NBA YoungBoy’s third studio album reached No. 2 on Apple Music before its release — and judging from his fan base — it’s no surprise to see Sincerely, Kentrell claim the platform’s No. 1 spot only one day after.
Following YoungBoy’s manager informing fans that YouTube would not promote Sincerely, Kentrell, the album is still doing extremely well. Kentrell is projected to sell 135-155K first-week units and is aiming for a No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 — if Drake’s Certified Lover Boy doesn’t block YoungBoy’s chances.
YoungBoy also added two new bonus tracks Wednesday that were both recorded over a jail phone. Along with occupying seven tracks in Apple Music’s Top 10, Youngboy could see the same return on the Billboard 200 — making him the third artist in history to have a No. 1 debut behind bars, joining both Lil Wayne and 2Pac.
Listen to NBA YoungBoy’s third studio album ‘Sincerely, Kentrell’ below!
NBA Youngboy drops long-awaited third studio album ‘Sincerely, Kentrell’
The wait is over, YoungBoy is back.
As one of the genre’s most popular artists makes his long-awaited return, YoungBoy Never Broke Again has released his third studio album, Sincerely, Kentrell.
While still behind bars for gun possession charges, the Louisiana rapper managed to package 21 songs featuring no other artist but himself. Kentrell already peaked at No. 2 on Apple Music before its official release, closely trailing Drake’s Certified Lover Boy. However, it achieved No. 1 on the platform upon its release.
Previously dropping singles in “Life Support,” “On My Side,” “Nevada,” “White Teeth” and “Toxic Punk,” YoungBoy puts together his most cohesive project to date that seemingly exists between two extremes.
Finding a balance of bombastic, flex-filled anthems and raw, introspective lyricism, it appears like YoungBoy didn’t need any features to thrive in his return. Considering his chart-topping guest spot on Tyler, The Creator’s “WUSYANAME” this past summer, YoungBoy’s hype is as high as its ever been — proving that even amid a prison sentence, he packs heartfelt lyricism and braggadocious flows effortlessly on Sincerely, Kentrell.
NBA YoungBoy gears up for upcoming LP with pair of new singles
NBA Youngboy has had an extremely tumultuous year — having been nearly six months since the Louisiana rapper was locked up for gun possession charges.
Despite his time behind bars, YoungBoy unapologetically still captains one of the largest and most loyal fan bases in all of hip-hop. So, it’s safe to say that his fans are probably deprived and definitely eager for new music.
Fortunately for them, the last few weeks have been full of positive Youngboy news — including his Instagram being activated as well as sharing a few new singles from his third studio LP, Sincerely, Kentrell.
Following his recent joint label deal with Motown Records, Sincerely, Kentrell is expected to drop on Sept. 24, as the album peaked at No. 2 on Apple Music due to its pre-order campaign — reasserting Youngboy’s loyal fan base yet again.
Dropping two new tracks in “Life Support” and “On My Side” a week apart, “On My Side” exudes an upbeat fast tempo where YoungBoy aggressively raps over a catchy piano beat. It’s accompanying visuals tell a story of someone committing a crime of some sort — inserting themselves in the predicament YoungBoy portrays.
On the flip side, “Life Support’s” mellow vibe features dark yet meaningful lyrics that paint a clear picture of Youngboy’s struggles. The song touches on subjects like his grandmother’s death and his own personal pain, which makes him feel as if he’s living on “life support.” Its music video (directed by Rich Porter) consists of shots from what looks to be various locations, presumably in his native Louisiana. The video shows clips of YoungBoy spending time with his children, driving cars, recording music, and overall just enjoying his life.
Sincerely, Kentrell will also feature already released tracks in “Toxic Punk,” “White Teeth” and “Nevada.” As Youngboy is set to make his return, there’s no telling what he’ll accomplish this time around.
Listen to NBA Youngboy’s “Life Support” below!