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{{Infobox musical artist 2 |Name = Young Lay |Img = |Origin = Vallejo, California |Genre = Gangsta Rap |Years Active = 1992-present |Label = Vallejo (pronounced IPA: , vuh-LAY-oe) is a city in Solano County, California, United States. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

Young Lay
The cover of Young Lay's 1996 album Black 'N Dangerous.
Born 1975
Vallejo, California

Lathan Williams (1975), better known by his stage name, Young Lay, is a San Francisco Bay Area based gangsta rapper from Vallejo, California. He has worked with artists such as Tupac Shakur and Mac Dre, and is recently known as the father of Le-Zhan Williams, a boy who was raised by his abductors after they killed his mother and set fire to the house. Image File history File links Younglayblackndangerouscover. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Vallejo (pronounced IPA: , vuh-LAY-oe) is a city in Solano County, California, United States. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... A stage name, or a screen name, is a pseudonym used by performers and entertainers (such as actors, comedians, musicians, and clowns). ... USGS satellite photo of the San Francisco Bay Area. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Vallejo (pronounced IPA: , vuh-LAY-oe) is a city in Solano County, California, United States. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rap artist, actor, and poet. ... Andre Hicks (July 5, 1970 – November 1, 2004), better known by his stage name, Mac Dre, was a Bay Area-based gangsta rapper from Vallejo, California. ...

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Career

Lathan Williams began his rapping career in Vallejo, California, and grew to take part in the bay area rap scene that grew up around radio station KMEL, and spawned such artists as E-40, Mac Dre, and the Digital Underground's Shock G and Tupac Shakur, among many others. Earl Stevens (born November 15, 1967 Vallejo, California) best known by his stage name E-40 is a Bay Area rapper. ... Andre Hicks (July 5, 1970 – November 1, 2004), better known by his stage name, Mac Dre, was a Bay Area-based gangsta rapper from Vallejo, California. ... Digital Underground is an alternative hip hop group from Oakland, California, known for outrageous costumes and live shows, their musics humorous tone and an endless parade of identities for member Shock G, whose Humpty Hump proved especially memorable after the hit 1990 (see 1990 in music) The Humpty Dance... Shock-G (born Gregory E. Jacobs, August 25, 1963) is an American musician and rapper. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac and Makaveli, was an American rap artist, actor, and poet. ...


Young Lay released his first album in 1996, entitled "Black 'N Dangerous." One of the songs off of the sophomore album, "All About My Fetti," appeared on the soundtrack of the film New Jersy Drive, and became an instant hit. 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... // In film formats, the sound track is the physical area of the film which records the synchronized sound. ...


Because of a series of personal tragedies and mishaps, Young Lay only recorded one more album, "Unsolved Mysteries," dedicated to his missing son Le-Zhan and the deceased mother of the child.


Tragedy, Violence, and Legal Troubles

Several months before the release of his first album, "Black N' Dangerous," Williams was shot at point blank range in the head while sitting in a car. He was comatose for several days, but - remarkably - he survived. Many cited jealousy from street associates as the cause of the shooting, and the shooter was never found.


Then, only a few weeks before the release of the same album, Williams' girlfriend Daphne Boyden was killed in her home, set on fire, and her child with Williams, Le-Zhan, was abducted from the scene. Witnesses said they saw two young women leaving the home with a small bundle in hand. The child was only 25 days old.

The album Unsolved Mysteries was released to raise awareness of the kidnapping of Le-Zhan.
The album Unsolved Mysteries was released to raise awareness of the kidnapping of Le-Zhan.

Police were unable to find the culprits or the child. The story was featured on the program, Unsolved Mysteries, for which Lathan Williams granted an interview. Image File history File links Younglayunsolvedmysteriescover. ... Image File history File links Younglayunsolvedmysteriescover. ... Unsolved Mysteries was an American TV show starring the late Robert Stack. ...


Not long after Boyden's death, Williams was stabbed repeatedly by an assailant, and again survived.


The rapper released his second album, "Unsolved Mysteries," in tribute to Daphne Boyden and to spread awareness of Le-Zhan's abduction.


Remarkably, six years later, on 6 December 2002, Le-Zhan Williams was found living two miles away from where he was kidnapped. He was raised by the abductor, Latasha Brown, as her own son. Latasha's mother, Dolores Brown, helped conceal the child, and Latasha's cousin, Ocianetta Williams (unrelated to Lathan), helped abduct the child. Brown is serving a 37 year to life sentence, Ocianetta Williams is serving a 13 year sentence, and Brown's mother served a one year sentence. December 6 is the 340th day (341st on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...


Latasha Brown had apparently killed Daphne Boyden out of jealousy that she had had a child with Lathan Williams, who she had been involved with before.


Lathan Williams did not learn of the child being found right away, as in 1999, he was tried and convicted for armed robbery, and sentenced to 12 years in prison. He is currently interred at Susanville state prison. Susanville is a city and county seat of Lassen County, California, USA. At the 2000 census, the population was 13,541. ... Dorchester Penitentiary in New Brunswick, Canada is an institution that is part of Corrections Canada. ...


Discography

Albums

  • Black 'N Dangerous (1996)
  • Unsolved Mysteries (1998)

External links


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Young Lay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (0 words)
Lathan Williams (1975), better known by his stage name, Young Lay, is a San Francisco Bay Area based gangsta rapper from Vallejo, California.
Young Lay released his first album in 1996, entitled "Black 'N Dangerous." One of the songs off of the sophomore album, "All About My Fetti," appeared on the soundtrack of the film New Jersy Drive, and became an instant hit.
Because of a series of personal tragedies and mishaps, Young Lay only recorded one more album, "Unsolved Mysteries," dedicated to his missing son Le-Zhan and the deceased mother of the child.
CNN/SI - NFL Football - Niners QB Young out of game after blow to head - Tuesday September 28, 1999 02:35 AM (0 words)
Young, who has taken punishment repeatedly this season behind a struggling offensive line, was hit by two Cardinals on a blitz as he let go of a pass.
Young lay motionless for a couple of minutes, before slowly getting to his feet and making his way to the sidelines.
Young was 13-of-23 for 92 yards with a touchdown and an interception as the 49ers took a 17-0 halftime lead.
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