Album: AI Youngboy 2
Artist: NBA Youngboy (Never Broke Again)
Record Label: Never Broke Again LLC & Atlantic Records
Recommended Tracks: Track 11 – Lonely Child & Track 6 – Make No Sense.
NBA Youngboy is a rap artist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana allowing him to have that really southern accent. Often referred to as just “Youngboy”, Kentrell Gaulden has made a name for himself at such a young age of 20. He is the most streamed artist on YouTube with over millions and millions of plays on practically every song that he drops. His album AI Youngboy 2 is a successor to AI Youngboy, which featured many Youngboy hits and really brought him to the limelight. Youngboy is a popular rapper amongst the younger adult crowds and is nwk for his gangster way of life. If I were to rate this album I would give it a 10 out of 10 because of how much it sounds just as good as AI Youngboy and for the ways Youngboy is able to express his pains and emotions.
“Make No Sense” is the catchiest song coming on as the sixth track on the album. It was leaked out before the release of the album, making it highly anticipated to see if it could even make the album. It has that really catchy flow and catchy lyrics as well. “I feel like I’m Gucci Mane in 2006.” This is the famous heard line all over the song and gets you hyped up to be singing and dancing. It is a great song to listen to whenever you’re in the mood to turn up or dance with your friends. This is also the most likely song you would hear on the radio due to just the catchiness of the whole track.
“Lonely Child” is the 11th track off of AI Youngboy 2 and is the most heartfelt song on the album. With Youngboy being known for his hardboy image he brings out a different side of himself by releasing his pure emotions and pain into this song. You can feel what he’s talking about and if you come from the trenches or gone through things like him you can relate to this song yourself. Youngboy makes you feel his pain to the max as if you’re going through it yourself. It is a classic that will stand under his name for a very long time.
AI Youngboy was a notorious album under Youngboy and I think AI Youngboy 2 lives up to the greatness of the first album, if not even passed it up. AI Youngboy 2 was sort of not really a planned album but more of a compilation of songs he has laying around. It wasn’t announced by Youngboy until the night before that it was dropping. Many songs were already leaked out and heard on platforms like Soundcloud and Youtube. Youngboy just put these together and who would havethought they’d be mostly all hits. If you like NBA Youngboy, I would suggest listening to other artists like Lil Tjay, Quando Rondo or Shoreline Mafia. Overall if you like the gangster hip-hip/rap, AI Youngboy 2 is the album for you. Especially if you would love to listen to emotions from a gangster himself, quite unusual.