YoungBoy Never Broke Again released his first album of the year last week titled “Sincerely, Kentrell,”.The 21-track feature-less project covers YoungBoy’s adolescent pain and battles with the legal system, along with his current situation behind bars. He was caught in March with a drugs-and-weapons charge and has been locked up ever since. A day before the album release, YoungBoy shared a poem from jail titled “Deep In Me”, which ended with a promise to his fans “My flaws mean all to me.” “Sincerely, Kentrell” has made it to #1 on the Apple Music charts, passing Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy.”
Multiple tracks were released before the album’s release date. One of the previously released singles, “Toxic Punk,” is an angsty and upbeat track produced by DJ Trebble, one of Miami Music Management’s core producers. The duo created a favorite with its infectious chorus “Fly shit, bloody storm, say she love me. Ugly boy, toxic punk, they don’t love me, yeah.” “Toxic Punk” has gotten over 19 streams across platforms already, making it one of the top songs on the album.
Youngboy debuted as one of 2015-2016’s rising talents. Following his 2017 release, he became a regular on the Billboard charts, releasing many mixtapes, EPs, and singles. His debut album “Until Death Call My Name” hit the top ten in 2018, and his 2019 mixtape “Al YoungBoy 2” topped the chart. If his latest album hits #1 album on Billboard, he will be the third rapper ever to go #1 behind bars. The other two who accomplished this were Lil Wayne and 2Pac.