9 Songs, 23 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Over the course of his Federal and Heartless mixtape series, Moneybagg Yo has proven himself one of Memphis’ most consistent street reporters. The drawl is thick with Memphis slang, and if “Dice Game,” the opener from the Bet On Me EP tells us anything, it’s that he runs with folks who like to shake ’em up. Comparing his life to a dice game, the MC utilizes gambling terminology to break down how he inevitably comes out on top. The inclusion of M-Town’s hottest producer Tay Keith on five of Bet On Me’s nine tracks certainly stacks the odds in Yo’s favor. Rap upstarts Gunna and Lil Baby show up to talk money-chasing (“Wat U On”) and the dope game (“No Cutt”), but Moneybagg Yo is also willing to take off his cool as he does on “Luv Cycle,” detailing early-relationship butterflies.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Over the course of his Federal and Heartless mixtape series, Moneybagg Yo has proven himself one of Memphis’ most consistent street reporters. The drawl is thick with Memphis slang, and if “Dice Game,” the opener from the Bet On Me EP tells us anything, it’s that he runs with folks who like to shake ’em up. Comparing his life to a dice game, the MC utilizes gambling terminology to break down how he inevitably comes out on top. The inclusion of M-Town’s hottest producer Tay Keith on five of Bet On Me’s nine tracks certainly stacks the odds in Yo’s favor. Rap upstarts Gunna and Lil Baby show up to talk money-chasing (“Wat U On”) and the dope game (“No Cutt”), but Moneybagg Yo is also willing to take off his cool as he does on “Luv Cycle,” detailing early-relationship butterflies.

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About Moneybagg Yo

Memphis rapper Moneybagg Yo brought grit and menace to his rhymes about street life. Born Demario White, he got his start by building an audience with a series of singles, like "Sick of It" with P.C. and 2Much, as well as guest spots on tracks by AMP, SMG, and Mizta CEO. His early mixtapes were issued in 2015, including Relentless and All Gas No Brakes. The following year he released three more, one of which won a Memphis Hip Hop Award for Mixtape of the Year. Federal Reloaded featured Y Grizzle, Young Dolph, and OG Boo Dirty, while the follow-up, ELO (Everybody Lives On), included guests like Yo Gotti ("A Lot of 'Em") and Migos' Quavo ("Days n Nites"). His work with Yo Gotti continued on a joint effort entitled 2 Federal. Heartless arrived in early 2017 and charted on the Billboard 200. The album featured YFN Lucci ("Wit This Money") and Lil Durk ("Yesterday"). Another mixtape, Federal 3X, followed later in the year, and debuted at number five on the Billboard 200. Months later, Moneybagg issued a collaborative mixtape with YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Fed Baby's. ~ Neil Z. Yeung

HOMETOWN
Memphis, TN
BORN
September 3, 1991

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