MoneySign Suede is a skilled west coast rapper of Mexican descent from Huntington Park in east Los Angeles.
He was born in Montebello, a bit further east, and spent his childhood in South Central Los Angeles with five sisters and several nieces and nephews.
His parents were originally from Guerrero, Mexico, but divorced when he was seven years old, when his father relocated to the Bay Area. Suede moved to Huntington Park when he was ten years old and was already active in athletics.
Soccer was his initial interest, but he eventually became strongly involved in skateboarding and boxing as well. Ambitious by nature, he pursued professional status in each but abandoned them after becoming immersed in music.
When he was 16, he went to his debut rap event, MadeinTYO at The Novo, which encouraged him to rap with school friends, and the following year, he published his debut track online, which quickly gained 30,000 streams. "Poppin'" was another major self-published hit, released in the mid-2000s.
Another song from that era, "Back to the Bag," drew the attention of Atlantic Records, who quickly signed him. The release of "Came a Long Way," a duet with Asapz and Kid Adil on Eternal Wave, in September coincided with the start of $uede's ten-month prison sentence. That was also the month in which Atlantic officially endorsed "Back to the Bag."
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As a consequence, the song received one million streams in early 2021 and three million in the first two years after its release. When Suede was released from jail in the middle of the year, there was a sizeable crowd eager to hear "I'm Back," as well as "Veteran," which included neighborhood comrades Baby Stone Gorillas.
Early 2022 was devoted to releasing a backlog of content, including no less than six tracks, all of which eventually featured on his debut EP, MoneySign Suede, released in March 2022.
Parkside Baby, his debut album, was released in September 2022, and it was a vast, imaginative, well-produced record with the hits "Can't Change" and "Millions."
Before the release of Parkside Santa, a companion mixtape to his first effort, in December, he released several collaborations, including "Shooterz on Go" with BME Diego and "MCM Belt" with Justin Credible.