Fresh off releasing his fifth solo full-length project of 2022, YoungBoy Never Broke Again has signed a deal with the Universal Music Group-owned Motown.
According to Billboard, the Baton Rouge rapper will begin releasing music through Motown in 2023. Complex reached to a YoungBoy rep, who confirmed the signing. The news arrives a year after he announced a joint venture with Motown Records and his Never Broke Again collective.
“I felt like I had a responsibility to my artists to make sure to find the right partner for my label,” YoungBoy said at the time. “I’m looking forward working with Ethiopia, Kenoe and Motown Records.”
Last week YB joined forces with DJ Drama to drop Ma I Got a Family, which marked NBA YoungBoy’s sixth offering of the year, following Colors, The Last Slimeto, Better Than You, Realer 2, and 3800 Degrees.
After releasing the 19-track LP, YoungBoy teased plans to release four more projects before 2023.
“Fun challenge ‘10 tapes 1 year ??’” he wrote on YouTube. “I’m finna be on 6 you think I can do it?”
Since the start of 2020, YoungBoy has now put out 16 projects: three official albums (Top, Sincerely, Kentrell, and The Last Slimeto), five commercial mixtapes (38 Baby 2, Colors, Until I Return, Still Flexin, Still Steppin, Realer 2, 3800 Degrees, and Ma I Got a Family), three collaborative offerings (Nobody Safe with Rich the Kid, From the Bayou with Birdman, and Better Than You with DaBaby), and a trio of compilations (Ain’t Too Long 2, Never Broke Again: The Compilation Vol. 1, and Green Flag Activity)