Iamsu! – American rapper, songwriter, producer
The rapper’s real name is Sudan Ameer Williams. He was born on 16 November 1989 in Richmond, California. A little later, the singer and his parents moved to Pinole. The artist graduated from Pinole Valley High School and enrolled in California State East Bay University. Sudan discovered music for himself rather early. He was inspired by the work of such artists as Kanye West, Aaliyah, R. Kelly, Marching Band, and The Grammar Band. Williams started writing rap when he was 14. Six years later, he began singing professionally. Since the rapper spent a lot of time recording songs, he had to study in college part-time.
Williams recorded his first song using the pseudonym Su. Back then, he worked with HBK Gang label. His debut mixtape was called Su! The Right Thing. It came out in 2010.
In 2011, together with a famous rapper 50 Cent, Sudan recorded a remix for the song “Up!”, which climbed to the 46th spot of Billboard Hot 100 and came in second on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart. It was a big success for the young singer. After that, he worked with rappers Problem and YG. Together they recorded a single “Function”, which settled on the 62nd spot of Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart. A year later, he collaborated with John Hart and Wiz Khalifa to record such hits as "Who Booty" and "Bout Me."