Originally know as Young Boss Nieves, rapper David Rush was born in Highland Park, NJ. He began his hip-hop career in earnest while enrolled at the Art Institute of Atlanta. It was there that he met Soundz, an up-and-coming producer who kept in touch even after David had made the move back to Jersey. The pair collaborated on "Go Girl," a club track that came to the attention of Miami rapper Pitbull, who signed Young Boss to his 305 label in 2007. That same year, a re-recording of "Go Girl" featuring Young Boss and Trina appeared on Pitbull's Boatlift album. Soon after, David was diagnosed with the kidney disease focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Acknowledging his attitude toward the disease, Young Boss became David Rush as a reminder that every second counts. His first release under the name came in late 2008 when the mixtape Feel the Rush Vol. 1: Signing Season landed. The slick club track "Shooting Star," featuring Rush, Pitbull, and Cash Money rocker Kevin Rudolf, followed in early 2009. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi