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YoungBoy Never Broke Again

Kentrell DeSean Gaulden (born October 20, 1999), known professionally as YoungBoy Never Broke Again[1][2] (also known as NBA YoungBoy or simply YoungBoy), is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Between 2015 and 2017, Gaulden released six independent mixtapes, and steadily gained a cult following through his work. In late 2017, Gaulden was signed to Atlantic Records. In January 2018, Gaulden released the single “Outside Today”, which peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song became the lead single for his debut studio album Until Death Call My Name (2018) which peaked at number 7 on the US Billboard 200.

In October 2019, Gaulden released the single “Bandit” with Juice Wrld, which became his first top-ten single. A week later, Gaulden released AI YoungBoy 2 (2019), which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.[5] In April 2020, he released 38 Baby 2, becoming his second chart-topping project on the Billboard 200. Later that year, Gaulden released his second studio album Top (2020), which followed suit as his third chart-topping project in less than a year. In September 2021, Sincerely, Kentrell (2021) was released from prison, topping the charts again, making him the third artist besides 2Pac and Lil Wayne to have a chart-topping album while incarcerated.

Early life

Kentrell Gaulden was born on October 20, 1999, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Gaulden broke his neck while wrestling as a toddler, the injury requiring a head brace until the spine healed. The brace left permanent scars on his forehead. Gaulden was raised mainly by his grandmother due to his father being maternal to 55 years in prison. He dropped out of ninth grade and was arrested for robbery and sent to a detention center in Tallulah, Louisiana. While there, he began writing lyrics for his debut project.

After he was released from the detention center, Gaulden’s grandmother died of heart failure and Gaulden moved in with his friend and fellow Baton Rouge rapper, NBA 3Three (also known as OG 3Three). The two then used acts of criminality


2015–2017: The Beginning and AI YoungBoy

Gaulden first started making music with a microphone he bought from Walmart when he was fourteen years old. He released his first mixtape, Life Before Fame in 2015. A series of other mixtape followed including Mind of a Menace, Mind of a Menace 2 and Before I Go. Gaulden gained attention with the October 2016 mixtape, 38 Baby, which featured Baton Rouge natives, Boosie Badazz, Kevin Gates, and fellow rappers Stroke Tha Don and NBA 3Three. A week later, Gaulden released another mixtape titled Mind of a Menace 3 on November 4, 2016. Gaulden’s rapid rise to popularity can also be attributed to his “rapping beef” with Baton rapper Scotty Cain. Rouge in December 2015, in which songs by both rappers include death threats. Although nothing really happened between the two Baton Rouge rappers, their feud has attracted a lot of attention.

In November 2016, Gaulden was arrested in Austin, . While incarcerated in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Gaulden re-released two of his mixtape, Before I Go and Mind of a Menace 3. Gaulden was released from prison in May 2017 after pleading guilty and was released. bail bond. A week after his release from prison, Gaulden released the single, “Untouchable”.

In July 2017, Gaulden released a video for his song, “41”, which featured guest appearances by popular artists such as Meek Mill, Young Thug, 21 Savage, Boosie Badazz and Yo Gotti. On August 3, 2017, he released his mixtape, AI YoungBoy, which peaked at number 24 on the Billboard 200. The single, “Untouchable”, peaked at number 95 on the Billboard Hot 100. The project’s second single, “No Smoke”, peaked at number 61 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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2018–2019: Until death Call me and AI YoungBoy 2

Gaulden released the single “Outside Today” on January 6, 2018. The song became Gaulden’s highest charting song, peaking at number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100. He announced his first studio album. hand, Until Death Call My Name on January 11, shortly after signing a joint venture contract with Atlantic Records. The album was released on April 27, 2018. Despite his arrest in February 2018, Gaulden promised a new mixtape. Gaulden was released from prison on March 15, and his next mixtape Master The Day Of Judgment was released on May 19, 2018. During the summer of 2018, Gaulden released a series of four EPs, Each EP contains four songs. The first of them, 4Respect, was released on August 24, followed by 4Freedom, 4Loyalty and 4WhatImportant on August 30, September 6 and September 14, respectively. release, all four EPs were combined into a 16-track set titled 4Respect 4Freedom 4Loyalty 4WhatImportant. On September 7, Gaulden released his Decided mixtape, featuring a single guest appearance from Trippie Redd. On December 20, Gaulden released another mixtape, Realer, which featured guest appearances from Lil Baby and Plies.

In January 2019, Gaulden had been on YouTube’s Top Music Artists list in the US for the previous 101 weeks, making him the most viewed musician across all genres. This is mainly because he consistently releases music regularly and exclusively on YouTube. He is also the 9th best-selling artist on the Billboard Mid-2019 and ranked seventh in the top ten artists ranked by on-demand audio stream without dropping a project in the first six months of 2019.

Gaulden arrest was following to 14 months on house a probation violation earlier in 2019. Due to the house arrest, he was unable to record music from anywhere besides his house. On September 25, 2019, Gaulden released the “aptly titled” single “House Arrest Tingz”.

On October 4, 2019, Gaulden released the song “Bandit”, with rapper Juice Wrld, released as the final new song by Juice Wrld as a lead artist before his death. The song reached number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming NBA Youngboy’s highest charting single.

On October 10, 2019, Gaulden released his mixtape AI YoungBoy 2, and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200.[5] The mixtape is a sequel to his 2017 breakout AI Youngboy and features 18 songs, including the previously released song “Slime Mentality”. Gaulden was able to get his first number one album on the Billboard 200 because the album had accumulated 144.7 million on-demand audio streams during its first week, becoming one of the top ten biggest streaming debuts of 2019.

2020-2021: 38 Baby 2, Top and Sincerely, Kentrell

In February 2020, Gaulden released his mixtape, Still Flexin, Still Steppin. It debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, becoming his second-highest charting album after his 2019 number-one album AI YoungBoy 2. On April 24, 2020, Gaulden released his mixtape 38 Baby 2, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200. On August 20, 2020, Gaulden announced the release of his second studio album titled Top, which was released on September 11. It includes the Hot 100 charting singles “All In”, “Kacey Talk”, and “My Window” featuring Lil Wayne. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and became his third number-one album in under one year.

On November 11, 2020, Gaulden released his fourth solo project of 2020, the mixtape Until I Return. It was released exclusively on YouTube, and was made available three days later to streaming services with four additional songs. The mixtape has no guest features. On November 20, 2020, Gaulden released a collaborative project with Rich the Kid, titled Nobody Safe.

In September 2021, Gaulden released his third studio album, Sincerely, Kentrell (2021) from prison. The album debut at number one on the Billboard 200 making him the third artist besides 2Pac and Lil Wayne to have a number one album while incarcerated.

Musical style

NBA YoungBoy has been noted for his melodic vocals and “signature aggressive punch and high energy”. He is known for his consistency in releasing music, with his work ethic described as being of a “rapid fire pace”

Personal life

At 21 years old, Gaulden is the father of seven children with six different women. Two of his sons, Kayden and Kacey, appeared in the video for his single, “Kacey Talk”.

Kayden (born July 2016) with Nisha Keller

Taylin (born March 2017) with Nia Loveless

Kamiri (born July 2017) with Starr Thigpen

Kacey Alexander (born February 2019) with Jania Meshell

Armani Monique (born June 2020) with Nisha Keller

Kodi Capri (born November 2020) with Drea Symone

Kentrell Jr. (born January 2021) with Yaya Mayweather, daughter of Floyd Mayweather Jr.

In a 2017 profile for The Fader, Gaulden named Kamron as one of his sons. Kamron was born in July 2016 to Starr Thigpen just weeks after Kayden.[55] However, a DNA test later confirmed that he was not the biological father.

In April 2021, it was reported that he is expecting his eighth child with a seventh woman, Jazlyn Mychelle.