YoungBoy Never Broke Again Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

NBA YoungBoy is an American rapper born on October 20, 1999. He gained popularity from 2015 to 2017 by independently releasing eight mixtapes building a fanbase in his region. In 2017, he signed with Atlantic Records and hit the Billboard Hot 100 with his singles “Untouchable” and “No Smoke”.

The following year his song “Outside Today” reached the top 40 and achieved quadruple platinum status from the RIAA. This track was also the lead single for his first studio album “Until Death Call My Name” (2018) which peaked at number seven on the US Billboard 200 despite receiving mixed reviews.

In 2019, his collaboration with Juice Wrld on the single “Bandit” marked his first top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100. Shortly after he released the mixtape “AI YoungBoy 2” (2019) which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Gaulden continued his chart-topping streak in 2020 with “38 Baby 2” and his second album “Top” making him the second hip-hop artist to peak the chart three times in a year.

Even during periods of incarceration, Gaulden maintained his productivity by releasing his third album “Sincerely Kentrell” (2021) from behind bars which also peaked on the Billboard 200. His fourth album “The Last Slimeto” (2022) reached number two on the chart and marked his final release under Atlantic Records. Gaulden then signed with Motown to release two more albums in 2023 “I Rest My Case” and “Don’t Try This at Home” both of which received mixed reviews and moderate commercial success.

Throughout his career, Gaulden has faced numerous legal challenges starting in 2016 yet he has continued to produce music consistently.

Full NameKentrell DeSean Gaulden
Date of BirthOctober 20, 1999
Place of BirthBaton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
OccupationRapper, songwriter
Height5’8″ (173 cm)
PartnerJazlyn Mychelle
ChildrenKacey Alexander Gaulden, Taylin Gaulden, 
Kodi Capri, Kamiri Gaulden, Armani Gaulden
Net Worth$10 million

NBA YoungBoy’s Early Life

YoungBoy Never Broke Again Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Kentrell DeSean Gaulden was born on October 20, 1999, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. As a young child, he had a serious injury to his neck while playing which required him to wear a brace on his head until his spine healed. This left him with scars on his forehead that never went away. He grew up mostly under the care of his grandmother because his father was serving a long prison sentence. Kentrell dropped out of school when he was in ninth grade. During a period in juvenile detention for a robbery he started writing the lyrics for his first music project.

After his release, Kentrell faced more challenges. His grandmother passed away in 2010 and he was moved to a group home where he experienced bullying:

“In the group home, I would get beaten up for no reason by the other boys. I would ask ‘Why are you hitting me? What did I do?’ It showed me a side of life that I never wanted to experience. It taught me how to defend myself. Before that, I never realized how cruel people could be because I had been surrounded by love from one person.”

Later on, Kentrell moved in with his friend and fellow rapper from Baton Rouge OG3Three Never Broke Again. They turned to crime to pay for studio time to record their music.


YoungBoy Never Broke Again Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

NBA YoungBoy started making music at age fourteen with a Walmart microphone. His first mixtape “Life Before Fame” dropped in 2015 followed by others like “38 Baby” in 2016. His rise was fueled by a public feud with another Baton Rouge rapper in 2015 gaining attention despite no actual violence.

In 2016, he faced serious legal trouble getting arrested in Texas for an alleged shooting. After a plea deal, he re-released his mixtapes and resumed his music career. By 2017, he signed a $2 million record deal and released “AI YoungBoy” his first Billboard 200 entry. His single “Untouchable” also charted.

He continued with more mixtapes and EPs like “Ain’t Too Long” and “Master The Day Of Judgement” keeping up a steady stream of music releases. Despite legal issues, his popularity soared with millions of streams on YouTube and high chart rankings.

In 2019, he faced house arrest but still released music like “House Arrest Tingz.” He collaborated with Juice WRLD on “Bandit” a major hit reaching the Billboard Hot 100’s top 10. His mixtape “AI YoungBoy 2” topped the Billboard 200 making him the first rapper with three number-one albums in less than a year.

Through 2020 and 2021, NBA YoungBoy continued dropping successful projects like “Top” and “Sincerely Kentrell” the latter debuting at number one despite his incarceration. He kept releasing singles like “Heart and Soul” and “Alligator Walk” and collaborated with Birdman on “From the Bayou.”

YoungBoy Never Broke Again Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

NBA YoungBoy’s career has been marked by legal challenges but his music consistently resonates with fans making him a dominant force in modern rap.

YoungBoy Never Broke Again had a busy 2022 and 2023 releasing several mixtapes and albums. He dropped “Colors” in January 2022 which got attention for dissing other rappers. Then in March 2022, he released “Better than You” with DaBaby.

In August 2022, his fourth studio album “The Last Slimeto” came out. He finished his deal with Atlantic Records around this time turning down a $25 million offer to stay citing issues with how the label treated its artists. Despite leaving Atlantic his mixtape “Realer 2” was still distributed by them.

Later in 2022, he paid tribute to Juvenile and Lil Wayne with “3800 Degrees.” He also announced “Ma’ I Got a Family” featuring Nicki Minaj and Yeat which dropped in October as a DJ Drama Gangsta Grillz exclusive.

By October 2022, he signed a new deal with Motown Records and his label Never Broke Again. The compilation album “Lost Files” consisting of leaked songs followed in December.

Moving into 2023, he released “I Rest My Case” under Motown Records which charted lower than his previous albums. His sixth studio album “Don’t Try This at Home” was announced and featured collaborations with Yeat and Lil Pump.

Throughout 2023, he continued releasing music including the mixtape “Richest Opp” and singles like “Deep Down.” His twenty-first mixtape “Decided 2” dropped in November. NBA YoungBoy maintained his status as one of YouTube’s top rap artists and ranked high in album sales for the year.

Net Worth

NBA YoungBoy has an estimated net worth of $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of NBA YoungBoy’s net worth comes from his career as a rapper and musician. He earns money through music sales, streaming royalties, concert tours, and merchandise sales.

Additionally, he might also generate income from endorsements and investments related to his music career. Overall, his net worth primarily stems from his success in the music industry.

Personal life

YoungBoy Never Broke Again Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

At 24, years old NBA YoungBoy has fathered eleven children with nine different women. Two of his sons Kayden and Kacey even appeared in his music video for the song “Kacey Talk.”

In a 2017 interview with The Fader magazine, NBA YoungBoy mentioned one of his sons Kamron born to Starr Thigpen in July 2016 shortly after Kayden. However, a DNA test later proved Gaulden wasn’t Kamron’s biological father.

On January 7, 2023, Gaulden married Jazlyn Mychelle Hayes his longtime girlfriend and the mother of two of his children.

During a period of house arrest in 2023, NBA YoungBoy publicly discussed his heavy use of drugs like Xanax which he said he took about 20 pills daily to manage depression and anxiety. His mental health declined to a point where his lawyers sought changes to his house arrest conditions in November 2023. In December 2023, YoungBoy mentioned he had started rehab.

But in February 2024, he alarmed fans with an Instagram post showing him unconscious with spilled Xanax pills and raising concerns about his health.

Since relocating to Utah Gaulden has been visited by missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He plans to be baptized into the church once his ankle monitor is removed.

Business ventures

YoungBoy Never Broke Again Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting FactsYoungBoy Never Broke Again Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

NBA YoungBoy signed with Atlantic Records in 2017 and started releasing music under Atlantic and his label Never Broke Again which he co-founded with his brother and a friend. His goal was to help his friends get into the music industry and support new artists. Originally Never Broke Again’s music was distributed by UnitedMasters.

Later in 2021, they signed a deal with Motown for global distribution and to release compilation albums together. Kyle “Montana” Claiborne manages the label even though YoungBoy is a co-founder and the face of it. YoungBoy said he wanted to find the right partner for his label and is excited about working with Ethiopia Kenoe and Motown Records.

The label has signed artists like YoungBoy Never Broke Again Quando Rondo and NoCap as well as producers like Jason “Cheese” Goldberg and Khris James.

In December 2022, it was announced on Never Broke Again’s Instagram that NBA YoungBoy would collaborate with Amazon’s Amp. He planned to host a weekly radio show featuring guests like Blueface Rich the Kid and Ja Morant. However, the show was canceled on the first night and eventually removed when Amp was discontinued by Amazon in October 2023.

Regarding fashion, NBA YoungBoy teamed up with VLONE in 2020 to offer merchandise with his album “Top.” In July 2023 he launched his sneaker line “Grave Digger” under Never Broke Again Clothing. He also became the face of Supreme’s Fall/Winter 2023 Series and announced a collaboration with Guapi for his upcoming album release expected in late 2023.

Legal issues

NBA YoungBoy Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In late 2014, NBA YoungBoy was arrested for robbery and sent to a detention center in Tallulah Louisiana. He was released after six months.

From 2016 to 2017, NBA YoungBoy faced serious charges for attempted murder. He was accused of shooting at a group of people in Baton Rouge and spent time in jail until May 2017. Gaulden eventually pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a firearm and received probation.

In 2018, NBA YoungBoy was arrested again this time in Tallahassee for assault weapons violations and kidnapping. Surveillance footage showed him assaulting his ex-girlfriend. He was released on bail a few weeks later.

In 2019, NBA YoungBoy and another artist were sued for assault and battery by a man claiming to be their bodyguard. The incident allegedly occurred during a concert in South Carolina.

Also in 2019, while on probation NBA YoungBoy was involved in a shooting in Miami. Although he wasn’t charged for the shooting itself he violated his probation terms and was sentenced to jail time and house arrest.

In 2020, NBA YoungBoy was arrested in Baton Rouge as part of a larger group facing charges related to drugs and firearms.

The legal troubles continued into 2021 and 2022 with Gaulden facing federal charges related to firearms in California and Louisiana. He faced trials and legal battles over evidence and charges.

In March 2023, NBA YoungBoy’s house arrest conditions were adjusted allowing more freedom.

In 2024, NBA YoungBoy faced new legal issues in Utah including drug charges and identity fraud. His bond was set at $100000 and he awaited trial in Louisiana.

NBA YoungBoy’s legal journey has been tumultuous marked by multiple arrests charges and courtroom battles over several years.