I know you’re all thinking about Migos as the Big 3 right now, but let me shine some light on these youngins. If you don’t know of YBN (Young Boss N*ggas) by now, it is only a matter of time. At only 18 years old these kids show so much promise. The group consisting of YBN Nahmir, YBN Cordae, and YBN Almighty Jay have all received their own recognition over the past six months. Although they do not record as a unit like Migos or Rae Sremmurd, the 3 as a group of friends all show some individual promise.
The origin of the group (there are others as well) began on Xbox live. They would record their gameplay and post them to Youtube and eventually began to have a decent following. Once they started getting into music, they would sing and freestyle while playing Xbox. One thing lead to another and eventually they became who they are now. As artist each of them were able to develop their own style and sound which makes them different from one another.
The most known artist of the three would be YNB Nahmir. His hit single “Rubbin off the Paint” went viral with over 100 million plays on youtube and over 500 million plays across all platforms. It even went on to become a certified gold record. Since then he released a few singles that got some airplay such as “Bounce Out With That”. He even was featured on singles with artists like G-Eazy, Bhad Babie, Wifisfuneral, and Yung Bans. Heavily influenced by E-40 and the bay area sound, he presents a style not many other artist have. Mixing the southern style with the bay area flow, he is able to find success in the music he makes.
The next is YBN Cordae who is probably the most skilled of the three. I’m going to reach far with this one but from what he has put out so far I want to say his potential is to be the next J. Cole. The kid is a straight lyricist. Wordplay, swagger, flow, rhyme scheme, punchlines, and story telling…. the kid has it all. Usually I wouldn’t like to gas someone up like this he actually spits. Most known for his song “Old N*iggas” he raps over J. Cole’s “1985”. In Cole’s song he talks about the younger generation compared to the old school. But Cordae flips the song around and talks about hip hop from the younger perspective. VERY IMPRESSED. Not only because the song is good, but because was able to respond perfectly and get his point across. On top of that he even trolls Cole a little rapping about the things Cole bashes. I’m not sure if Cordae has the drive to become mainstream or if he’ll blow up for his skill, but so far he is is the T R U T H.
Last but not least, we got YBN Almighty Jay. Unfortunately his biggest accomplishment thus far is bagging up Blac Chyna at the age of 18. I don’t know how or why but he came in HOT. But aside from his personal life he actually makes good music. And not because his relation with Chyna, he already received love before her. His biggest song “Chopsticks” shows a similar flow to YBN Nahmir with a different swagger. In “Bread Winners” the two team up to deliver a hit. Swapping out lines in each verse, you can see the versatility these two have. I would probably guess they make more music together than they would with Cordae but either way Almighty Jay is good to go on his own.
Overall the three have something special. Aside from being good friends, they all encourage each other to be better and make more hits. It is very early in their career but they’re all off to a good start. Whether it is together or as one, these guys have much success ahead of them.