Manuel Alex Mendoza Cabanyog whom goes by the stage name SNSG is a rapper that was born on July 9, 1995 and grew up in Porterville, California and was raised in Royal Oaks, California. SNSG is already changing the music game by combining his skill for gaming and his love for music to create opportunities for himself.
July 9, 1995
|Birth place||Porterville, California|
SNSG grew up on a farm with his Mother, Father, two brothers and sister. There were no phone and internet service where he lived at the time. One thing he loved most was playing video games growing up. Since he lived out in the country, that was all there was to do. All of his cousins would be online playing on their Xbox’s and he would never get to join them because of the lack of internet service. He would often have the feeling of being left out. After sometime passed, he was able to get a mobile hotspot to get internet service. He was then able to finally game with his family and friends.
One of the hardest things SNSG ever had to overcome was in 2016 when his cousin Adam passed away. Adam shared the same passion for video games as he did, which brought out the best of each other by seeing who could do better. After losing his cousin, one of his closet friends Julian passed away the following month. These experiences taught him life can be very short and to appreciate everyday like it’s your last.
SNSG did fairly well in school. All through middle school he was really shy. He didn’t have a lot of friends until his freshman year of High School when he started playing football. Living in the country kept him away from friends and socializing, so when he started playing football it changed everything for him.
Playing football introduced him to the sophomores, juniors, and seniors since they all had to work out together all summer before school actually started in High School. That is where he got to meet his friend Julian who became a very close family friend before he lost him to a tragic act of violence.
Growing up SNSG was really inspired by music artists Doughboyz Cashout and Team Eastside from Detroit. His current favorite artists are A-Wax, Swainoh and Cash Kidd. He always kept in mind that he wanted to make music and be a rapper because he was inspired by their talent and looked up to them. He always thought about being an artist but never actually did it because he was worried about what people were going to think about him. When he started posting gaming content on social media, it opened the door for him to gain confidence.
SNSG started to pursue his music career in mid 2019. He saved up enough money to get a gaming PC to record himself playing and began posting recap gaming videos. He noticed that when he used artists music that he liked in his gaming videos, the viewers were more engaged.
This tactic opened doors for him to where he was able to talk to the artists and have them as friends. From just speaking with them and seeing the process of it, he started looking up beats and gave it a try.
One of the first artists song’s that he posted with his gaming content was A-Wax. He noticed the amazing feedback he received when using A-Wax’s song in that particular gaming video. A-Wax ended up seeing the video and followed him. That pivotal moment made SNSG think he was onto something.
He later recorded his first song with GMEBE Bandz who was an established artist from Chicago and also a close friend to A-Wax. He became very driven and wanted to work with all the people he grew up listening to. This strategy opened the door for him because of how he was creating his content through gaming. SNSG’s gaming content is available on Instagram, and his music is available on all music platforms. He is also a member of Big Ape Gaming owned by rapper Sada Baby.
SNSG’s current singles include “Sleepless” featuring GMEBE Bandz, “Went Up” featuring Swainoh and B Ryan, “Sophisticated” featuring June Taylor, and “Losing My Mind” featuring Castro Escobar. The single that has gained the most engagement is “Went Up” featuring Swainoh and B Ryan.
SNSG plans on releasing an album soon that is sure to impress his following and grow his fan base even more. His rare ability to blend his artistry with gaming is what makes him stand out from the rest. Stay tuned for much more to come from this young entertainer!
Did you know…
- He was inspired by music artists Doughboyz Cashout and Team Eastside.
- His gaming content featuring a song with A-wax gained huge popularity.
- He has earned fame after releasing his first single titled “SNSG – Sleepless feat. GMEBE Bandz.”