In 2017 Nicholas Simmons uploaded his song “Rubbin’ Off the Paint” to Soundcloud, and essentially changed the trajectory of his gamer crew’s entire path.
Going by YBN Nahmir, “Paint” would nab him a Platinum plaque). The ten(!)-member clique has made the transition out of Grand Theft Auto days to full-blown music group, with YBN Almighty Jay and YBN Cordae breaking out in their right. The trio has released their debut mixtape, Young Boss N****s.
A 23-track offering, Nahmir and Almighty Jay are featured heavily throughout (Cordae appears on only five tracks). The likes of Chris Brown, Eminem’s BFF Machine Gun Kelly, Wiz Khalifa, Gucci Mane and others make appearances throughout.
Stream the YBN crew’s formal introduction below.