About the Performance
Hip-hop artist Ys1 (Yusef Shelton Da First) sets fire to the New Hazlett stage with the true story of Little Joseph. This autobiographical concert shows how faith, intention, and staying true to yourself can break the cycle of fear and help overcome adversity. With refreshing authenticity and a magnetic stage presence, Ys1 is sure to engage and empower audiences.
YS1 (Yusef Shelton da First) is a Homewood born-and-bred hip-hop artist and a true family man. From humble beginnings without parental guidance, Yusef overcame his circumstances and transformed his pain into purpose. Yusef found identity in his faith and raps to ignite purpose in the hearts of young Black men, giving them the tools to be authentic.