Twins Europe and iLL were born in New Brunswick, New Jersey but lived in Plainfield. At the age of 4 they moved to Okinawa, Japan until the age of 8 where they relocated to England. After England they moved to several more places such as New Mexico, Hawaii, and Florida before moving back to New Jersey in 2005. They picked up rapping in Hawaii but took it more serious when they arrived back in Jersey. They were heavily inspired by Philly’s Most Wanted, S.A.S., Eminem, The Lox, Dmx, but mostly a New Jersey duo consisting of Hitchcock and Ransom aka A-team. They were given the name Fraturnal by a music associate who later introduced them to an inspiring female rap artist named Saki. They performed as Fraturnal until mid 2008, doing showcases at many different venues but most notably The Pyramid Club in Manhattan, New York.
Saki, being inspired by Lil' kim and Tupac, started writing at age 9. She first went by the name Killah Keen but felt that was too street for a young girl. At age 12 she fell back from writing due to personal issues. Years later after being influenced by punchline rappers Big L, LLoyd Banks and Cassidy, she picked up the pen again. Only this time she was going by the alias Scavenga aka Scav. Not wanting to be confined to one style, she took the route of other female rappers and catered to male listeners. Unfortunately that didn't last long. Even though Lil’ Kim inspired her, she never felt comfortable putting out that type of image. She went through many aliases before finally landing the name Yung Saki, which was given to her by a coworker. In 2006 after talking with a music associate on Myspace, she was introduced to Europe and iLL. After hearing how lyrical they were, she decided to step her game up and rap on their level. We all know what happened after that.
Jun 23 ThursdayLas Vegas, NV, US The Bunkhouse Saloon