The determination of an industry vet DaMarious Earl Nix (born December 31st 1986) better known by the stage name YTB Kaine is an American rapper from Pontiac, Michigan. He is 1/4 of the rap group YTB recognized for his street/hip- hop style of rap. At the age of 13 he would freestyle into a recorder playing around with his best friend and cousin. What started off as jokes and laughs became a passion. With the help of his cousin they came up with the name Yaktownboyz.
Yaktown was a nickname for the city they had grew up in (Pontiac) and they were all best friends (Boyz). They dropped their first Independent project “Yaktownboyz’ in 2009 which caught the attention of promoter Get Rich “Roc”.
Under his management YTB has opened up with artist such as Yung LA, Rakim, E40, Fat Joe, Mike Jones, Lil Flip, Freeway and more. YTB has been featured in magazines such as Don Diva Magazine, Hood Illustrated Magazine, Rude Boy Lifestyle and SpotLite Magazine. As a group (YTB) they won Best Male Rap Group 2014 and 2015 at the Pontiac People’s ChoIce Awards, Best Performance at the Pontiac Vs Detroit Concert 2013 and Best Performance at the Ritz hosted by Proof”s Mother in 2012.
In 2012 YTB released their second mixtape “Sorry For That Wait” after a 2 year hiatus since the last mixtape was dropped they were ready to reclaim the streets! In 2013 YTB Kaine put out his first solo project “Menace II Society” to anxious fans. After the passing of YTB Kaine’s younger brother September 11th 2013 he almost gave up on his music career. In 2014 he put out his first album Dedicated To His Brother “January 2nd” (The Day His Brother Was Born). It was a classic to listeners as they could feel the pain in his music. YTB Kaine has a new mixtape on the way entitled “Trust” scheduled to be released summer 2012. The project has features from Stretch Money, Reo Grand, Neisha Neshae Sada Baby and more. His goal for this year is to let the world hear, see and feel his movement. He wants to reach more fans and build his brand to take YTB to iconic status amongst other industry greats!