NBA Youngboy, the American rapper who rose to fame after the release of his mixtape “38 Baby”, is worth $450k. Youngboy, who has just begun a career, has been earning from the sale of his mixtapes. The rapper, who is yet to release his debut album, has not entered into any endorsement deals yet.
Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, widely known by his nicknames NBA Youngboy, Youngboy, YB, A.I. He was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the U.S. With his dad in prison, Gaulden was raised by his grandmother.
As a young boy, Gaulden created an interest in music and dropped out of his school to focus on music.
Gaulden was soon arrested for robbery, and while in prison, he began to write lyrics. Once he was released from the prison, he lost his grandmother to her heart failure, and he moved in with his friend and fellow rapper 3Three.
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Gaulden began to work on music when he was just fourteen. He initially started to produce music with his microphone. He released a series of mixtapes Life before Fame, Mind of a Menace, Mind of a Menace 2 and Mind of a Menace 3.
However, he failed to gain more fans as expected. He gained attention with the release of his mixtape 38 Baby which features Lil Snupe Boosie Badazz and Kevin Gates.
His other mix tapes include Before I Go Reloaded, Mind of Menace 3 Reloaded, AI YoungBoy, Ain’t Too Long, Fed Baby’s and BAYOU.
His single “Untouchable” peaked at #39 on the US R&B/HH chart. Another single track “No Smoke” peaked at #29 on the US R&B/HH chart and also certified Gold by RIAA. His single “Outside Today”, which he released on January 2018 became his highest charting song, peaking at #31 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at #18 on the US R&B/HH chart.
Gaulden has announced that his debut album “Until Death Call My Name” will be released on 27th April 2018.
He has toured on various places promoting his music and earning his fan base.
Currently, Gaulden also has millions of subscribers and followers on his social media and his single “Outside Today” aloe gained over 333 million views on YouTube and over 75 million plays on SoundCloud.
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Gaulden has been arrested several numbers of times even after becoming a musician. In 2016, Gaulden opened fire on a group of people on a South Baton Rouge Street which led to his arrest, and he was in jail for about nine months. He was again arrested in February 2018 for committing assault, weapons violations and kidnapping.
NBA Youngboy Net Worth
The current net worth of the young rapper is $450,000. He has not entered into any endorsement deals yet. His significant income is from his music sales and songwriting.
Gaulden is currently living in a rented house with his friends.
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The 18-year-old rapper is new and raw and has already established himself in the music industry. He has had a rough childhood, from dealing in drugs and being sent to the prison to losing his grandmother. He has remained determined and has been slowly growing in his field. Though he has been put in jail quite very often, he continues to work on his lyrics and delivers music to his fans on a regular basis. For a beginner, Gaulden surely is earning some good money.