Who Is NBA YoungBoy?
Whats Inside ?
NBA YoungBoy’s real name is Kentrell DeSean Gaulden. His birthplace is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is professionally known as NBA YoungBoy. The ‘NBA’ part of his name is not associated with basketball – Instead, it stands for ‘Never Broke Again’. His other name is ‘YoungBoy Never Broke Again.
Gaulden is known for being a young yet very talented rapper. He had already started producing rap hits even when he was young. He takes his inspirations from so many local artists. Gaulden officially released his debut album in 2015, when he was only 16 years old. Not long after that, he followed this with a trio of albums known as the Mind of a Menace trilogy. But just as he thought everything was going well in his life, fate decided to challenge it – Gaulden was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder. And as expected, his career plummeted. But instead of just moping around, he decided to continue pursuing his musical career and got involved in making more rap tracks.
After he was released from prison in 2017, Gaulden resumed his career. Soon, he became a regular fixture on the Billboard hip-hop charts. He likes to release EPs, mixtapes, and singles for his fans. In 2018, Gaulden officially released his first album, Until Death Call My Name, which hit the Top 10 charts.
Career Focus: Singing, rapping
Popular Work: Until Death Call My Name (2018), Win or Lose, Mixtape 38 Baby
Date Of Birth: 20-10-1999
Weight: 152 lbs.
Current State & Country: USA
Home State & Country: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Net Worth Income: $4,500,000
Educational Credentials: Scotlandville Magnet High School. He is a high school dropout.
Gaulden’s rap videos went viral after the release of his single ‘Win or Lose’ – Which he released while still incarcerated. He eventually found success thanks to his 38 Baby mixtape, which has been listened to more than a million times on Youtube.
Gaulden suffered from an accident when he was only a toddler, and he had to wear a temporary head brace for a short period of time due to a neck injury. The pressure of the brace resulted in three permanent scars on his forehead.
His father was sentenced to 55 years in jail after Gaulden’s birth – He was sent to his grandmother’s house, and she raised him. He attended school until dropping out in the ninth grade, to concentrate on his budding music career.
So where exactly did Gaulden get his amazing rapping skills? From his mother! Apparently, she was a rapper in her younger days. He started writing his rap verses and songs, and began singing when he was just a young boy. Then he left school in the ninth grade to concentrate more on his songwriting and rapping skills. Soon enough, he was already producing music when he was fourteen.
Despite people knowing him as a rapper and gaining prominence as such, Gaulden is also famous for his songwriting skills. He started gaining fame in 2018 after releasing a single called ‘Outside Today’.
Career History Of NBA YoungBoy
In 2018, Gaulden released his first full-length album called Until Death Call My Name. The album went straight to the top ten of the Billboard 200 charts. The album featured collaborations from fellow rappers Birdman, Lil’ Baby, and Future. The same album also includes Gaulden’s hit song, ‘Outside Today’. A month after the release, he followed it with a mixtape called Master the Day of Judgment. Then in August, Gaulden released a three-part EP: 4Respect, 4Freedom, and 4Loyalty. These three came together with an additional fourth EP, called 4WhatImportant. Not content with his amount of releases, Gaulden released two more mixtapes called Realer and Decided.
In 2014, he came out with his first mixtape called Life Before Fame. This was followed by Mind of a Menace, which had three mixtapes all rolled into one. In 2015, Gaulden gained notoriety after he had a nasty fight with rapper Scotty Cain. During his time in prison, he channeled out all of his rage and anger into several songs, and released a nasty beef song which Cain responded to with a rap song of his own. This soon gained attention with the public, and curiosity about Gaulden’s career grew.
Personal Life Of NBA YoungBoy
Gaulden is the second child of Sherhonda Gaulden. His father, who is serving jail time for 55 years, is anonymous. Gaulden himself talks about his dad’s incarceration in one of his rap songs. After his dad was sent to jail, Sherhonda left her son to his grandmother so she could raise him. As he stayed with her, he ended up breaking his neck in a wrestling accident when he was only four. Gaulden’s doctor recommended that he wear a brace to support his head as he healed – The brace resulted in three prominent scars on his own forehead.
Gaulden is currently in a relationship with Instagram model, Jania Jackson. The two of them met in December 2017, and completely hit it off. But much like other couples who are popular on social media, they have had their own fair share of drama. For instance, there are some persistent rumors that Gaulden cheated on Jackson several times, and even beats her up when they fight. Two of his ex-girlfriends, social media star Danielle Bregoli (aka Bhad Bhabie) and Mallu Trevejo, have also gotten into heated arguments with each other thanks to him.
Gaulden is the father of four kids – Out of those four, only two of them are from the same mother. His eldest child, Draco, is from his ex-girlfriend, a woman named Nisha. Draco was born in 2016. Then a few months later, Gaulden became a dad for the second time, as his other girlfriend, Starr Dejanee, gave birth to another boy named Kamron.
Net Worth Of NBA YoungBoy
He might not be that rich (yet) but Gaulden has a net worth of over $1,000,000. This all comes from his Youtube exposure, as well as his talent as a rapper. It seems like his stage name is appropriate – He will Never go Broke Again. Gaulden even claims that he never wears the same clothes twice, sometimes throwing his shirts out towards the fans while he performs. It is said that his contract with Atlantic Records amounted to $2M.
Controversial News On The Life & Career Of NBA YoungBoy
In November 2016, Gaulden was arrested for two counts of first-degree murder. He was sentenced to ten months in jail, and serve three years of probation. Then in 2018, he was arrested yet again for kidnapping and assault. He was released a month later on a $75,000 bail.
Rumors And Frequently Asked Questions
In his song ‘Can’t be Saved’, he admits that he carries herpes. A girlfriend also attested that Gaulden really does have the sexually-transmitted disease. His current girlfriend, Jania Jackson, went to Instagram to confirm the rumors as well. However, Gaulden seems to not care about what people think of him at all.