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Kenrall Gaulden made his first mixtape, Life Before Fame, as NBA YoungBoy in 2014. Other mixtapes followed including mind of a menace, mind of a menace 2, and mind of a menace 3. His October 2016 mixtape, 38 Baby, received widespread attention after its release. The mixtape featured some of his friends from Baton Rouge natives, Lil Snupe Boosie Badazz and Kevin Gates. Kenrall’s quick rise to could also be attributed to his song for song rap beef with fellow Baton Rouge rapper Scotty Cain in December 2015, in which songs from both rappers included death threats. Although no real violence ever occurred between the two Baton Rouge rappers, their feuding attracted a lot of attention. 

In December 2016, YoungBoy was arrested in Austin, Texas on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder in connection with an alleged drive by shooting. While in jail in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, YoungBoy released several songs, including win or Lose, don’t Matter, and too much. YoungBoy was released from prison in May 2017 after taking a plea deal and posting bail. A week after leaving prison, YoungBoy released the single, Untouchable.

In July 2017, YoungBoy released a video for his song, 41, that included cameos from notable artists including Meek Mill, Young Thug, 21 Savage, Boosie Badazz, and Yo Gotti. On August 3, 2017, he released his mixtape, AI YoungBoy, which has features from Peewee Longway and Yo Gotti. The single, Untouchable,  at number 39 Hot R and B on  songs chart. Also in August 2017, NBA YoungBoy was the AI YoungBoy tour.

In November 2016, Marshals arrested Gaulden before a concert in Austin, Texas accusing Youngboy of jumping out of a vehicle and trying to shoot a group of people on a South Baton Rouge street. Youngboy was charged with two counts of attempted murder. Youngboy was in jail from December 2016 to August 2017 for attempted first degree murder. Speaking on his incarceration, Kenrall said, “I don’t think they really a target, but if you got a name, they know who you is, you do something, they gonna come get you, and whoever you’re with and whatever they do, you’re accountable for it just because you got the biggest name. That’s how that stuff go. On August 23, 2017, a Baton Rouge judge sentenced Gaulden to a suspended 10 year prison term and three years of probation for his involvement in a drive-by shooting.

Kentrall Gaulden was arrested before a concert at The Moon nightclub in Tallahassee on February 25, 2018. Gaulden had a warrant in the state of Georgia for committing assault, weapons violations and kidnapping. Hotel surveillance footage leaked shortly following his arrest showing Gaulden assaulting his then-girlfriend.

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