Born Marcus Whitley at Baystate hospital in Springfield, Ma. He was raised in a city full of poverty & violence, Grew up with the nickname (Ghost) as he always moved in silence. Rapping & writing poetry since a young age, music was in his blood. First started making songs & performing for sporting events such as for professional boxers Derrick & Darrin Whitley (Double Impact). Two twin bothers that made a name for themselves in the sport. In 2003 Ghost was offered a few different record deals. Which he ended up signing with Young Boss Entertainment.
In 2006 he & a couple close friends started a dvd magazine called "Real Talk TV". Traveling all over the east coast interviewing artists, behind the scenes at concerts & music videos, ect. Gaining a lot of exposure & better understanding the music world. July 7th, 2007 was supposed to be the release of "Walk With Me" his debut album but fate chose differently. He was hit head on by a drunk driver early that morning on the way to meet with a producer. Lucky to be alive he was told he might not be able to walk again but with time overcame those odds with a lot of therapy & hard work.
In 2008 he released "Frontline Souljah" his first mixtape back in the streets. In early 2009 he caught charges for armed robbery/assault & battery with a gun. While on bail he released one last mixtape "The Ghostwriter Vol.1" After serving 6 years in prison he came home reinvented. Changed his artist name from Ghost to now YBSwayze with a new commercial yet still gritty style. He wasted no time in releasing "The Ghostwriter Vol.2" on datpiff.com within a month of being home with his first smash hit "Free My N*ggaz". Also upon release enrolled into the "American Academy of Personal Training" in Boston, Ma. Where he learned fitness, nutrition, workout routines & more. "This is a new lifestyle & I'm a live it up to the fullest" He says. Recently he released "The Ghostwriter Vol.3" with his first single "Lights Out" available on ITunes and all other major music distribution sites.
Now he is working on a new big feature project titled "Waking Up In Reno." Which has features from big names such as Chris Rivers, Ransom, Snyp Life, M-Dot, and more... Also pursuing a new career as a personal fitness trainer trying to create & promote healthy living. Be on the look out for all the new projects & support the movement...