When T.I. finishes his prison sentence this fall, his Grand Hustle label will be short one member—Yung LA. The Atlanta rapper, best known for the T.I. and Young Dro collaboration “Ain’t I,” confirmed a split from Grand Hustle during a viral video that featured him getting a pink duck and several colored teardrops tattooed on his face.
“With the breakup and me not doing business with Grand Hustle anymore, it’s a lot of controversy in the streets,” LA said. “It’s just a new day for me. I’m trying to do what’s best for me and what’s best for my career.” Yung LA will apparently be releasing material on his own Crush Da Block imprint, and he says his first order of business will be the Tattoos And Jewelry mixtape. “It’s gonna be one of my biggest mixtapes. I’m only giving out 10 songs.”
Yung LA saw limited mainstream success while with Grand Hustle. The “Ain’t I” remix peaked at the number 47 spot on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 chart. The single remained on the charts for 16 weeks, despite LA not having a retail album in stores. It appears as though there is no bad blood between Yung LA and his former labelmates.
“Shouts out to the big homie Young Dro; I still love you,” Yung LA added. “I got mad love for you. Shouts out to Mac Boney—that’s my big homie. Shouts out to [Big] Kuntry, Spodee, [Rich] Kid Shawty. I love y’all…”