6 Year Old Yung Hunnid Brings More Than Just Rap To The Ellen Show


A Memphis first grader is turning heads with his freestyle rap skills. The 6-year-old freestyle rapper made his Ellen debut, complete with plenty of swagger!

Otis “Yung Hunnid” Morris Jr. started rapping when he was just 2 years old. Now his single, “Hoverboard,” is a sensation.

Otis, a student at Berclair Elementary School, said he makes straight As and loves school. “Some kids make bad grades, but the next day, they can go to school and make better grades,” Otis said.” But I make As every day.”

“Yung Hunnid” loves to rap about his love for school, as well as family and hanging out with his friends.

“Family, friends, school, home, cars, far, shows, news,” Otis said.

Otis said his dad, Otis Morris Sr., sparked his interest in rap as a toddler. When he was ready to start writing his own songs, his dad encouraged him to be creative. He also takes inspiration from the other rappers he likes.

“I started because I heard these rappers on hip hop music on the radio, and I noticed that it was talent,” Otis said. “My daddy said, ‘Do you wanna rap when you get a little bit older?’ Because I was 1 [year old], and then I said, ‘Yes.’ By the time I turned 2, he said, ‘Are you ready?’ and I said, ‘Yes,’ and he said, ‘OK, I’m about to write you one.'”

Otis said he likes rapping because it makes him feel talented and gives him a voice.

“It makes me feel good, like, it makes me feel talented, and it’s a message to other people,” Otis said. “They can make me get to the top.”