Straight from Baton Rouge, Youngboy Never Broke Again opens up like never before.
Right off the bat, it's evident that YoungBoy is more comfortable in a home environment, seeming more confident as a result. "Where the other dude who be talking all that shit," laughs YoungBoy, referring to Yee's co-host Charlamagne. "Nah he cool, I like him though." He proceeds to reflect on his childhood, explaining that he "never really had much," and was frequently surrounded by violence. "Coming up here, it ain't nothin' but killing," he explains. "Burglarizing and shit. Car-jacking. It was cool though, my grandmother gave me everything I wanted. She didn't have much though."
It's interesting. He truly seems conflicted at one point, admitting he never had to live the street life. When Angela asks why he pursued it anyway, YoungBoy ponders. "There was a certain lifestyle that I got attached to. I liked it. I ain't never knew everything was going to go the way it went. I wanted to rap since I was a baby, and I did it though."
This time around, the interview proved more insightful than another one of YoungBoy's recent chats, which ultimately ended in a love connection of sorts. Adorable, maybe, yet ultimately void of any genuine information on the Baton Rouge sensation. This time around, he knew better than to try shooting his shot on Angela Yee, and actually provided some substance for his fans. That's not to say securing a date off an interview is frowned upon; quite the opposite. It's merely that the rapper remains somewhat of an enigma, and fans are looking to forge a deeper connection with his story.
It's funny. The man is relatively soft-spoken in interviews, yet eloquent and emotional in his music. Should you be seeking "the real NBA YoungBoy," perhaps the answer lies on his stellar Until Death Call My Name tape. However, Yee's decision to tackle the subject in his hood proved a wise choice, as YoungBoy has never seemed so at ease.