As per usual, NBA YoungBoy is on a mission to prove himself as one of the hardest-working artists in the industry. This past New Music Friday the 23-year-old unleashed his third full-length project of 2023 so far, Richest Opp. It spans 17 tracks, just one of them including a guest appearance from Ten. Outside of that, YB handles things on his own, markedly dissing artists like Lil Yachty, J. Cole, and Drake throughout his bars.
Along with the release of his mixtape came plenty of drama for YB. Not only did he have to explain his "F*ck The Industry Pt. 2" bars to a confused Lil Boat, but he also pushed both Soulja Boy and Lil Durk's buttons. The former popped off at the Louisana native in a wild Instagram Live session on Friday in response to a tweet. "Bring your p*ssy ass out the house. You can’t come outside. On God, you on house arrest. F*ck you talking about? Matter fact, you can text me the address. We’ll come to you, n*gga," Soulja yelled into his phone as thousands of followers watched.
NBA YoungBoy Continues His Hot Streak
Aside from that situation, YoungBoy was also facing concerns about being outsold by Lil Durk this weekend. The father of six was planning on sharing his latest album yesterday as well but ultimately opted out in favour of sharing his joint single with J. Cole first. The "WTF" hitmaker was obviously incredibly pleased with this news, as he responded by sharing a video of him dancing, flexing stacks of cash, and giving Smurk a warning about what's to come if he tries any similar stunts in the future.
According to the latest reports, NBA YoungBoy's new project is on pace to sell 58K in its first week out. This is slightly lower than the 62K he moved with April's Don't Try This At Home, but is still impressive compared to what we've seen other artists amass as of late. What are your top three titles from Richest Opp? Let us know in the comments, and tap back in with HNHH later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.