Young Thunder, born Tylen Fowlkes on March 21st in Fort Wayne, Indiana, developed his passion for hip-hop at an early age. Practicing his stage presence, he has entered various talent shows and showcases around the Midwest. Growing his network, he used street promotion and social media marketing to get his music heard and recognized.
In mid-summer of 2005, after his performance at a local talent show, Young Thunder was shot in the abdomen while attending an afterparty. He was taken to the hospital immediately, where he faced the struggle between life and death. Thankfully the surgery had a successful outcome. Though there would be many more trials, not all damage could be repaired with one procedure alone. However, even after all the pain and suffering, with the support of his family pushing him to stay focused, he was still determined to continue his music career. More motivated than ever before to show the world his skills and talent, Young Thunder took to his rehabilitation with pure optimism.
Young Thunder immediately went into the studio to work on his material with enthusiasm, working with different producers and sound engineers around the globe. Getting further ahead in the music industry by the day, and having a self-motivational mentality in business, Young Thunder continues to make things happen, raising the bar to take his music career and entrepreneurship to the next level. Not just limited to the Midwest, he has traveled to many places such as Texas, California, Las Vegas, and much more to further his career. With every obstacle in his way, he was determined to overcome each challenge and push to succeed. Over time his brand has grown through internet radio, magazines, and online platforms such as Worldstarhiphop and Vevo while building his company Street Philosophy. Releasing his single Living’) from his album Synced’), he has been interviewed on radio in Los Angeles and had the opportunity to perform his music live on several occasions.
Young Thunder is an Independent Rap Artist, Songwriter, and Entrepreneur, with the potential of working his way up in the business world and music industry. He proclaims that the reason for coming up with the name Young Thunder is because he wants his voice to be heard just like a loud thunderstorm.