Young Drummer Boy, born Rigoberto Diaz, is an American rapper and record producer from Pomona, California.
The son of Mexican immigrants, Diaz grew up in a family with deep musical roots.
His Father was a member a Mexican rock band called Banda Ruby and his Grandfather was a real life mariachi in the streets of Zacatecas, Mexico. Young Drummer Boy learned to play drums at a young age and quickly gravitated towards all types of music.
Growing up in a city that has produced many West Coast rap legends, Young Drummer Boy was heavily influenced by the rapping and production of DJ Quik, the slick street rhymes of Suga Free and the lyrical prowess of Tha Dogg Pound, Kurupt and Daz Dillinger.
Young Drummer Boy came on the scene as a beat maker for his cousin Bryant “Wacko” Salas. When Wacko became incarcerated, Young Drummer picked up the microphone and started rapping on his own.
It was a slow transition from the beatpad to spitting lyrics but Young Drummer was able to turn his cousin’s negative into a positive and become the artist he is today.
In 2011, Drummer released “Reverse Psychology A Smokers Session”, his first full length project.
In 2013, he began producing for The AK47 Boyz, joining forces with Mexican American rap trailblazer, King Lil G.
In 2015, he released his second solo project “High Forever” producing the hit “Coke Dealer” featuring rapper Krypto.
Riding high off of his solo and AK47 Boyz success, he decided to turn up the heat in 2017 by dropping “Barjud Ave”. The well received album spawned a video for “Talk About Me” accumulating 1.15 million views to date on YouTube and over 170k streams on Spotify.
Not wanting to take his foot off the gas, Drummer produced his fourth full length project titled “Str8 out tha 9”, paying homage to his area code and featuring guest appearances from Compton AV, Devour, Compton Chapo and many more.
With all the work being put in, Drummer has begun to receive attention from Power 106’s The LA Leakers, Dash Radio, iHeart Radio’s Real 92.3 and Latin Beast TV, the popular Latin rap YouTube channel.
Young Drummer Boy is tirelessly working on his next release while attempting to elevate his sound with producers AC3 Beats, ProducedBy100 and Bruce 24KK.
While navigating his way through the mean streets of Pomona and the treacherous West Coast rap game, Young Drummer Boy sees light at the end of the tunnel remarking “There is a way out of it without having to sell out”.