The newly-signed rapper took to social media to announce the good news to his fans. Yung Petro thanked Quavo for changing his life and Athens Banner-Herald for writing about him. He wrote: IM FAR FROM PERFECT! I MAKE MISTAKES ALL THE TIME BUT I PROMISE I’M ONE OF THE REALEST! THANK YOU @quavohuncho FOR CHANGING MY LIFE! @onlineathens_com THANK YOU FOR THE ARTICLE ABOUT ME! IT’S GOOD TO SEE A BLACK MAN IN THE PAPER FOR SOMETHING POSITIVE! HUNCHO RECORDS ON TOP! (LINK IN BIO) #PETRO
He cites Lil Wayne and Chief Keef as some of his key influences growing up, as well as Migos, who he says he’s been studying since linking up with Quavo.
“Every day I’m around them I learn something new,” Yung Petro explained. “There’s so much knowledge all I have to do is sit back and soak up game. I don’t feel any pressure because I just get in the booth and rap my reality, my friends’ realities, and what I’ve been through and seen. Coming from where I come from… the people feel it and relate to it.”
Speaking more about his hometown, he added, “My mom had me when she was 15. My mom was a child herself having a child. Growing up on Black Road you saw everything murders, drug dealers, dope boys, nice cars. You saw it all… really I was a product of my environment.”