23 Songs, 1 Hour 5 Minutes

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A formal introduction to the gamer-turned-rapper crew.

EDITORS’ NOTES

A formal introduction to the gamer-turned-rapper crew.

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About YBN Almighty Jay

High-spirited rapper YBN Almighty Jay made a name for himself after years of plotting and informal recording in late 2017, when his track "Chopsticks" went viral on its way to streams in the tens of millions. Back in 2012, through Xbox Live, native Texan Jay Bradley befriended Nick Simmons, a fellow gamer from Birmingham, Alabama. The two started rapping, separately writing and recording material, confident they would become stars. They didn't meet in person until 2017, shortly following Simmons' breakthrough as YBN Nahmir with "Rubbin Off the Paint." Bradley's own career soon took off with "Chopsticks" and a digital distribution deal with Human Re Sources, the same company behind Nahmir's ascent. A handful of tracks from Bradley hit commercial streaming platforms through 2018, including a "Chopsticks" remix (with Rich the Kid), "Takin Off," "Bread Winners" (with Nahmir), "2 Tone Drip," and "Colors."

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