Young Deuces

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Young Deuces @ 2016 A3C Festival
Birth nameRudy Strong
Also known asYoung Deuces , Deuces
Born (1986-08-14) August 14, 1986 (age 37)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
GenresHip hop music
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • Actor
  • Broadcaster
  • Media Personality
Years active2007–present
  • EMP Entertainment
Associated acts
  • Streetz-n-Young Deuces

Rudy Strong (born August 14, 1986) is an American rapper better known by his stage name Young Deuces . He started his music career in high school as a member of the hip hop duo Streetz-n-Young Deuces or SNYD. Streetz-n-Young Deuces released their debut album The Future in 2004 as they were teenagers, which landed them a feature in The Source magazine in their Unsigned Hype section.

Starting in 2017 Young Deuces began releasing a number of freestyles and solo songs while also releasing music with feature artist such as Mickey Factz, Trae The Truth, Michael Christmas & Gerald Walker. On April 30, 2018 he released his first commercial solo album, My Unapologetic Black Thoughts, which was called The Most Zoetic Album of the Yeat by Sway's Universe, the official website of Sway Calloway.[1]

Early life

Rudy "Young Deuces" Strong was born in 1986 in the Milwaukee, though he was raised around the world due to his father being in the military. At a young age he listened to artists such as Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, Master P., and Nas, and he started rhyming at the age of ten inspired by his father who also was an emcee.[2] Stating at a young age he knew he would always become a musician "For me, it was something I felt like I was born into. My Pops was a DJ/Emcee and was known for that in the city. It shaped every aspect of my childhood."[2]

As a teenager he began working on his own music, creating production on the MTV Music Generator game and recording on a 4 track recorder in his parents basement. It was in this moment he started to work with his cousin Burgie Streetz to form SNYD and start their imprint EMP Entertainment. Both attended Brown Deer High School in Milwaukee. Beyond the music he is allso the hold of the geek/hip-hop podcast Geekset Podcast.[3]

Music career

Streetz-n-Young Deuces

2017: Features, singles

In August on 2017 on his birthday, Young Deuces released a freestyle single to Rick Ross song Thug Cry.[4] The song that paid homage tohis favorite football player of all time Deion Sanders as well as staking claim that he is Prime Time in his prime. The single was well received by a numerouus amount of stations, playlist & djs during that time.[5]

2018-Present: Albums & Singles

April 30, 2018 his debut Album My Unapologetic Black Thoughts was released. The album had only two features Burgie Streetz & Beverly Ann with production from his in house producer K. Mel Beatz & AJA Productions. The album was a mixture of spoken word by Young Deuces as well as songs that detailed and depicted the thoughts of a black man in America deailing with a numerous amount of social issues. [6] Being heavily praised for the powerful message that the album gave off as well as the production quality in most reviews.[7]

After the success of the Album, Young Deuces would drop two more songs as missing tracks from the album, the soulful Hear Me Cry featuring the California-based artist Moe Green and Hold it Down a single featuring Burgie Streetz and Boston based rapper Michael Christmas.[8][9]

December 26. 2019, Young Deuces went to release his second studio album Son of a Soldier : The Story of Dr. Jekyll's Legacy|Son of a Soldier an album that was dedicated to his father and his inspiration on him.[10] The album was inspired from an old rap book that Young Deuces found that his father had wrote in. This particular book included the first rap he ever remembered as well as a dedication to him as a kid.

Stated RapFest in December 2019, "the book was a love letter of raps to his son that he wanted to share".[11]

When speaking with Edible Milwaukee on their Music and Food series Artist Eats he told them about the impact that rhyme book had on him when he rediscovered it in his parents basement.[12]

Broadcasting career (2017-Present)

In 2017, Young Deuces created the Geekset Podcast, the only podcast that blends Hip-Hop Culture & Geek Culture together in one place, alongside co-hosts Bacardi, Lib and eventually his brother Didge. In 2018, they became an official podcast at the Black Panther themed convention, Wakanda-Con as well as went on to cover major events such as Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, Crunchyroll's Crunchy Roll Expo, and other Comic-Con's around the world.[13] Later that year, Earwolf featured the podcast apart of their Black Voices segment. [14]

During the events of Covid-19 the podcast launched an interview series. 1 on 1's w/Deuces on Youtube that garnered a mass following after the interviews with Timothy DeLaGhetto, Van Lathan (formerly TMZ, Jean Ellie Insecure (TV series) actor & more. [15]


  • My Unapologetic Black Thoughts (album) (2018)
  • Son of a Soldier : The story of Dr. Jekyll's Legacy (2019)


  1. Hudson, Reggie (2018-06-15). "Review: My Unapologetic Black Thoughts Is The Most Zoetic Album This Year". Retrieved 2014-07-08.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Young Deuces Talks 'Son of a Soldier' EP With Artist Eats". Spit Fire Hip-Hop. 2020-01-27. Retrieved 2019-02-27.
  3. Vo, Thao (2019-11-03). "GeekSet Podcast & How They're Blending Hip-Hop & Geek Culture". Sheen Magazine. Retrieved 2019-02-27.
  4. "Young Deuces calls on young Deion Sanders with 'Prime Time'". Spit Fire Hip-Hop. 2017-08-13. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
  5. "Milwaukee: Young Deuces "Prime Time" Thugs Cry Freestyle". Stop Beefin' Radio. 2017-08-14. Retrieved 2008-04-05.
  6. "The Hustle Of Young Deuces Has A Message. Y'all Ready To Listen?". Retrieved 2019-12-29.
  7. "REVIEW: 'My Unapologetic Black Thoughts'". Retrieved 2018-04-29.
  8. "Young Deuces & Moe Green – Hear Me Cry (Prod Arsenix) (Stream)". 2019-12-14. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  9. "Young Deuces - Hold It Down ft. Michael Christmas & Burgie Streetz". Copywrite Magazine. 2019-10-16. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  10. "Young Deuces Dedicates His Album To His Father As 'Son of A Solider: The Story of Dr. Jekyll's Legacy'". Respect. 2019-12-26. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  12. Hickman, Kennita (2019-12-28). "Artist Eats Episode 2: Young Deuces". Edible Milwaukee. Retrieved 2020-02-27.
  13. "Geekset Podcast". wakandacon. 2017-08-13. Retrieved 2017-07-23.
  14. Voices, Unheard (2017-08-13). "Black Voices Friday Presents: Geekset". Earwolf. Retrieved 2020-07-23.
  15. "INSECURE STAR JEAN ELIE (AHMAL) TALKS REPRESENTATION OF AN LGBTQ CHARACTER ON INSECURE". Unheard Voices Magazine. 2017-08-13. Retrieved 2020-05-21.

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