Born in the San Francisco Bay Area USA, Young Shanty (aka Iyahson) seamlessly blends reggae, dancehall, hip hop, rap, soul, funk and r&b together.
Co-Founder of Chalice Row Records, Young Shanty currently releases music through his own imprint as well as parent label Giddimani Records.
The 2016 commercially released EP, Chalice Row Or Dig A Hole, has received worldwide radio airplay with its multiple hit singles. In April of 2017, it debuted on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart at #1. Also gaining traction on the international radio market is the single "More Weed" feat. Sizzla and Ras Rap. The first half of 2017 saw single releases on the Burnhard Spliffington Riddim, Nike Ear Riddim, Nugs & Kisses Riddim and Kenyakibera Riddim.
On June 30th, 2017, the concept album with producer Dr. Edward Love entitled "Smokers Music Vol 1" was released. In its first week of release, it debuted at #9 on the Billboard Heatseekers (Pacific) albums chart and reached #8 on Amazon Music's New Release Reggae Chart. Having toured the West Coast USA extensively, and with performances in Miami, Hawaii and Canada, Young Shanty brings a fine-tuned, professional stage presence rarely seen today.
He has already shared concert billing with artists: Wu-Tang Clan, Sizzla, Cappadonna (Wu-Tang), Killah Priest, Hieroglyphics, San Quinn, Kymani Marley, Capleton, Beenie Man, Pressure, Lutan Fyah, Mega Banton, Turbulence, Norrisman, The Meditations, Lymie Murray, Chezidek, Luciano, Mutabaruka, Inner Circle, Half Pint, dead prez, Marlon Asher, Ras Shiloh and of course Giddimani Records CEO Perfect Giddimani.