NBA YoungBoy won’t be renewing his contract with Atlantic Records. According to Akademiks, the chart-topping rapper turned down $25 million to re-sign, bringing his time with the longstanding label to an end.
The buzzing Baton Rouge superstar has been vocal about his disdain for Atlantic Records for years. The Louisiana native — who signed with Atlantic Records in 2017 — joins a laundry list of artists who’ve also been unhappy with the label, including Meek Mill and PnB Rock.
Hip-Hop mogul Birdman recently sat down with REVOLT for a long insightful interview, where he touched many topics including YoungBoy Never Broke Again. Birdman was also asked about who will be the biggest rap star in 5 years, for which he had huge praise for NBA Youngboy.
“I think NBA YoungBoy might be the biggest rapper,” said Birdman. “Ain’t no ni**a gone be bigger than NBA YoungBoy, numbers don’t lie, he’s the biggest YouTube artist right now in the world and he behind the wall!”
Adding, “NBA YoungBoy, that sh*t ain’t normal. He nothing normal. He special. Big money right there. I think he’s a billion-dollar ni**a. He gon’ get it in touring, merch, music. We can’t do nothing about it.”
Birdman has nothing but respect for the 21-year-old streaming phenom.
“I think NBA YoungBoy is going to be one of the biggest musicians that we’ve ever seen,” the rap mogul added in passing. “I think he’s going to be a huge guy.”
It looks like the two are joining forces now to make Cash Money Records the #1 label again.
What’s more? YB’s last album “The Last Slimeto” has debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200. The project came on the heels of the release of the visual for “Vette Motors.”