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Native name
Johnathan Yesson
Birth nameJohnathan Yesson[1]
Born (1989-10-11) October 11, 1989 (age 32)
London, United Kingdom
GenresHip hop, Grime, British hip hop, UK rap
Years active2004–present
Associated actsKrept & Konan, Lethal Bizzle, Wretch 32, Scorcher, Wiley, Skepta, Devlin, Eminem

Johnathan Yesson (born 11 October 1989), better known mononymously as DJ JY, is an English rapper from Bermondsey, South East London, England.


Yesson started Music at a young age and has since then created many singles and published them to iTunes and YouTube under his stage name DJ JY.[2]

In 2014 his track "Kesha Wif The Fatty (Drippin x Slick Shoota Edit)" was placed in rotation nationally by the radio stations BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Radio 1 on the "Diplo and Friends" programme.[3][not in citation given][4][not in citation given][5][better source needed]

Early life[edit]

He was born on October 11, 1989.[6] Johnathan attended Bacon's College and in his younger years Johnathan was a footballer, but in the end he abandoned his sporting ambitions in favour of a musical career.[7]

Social media[edit]

Johnathan uses his social media channels to promote his music.[8] He has been the victim of impersonation issues on Twitter.[9] DJ JY is also an Ambassador/Director and Spokesman for a non-profit organisation "R.I.S.E. & Stand" which is managed by various celebrities.[10] DJ JY's tweets often are included in online news sources, in particular he is a known England football team supporter. [11][12]


Bafta gaming award for Audio Achievement – Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice - 2017[13]

Musical career[edit]

Johnathan signed with RMG Label[14] on November 1, 2015. His first professionally recorded solo track was "The Way Forward",[15] produced in 2015, in which he announced the title of his forthcoming EP "The Way Forward - EP" which is to be released early 2016.

He released "The Beginning EP" in 2015 which is compiled of his earlier unreleased homemade recordings. His mixes have been played on BBC radio and MTV. He is also noted for paying tribute to a deceased fan at his funeral.[16]


Album Year Label
Just Be Good To Me Remix - Single 2012
We Smoke That Kush (Remix) - Single 2012
The Way Forward - Single 2015
The Beginning - EP 2015
The Way Forward - EP 2016


  1. "DJ JY". iTunes.
  2. "Social media: popularity and the facts of 'Like'". The Sydney Morning Herald.
  3. "BBC Radio 1Xtra - Diplo and Friends, Lil Texas & Jus Now, Lil Texas guest mix". BBC.
  4. "BBC - Music - John Yesson". BBC Music.
  5. "3D TEXAS 2015 on Twitter". Twitter.
  6. MTV Artist ProfileMTV .Retrieved December 18, 2015
  7. Canaan in sessionCanaan in session .Retrieved December 18, 2015
  8. Social media: popularity and the facts of 'Like'The Sydney Morning Herald .Retrieved November 30, 2015
  10. Meet the R.I.S.E. teamR.I.S.E. & Stand .Retrieved December 09, 2015
  11. News.com.au[News.com.au] .Retrieved June 19, 2018
  12. Bleacher Report[Bleacher Report] .Retrieved July 03, 2018
  13. "DJ JY and Bafta Award"Twitter .Retrieved March 16, 2018
  14. "UK Rapper DJ JY's Signed to "RMG" (Redstar Music Group)"Digital Journal .Retrieved November 26, 2015
  15. The Way Forward - SingleAllMusic .Retrieved November 27, 2015
  16. Daily RecordDaily Record .Retrieved June 17, 2016

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