Jonatan Håstad aka Yung Lean is a Swedish rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Born in Minsk and raised in Stockholm, Yung Lean spent his earlier years hanging around the Sweedish capital Stockholm, playing around with lyrics and melodies in his head, whilst dreaming of one day sharing them with the larger world. Yung Lean rose to prominence in 2013 with his song “Ginseng Strip 2002” which went viral on YouTube. With this newfound online success, the international rap superstar Yung Lean was born. But just as his star began to burn brighter, darkness started to take hold, eventually, this darkness would blur the line between reality and his own vivid imagination.
It wouldn’t be long before the dream-like world of his Sad Boys crew and their loner attitudes would threaten to overtake the young man who had invented them entirely, creating a chaotic downward spiral that Yung Lean would struggle to emerge from.
Yung Lean: In My Head is a tale about what happens when success and fame come to someone too early, too big, too fast and you do too many drugs. Yes, it is a cautionary tale but this film also offers us hope and redemption.
Directed by: Henrik Burman