Young Lay

Young Lay

Young Lay

Biography

Lathan Williams (born 1975 in Vallejo, California), better known by his stage name Young Lay, is a San Francisco Bay Area-based rapper. He has worked with artists such as label mate Ray LuvTupac Shakur and Mac Dre.

On May 17th, 1996, Lay's infant son Le-Zhan Williams was kidnapped after 2 teenage girls murdered the new mother and set the house she resided in on fire. Daphne Boyden, the 17 year old girlfriend of the rapper lived with her grandmother at the time of her pregnancy. After the child was born many well-wishers came to their house to greet the baby and mother, the girlfriend of an up and coming rapper. On the day of the abduction Boyden's grandmother left for bingo as two well-wishers, clearly familiar to the new mother, came to stop by. Moments later Daphne Boyden was murdered by the two teenagers who then took the boy but not before setting the house on fire to cover up the crime. The case was featured on America's Most Wanted as well as Unsolved Mysteries.

The case went unsolved until November 2002 when an anonymous tip called in to Vallejo police led to the arrest of Latasha Brown and her mother Delores Ann Brown. The boy was unharmed and eventually reunited with family. This followed a 1995 attempt on Lay's life where he was shot in the head whilst stopped at a Vallejo traffic light as a passenger in a friend's car. Although critically injured, Lay survived and went on to resume rapping after extensive therapy for brain damage in which he had to learn to speak again.

Discography

Young Lay - Black 'N Dangerous

Young Lay - Black 'N Dangerous

Young Black Brotha Records 1996
Young Lay - Unsolved Mysteries

Young Lay - Unsolved Mysteries

2nd Life Entertainment 1998
Young Lay - Don't Get It Twisted (The Remix Album)

Young Lay - Don't Get It Twisted (The Remix Album)

Young Black Brotha Records 1998

Guest Appearances

Mac Mall - Untouchable
  • Pimp Or Die

Mac Mall - Untouchable

Relativity 1996
Da' Unda' Dogg - Fresh Out Da' Gatez: The Autobiography
  • Bacstabuz

Da' Unda' Dogg - Fresh Out Da' Gatez: The Autobiography

Cavvy R. Records 1997
Vellqwan - 17 Rounds
  • Bloodline

Vellqwan - 17 Rounds

Arraignment Entertainment 1998
Smoov-E - Smoov-E
  • Smoov-E

Smoov-E - Smoov-E

R.E.A.L. Records 1999
Smoov-E - Keep Your Hand Out My Pocket
  • Love Me Then Hate Me

Smoov-E - Keep Your Hand Out My Pocket

R.E.A.L Records 2000
P-Reek - AKA Petey Wheatstraw Vol.1
  • Streetlife

P-Reek - Aka Petey Wheatstraw Vol. 1

Triple Crown Entertainment 2001

Compilations

New Jersey Drive Vol. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • All About My Fetti

Various - New Jersey Drive Vol. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Tommy Boy Music 1995
Mac Dre Presents The Rompalation
  • Skyin' Higher

Various - Mac Dre Presents The Rompalation

Romp Records 1996
4080 Compilation Album Vol. 1: Mobbin' Thru The Bay
  • N Dis Rap Game

Various - 4080 Compilation Album Vol. 1: Mobbin' Thru The Bay

Swerve Records 1996
E.B. Daddy Of Da Hood - $tickin' To The Plan Vol. 1
  • Cold City Dreams

E.B. Daddy Of Da Hood - $tickin' To The Plan Vol. 1

Mob Life Records 1997
Da' Unda' Dogg Presents Cloud Nine Production's Fattest Jams
  • Hap Zone

Various - Cloud Nine Production’s Fattest Jams Volume I

Cavvy R. Records 1997
Da' Unda' Dogg Presentz Best Of Da Millennium
  • Bacstabus

Various - Da' Unda' Dogg Presentz Best Of Da Millennium

R.N.L.G. Records 1998
Young Black Brotha Entertainment Presents Constant Drama
  • Erk & Jerk

Various - Young Black Brotha Entertainment Presents Constant Drama

Young Black Brotha Records 1998
Cavvy R. Records Presents Cavvy R Ridahz
  • Lies

Various - Cavvy R. Records Presents Cavvy R Ridahz

Cavvy R. Records, Could 9 Productions 1998
Khayree - The Khayree Sessions Vol. 1
  • All About My Fetti

Khayree - The Khayree Sessions Vol. 1

Don't Give Up Productions, Young Black Brotha Records 1999
E.B. Daddy Of Da Hood - $tickin' 2 Da Plan Vol. II
  • My Status

E.B. Daddy Of Da Hood - $tickin' 2 Da Plan Vol. II

Cavvy R. Records, 2nd Life Entertainment 1999
2nd Life Entertainment Presentz Bloodline
  • Pimp'in Come Easy

Various - 2nd Life Entertainment Presentz Bloodline

2nd Life Entertainment 1999
Chuy Gomez Presents On Hit Compilation
  • Kali Soldierz

Various - Chuy Gomez Presents On Hit Compilation

Bay Rider Entertainment 1999
Bayriderz 2: Riderlife - The Next Generation
  • Playa Shakers

Various - Bayriderz 2: Riderlife - The Next Generation

Bay Rider Entertainment 2000
Young Black Brotha Presents The Unheard Vol. 1
  • Can't Chance It

Various - Young Black Brotha Presents The Unheard Vol. 1

Young Black Brotha Records 2001
Young Black Brotha Presents The Unheard Vol. 2
  • Ruthless Adolesent (Original Mix)

Various - Young Black Brotha Presents The Unheard Vol. 2

Young Black Brotha Records 2001
Best Of The Millennium II: Mobb Music
  • Fly

Various - Best Of The Millennium II: Mobb Music

Cavvy R. Records 2001
Young Lay Presents Lifeline (Original Soundtrack)
  • Don't Mind My Crew

Various - Young Lay Presents Lifeline (Original Soundtrack)

Cavvy R. Records, 2nd Life Entertainment 2004
Thizz Nation Vol. 30: The 707
  • Tru Religion/strong>

Various - Thizz Nation Vol. 30: The 707

Thizz Entertainment 2011