NBA YoungBoy Ft. Jaz – Poppin Shit

American rapper Kentrell DeSean Gaulden known professionally as NBA Youngboy has released a new single “Poppin Shit.”

“Poppin Shit” is a track off YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s nineteenth mixtape, “Realer 2.” The new project follows the rapper’s fourth studio album The Last Slimeto and serves as a sequel to YoungBoy’s December 2018 mixtape, Realer. The mixtape features only one artist, Jazlyn MyChelle, the mother of YoungBoy’s child.

NBA YoungBoy released six independent mixtapes and steadily garnered a cult following through his work between 2015 and 2017.

In late 2017, NBA Youngboy was signed to Atlantic Records. In January 2018, he 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, NBA YoungBoy released the single “Bandit” (with Juice WRLD), which became his first top-ten single. A week later, he released AI YoungBoy 2 (2019), which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. In April 2020, he released 38 Baby 2, becoming his second chart-topping project on the Billboard 200.

On November 11, 2020, NBA YoungBoy 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, NBA YoungBoy released a collaborative project with Rich the Kid, titled Nobody Safe.

NBA YoungBoy released his third studio album, Sincerely, Kentrell from prison on September 24, 2021. The album debuted 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.

Following NBA Youngboy’s release from jail in late October 2021, he released a number of singles beginning in November, including “Heart and Soul”, “Alligator Walk”, and “Blackball”. The singles led up to his collaborative mixtape with Birdman, From the Bayou, which was released on December 10, 2021, after initially being announced in March 2018.

NBA YoungBoy released another mixtape, titled Colors, on January 21, 2022. This mixtape garnered attention due to the singles released previously, in which he dissed rappers King Von and NLE Choppa on the tracks “Bring the Hook” and “Know Like I Know”, respectively.

On April 1, 2022, YoungBoy Never Broke Again released the Last Slimeto Sampler This led up to his fourth studio album, The Last Slimeto, which is also his final album with Atlantic Records, and was released on August 5, 2022.

In May, it was reported that NBA YoungBoy rejected CEO Craig Kallman’s $25 million dollar offer to renew his Atlantic deal, calling the label out on its artist integrity.

NBA YoungBoy also called to be released from the label along with fellow ex-labelmate Meek Mill. Additionally, in July 2022, he terminated his performance rights management deal with ASCAP and joined Irving Azoff-headed Global Music Rights.

Through Never Broke Again’s Instagram page, it was announced that YoungBoy had finally completed his contract with Atlantic Records.

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”. YoungBoy has released a total of twenty-six studio albums, EP’s, and mixtapes since 2015.

Despite his success, NBA YoungBoy’s career has been marked by a long history of legal issues that began in 2016, and has released multiple projects during his incarcerations.

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