B-Ball Sweatshirt is a hip-hop artist who experienced "big" but short-lived fame. He's 25, and though his real name is Tyshaun Granger, he prefers to go by his stage alias. He grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, where he participated extensively in the underground rap community. Throughout his middle school years he was known as "Gold Bars," though he has since made efforts to put that name to rest. B-Ball, at the ripe age of 16, released his debut album called Blast (pic related), which earned him a respectable status as a rising star. The visceral and punchy bars on some of these tracks earned him a light to decent 6 on theneedledrop YouTube channel in 2010, which ultimately netted him a total of 140 followers on Soundcloud. What really dragged him through the mud was when he started to venture into RnB influenced music that depended more upon his vocal ability as a singer. It became clear fairly quickly that he was not cut out for singing, but he continued to pursue what seemed impossible. Towards the end of his career, he developed a habit of smuggling his mixtapes into Happy Meals at his part-time McDonald's job, which became discovered and widely publicized as the "Ronaldgate incident." His music was condemned by many after this, and his career was over. Or was it? Mr. Sweatshirt experienced a second life of sorts after migrating to Chernarus with his family in 2013, shortly after touring and deciding it would be a great place to evade some of the harassment he and his parents were receiving over Ronaldgate. Record stores across the Eastern Hemisphere began to stock his work after learning about his past life in the United States. His controversial status along with being a foreigner gained B-Ball a cult following. His growing fame became so pronounced that when record stores were ransacked at the onset of the outbreak, his two studio albums were the only things that remained stocked on the shelves. Now, B-Ball's goal is to capitalize on this fame and become a legend in the post-outbreak rap community. B-Ball is pretty "under average" when it comes to his ability to defend himself in a life-or-death situation. He claims he would "knock a [expletive] out if it came to pass," but B-Ball is pretty soft at heart. B-Ball also likes to think he is relatively proficient at singing (even though that is what sent his career into the gutter), so you might hear him "hum" a song or two in passing.