Ya Minko was born in the French speaking former French colony Gabon. He now lives in the Washington D.C. area. Though predominently focused on Hip-Hop/Rap, his music is also influenced by his cultural background.
Ya Minko was introduced songwriting and record production in 2011. He immediately fell in love with the process and dedicated all his time to it,
After he moved to the Washington D.C. area in 2012 for his studies, Ya Minko focused his entire attention on the art of making records, sacrificing his academic career in the process.