NBA YoungBoy is known for his relentless pace of releasing music, and it appears he could keep on doing so given how many unreleased songs he’s sitting on.
During his first-ever conversation with Billboard, the Baton Rouge, Louisiana native took some time to estimate how many tracks are currently in his vault that may or may not see the light of day. According to YoungBoy’s estimate, he has over 1,000 unreleased songs.
The writer explained YoungBoy is usually playing with his Xbox or recording music all night long that he freestyles off the top of his head. He doesn’t use any pen or paper and instead taps into whatever he’s going through at that moment to fuel his lyrics.
YoungBoy had at one point sought to drop 10 mixtapes in a single year, before admitting he had “ran out of rhymes.” Regardless, though, that machine-like mindset proved to be a success for the 23-year-old rapper.
He’s landed 96 entries on the Billboard Hot 100 and 26 projects on the Billboard 200 — 12 of those albums charted in the Top 10 and four went to No. 1.
YoungBoy dropped off his first album of 2023, I Rest My Case, last month, which toys with less violent lyrics. The project debuted at No. 9 on the Billboard 200 after moving 29,000 copies in its first week. I Rest My Case marked YoungBoy’s ninth project in just over a year, as he continued his fiery tear with new tunes since being found not guilty in his federal gun case back in July.
The 23-year-old previously dropped Lost Files on December 23, his eighth full-length release of 2022 and the follow-up to October’s Ma’ I Got a Family.
Elsewhere in his interview with Billboard, YoungBoy revealed he plans to become a Mormon crediting the religious group with helping pull him out of a dark place. His support of Mormonism began after being visited by missionaries while on house arrest in Utah.
YoungBoy said he initially turned them away the first time they appeared on his doorstep before having second thoughts and welcoming them into his home.
“I wanted help very badly. I needed a friend. And it hit me,” he admitted. “It was just cool to see someone with a different mindset that had nothing to do with business or money — just these wonderful souls.”[via]