Craig Young aka Fatboi Gwalla Gwalla was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. One of the roughest and most dangerous cities for a black young teen. He became musically influenced at a very early age. His influences are people like T.I., Rick Ross, Jay-Z, Yo Gotti, also E-40.
He started recording by 16 and by 18 he had released his 1st project titled “Fortune Family” which instantly became a local classic in his city. Right after that he released another project titled “All I See is G’z” which landed him a national distribution deal early with Southwest Distribution Company out of Houston Texas in the early 2000’s. This is the same company which help distribute and build Cash Money Records, artist like Lil Flip, Slim Thug, Swisher House, Mike Jones, Paul Wall and many more. Under his old alias “Money I’z” he released his 3rd hood classic project called “Tears for Dollaz” which did great for such a short run before Southwest Distributions filed bankruptcy owing him for record sales.
This did not stop Fatboi Gwalla Gwalla drive. He stayed on the gas and took his grind back to the trunk selling over 20,000 cds of his release titled “Bac2datrunk”. Independently, this album included platinum recording artist B.G. formally of Cash Money Records. He also managed to lock in features with Eightball and M.J.G. & Young L.A. from Atlanta also. After this came serval more album releases like
“Down 2the Shake“
“Me,Myself,& Money I’z”
“I See Green Dead People” “4thCoastCompilation”
In 2018 Fatboi Gwalla Gwalla released “Milwauksterdam “ his 10th project. Where he teamed up with 4x Grammy nominated producer Soundz ,who has produced for platinum recording artists like Nicki Minaj, Rae Sremmurd, Justin Beiber, Rihanna,Usher, Beyoncé and many more. With a smooth and raspy voice over hard 808’s and groovey melodies, Fatboi Gwalla Gwalla tends to catch your attention instantly. His goal as an artist is to bring a completely entire new sound to the industry and to let everyone know that the Midwest has a certain sound & great talent. Starting his own label in 2016 called 4th Coast Music Group, Fatboi Gwalla Gwalla has plans on breaking the Midwest wide open.