[10] Himself DVD released by DJ Crazy Toones for music videos from his album CT Experience. It includes 3 videos with Young Maylay

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2014 The Brodies Mario
2018 Dogstar: High School 2

References

  1. ^ "Young Maylay". Discogs. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ "Young Maylay". Allmusic. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ "IGN's GTA 5 Panel - NY Comic Con 2013". IGN. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "King T Ruhtless Chronicles". Retrieved . 
  5. ^ "Ice Cube Dubcnn interview". Retrieved 2008-010-10.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  6. ^ "Who's Young Maylay? Mix Blog by DJ Crazy Toones". Dubcnn. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ "Young Maylay, WC and Bad Lucc Mix Blog by DJ Crazy Toones". Dubcnn. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "Young Maylay Dubcnn interview". Retrieved . 
  9. ^ "Young Maylay RiotSound interview". Archived from the original on 2008-09-17. Retrieved 2008-010-10.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  10. ^ https://www.discogs.com/DJ-Crazy-Toones-Its-A-CT-Experience-The-DVD-Files/release/1892470

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