Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, known professionally as YoungBoy Never Broke Again, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Between 2015 and 2017, Gaulden released eight independent mixtapes, and steadily garnered a cult following through his work. In late 2017, Gaulden was signed to Atlantic Records, who distributed two additional mixtapes. In January 2018, Gaulden released the single "Outside Today", which peaked at number 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song was the lead single for his debut studio album Until Death Call My Name which peaked at number 7 on the US Billboard 200. His follow up singles included "Valuable Pain", "Slime Belief", and "Genie".
Gaulden's first chart-topping project was AI YoungBoy 2, which debuted and peaked at number one on the Billboard 200. It included the singles "Self Control", "Slime Mentality" and "Make No Sense". Gaulden also collaborated with the late rapper Juice Wrld on "Bandit", which became his first top-ten single. In April 2020, he released his sixteenth mixtape 38 Baby 2, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.