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Meet David Lewis Hollins Jr “YahPasion” Add Ventures Music Member

Today we’d like to introduce you to David Lewis Hollins Jr.

David L Hollins Jr (born April 26, 1989), better known by his stage name YahPasion is an American independent hip hop artist. He is under a distribution deal with AddVentures Music. He was born in Phoenix, Arizona. He started writing at seven years old and began recording with his cousin at the age of 12.

After spending years recording with a group of other various artists, he decided to pursue a solo career. From there, he started his own brand (KrowVillageEnt) to perform under. He was always motivated by all music. Widely considered to be an experimental artist, new listeners should be ready to experience a different vibe, with every listen.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It’s been smooth for the most part struggling is what makes the music I make better I just convert the struggle and pain into poem form, so it works out for me.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with YahPasion – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I am an Arizona hip hop artist I’m distributed through Chris Gotti '‘Addventures Music'‘ Distribution Company. I’m outside of the box type artist I think different then the way most artists think sonically different for me art should be unique to you its like a fingerprint.

Any predictions for the industry over the next few years?
Yah willing I’m alive I see myself changing the world as much as possible, I see it like this every artist is a prophet you will be sent to the people that your message is supposed to reach and that will be your tribe so to speak, so for the people I’m here to reach my music will change their way of thinking on another frequency I also have my own shoe company coming out soon look out for that I’m just working hard to change my life and everyone around me.

Image Credit:
Nia Starz

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Lawyer: Rapper 21 Savage granted immigration bond

In an emailed statement, lawyers Kuck, Dina LaPolt and Alex Spiro said they’ve been speaking with ICE since his arrest to “clarify his actual legal standing, his eligibility for bond, and provide evidence of his extraordinary contributions to his community and society.”

They said they received notification in the previous 24 hours, “in the wake of the Grammy Awards at which he was scheduled to attend and perform,” that he was granted an expedited hearing. The Grammy Awards ceremony was held Sunday.

Abraham-Joseph was nominated for two awards at the Grammys, including record of the year for “Rockstar” alongside Post Malone. His second solo album “I Am I Was,” released in December, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

After his arrest, ICE said Abraham-Joseph entered the U.S. legally in July 2005, when he was 12, but has remained in the country illegally since his visa expired in July 2006. He was convicted on felony drug charges in October 2014 in Fulton County, Georgia, ICE said. He was placed in deportation proceedings in federal immigration court.

Abraham-Joseph’s lawyers disputed that. They said last week that Abraham-Joseph came to the U.S. when he was 7 and remained in the country until June 2005, when he went to visit the United Kingdom for a month. He returned on a valid visa on July 22, 2005, they said.

“Mr. Abraham-Joseph has been continuously physically present in the United States for almost 20 years, except for a brief visit abroad,” his lawyers said. “Unfortunately, in 2006 Mr. Abraham-Joseph lost his legal status through no fault of his own.”

Federal immigration officials have known Abraham-Joseph’s status since at least 2017, when he applied for a new visa. That application is pending, his attorneys said.

The attorneys also said ICE was incorrect that Abraham-Joseph has a felony conviction on his record. Fulton County prosecutors said they could not provide information on that case because it is sealed.

Abraham-Joseph’s lawyers said Tuesday that he asked them to send a message to his supporters.

″(H)e says that while he wasn’t present at the Grammy Awards, he was there in spirit and is grateful for the support from around the world and is more than ever, ready to be with his loved ones and continue making music that brings people together,” they said.

He added that he “will not forget this ordeal or any of the other fathers, sons, family members, and faceless people, he was locked up with or that remain unjustly incarcerated across the country. And he asks for your hearts and minds to be with them.”

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