Moneybagg Yo

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Moneybagg Yo
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Moneybagg Yo in August 2018
Background information
Birth name Demario DeWayne White, Jr.
Origin Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Genres
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2012–present
Labels
Associated acts

Demario DeWayne White, Jr. (born September 22, 1991), better known by his stage name Moneybagg Yo, is an American rapper. He signed to Yo Gotti's record label CMG in October 2016.[1] He also signed a distribution deal with Interscope.[2][3] His latest two projects, Federal 3X and 2 Heartless, debuted at number 5 and number 16 on the Billboard 200, respectively.[4]

Career[edit]

His early mixtapes were issued in 2012, including From The Da Block 2 Da Booth and October 20th. In 2016, he released three more, one of which won a Memphis Hip Hop Award for Mixtape of the Year. Federal Reloaded, a revision of the first installment of the Federal series, featured guest appearances from Y Grizzle, Young Dolph, and OG Boo Dirty, among others. The follow-up, ELO (Everybody Lives On), included guest appearances from Yo Gotti and Migos' Quavo, among others. His work with Yo Gotti continued on a joint effort titled 2 Federal, released in October 2016. Heartless arrived in February 2017 and charted at #177 on the Billboard 200.[5] The mixtape featured guest appearances from YFN Lucci and Lil Durk. In October 2017, Moneybagg released Federal 3X, his debut with Interscope since signing a distribution deal. The mixtape contiains a sole feature from YoungBoy Never Broke Again. In 2018, Moneybagg Yo delivered a compilation album titled "Moneybagg Yo Presents: NLess Ent x Bread Gang". The project was released on January 1, 2018. On February 14, 2018, Moneybagg released his sequel mixtape to 2017's Heartless, 2 Heartless with features from Quavo, Yo Gotti, Lil Baby, and BlocBoy JB and production from Zaytoven and Southside. On July 27, 2018 Moneybagg Yo released a 9-track mixtape called Bet On Me with features from YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Lil Baby, and Gunna with the production handled from Tay Keith, Drum God, Javar and others. [6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Legal issues[edit]

On March 14, 2012, during his CD release party, Moneybagg Yo was arrested for weapon and drug charges, along with 27 others at Club Masarati.[8][9] On August 19, 2017, Moneybagg Yo was reportedly involved in a shooting at a New Jersey Turnpike rest stop.[10]

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes with selected details
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[5]
US
R&B/HH

[11]
From Da Block 2 Da Booth
  • Released: April 16, 2012
  • Label: Bread Gang Entertainment
  • Formats: Digital download
October 20th
  • Released: October 6, 2012
  • Label: Bread Gang
  • Formats: Digital download
La Familia (with Slpy)
  • Released: February 3, 2014
  • Label: Bread Gang
  • Formats: Digital download
Relentless
  • Released: June 14, 2015
  • Label: Bread Gang
  • Formats: Digital download
Federal
  • Released: September 22, 2015
  • Label: Bread Gang
  • Formats: Digital download
Federal Reloaded
  • Released: January 20, 2016
  • Label: Bread Gang
  • Formats: Digital download
ELO (Everybody Lives On)
  • Released: June 7, 2016
  • Label: Bread Gang
  • Formats: Digital download
All Gas No Brakes
  • Released: July 26, 2016
  • Label: Bread Gang, N-Less Entertainment
  • Formats: Digital download
4 The Hard Way
  • Released: September 28, 2016
  • Label: Bread Gang
  • Formats: Digital download
2 Federal (with Yo Gotti) 97 48
Heartless
  • Released: February 14, 2017
  • Label: Bread Gang, N-Less, Collective Music Group
  • Formats: Digital download
177
Federal 3X
  • Released: August 11, 2017
  • Label: Bread Gang, N-Less, Collective Music Group, Interscope Records
  • Formats: Digital download
5 4
Fed Baby's (with YoungBoy Never Broke Again)
  • Released: November 17, 2017
  • Label: Bread Gang, N-Less, Collective Music Group, Interscope, Never Broke Again LLC
  • Formats: Digital download
21
2 Heartless
  • Released: February 14, 2018
  • Label: Bread Gang, N-Less, Collective Music Group, Interscope
  • Formats: Digital download
16 9
Bet On Me
  • Released: August 3, 2018
  • Label: Bread Gang, N-Less, Collective Music Group, Interscope
  • Formats: Digital download
11 9

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums with selected details
Title Album details
Moneybagg Yo Presents: NLess Ent x Bread Gang
  • Released: January 1, 2018
  • Label: N-Less
  • Formats: Digital download


References[edit]

  1. ^ Simmons, Ted (October 28, 2016). "Yo Gotti Signs MoneyBagg Yo". XXL. Retrieved August 28, 2017. 
  2. ^ Lamarre, Carl (August 14, 2017). "Memphis Star Moneybagg Yo Talks Independent Success & New Distribution Deal: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved August 28, 2017. 
  3. ^ Robinson, Zandria (August 18, 2017). "Is Moneybagg Yo Memphis Rap's Next Big Thing?". Mass Appeal. Retrieved August 28, 2017. 
  4. ^ McIntyre, Hugh (August 21, 2017). "Rapper Moneybagg Yo Reaches The Top 10 For The First Time Behind Kesha's Latest No. 1". Forbes. Retrieved August 28, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Moneybagg Yo – Chart history (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 27, 2018. 
  6. ^ Weinstein, Max (August 10, 2017). "Listen to Moneybagg Yo's New 'Federal 3x' Project". XXL. Retrieved August 29, 2017. 
  7. ^ Yeung, Neil Z. "MoneyBagg Yo | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved August 29, 2017. 
  8. ^ Jones, Sasha (March 14, 2016). "28 people arrested at 'MoneyBagg Yo's' CD release party". WMC-TV. Retrieved August 28, 2017. 
  9. ^ Taylor, Eryn (March 14, 2016). "Dozens arrested during "MoneyBagg Yo" concert". WREG-TV. Retrieved August 29, 2017. 
  10. ^ Eustice, Kyle (August 20, 2017). "Moneybagg Yo Reportedly Connected To Rest Stop Shooting". HipHopDX. Retrieved August 28, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Moneybagg Yo – Chart history (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 27, 2018.