|Birth Date:||20th of October 1999,|
|Birth Place:||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|Marital Status:||Not married|
Kentrell Gaulden also goes by the alias (Never Broke Again) NBA YongBoy. Notoriously known for his lit raps and cool mixtapes YoungBoy is quickly rising to fame thanks to his love and effort for rap music. At the age of 20, YoungBoy has become a professional rapper and a songwriter with around 4 million followers on Instagram. His tracks have become some of the most-streamed music on platforms like Spotify and YouTube.
Born on the 20th of October 1999, Kentrell Gaulden was born on Baton Rouge, Louisiana to mother Sherhonda Gaulden. Not much is known about his fathers’ whereabouts but he is rumored to be serving 55 yrs of the prison sentence. After his mother’s sudden disappearance, YoungBoy was mostly raised by his grandmother. YoungBoy always had a keen interest in music, writing his first rap at a young of 7.
To follow his dreams and make a career of his own YoungBoy dropped from Scotlandville Magnet High School in 9th grade. Quite a bold move you might think but it didn’t end up well for YoungBoy. Desperate as he was, lack of money for recordings led him to the path of criminal conduct. YoungBoy was soon arrested for theft and sent straight to Detention center of Louisiana. This, however, wasn’t enough to discourage YoungBoy from music as he started compiling lyrics for his upcoming days.
After the passing of his grandmother in 2010 YoungBoy entered the family of his dear friend ‘NBA 3Three’. Welcomed as always Three’s mother ‘Monique’ accepted YoungBoy with her open heart. After all these years YoungBoy acknowledges ‘Monique’ as her real mother and even call her “Mom”. As for his biological mother, ‘Sherhonda Gaulden’ was born on the 9th of October 1974 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
In her childhood, she too tried to be a rapper but after the marriage and kids, she completely lost her interest in music. With her husband’s prison sentenced, Sherhonda herself left the household leaving the children’s under her mother’s guidance. With no trace of where she went Sherhonda Gaulden eventually resurfaced as a standup comedian. Moving on YoungBoy also has two more siblings brother Ken Gaulden and sister Telee Gaulden. Not much is known about Telee but Ken recently appeared in one of YoungBoy’s music videos.
Releasing his first mixtape in 2015, YoungBoy began his musical journey from “Life Before Fame”. With nothing but a pair of microphones from Walmart, YoungBoy started recording for his upcoming sequels. Shortly after Before, I Go, Mind of a Menace and Mind of a Menace 2 were released. Giving continuity to his mixtapes YoungBoy also indulged in 2015’s “song-for-song rap beef” with one of Baton Rouge’s rapper ‘Cain’.
As expected the feud acted as a catalyst to fuel Youngboy’s popularity outside of Baton Rouge. Soon in December of 2016 Youngbeoy released the mixtape “38 Baby”. This time he featured his fellow Baton Rouge rappers NBA 3Three and Stroke Tha Don. On the 4th of November 2016, he released another mixtape sequel “Mind of menace 3”. The same year YoungBoy added two more mixtapes in his release “Before I Go: Reloaded” and the fourth sequel “Mind of a Menace 3: Reloaded”.
With the release of “Untouchable” in 2017, it got ranked 95th on Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was around this time, YoungBoy decided to update his performance style. So in July of 2017, he released his first video song “41”. It includes appearances from performers like 21 Savage, Meek Mill, Young Thug, Yo Gotti, and Boosie Badazz. On the 3rd of August 2017, YoungBoy added another mixtape in his collection as “A.I. YoungBoy”. A second single from this mixtape “No Smoke” ranked 61 on Billboard Hot 100 charts.
NBA Youngboy also announced “A.I. YoungBoy tour” back in August of 2017 and plans on performing his next tour in 2020. Anyway, YoungBoy recently signed a contract with Atlantic Records and released his first studio album “Until Death Call My Name”(2018). Ranking 31 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts of 2018, the single “Outside Today” became the highest-charting song among YoungBoy’s singles.
“Master The Day Of Judgement” was another mixtape from YoungBoy in 2018. He also released another 4 part EPs with 4 tracks in each series. The series was titled 4Respect, 4Freedom,4Loyalty, and 4WhatImportant respectively. Later it was collectively compiled as a 16 part soundtrack with the same name. As for the rest of 2018, “Decided” the 12th mixtape from young boy released on the 7th of September. Released on the 20th of December “Realer” became the final mixtape for 2018. Moving on, 2019’s solo single “House Arrest Tingz” recently released on the 25th of September.
As a sequel to 2017’s AI YoungBoy, 2019’s mixtape “AI YoungBoy 2” recently released on the 10th of October. With reintroduced popular songs like “Slime Mentality”, the album itself charted number 1 on Billboard 200. With 144.7 million streams on the first week of its release, the album is now among the top ten biggest streamed music of 2019.
Personal Life and Kids
With 4 children at the age of 20, NBA Youngboy is a proud single father unlike any other. 5feet 8inches tall, YoungBoy belongs to the star sign Libra. Throughout the years he has been in a relationship with a number of different women . Anyhow his firstborn child is ‘Kayden Gaulden’. With his once girlfriend Nisha, Kayden was conceived in 2016. Still Dating at the time of Kayden’s birth, the couple however parted away in later years. YoungBoy loves to hangout with Kayden and is often spotted with his other children. Next in the list is ‘Tay Tay’ or ‘Taylin Gaulden’, the second son of YoungBoy with ‘Niya’. Born on the 19th of March, 2017, Tay Tay is currently living with YoungBoy after his mother’s car accident in June of 2018. Unfortunately not much is known about her condition after the crash. Let’s hope she is well and happy.
Moving on YoungBoy’s third son is none other than ‘Kamiri Gaulden’. Also known by the name K3, Kamiri’s mother is ‘Starr Dejanee’. K3 was born on the 6th of July 2017 and his mother was once the girlfriend of his father YoungBoy. Although both got separated a while ago,YounBoy still supports her with money and baby care. Starr Dejanee also has another son named ‘Kamron Gaulden’. Born in 2016, Kamron is not actually blood-related to YoungBoy but YoungBoy has no hesitation in calling Kamron as his own son.
On the contrary, not much is known about Kamron’s biological father or his whereabouts. Finally on the long-lasting list of young boys kids is none other than ‘Kacey Alexander Gaulden’. Recently born on February 19 of 2019, Kacey is the fourth blood child of YoungBoy and once girlfriend ‘Jania Bania’. Surrounded mostly by family, friends and children, YoungBoy plans on buying a huge mansion for his family someday.
NBA Youngboy is currently under a 14 months house arrest after the violent shootout that took place in Miami. Incarcerated for three months, Youngboy was accompanied by his girlfriend when the incident took place. But this isn’t the first time YoungBoy got detained for his violent behavior. In 2016 YoungBoy was arrested from Austin, Texas. This time the authorities accused him of a gun firing at random individuals on the street of South Baton Rouge. Charged with attempted murder, YoungBoy was sentenced to prison in December of 2016 only to get released in August of 2017. It didn’t last long however as YoungBoy was back in prison on 23rd of August for his alleged involvement in a (drive-by) shootout. The judge sentenced YoungBoy with 10-year of suspended prison term followed by 3yrs of probation period. In 2018 YoungBoy also got arrested from the State of Georgia under kidnapping and assault charges.
Awards and net worth
NBA Youngboy is credited for one studio album,13 mixtapes, 1 compilation album, 2 collaboration mixtapes, 7 singles, 3 extended plays, and 2 promotional singles. If there’s anything precious YoungBoy achieved throughout the years it’s his loyal fanbase all around the world. It’s truly a saddening story actually that YoungBoy hasn’t won many musical awards. However, he was recently nominated by Hip Hop Awards in 2019. Nominated for the track “I Am Who They Say I Am” under the category of (Best Impact Track), Youngboy was also accompanied by Quando Rondo and Kevin Gates in the track. Anyways YoungBoy will obviously be back for some awards in the upcoming days. Talking about his net worth YoungBoy is estimated to have a net worth of around 2.5M dollars. This amount is most likely to increase after the end of his house arrest this year.