Yaya TheDonChic
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Yaya TheDonChic

Mauldin, South Carolina, United States | SELF

Mauldin, South Carolina, United States | SELF
Band Hip Hop R&B





South Carolina's First Lesbian Lady of Hip Hop
- The Niche Carolina Magazine


Not You Ordinary Girl The Mixtape
Ladies Night The Mixtape
Yaya's Hidden Tracks The Mixtape
No Problems The Single Release
The 1st & Final The Album
Where You At New Single and Video Currently available on Itunes aired on 107.3 Jamz and Power 98



Yaya, born Janel Chante' Smith is a certified female rapper in the Carolina region and beyond.
With her fashionable swag, down south roots, and up north influenced style, she is here to “spice up”
the game. Yaya was born in Hopskenville, KY but raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where she first
started rapping. At the age of 13 she was the only female hanging with the males, rhyming in multiple
ciphers. It wasn't until she saw Mc Lyte's "Cha Cha Cha" video that she decided she wanted to pursue
rapping as a career. Through the years she has been independently recording and promoting her music
nationwide. She has opened up for several big name artists such as Young Joc, Rick Ross, Doug E Fresh,
Keith Sweat, Silk, Bubba Sparks and Lady Luck to name a few.

She is often labeled and criticized because of her unique look and style, but that does not sway
her in any way, as she is only focused on reaching the top of the record charts. Listening to some of
her lyrics, it is no secret that she lives a certain lifestyle which is not always accepted. However, Yaya
stays true to herself, her music, and her overall focus of being a major music icon. Throughout it all,
she remains humble at all times giving respect in order to gain respect. In 2008, Yaya received the first
South Carolina Music Award for best female rap artist of the year and was also nominated for two more
awards for best female rapper.

Since then she has been paving the way for other local male and female rap artists. Influenced
by all different genres of music, Yaya's passion for different creative approaches are often recognized
in her final projects. Her personal influences are none other than Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliot, and
Ludacris. Because music is her passion, Yaya is ready to take on any obstacle the industry may throw
her way. she is defiantly here to her stay so you might as well become more familiar.