How Devante Monteze Steen AKA FRESH PYD Became A Household Name After Starting Out As An Independent Artist
Born on February 21, 1994, in New Haven, Connecticut, Devante Monteze Steen later became known by his stage name, FRESH PYD. Aside from being an American rapper, Devante is also the founder of Push Your Dream Records.
After years of hustling as an artist who releases independent material, he can now proudly say that he’s since become a household name.
Despite that, he’s still striving to solidify his position as a hip-hop superstar, role model, and community leader.
What Fueled Him
Like everyone else, Devante had a driving force to help him achieve his dream and continue working hard no matter what.
“Around 2010, I tragically lost my cousin at two-years-old. This fueled my determination to become a hip-hop superstar,” he shared.
Devante was also inspired to pursue his career of choice because of his mother who has seen greatness in him since day one.
This then put him down the path that he now takes to become the hip-hop superstar that he has always dreamed of.
By 2015, he managed to put out his first major release and music video that featured the Cokeboys’ very own Droop Pop which then went on to be one of the biggest releases ever.
Releasing More Songs
In pursuit of becoming a renowned hip-hop superstar, Devante would later release successful records such as Broke Boys and be part of a standout performance with American rapper and New York legend, Fred The Godson, before his untimely death. This year is no exception.
He also released a hit record called 24 HRS featuring Mr. Papers which currently has over 20,000 views on Spotify.
And by February 19, 2021, he is set to release his biggest record to date, No Talkin’ featuring lotickets.
The Key to Following in His Footsteps
On his road to achieving success, Devante admits that the journey is not an easy one. Apart from working hard, he shared that there are a lot of things that need to be sacrificed to be able to get to where he wants to be.
“If you want to follow my steps in this game, you must sacrifice distractions. Whether that’s friends, family, or enemies, you have to stay focused on the task at hand and not let anyone steer you off your path! Sacrifice is the key,” he said.