Y0$#! (Yoshi)
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Y0$#! (Yoshi)

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | INDIE | AFTRA

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States | INDIE | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Hip Hop Alternative




"Stranger Things: Meet The Bizarro Trap Hero Heating Up Atlanta’s Indie Rap Scene"

Y0$#! Reigns Over Atlanta’s Weirdo Rap Scene

Bizarro trap hero Y0$#! (Yoshi) isn’t from Earth or this universe and that’s perfectly OK because he’s the dopest rapper in a not-very-subtle top hat you’ve never heard of until now.

Beloved in the streets for his super litty performances and strangely wonderful flow, “The Cat in Da Hat” is primed to create his own lane in today’s hype-drunk Rap era where rappers are cut from glittery skinny jean fabric by wave-thirsty labels. - Bossip staff

"Be Atlanta Exclusive"

Yoshi and the Yoshi Crew is a rising success that is taking over Atlanta’s hip hop scene. From goofi de mayo to many other successful events that Yoshi Crew has put together, to the indie artist exposure the Yoshi supports, this is an artist and team of down to earth people for the people. BeAtlanta.com had the pleasure of having Yoshi perform at our last Plisner Festival in August 2015. - Marina yelensky

"Goofi Juice 2"

Listen to the mixtape "Goofi Juice 2: Double Cup" by Yoshi on Artist Sounds. You can now stream, share and download, Goofi Juice 2 - Double Cup, Yoshi's latest addition to the Goofi Juice series on Spinrilla. Yoshi is a rapper born in Cincinnati, Ohio but is currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia where he is currently make a name for himself with his debut mixtape. When it comes to his music he uses a combination of Hip-Hop,Rock,Jazz,Punk,Edm,DrumnBass and Metal. Yoshi has also shared his mixtape on the top music streaming site Soundcloud. - Artist Sounds

"Y0$#!(Yoshi) The Cat In The Hat That Can Rap"

Y0$#! (Yoshi) the cat in the hat that can rap is an innovative lyricist with a peculiar sound and style known heavily around Atlanta’s underground and mainstream Industry. An artist with no limitations, Yoshi thrives on giving life to his listeners and spectators through music; bringing people of all cultural backgrounds together by creating great vibes and memories; while avoiding any social boundaries or racial standards. All while sporting a top hat. And that’s just what one can expect when attending one of his infamous “Goofi Juice” parties. Goofi de Mayo, the latest party Yoshi and his crew will throw on May 5th will introduce his latest mixtape, Goofi Juice 2 Double Cup. The forthcoming mixtape that follows Goofi Juice, which received over 16k listeners and 872 downloads after being released for six hours online.

According to Kevin Mackey, an avid “Goofi” party attendant, “You haven’t partied till you’ve been to a Goofi Juice party.”

Therefore, on Thursday, May 5th you need to make your way to 2135 Defoor Hills Road Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30318. As attendees can expect to have a “Trippy” good time with overflowing cups of “Goofi”, the juice that inspires Yoshi’s creativeness; while taking in vibrant sounds of Soca, EDM, Trap, Hip-hop and R&B with performances by Yoshi and the crew, plus more. If you love free drinks, mixed crowds, and great vibes; then this is the party for you.

Atlanta Rapper Yoshi

For more information about Goofi de Mayo, please contact Christopher Jackson at (404)698-9490 or by email at bookyoshi420@gmail.com . To get your tickets today, visit the following Event Brite link: http://goo.gl/WUpeyH . We can’t wait to see you there.

Atlanta Rapper Yoshi

If you can’t wait to listen to the new mixtape, come down to Underground Atlanta at Ginza Clothing for the listening party on April 30th between 4pm to 8pm. Below check out his track called Trappin the Rap Master and head to the comments section and give me some feedback. - Daddys Hangout


Y0$#! is Back with another one. This one confirms his diversity and crazy passion for music as he throws down for this exclusive remix to TURNT. Warning. This is not your regular joint, this is made to TURN UP and TURN OUT as KingYoshiMan wilds out. - Hiphop Everything

"dun dun dun dun"

In the Mario world , it is quite rare to find a Yoshi. In the real world, its even rarer.

As of today, I have found the only Yoshi in ATL. - Sean G

"introducing Y0$#!"

Hailing from Cincinnati, he seems to be a cross-breed between a Fire Yoshi and a Water Yoshi; Providing endless flows with blazing hot lyrics. It seems this Yoshi has been influenced by a cornucopia of genre’s including but not limited to: Hip-Hop, Rock, Pop, Country, R&B, EDM, Trap and many more. - beatsta

"Its A Go"

This hip Hop artist from Cincinnati is creating a buzz in Atlanta with his newest single “It’s a GO.”

Yo$#! has managed to get this song featured on several Mixtapes and currently holds close to 706,000 plays on #Soundcloud. - Jack Thriller

"Music Comp. Winners"

Thank You Everyone For Participating In This HUGE Event! Congrats to everyone involved, everyone was a winner! Keep up the good work and continue to work on your craft and chase your dreams. #IndieNation

1st Place!

Shayla Monique – Can You Stay

2nd Place!
Y0$#! (Yoshi) – It’s A Go (Mario)

3rd Place!
WallyZooted – Jumanji - IndieNation Blog

"Atlanta Rapper Y0shi"

The rapper known as Yoshi (usually stylized Y0$#!) has released his latest hip-hop single, “It's a Go.” The track has been released independent of support from the corporate music infrastructure. Booming with bass, animated with classic video game references and showcasing the vocal talents of one of Atlanta's most original underground artists today, “It's a Go” by Yoshi is one of the most creative hip-hop singles to emerge from summer 2015.

Highlighting what is perhaps the most diverse musical background of any rapper in recent memory, Yoshi cites as main artistic influences Stevie Wonder, Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, Daft Punk, Justice, Africa Bambaataa, Kenny G, Sade, Mozart, and classic musicals such as Gigi and The Sound of Music.

This individualism is at the heart of Yoshi's character both onstage and off. It's palpably audible in “It's a Go” and other tracks available online for listening from Yoshi, and he's quick to speak openly about not fearing to be different.

Asked to comment on the theme of his new “It's a Go” single, Yoshi writes, “Be you and never let anyone change that fact.”

Yoshi, who is originally from Cincinnati, got his start in hip hop as a beatboxer. As his older brother and friends cut their teeth making rhymes, Yoshi provided organic beats. This off-the-cuff element to his music has also stayed with him. Does he write his own lyrics? Yes, he does. He remarks, however, that most of his songs are freestyles written in the moment of performance.

The artist has been noted for his ability to mimic “almost any sound.” One commenter on his official SoundCloud page even asks where he got his Nintendo-based sample from for “It's a Go.”

Yoshi has at times been likened to Big KRIT, Young Jeezy, Linkin Park, Blink 182, David Banner and Pastor Troy.

He has performed as far away as the SXSW festival, and as close at hand around Atlanta as Buckhead's Hole in the Wall, Edgewood's Esoral, midtown's Enclave, downtown Atlanta's Winston Cigars, and in the East Atlanta Village's iLounge and Union venues.

“It's a Go” by Yoshi is available online for listening from the artist's official website now [link provided below]. It becomes available for purchase at over 750 online music outlets worldwide circa Aug. 22, 2015.

-S. McCauley
Lead Press Release Writer
www.MondoTunes.com - Music Talkers

"Goofi Juice 2"


Yoshi Crew ENT and Hip Hop Everything Presents “Goofi Juice 2 – Double Cup” hosted by DJ Lynx, ATL’s most anticipated mixtape which is full of bangerz like “Trapping the Rap” and “Taco Bell” by the cat in the hat that can rap, YOSHI. His unmatchable grind and consistency is a promise for the top! Follow YO$#! and Stream, download and share this free project with your squad. - hiphop everything

"And the Winner Is"

Last week we kicked off our best of 2016 picks for Album, EP and Mixtape of the year. Now everyday when we posted the polls people had a funny tone in there tweets and comments. Almost screaming out “How yall yourselves The Voice 4 Underground Hip-Hop and don’t have a poll for indies - Str8 out da den

"New Song Shocks the Fans"

The Cat in the Hat that can rap, YO$#! caught everybody off guard with, “Only In My Mind”. - Industries Most Wanted


ATL's trapper rapper extraordinaire, YO$#! (YOSHI) adds on to his catalog with this hard hittin, no swearing, sauce dripping ass record! Listen to The Cat In The Hat That Can Rap drop bars as only he can on "Phantom YO$#!" prod by ILLEY BISHOP - itz Draco

"Y0$#! Takes ovger A3c"

Hard to outwork, trap sensation named YO$#! (YOSHI) continues to make a name for himself EVERYWHERE he goes. This year at the A3C Festival, YO$#! was seen turning up crowds in different areas, engaging and interacting with fans and Hip Hop heads alike, networking in every way possible, all while being the rapper, rappers love to hate (or hate to love). - itz draco

"Soul Food Cypher” Sets Guinness World Record For Longest Cypher In History"

There aren’t too many world records when it comes to rapping, other than for artists like Twista coming with the fastest bars ever, or Supernatural or MURS going for the longest freestyle ever at 24 consecutive hours. But this weekend, the Soul Food Cypher made world history to etch into Guinness’ record book by breaking the old record of 12 minutes, 3 hours, and 21 seconds with the longest rap freestyle cypher at 24 hours. At least five rappers were in the cypher, which began on Saturday at 3pm and officially ended on the same time on Sunday. Like Tee-Fli repeatedly reminding you about his drive to rock with his loved one for “24 Hours,” yeah, these freestyle fanatics proved their love for rhyming for just that length and were willing to go for an 25th hour - hiphopdx

"Y0$#! (Yoshi) The Cat In The Hat That Can Rap – Just Do It (Run Up)"

Being yourself in this industry can be hard. To those who are, they have to deal with so much stress if they are not cut throat in character. This song is for the nerds that don’t back down, letting all that oppose them that if you run up you better be prepaid for a beating. With his witty video game influenced bars this track delivers high energy, catchy hook, and hard slapping beats. Produced by Chinaman Hustle of The Kooly bros/ Dripnotized the production dosen’t slack.

What may appear to be a gangsta song at 1st hand as you listen closely you’ll soon see the creative approach of Y0$#! (Yoshi) The Cat in The HAt that can Rap. After a full listen you will find yourself singing the song in your head, and the start of the 2nd verse is sure to pipe up anyone’s day. Available on all Major platforms distributed by Empire. - Triple Hq



Y0$#! (YOSHI), born Christopher Jackson, is a Cincinnati, Ohio native currently navigating his

way through Atlanta’s underground scene. The rapper and entertainer, also known as the ‘Cat

in the Hat That Can Rap’, is taking his infectious stage presence from State to State, keeping

his signature top hat by his side.

Yoshi is a stand out amongst Atlanta’s rising acts with his unique twist on the typical “trap”

music often found there. The rapper describes his sound as “Sophisticatedly Ignorant”, which is

the best way to describe his ability to share real life experiences over hard hitting production. He

combines Hip Hop and EDM elements on tracks like “Only In My Mind” and his latest project

Goofi Juice 5. With several releases under his belt, Y0$#! is currently pushing his most recent

single “Just Do It(Run Up)”, which is yet another high energy track.

Going from homeless to press worthy, Y0$#! has hit major festival stages across the United

States including SXSW in Austin,TX and Atlanta’s prominent A3C Festival and Conference

where he was voted as one of the most liked artists by fans in 2018. Y0$#! has opened up for

the Migos, 2 Chainz, Da Baby, Jadakiss and Sean Paul and the high energy that his music

conjures up further validates his role in this ever changing hip hop era.

Y0$#! stands out not only in his performances, but in his ability to bring people of all

backgrounds together. Under Yoshi Crew, he throws parties and events with his team of

creatives, artists, and promoters whose focus is to create a welcoming atmosphere for the

“weird”, “peculiar” and everyone in between. He has built a solid online presence gaining him

the opportunity to be the official voice of the new ‘This is It’ ad for the popular restaurant in

Atlanta. Nonetheless, Y0$#!’s presence is known and felt on and offline and looking to gain

even more ground in 2020. Y0$#! is steadily carving his spot in the city’s already talented filled


Don’t forget to check out his latest project, which was featured in Triple Hq Hip hop https://triplehq.com/y0-yoshi-the-cat-in-the-hat-that-can-rap-just-do-it-run-up/ 

https://hiphopdx.com/editorials/id.3494/title.hip-hop-lives-top-8-moments-of-the-2016-a3c-festival )

https://bossip.com/1543795/stranger-things-meet-the-bizarro-trap-hero-heating-up-atlantas-indie-rap-... ) . 


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