NBA YoungBoy’s on a sizzling streak proper now. The rapper has been jaw-droppingly prolific just lately, having dropped a grand whole of 5— sure, 5— albums up to now this yr. He kicked off the run in January with Colours, and adopted the venture up with Higher Than You, a collab album with DaBaby. He then launched The Final Slimeto, which boasted a grand whole of thirty songs, and a month later dropped Realer 2.
On Friday, YoungBoy dropped quantity 5, 3800 Levels. The venture’s cowl artwork was immediately recognizable to any outdated heads tuning in, a direct homage to Juvenile’s 1998 traditional 400 Levels. Juvenile took observe of the reference, and acquired on Instagram to handle the nod.
“I simply wish to say thanks to @neverbrokeagainllc for redoing 400 levels over in his personal manner on the peak of his profession admire the love younger boss,” Juve wrote below a picture of YoungBoy’s album cowl.
YoungBoy’s reference to Juvenile doesn’t come out of nowhere. The 2 rappers are each from Louisiana– Juve from New Orleans and YoungBoy from Baton Rouge.
YoungBoy’s latest album reestablishes what makes him such a sought-after artist, bursting on the seams with vitality and bravado. The venture contains options from E-40, Shy Glizzy, and Mouse On Tha Observe.
400 Degreez, in the meantime, stays Juvenile’s best-selling album of his profession, having gone 4 instances platinum by the top of 2000. The long-lasting file contains the singles “Again That Azz Up” and “Ha,” and received R&B Album of the 12 months on the 1999 Billboard Music Awards. In 2020, Rolling Stone ranked the album at 470 on their listing of the five hundred Biggest Albums of All Time.