Moneybagg Yo — King of Highclass Street Music

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Demario DeWayne White Jr. (born September 22, 1991), better known by his stage name Moneybagg Yo, is an American rapper and songwriter. He signed to Yo Gotti’s record label, Collective Music Group (CMG) in October 2016,[1] as well as N-Less Entertainment and his own label Bread Gang Music Group.[2][3] His first two projects to debut in the Top 20, Federal 3X and 2 Heartless, debuted at No. 5 and No. 16 on the Billboard 200, respectively.[4] His highest charting project is the album, Time Served, debuting at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 in 2020.

Early life and career

Demario DeWayne White, Jr. was born on September 22, 1991 in South Memphis, Tennessee, where he also grew up. [5] His early mixtapes were issued in 2012, including From the Da Block 2 Da Booth and October 20th. In 2016, he released three more, one of which won a Memphis Hip Hop Award for Mixtape of the Year. Federal Reloaded, a revision of the first installment of the Federal series, featured guest appearances from Y Grizzle, Young Dolph and OG Boo Dirty, among others. The follow-up, ELO (Everybody Lives On), included guest appearances from Yo Gotti and Migos’ Quavo, among others. His work with Yo Gotti continued on a joint effort titled 2 Federal, released in October 2016. Heartless arrived in February 2017 and charted at No. 177 on the Billboard 200.[6] The mixtape featured guest appearances from YFN Lucci and Lil Durk. In October 2017, Moneybagg released Federal 3X, his debut with Interscope since signing a distribution deal. The mixtape contains a sole feature from YoungBoy Never Broke Again.

In 2018, Moneybagg Yo delivered a compilation album: Moneybagg Yo Presents: NLess Ent x Bread Gang. The project was released on January 1, 2018. On February 14, 2018, Moneybagg released his sequel mixtape to 2017's Heartless, 2 Heartless with features from Quavo, Yo Gotti, Lil Baby, and BlocBoy JB and production from Zaytoven and Southside. On July 27, 2018 he released a nine-track mixtape, Bet On Me, with features from YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Lil Baby, and Gunna with the production handled from Tay Keith, Drum God, Javar and others. Moneybagg Yo released his debut studio album Reset in November 2018.[7][8] He released his second studio album, 43va Heartless, in May 2019.[9] His third studio album, Time Served, was released in January 2020, marking his first project with Def Jam. It includes “All Dat” and “U Played”, his first Hot 100-charting singles.[10] The album reached number three on the Billboard 200, with 66,000 units sold during its first week of release. It was followed up by a deluxe edition in May. On June 30, 2020, he released the single “Said Sum”, his highest-charting song as a lead artist.[11]

After Moneybagg Yo and fellow rapper Blac Youngsta both announced they would be releasing solo new music on September 18, the rappers took to social media on September 16 to announce they would instead release a joint mixtape titled Code Red. Moneybagg also released a remix of “Said Sum”, included on the mixtape.[12]

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Chris Collins is an American multimedia journalist from Los Angelas, California

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