In the cinematic video for “Referee,” Yhung T.O. juxtaposes images of California sunshine with grittier scenes like an on-foot police chase through neighborhood streets. That contrast mirrors the mix of bright, bouncy melody and emotionally charged vocals at the heart of the song.
Now at work on his first full-length solo project, Yhung T.O. signed to Interscope in early 2018 and made his debut for the label with a single called “Misunderstood.”
The 19-year-old rapper co-founded SOB x RBE in 2015, and saw the group achieve breakout success when their song “Paramedic!” appeared on the hit soundtrack Black Panther: The Album.