Tommieo Walker, aka “Yung Mieo”, isn’t quite yet a teenager, but is already on his way to celebrity status. The 9-year-old, who has been rapping since the age of four, focuses his music on raising awareness about the consequences of bullying and promoting his “Stop the Bullying” campaign.
Tragedy brought Yung Meio to launching his “Stop the Bullying” campaign. When his sister’s best friend committed suicide as a result of bullying, Yung Mieo realized that this was not a personal issue, but rather a community problem.
“You can stay in school, be respectful, make straight A’s and still be cool. You don't have to be like a bully. Just be you! Bullying is NOT cool!” say Yung Meio. His message quickly caught fire amongst his friends and now he influences hundreds with his music.
His video for his hit single "Nothing Like You" was featured on B.E.T.'s "106 & Park" and features Skoolboy of the Rich Kidz.
Yung Meio has already performed at many concerts and events in the southeast, sharing the stage with artists like Akon, Travis Porter, Gucci Mane, Future, Ace Hood, 2 Chains, Yo Gotti, Young Joc, Da Brat, and Rocko. Meio says his music is most influenced by his father and artists like Lil Wayne, Rosco Dash, Future, and Drake.
Apart from his love for music, Yung Meio also has a place in his heart for football and has played for the “Acworth Warriors.”
The straight “A” honor roll student recently shot his latest video in Atlanta for “Imma Star” featuring Pooch Hall (“The Game”) playing the role of a little league coach; David Mann (Tyler Perry’s “Meet the Browns”) playing the roles of drummer/referee; Kel Mitchell (“Kenan and Kel”) playing the role of a coach and the Tri Cities High School band. Yung Meio is on his way to the top and the sky isn't the limit for this young star.
Hopefully this is the first of a wave of young rappers that makes getting good grades, achievement, and having good innocent fun can sell. Music can change the whole mindset of a generation. Let’s hope this catches on.
Check out his video for "Nothing Like You" and "Imma Star" below!
Pictured: Yung Meio (Courtesy Yung Meio Facebook Fan Page)