NBA Youngboy’s feud with Atlantic records explored amidst his IG post, Know What Happened

NBA Youngboy’s feud with his record label Atlantic Records is rife following his recent Instagram post about the company.

The 22-year-old rapper stirred some feathers recently after he returned to Instagram and wrote in a post: “Don’t sign to Atlantic.”

The famed record label has been in business for over 60 years and has recorded music with old-school icons like Aretha Franklin & Led Zeppelin and modern-day crooners such as Bruno Mars & Ed Sheeran.

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NBA Youngboy’s feud with Atlantic records explored

This isn’t the first time the rapper has voiced his grievances with his record label.

In February 2022, the artist took his YouTube community post and expressed how he was being ‘blackballed.’ The rapper captioned the post, “Why blackball me, I’m the good guy!!??”

As per Merriam Webster, Blackball means “to vote against or especiallyto exclude from membership by casting a negative vote.”

Youngboy wrote in his post, as per DJ Akademiks: “I was going #1 two weeks straight with a mixtape so they took it down off the charts.”

He further wrote: “I don’t give a f**k you still can’t stop me don’t sign to Atlantic if you an artist they not gone support you especially if you live a certain way.”

HITC has reached out to Atlantic Records for a comment on the whole situation but, at the time of publishing, is yet to receive a response.

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Rapper spoke to DJ Akademiks about his Atlantic deal

The YouTube post wasn’t the first time the Baton Rouge rapper has aired out his grievances.

He told Akademiks in December 2021 during an Off the Record discussion that he had one more album left to complete in his Atlantic contract after the release of Sincerely, Kentrell, in September that year.

“They ain’t gonna come back to me, because I ain’t trying to hear s**t they got to say,” he told while talking about his strained relationship with the label.

A look at Youngboy’s contract with the record label

As per Complex, the Sincerely, Kentrell singer signed a five-album deal with Atlantic Records in 2016 that amounts to $2 million.

He is also signed to Warner Music Australia and Young Stoner life records at the moment.

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