Youngboy Never Broke Again has announced that his fifth studio album “I Rest My Case” is set to arrive this Friday, January 6th. The Louisiana-born rapper also shared fancy cover art for the record, which marks his first release on Motown Records. As part of a deal he signed in October.
Youngboy is one of the most commercially consistent rappers to come out in the past few years. After dropping six projects, including five singles and a collaborative mixtape (“Better than You”) with DaBaby, he charted four of those releases in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 chart — a feat no other artist accomplished in 2022. A 21-song mixtape in November of that year with “The Lost Files” followed a string of albums beginning with “The Last Slimeto,” “Reeler 2,” “3800 Degrees” and “Ma I Got A Family.”
“The Last Slimeto,” which peaked at No. 2 on the album chart, was the rapper’s final commitment to Atlantic Records — his label of five years. The 23-year-old joined Motown after what was said to be a highly competitive signing.
After breaking through in 2015, Youngboy (real name Kentrell DeSean Golden) went on to chart a total of 24 albums on the Billboard 200 with 11 top 10 hits and four No. 1 hits. Since then, he has gained some representation. The controversial figure, uses his extensive rhymes — and social media — to air his grievances with other rappers, such as Lil Dirk, and the industry. At the top of last year, he publicly accused Atlantic Records of blocking or removing his “Colors” mixtape from an Apple Music chart.