DG Yola Starts Bid For Shooting Cousin


Upcoming Atlanta rapper DG Yola confirmed reports that the rapper surrendered to authorities last Friday (August 7), to serve a one-year prison sentence.

DG Yola, born Mario Talley, is an independent rapper from the Westside of Atlanta, best known for his single “Ain’t Gon Let Up,” released via his Power Hitter Records, which is distributed by Atlantic Records.

According to DG Yola’s manager Lady B., the rapper was out on a $100,000 bond, while waiting to serve a one-year sentence for aggravated assault.

DG Yola, 23, is serving the time behind bars for shooting his cousin in the chest, after the man allegedly attempted to rob the rapper of a 2009 Jaguar and an undisclosed amount of cash.

DG Yola was also shot, in the face during the robbery attempt, which occurred on March 24th in 2007.

“He is already up and about and writing. Yola ain’t gonna let up,” his family told AllHipHop.com shortly after the shooting. “We respectfully request privacy and appreciate the well wishes and prayers of Yola’s fans during this time.”

Despite his incarceration, DG Yola is still planning to release his debut album Gutta World, which he has described as a “handbook for self-determination.”

DG Yola’s Gutta World is due in stores this October on Power Hitter Records/Atlantic.