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Born Antoine Dion Diamond Washington on November 26, 1984, at Greater Southeast Community Hospital in Washington, D.C., Aye Yung Gunnah is the oldest of 5 children. With the absence of his father, his mother, Rochelle Washington did the best she could for him and his siblings. Living a rough life in Washington, D.C., Aye Yung Gunnah’s immediate family moved to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1994. Harrisburg is where he began his passion to write his own music as a way to express himself, just like his grandmother. Aye Yung Gunnah says he inherited his love of music from his grandmother, they both are in love with music.
His grandmother used to gather groups of talented children from around the D.C. area back in the 1980’s. She called them “The Little People of Awareness” and put together talent shows, parades and other events for children of all ages to showcase their talent. “I remember when I was maybe a few months to a year old during a performance, I ran out on stage and started trying to break dance.” He recalls. “I think my aunt still has the footage,” says Gunnah.
As a teen, Gunnah quickly became introduced to what we know of today as street life. Running the streets of Uptown, Harrisburg he began staying out late, selling drugs, constantly getting kicked out of his mother’s home and also being introduced to teen-parenting. When Gunnah would get kicked out he’d go talk to his older friend, the late Kenyattus Kyles who would give him advice on certain things. Kyles had a lot of faith in Gunnah when it came to his musical abilities and would pay for Gunnah’s studio time as well as encourage him to keep pushing no matter what he was going through. By the year 2000, Gunnah made his first appearance on underground music scene on well-known local DJ, DJ Smitty’s "16 Bars Part 2" Mixtape under the name "Twone Gunnz". Gunnah continued school and graduated from Harrisburg High School in 2003.
In 2005 bestfriend Kenyattus Kyles was murdered during an altercation with another male. Still dealing with the lost of Kenyattus whom he considers his best friend, Gunnah was charged with 13 months County Probation for possession of a controlled substance.he was able to get off in 11 months for paying his fines and costs. He then immediately moved from PA to the DMV area to stay with family he continued to promote his music.
In 2007, Gunnah moved back to Harrisburg to be with his son. In that same time period, he linked up with singers/rappers/song writers Jamelle and Avery.
November 16, 2010 Gunnah’s only younger brother Kendrell Washington, 18, was murdered during a robbery on the way home from a corner store. Feeling like he wanted to give up, Gunnah remembered words from close friend Kenyattus, plus his support system wouldn’t allow him to do such. So Gunnah continued working and released four other mixtapes (including his group debut project) before the year 2012. “I believe hard work, dedication and the want to learn more will do nothing but get you the success you always wanted” says Gunnah. Who also says he believes he is now ready to take his music career to the next level.
No longer working in a group didn’t stop Gunnah from doing his own solo projects. On August 21, 2010 he released his first ever solo project the "Aye Yung Mixtape" Hosted by Underground Blend Master DJ, DJ Tec1. That project later won Central Pa's Best Mixtape Of The Year for 2011 and in 2013 won Best Party Video at the 717 Video Music Awards.
Gunnah is still going hard for his love and passion of music and with the support of his family, friends,and people of the city of Harrisburg, he's waiting to make it be and be on top. Everybody has ther own opinions about Gunnah's music but one thing is for sure no ones feedback is going to make him throw the towel in on what he loves.Producer Just Blaze said "His music is the type of music I'm used to working with, it has a authentic sound and feel to it."