I uncovered my passion for music during my childhood, around the age of 3 or 4. From that point on, I was involved in choir, music groups, and song writing.
I followed my dream to Atlanta and then on to Houston. Honed my skills in music production. I write my lyrics, record and produce my songs in my home studio.
I find inspiration all around me. I try to make my music representative of myself and my generation. I hear music in things that most people don't even think twice about.
No matter how many times I endure a setback I continue to push forward because failure is not an option. Dream big or go home!
Highly anticipated visual from Y$TRESS for his hit single “Stress Free”
The wait is almost over ladies and gentleman!!! Check out the teaser for the much anticipated “Bruce Lee” visual from YStress & Chilly directed by Let's Get It Media.
Coming Hard With A Exclusive Banger! "Hold It Down" Shot & Chopped By @Drettivisions @Thousandnairemotionpictures
Unity in Diversity dance studio performing a few routines to the club banger "Bruce Lee".
Introducing the music industry's mental therapy. Jaimmie Thomas, known as YSTRESS (Stress for short), was born in Chicago, Ill on August 28, 1987. He moved to White Cloud, MI at the age of 4 and remained there for 11 years before moving to Baltimore, MD at age 15. He found his love for recording music at age 17 while messing around in the studio with some friends. His first song was called “Stay Strapped" feat. M. Dot and Corey Cannons. “Welcome to Bangerville” is his first mixtape, which was put on datpiff.com. After having his first child, Ja’Niyah, at age 21, YStress decided to start his own label known as “Grill'em Up Ent (G.U.E.)” stemming from the hit single “Grill’em Up” off of the 2xclusive pt. 2 mixtape. Connecting with artist such as D.O.E., Ace Da Rippa, Skittlez, Smoke, Nesey, Sin, Wile-B, and more. YStress has also collaborated with many label's and groups, such as True Testimony Ent (TTE), Squirt Boy Official (SBO), Black Falconz Ent (BFE), Street Team, Better Greater Music Group, Stunt Music Group, and more.
YStress moved to Atlanta following the birth of his oldest daughter and created G.U.E. South, allowing him to recruit more artists to be apart of the movement such as Senio, Rambo, Anthony B and Haze. Inspired by Anthony B who introduced him to inspirational music and the youth who he notices loves his music, he began changing the way he views himself as an independent artist. Due to youth restrictions from reciting every word to his songs by foul language, he immediately said to himself, "I'm no longer cursing in my music, "he said. He jumped from hotel to hotel hustling and recording music for 3 years before leaving to Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2015 and having a second daughter named Jaiyda. In 2018, YStress moved to Houston, Texas where he packed everything including his family and hit the road seeking family support and management team, such as Mr. Midwest, Pm from XtraOrdinary Ent, Carolina Heat, Blame It On The DJ, Gimow, sketti on the beat, and more.
YStress has produced almost 30 mixtapes/albums as an artist and as an engineer; Undeniable, Zonin, Chapter 30, DangerZone pt. 1 and 2 - The Invasion pt. 1 and 2, Re-Installation, and Chi-Towns Finest just to name a few. He has 2 official music videos and 1 in the making entitled, "Bruce Lee" Directed by Athiwat Saleesby from Lets Get It Media who played as in extra in "Black Panther" who also Directed the "Stress-Free" music video.
He is now back in Baltimore, Maryland finishing up rebranding and rebuilding himself and his team and supporters and will soon be dropping his latest Highly anticipated project titled “Stress-Free” Chronicles of Y$TRE$$, a sequel,. Be sure to
look out for it as you DO NOT want to miss it! The goal is to live a STRESS-FREE Lifestyle....This is way bigger then you and me...JOIN THE MOVEMENT
How to contact Y$TRE$$ and or his brand, "Y$TRE$$ DA BRAND"
FACEBOOK- @Why YS Stress @YStressDaBrand
INSTAGRAM- @YStress87 @YStressDaBrand
TWITTER- @YStress87 @YStressDaBrand
YOUTUBE- @YStress Grill'em Up Ent
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Compilation of YSTRESS and G.U.E songs from various mixtapes from 2014-2018
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