Young Gully

Young Gully

Biography

East Oakland rapper Young Gully straddles the line between potential stardom and tough city streets. Since starting out as a teen more than a decade ago, the rapper born Michael Watkins narrates his real-life experiences generally skipping the sensationalism and exaggerated personas that characterize so many other artists.

Moreover, he tells his street tales through a prolific output of songs, albums and videos that include The Grant Station Project about the Oakland police shooting of Oscar Grant, The Final Destination EP (featuring “Move Like This”) and the three-disc Bermuda series (released over five months between September 2015 and February 2016) that reassesses his street-survival mentality through deep introspection. Epitomizing his output, Young Gully also dropped his latest DJ Fresh collaboration David 2: Michaelangelo in June 2016, and the sixth installment in his Hustla Movement series (HM6) dropped in August 2016.

Discography

Young Gully - The Hustla Movement Vol. 1

Young Gully - The Hustla Movement Vol. 1

Pushing The Beat Productions2008
Young Gully - The Tonite Show

Young Gully - The Tonite Show

Fresh In The Flesh Music2009
Young Gully - Definition Of Gas

Young Gully - Definition Of Gas

Town Thizzness2010
Young Gully - David

Young Gully - David

Fresh In The Flesh2011
Young Gully - Hustla Movement Four

Young Gully - Hustla Movement Four

Thizzler.com2011
Kurt Kain & Young Gully - Mirror Minds

Kurt Kain & Young Gully - Mirror Minds

Mercenary Entertainment2012
Birch Boy Barie & Young Gully - Rise Of The Realest

Birch Boy Barie & Young Gully - Rise Of The Realest

Gorilla Entertainment, YoungHustlaz2012
Young Gully - HM5: Deluxe Edition

Young Gully - HM5: Deluxe Edition

Thizzler On The Roof2014
Young Gully & Lt Beats - The Final Destination

Young Gully & Lt Beats - The Final Destination

Not On Label2015
Young Gully - Bermuda, Pt. 1: God

Young Gully - Bermuda, Pt. 1: God

Thizzler On The Roof2015
Young Gully - Bermuda, Pt. 2: Devil

Young Gully - Bermuda, Pt. 2: Devil

YHTM (Young Hustla Team Muzik)2015
Young Gully - Bermuda, Pt. 3: Human

Young Gully - Bermuda, Pt. 3: Human

YHTM (Young Hustla Team Muzik)2016
Young Gully & DJ.Fresh - David 2: Michelangelo

Young Gully & DJ.Fresh - David 2: Michelangelo

Fresh In The Flesh, YHTM2016
Young Gully - I Don't Wanna Rap No More

Young Gully - I Don't Wanna Rap No More

YHTM2016
Gully - San Pedro Sula

Gully - San Pedro Sula

YHTM2017
Young Gully - Code Of Silence

Young Gully - Code Of Silence

YHTM2018

Guest Appearances

J.Stalin & Beeda Weeda - The Tonite Show
  • Connection

J.Stalin & Beeda Weeda - The Tonite Show

Frisco Street Show, Sumo Records2007
DJ Fresh & Tower - DJ Fresh Presents: The Tonite Show (With Tower)
  • I Needed You

DJ Fresh & Tower - DJ Fresh Presents: The Tonite Show (With Tower)

Fresh In The Flesh2007
DJ Fresh & The Whole Shabang - The Tonite Show
  • In The Zone

DJ Fresh & The Whole Shabang - The Tonite Show

Stash Magazine2008
Dean Green - What I'm Saying Is
  • Talkin Shit

Dean Green - What I'm Saying Is...

MBM Records2008
Philthy Rich & DJ Fresh - My Block: Welcome To Sem City
  • Same Routine

Philthy Rich & DJ Fresh - My Block: Welcome To Sem City

Livewire Records2008
DJ Fresh & Chris The 5th - The Tonite Show With Chris The 5th
  • Rumble

DJ Fresh & Chris The 5th - The Tonite Show With Chris The 5th

Fresh In The Flesh Music/Filmz2008
San Quinn - The Tonite Show: Addressing The Beef!
  • Change Da Game

San Quinn - The Tonite Show: Addressing The Beef!

Fresh In The Flesh Music2009
Ruben Stunner - Livewire Records Presents M.D.M.A.
  • Make That Money

Ruben Stunner - Livewire Records Presents M.D.M.A.

Ruben Stunner Music, Livewire Records2009
D.J. Fresh & The Whole Shabang - The Tonite Show: The Album
  • The Definition Of Gas

D.J. Fresh & The Whole Shabang - The Tonite Show: The Album

Town Thizzness, SMC Recordings2009
Philthy Rich - Free Filthy Rich: The Album
  • Streets Keep Call'n

Philthy Rich - Free Filthy Rich: The Album

Livewire Records2009
Philthy Rich - Streets On Lock
  • Can U Feel Me

Philthy Rich - Streets On Lock

Hittin Spittin Ent.2009
Jay Jonah - Smell Of Success
  • Hard Times

Jay Jonah - Smell Of Success

Livewire Records2010
  • Never Say Die

San Quinn & Loyal-T - Never Say Die

Heat Street Records2010
  • Refused

Messy Marv - The Tonite Show With Messy Marv

Fresh In The Flesh Music, Scalen LLC2010
Manigga - The Tonite Show Presents: Get Active
  • 500

Manigga - The Tonite Show Presents: Get Active

Not On Label2011
Young D - Money Mission Vol. 3
  • We Riding

Young D - Money Mission Vol. 3

YoungHustlaz2012
Hollow Tip - The Block Exchange
  • Go Hard

Hollow Tip - The Block Exchange

Mercenary Entertainment2012
Danked Out - Reloaded
  • Take It Back

Danked Out - Reloaded

Sacred Muzic2012
Moses Music - Mister East Oakland
  • A Lotta Dollars

Moses Music - Mister East Oakland

Clear Label Records2012
Casual - He Still Think He Raw
  • Living Casual

Casual - He Still Think He Raw

Hiero Imperium2012
Hollow Tip - Block Royalty
  • Why

Hollow Tip - Block Royalty

Mercenary Entertainment2012
Beeda Weeda - Bassrock Babies (The Leak)
  • Can U Feel Me

Beeda Weeda - Bassrock Babies (The Leak)

Clear Label Records2012
Nick Jame$ - Lit Forever
  • Westsider

Nick Jame$ - Lit Forever

Giant Elephant2012
Randomm Whiteguy - Randomm Superstar (Big Rich Presents Randomm Whiteguy)
  • Fire Marshal

Randomm Whiteguy - Randomm Superstar (Big Rich Presents Randomm Whiteguy)

Not On Label2012
Blackdream - Fade To Black
  • For The Money

Blackdream - Fade To Black

Islap Entertainment2012
Pooh Hefner - AOB Ent. Presents: 12.18.84
  • In Ya Face

Pooh Hefner - AOB Ent. Presents: 12.18.84

AOB Ent.2012
Blast Holiday & The World's Freshest - The Morning Show
  • Give Me One Shot

Blast Holiday & The World's Freshest - The Morning Show

Fresh In The Flesh Music2013
Seanessy - Go Getta
  • Smooth

Seanessy - Go Getta

Thizz Latin Records2013
Da Alphabets - Last Of A Dyin Breed Leak
  • No King

Da Alphabets - Last Of A Dyin Breed Leak

Alphabet Entertainment2013
Nht Boyz - Y P Vs Rizzy
  • Sorry I Made It

Nht Boyz - Y P Vs Rizzy

Nht Boyz Music2013
Nick Jame$ - Lit Forever II
  • Life's A Bitch

Nick Jame$ - Lit Forever II

Giant Elephant2013
The Mekanix - Chop Shop 2
  • Bout Doe

The Mekanix - Chop Shop 2

Zoo Entertainment2014
Cloeydntlove - Goodtimes
  • Dark City

Cloeydntlove - Goodtimes

Hungry Town Ent2014
Skaz One - A Haunted Past
  • I Get It

Skaz One - A Haunted Past

DCK Records2014
Birch Boy Barie - Welcome To Oakland
  • Welcome To Oakland

Birch Boy Barie - Welcome To Oakland

Gorilla Entertainment2014
Yoey - Peace Never Last
  • Back On My Feet

Yoey - Peace Never Last

Not On Label2014
Ice Meez - Dissolution
  • Pray For Me

Ice Meez - Dissolution

Not On Label2014
Too $hort Presents Beeda Weeda - Bass Rock Babies
  • Us

Too $hort Presents Beeda Weeda - Bass Rock Babies

RBC Records2014
Highway Celis - Highway Living Deluxe
  • Can't Stay

Highway Celis - Highway Living Deluxe

Highway Media2014
Champ Green - 6 Piece Beats Rhymes And Life: The Art Of Storytelling
  • Interlude

Champ Green - 6 Piece Beats Rhymes And Life: The Art Of Storytelling

Slapwagon2014
Nittee - Bossman, Vol. 5
  • Gettin My Money

Nittee - Bossman, Vol. 5

LBRMG2014
Omeezy - Street Stories & Beats That Knock, Vol. 1
  • Doing My Thang

Omeezy - Street Stories & Beats That Knock, Vol. 1

Ishknocks Music2014
Yung Jae & Ant Trax - Yung Kingz
  • Dreamin

Yung Jae & Ant Trax - Yung Kingz

Money Makin Mission2014
  • Temporary

Armani DePaul - Eden Island

Beach Boi Music2015
Lover Lover Player Boy - The Gram
  • Do Yo' Thizzle

Lover Lover Player Boy - The Gram

Not On Label2015
Skar - Street Motivation
  • Not Me

Skar - Street Motivation

No Feelings Ent2015
Nick Jame$ - New World Order
  • Westsider II

Nick Jame$ - New World Order

Giant Elephant2015
Divine Dollamob - The Wake Up
  • Collision

Divine Dollamob - The Wake Up

Dynasty Reign Entertainment2015
Divine Dollamob - The Wake Up 2 (Hosted By DJ J12)
  • Bound 2 Get It

Divine Dollamob - The Wake Up 2 (Hosted By DJ J12)

Dynasty Reign Entertainment2015
  • I Know What It's Like

J. Stalin & The Worlds Freshest - The Real World 4

Empire, Fresh In The Flesh, Livewire2015
6hunnit - No Turning Back
  • No Radio Play

6hunnit - No Turning Back

Family Ties, Bearfaced2015
Comma Zero - Street Smart 2
  • Talk That Shit

Comma Zero - Street Smart 2

Not On Label2015
Skrill Gates - Reality Musik Vol. 1
  • Where You From (Oakland)

Skrill Gates - Reality Musik Vol. 1

Reality Entertainment2015
Rich KO - Concrete Scriptures
  • Respect Something

Rich KO - Concrete Scriptures

Not On Label2015
Young Chop - Shadey State Of Mind
  • Took A Loss

Young Chop - Shadey State Of Mind

NSC Ent, Shadey Mob2015
Yoey The Fundraiser - Emotions Of A Hustler 2
  • Back On My Feet

Yoey The Fundraiser - Emotions Of A Hustler 2

Not On Label2015
A-Wax - EverLasting Money
  • Strugglin'

A-Wax - EverLasting Money

Pie-Rx2015
Singular - Dike Turner
  • Put It Down

Singular - Dike Turner

Solid Female Music2015
Nuke Bandz - Money Train Mixtape
  • Bring It Back

Nuke Bandz - Money Train Mixtape

Dbg Records2015
Symba - 2 More Words
  • Ah Yea

Symba - 2 More Words

2 Words Ent2015
Coojo - Hustlematik Tendenciez
  • Fucked Up World

Coojo - Hustlematik Tendenciez

Nytecrawla Rekordz2015
Jai Swift - Friday Night
  • Betrayal

Jai Swift - Friday Night

Affluent Music Group2015
Footz The Beast - Current Events 2
  • Trapped

Footz The Beast - Current Events 2

Misty, 247Motivation2015
Ellah - Monarch
  • On My Own

Ellah - Monarch

Ellahmusik2015
Ramirez - Blood Diamonds
  • No Ones Gunna Love You

Ramirez - Blood Diamonds

G59 Records2015
Willie Joe - Doper
  • Make A Wish

Willie Joe - Doper

Wataboy Music Group2015
Divine Dollamob & Point 5 - Dolla Squad
  • I Try

Divine Dollamob & Point 5 - Dolla Squad

Dynasty Reign Entertainment2015
San Quinn - All In The City
  • Made In The Streets

San Quinn - All In The City

Done Deal Ent.2015
Sonny Black - The Tonite Show With Sonny Black
  • When I Needed U

Sonny Black - The Tonite Show With Sonny Black

12 Ent2016
Rayven Justice - Do It Justice
  • We Deep

Rayven Justice - Do It Justice

The Rayven Justice Music Group2016
Hatchet & Young Sed - Bound To Make It
  • Big Deal

Hatchet & Young Sed - Bound To Make It

Not On Label2016
Gass-Pipe - The Diary Of A Bad Seed
  • Diary Of A Bad Seed

Gass-Pipe - The Diary Of A Bad Seed

True 2 Few, Yh Ent.2016
Peanut - #Wekickit
  • Bullet

Peanut - #Wekickit

Money Gang Mobb2016
RA - Monopoly
  • I Don't Even Rap

RA - Monopoly

Lavish Mob2016
William Genaro - Motivation
  • Runaway

William Genaro - Motivation

Rare Creator Co.2016
Mozzy & Stevie Joe - Extracurricular Activities
  • See Me About It (Re-Remix)

Mozzy & Stevie Joe - Extracurricular Activities

Green Carpet, Livewire2016
HBK CJ - Crash Course 2
  • Koop & Co.

HBK CJ - Crash Course 2

CJM Records2016
Anonymous That Dude - Trap & Field
  • Top Of The World

Anonymous That Dude - Trap & Field

No Days Off Entertainment2016
Highway Celis & L-Finguz - 10 Finguz & 10 Toez
  • Don't Ask For Nothin

Highway Celis & L-Finguz - 10 Finguz & 10 Toez

Highway Media Group2016
Lil Chris - N.I.N.E 2
  • On Deck

Lil Chris - N.I.N.E 2

YHTM, Jeddi Beats2016
Rado - Joogalation, Pt. 2
  • Battlefield Primix

Rado - Joogalation, Pt. 2

Shadey Mob2016
Triple M - Money Motivated Moves
  • Show It

Triple M - Money Motivated Moves

For What It's Worth2016
Yadada The Reale$t - Can't Sleep 'Til I Eat
  • Can't Sleep 'Til I Eat

Yadada The Reale$t - Can't Sleep 'Til I Eat

Motifaded Entertainment2016
J Meast - Sip On This
  • Get At Me

J Meast - Sip On This

Shadey Mob2016
Lazy-Boy - In My Hood
  • Ridin'

Lazy-Boy - In My Hood

Not On Label2016
Shady Nate - Mfl (Mobbin Fa Life)
  • Still Work

Shady Nate - Mfl (Mobbin Fa Life)

Livewire2016
Birch Boy Barie - The Mind Of Me, Vol. 5
  • Wild Niggas

Birch Boy Barie - The Mind Of Me, Vol. 5

Gorilla Entertainment2016
Watzreal - The: The Human Experience
  • Party With No Drama

Watzreal - The: The Human Experience

Not On Label2016
O-Zone The Don - Say Goodbye To The Rap Game
  • Can't Sleep

O-Zone The Don - Say Goodbye To The Rap Game

O-Zone Music Group, No Handouts Inc2016
O-Zone The Don - Say Goodbye To The Rap Game (Deluxe Edition)
  • Can't Sleep

O-Zone The Don - Say Goodbye To The Rap Game (Deluxe Edition)

O-Zone Music Group, No Handouts Inc2016
Blaze1 - Packboys
  • Pull Out

Blaze1 - Packboys

Blaze One Records LLC2017
Christo - Help (A Westside Tale)
  • West Up

Christo - Help (A Westside Tale)

Zelsound Music2017
Evante - Therapy
  • What U Wanna Do (Bonus Track)

Evante - Therapy

X-Ray Records2017
Einer Bankz - Uke Nukem
  • Ridin'

Einer Bankz - Uke Nukem

Tuned Up Ent2017
Alma Rosae - My Way
  • Like A Backwood

Alma Rosae - My Way

Kontraband Entertainment2017
Ja'ryan - #FreshOffProbation
  • Wasted

Ja'ryan - #FreshOffProbation

Cave City Entertainment2017
Jthurston - All I Want Is Everything
  • Where I'm From

Jthurston - All I Want Is Everything

Not On Label2017
AG Cubano - Blood & Sweat
  • Live Like This

AG Cubano - Blood & Sweat

GT Digital2017
Aplus Tha Kid - Ranchwood Radio, Vol.1
  • See Me, Pt. 3 (Remix)

Aplus Tha Kid - Ranchwood Radio, Vol.1

World Famous Entertainment2017
Rodrael - Show Em - EP
  • Show Em

Rodrael - Show Em - EP

Rodrael Music2017
Travie Mack - Humble Beast
  • Feel My Pain

Travie Mack - Humble Beast

Not On Label2017
Young D - Black Hole
  • There You Go Remix

Young D - Black Hole

YHTM2017
Gaitta - Wasn't Nothing Overnight
  • I'll Be There

Gaitta - Wasn't Nothing Overnight

Allizm2017
Dboi Ltd - The Listening Party
  • Turn The Beat Up

Dboi Ltd - The Listening Party

Livin' The Dream Ent.2017
Dreheem - Finally Inspired
  • No Worries

Dreheem - Finally Inspired

Not On Label2017
Dynasty - Late Night Early Mornings
  • Late Night Early Mornings

Dynasty - Late Night Early Mornings

Fly Boss Ent2017
Oke Junior - The Commencement
  • BattleField

Oke Junior - The Commencement

Dope Era Music2017
Project Poppa - What Is Life
  • Lesson Learned

Project Poppa - What Is Life

Own Lane2017
OG Ron C & AG Cubano - Blood & Sweat (Chopped Not Slopped)
  • Live Like This (Chopped Not Slopped)

OG Ron C & AG Cubano - Blood & Sweat (Chopped Not Slopped)

GT Digital2018
Birch Boy Barie - Forever 800
  • For The Team

Birch Boy Barie - Forever 800

Gorilla Entertainment2018
CML - Yellow Tape Gang
  • Speak My Mind (Remix)

CML - Yellow Tape Gang

Bank'd Up Entertainment2018
Teddy Benson - Legend Talk On The Way
  • Faded One

Teddy Benson - Legend Talk On The Way

Ackrite2018
Prince Sole - Hope All Is Well
  • Change Up

Prince Sole - Hope All Is Well

DreemTeemMusic2018
Sly Payso - Dey Call Me Sly
  • Dodgin The Devil

Sly Payso - Dey Call Me Sly

Hustle To Survive Music Group2018
Chevy Crocker - I'm So Dope (Mistah Fab Presents)
  • Chasing A Bag

Chevy Crocker - I'm So Dope (Mistah Fab Presents)

Mouthpiece Society2018
Willie Joe - Doper 2
  • Can't

Willie Joe - Doper 2

Drip Squad Worldwide LLC2018
Blaze1 - Now You Know
  • On Right

Blaze1 - Now You Know

Blaze1 Records LLC2018
Teddy Benson - Legend Talk
  • Faded One

Teddy Benson - Legend Talk

Ackrite Nation2018

Compilations

Various - The Movement Continues
  • Go Dumb

Various - The Movement Continues

Youth Movement Records2005
  • I Luv My City

Various - Slappin' In The Trunk Vol. 4

Slappin' In The Trunk2007
Various - The Block Report: The Soundtrack
  • Love Where I'm From

Various - The Block Report: The Soundtrack

Thizz Entertainment2007
Various - The Tonite Show Compilation Vol. 1
  • That's Life

Various - The Tonite Show Compilation Vol. 1

Fresh In The Flesh Music/Filmz2007
PTB - Family Values
  • What I'm Talkin' Bout

PTB - Family Values

Clear Label Records2007
Various - Slappin' In The Trunk Presents The Bay Vol. 1
  • Money

Various - Slappin' In The Trunk Presents The Bay Vol. 1

Slappin' In The Trunk2008
D. Willz - Back From The Licka Sto'
  • What I'm Talkin' About

D. Willz - Back From The Licka Sto'

Slappin' In The Trunk2008
Various - Teek Da Kid & Philthy Rich Presents Town Bizz All Stars
  • Oakland

Various - Teek Da Kid & Philthy Rich Presents Town Bizz All Stars

Hittin Spittin Entertainment2009
Various - The Jacka Hosts And Presents B.A.R.S Awards
  • Banger In Da Air

Various - The Jacka Hosts And Presents B.A.R.S Awards

The Artist Records2009
Various - The Movement
  • Lyrical Exercise

Various - The Movement

Youth Movement Records2009
Shady Nate - The Shady Bunch Vol. 2
  • Can U Feel Me?

Shady Nate - The Shady Bunch Vol. 2

Livewire Records2010
Various - Thizz Nation Vol. 29: Town Thizzness
  • The Definition Of Gas

Various - Thizz Nation Vol. 29: Town Thizzness

Thizz Entertainment2011
Various - DJ Fresh Presents The Tonite Show Sessions Vol. 1
  • Live

Various - DJ Fresh Presents The Tonite Show Sessions Vol. 1

Fresh In The Flesh Music2012
Various - J. Stalin Presents Down To The Wire
  • On The Wire

Various - J. Stalin Presents Down To The Wire

Livewire Records2013
Various - "Tha Ripple Effect" Compilation
  • Gas Up

Various - "Tha Ripple Effect" Compilation

Sacred Muzic2014
  • What Does That Make Us

Cousin Fik - Sickest N*gga Healthy (Deluxe Edition)

Sick Wid It Records2014
Various - Thizzler On The Roof Presents: Summer Of Slaps - Volume One
  • I'm On

Various - Thizzler On The Roof Presents: Summer Of Slaps - Volume One

Thizzler On The Roof2014
Sk - Slapwagon, Vol. 1
  • Puff Puff Pass

Sk - Slapwagon, Vol. 1

Slapwagon2014
Various - Shill Macc Presents Shoot Fast 3
  • Soaked

Various - Shill Macc Presents Shoot Fast 3

Underground Royalty2015
BHC Pierre - Have More Than One Hustle, Vol. 1
  • Syrup N Weed

BHC Pierre - Have More Than One Hustle, Vol. 1

Breakin Hearts2015
Various - Bay Area's Finest Compilation Vol. 1
  • 16

Various - Bay Area's Finest Compilation Vol. 1

Ayinde Music2015
Armani DePaul - Run The Streets Vol. 1
  • All We Do

Armani DePaul - Run The Streets Vol. 1

BeachBoyLos2015
ST Spittin - The Best Of ST Spittin, Vol. 1: Catch Up
  • Rearview

ST Spittin - The Best Of ST Spittin, Vol. 1: Catch Up

Monsters Ink2016
Various - We All Eatin
  • Underdog

Various - We All Eatin

The Nation Records2016
Various - Get A Rook Beat, Vol. 1
  • Freestyle

Various - Get A Rook Beat, Vol. 1

Money Brings Money2017
Mini 14 Tha Kid - The Best Of Mini 14 Tha Kid
  • Outta Town

Mini 14 Tha Kid - The Best Of Mini 14 Tha Kid

Lmc, Newdope2017
3hmb - I Got Work, Vol. 2
  • Gettin My Money

3hmb - I Got Work, Vol. 2

Mobb Report Music Group2017
  • On God

Too $hort - Hella Disrespectful: Bay Area Mixtape

Dangerous Music, EMPIRE2017
3Kings Records - Hostile Takeover
  • Brothers

3Kings Records - Hostile Takeover

3kings Records2018
Don P - All Bay Shit
  • City Of The Hype

Don P - All Bay Shit

Baystar Music2018