Just last Thursday, YoungBoy Never Broke Again (AKA NBA YoungBoy) was released from jail on $75,000 bond after being locked up on charges of aggravated assault and kidnapping. Within a week of his release, YoungBoy has announced an upcoming project, titled From The Bayou.
YoungBoy made the announcement through an Instagram post he made in the early hours of Wednesday, March 21. The post included the project’s cover art as well as the 9-song tracklist for the tape. The project is going to be in collaboration with Birdman, as he’s seen next to YoungBoy on the cover and is credited on six of the nine tracks on the project. According to the caption, you can expect this project to drop tomorrow night, March 22.
YoungBoy had been previously incarcerated on the aforementioned charges stemming from an incident that took place at a hotel in Waycross, Georgia, where security footage captured NBA YoungBoy physically abusing his girlfriend, Jania. Although he was nowhere to be found once police arrived on the scene, he was arrested in Tallahassee, Florida right before he was scheduled to perform a show. After initially being denied bail, the order was reversed once YoungBoy was extradited back to Georgia. You can read more about that story here.
Shortly after YoungBoy was released, Birdman gave the first hint that the two were working together through a post he made on his Instagram, showing YoungBoy and himself posing in a picture with the caption “#woop woop @nba_youngboy #already nephew #RG💯”. See the post below. Just recently, Birdman added an identical post to YoungBoy’s in promotion of their upcoming project.
Interestingly enough, YoungBoy is credited with the name “NBA YoungBoy” on From The Bayou, even though cover of his last single used the moniker “YoungBoy Never Broke Again”. For those who might not understand this decision, YoungBoy cleared up any confusion about his name in an interview with XXL when he was locked up back in February of 2017. In the interview, YoungBoy explains that his manager, FeeBanks, had him change his name before the National Basketball Association got involved and caused complications, but adds, “I’m still NBA YoungBoy.”
The release of From The Bayou comes ahead of NBA YoungBoy’s upcoming album, Until Death Call My Name, which is scheduled to be released on April 27. The album was originally supposed to be released on March 5, but was pushed back due to YoungBoy’s legal issues. Hopefully everything goes smooth for the young star until then.