Biography of MC Yankoo
Aleksandar Jankovic aka “MC Yankoo” was born on August 27th in Vienna. At age 13 he discovered his love for music, four years later, he signed his first recording contract. Unfortunately, it did not turn out as he imagined, but he wouldn’t give up and kept on writing and producing
With the name “Salex” and his hit Svabice followed numerous appearances with big names in the Balkan scene like Colonia, Luna, 187 and CYA.
In 2004 Yankoo deiced to take on the internatonal music market. After years of hard work, Yankoo and his group LDT finally went on tour through Italy, Austria and Germany. Not satisfied with the Latin American hip hop scene, Yankoo went back to his Balkan roots.With the Song Oziljak he had touched not only a catchy tune but also the hearts of many of his compatriots. There were other songs like Tvoje Tange, Dragana and numerous remixes which hit the club scene over night.
In 2009 he founded his own record label Yankoo Music.
With his music and videos, YANKOO went strait to te top of the Balkan Scene.
“Ne Zovi Me” was his first official release and stayed for weeks at the number 10 spot on the iTunes dance chart. The song quickly became a favorite in th club scene and was played over and over again.
“Ja Volim Balkan” the second release with the Balkan superstar Dado Polumenta and exceeded all expectations. With 1 000 000 views in the first few weeks, the song was considered in the Topclicks charts on Youtube for months and could hold 1 on the dance scene.
As a successful producer, songwriter and composer, he has made his passion into a profession. His independent work was also seen in the international scene. In future projects with Dj Antoine, Rene Rodrigezz and Deep Criminal will be published.
Releases / Discography
MC Yankoo hit the charts of two european music televisions, “Viva” and “MTV”, with his two songs, “Shake 3x” and “Loca”.
“Shake 3x”, which was collaboration with world famous DJ Antoine, was on Viva music chart for several weeks.
Song “Loca”, performed with Acero MC (Dom Rep.) and DJ Mlađa (JIL-club), only two weeks after video premiere hit the European MTV Dance chart, and became summer hit. Just like a song “Ja volim Balkan”, with amazing 14.5 million views on “YouTube”. And it was MC Yankoo the one who wrote refrain that everyone remembers after only one listening.
MC Yankoo is also well known for numerous songs, like “Slatka mala” (14.5 milion views on “YouTube”), “Ne zovi me”, “Balkan shit”, “Ti nisi prava zena” (Feat. Dado Polumenta).
He was named the best Balkan MC (Entertainer of 2012.).
The first album of MC Yankoo is coming soon, watch out!