Music Around Town

G.L.O.W. 12 Featuring Ya-Ya

When: Sat., Aug. 21 2021

Y.A.Y.A. (nee Justin Epstein) is a 25-year-old Cleveland-based rap artist who has been making music for a healthy chunk of his life and opened up for Mike Jones at Peabody's when he was 15. Following a short hiatus, Y.A.Y.A. returned to performing and will culminate with a headlining slot at the twelfth installment of GLOW (one of the biggest showcases for up and coming hip-hop talent in the city) at the Grog Shop. Some of Y.A.Y.A.’s most popular songs include “In the Grave,” “High,” and “Groovy.” In a press release, Y.A.Y.A. reveals that everything he does is for his dearly departed father and who passed away when he was 10. In addition to his work as a solo artist, Y.A.Y.A. is also a member of Lonely Boyz, a group based in Canada. Other artists slated to perform at GLOW 12 include G. Khan, Illest Villains, Baby Draco, Hunnitz and Mos3s among others. The show will be hosted by Marquis Storm. The show starts at 8 tonight, and tickets cost $15. (Emanuel Wallace)