YoungBoy Never Broke Again
The rapper known as YoungBoy Never BrokeAgain died Wednesday night, according to TMZ. He was 19.
Youngboy had been hospitalized earlier this month following an alleged gun battle involving his crew and another group outside of Atlanta. At least one person was killed during the shootout.
He reportedly suffered multiple gunshot wounds and later succumbed to his injuries.
YoungBoy, whose real name is Terrence Boyd, was part of a rap collective called Migos that includes Quavo, Offset and Takeoff. They are signed to Columbia Records.
In addition to releasing music under the moniker YoungBoy, he was also a member of the hip hop group YBNL Nation.
They released their debut album “YBNL NATION” in 2017.
Kentrell Gaulden was originally named “Kendrick”. His mother gave him the name Kentrell because she wanted a boy to carry her surname. She chose Gaulden because it sounded like a combination of “gorgeous”, “gentleman”, and “cool”.
Gaulden was born on Oct.20th 1999, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At birth, he weighed 8 lbs., 10 oz. and measured 21 inches long. He had blue eyes and brown hair.
His parents divorced when he was three months old. He spent most of his early childhood living primarily with his mother and stepfather. In 2000, his stepfather was arrested and charged with aggravated rape of a child under 14. Gaulden’s mother later remarried.
In 2002, Gaulden began attending East Ascension High School in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. During his freshman year, he became friends with another student, a young man named Brandon Lecompte. Gaulden and Lecompte grew up together in the same neighborhood, and attended school together.
At age nine, Gaulden suffered a broken neck during a wrestling match with his cousin. Because of this injury, he wore a head brace until the spinal cord healed. This accident caused permanent scarring on his forehead. As a result, Gaulden claims to have been bullied throughout high school.
During his sophomore year, Gaulden met another classmate named Brandon Lecompton, whom he befriended. They both enrolled into West Monroe Junior College, where they studied criminal justice. While there, Gaulden and LecoMpton often performed rap songs together.
After graduating from junior college, Gaulden and his partner went into business together. However, the pair soon ran out of money and needed to find work. To do this, they robbed a local convenience store. Their crime was caught on video surveillance camera, and they were arrested.
Gaulden grew up in Houston, Texas, where he attended high school. His parents divorced when he was young, and he lived with his mother, stepfather, grandmother, and brother. When he was 14 years old, he bought a microphone off of Amazon for $20 and began making beats. After attending college for one semester, he dropped out to focus on music full time.
In December 2013, Gaulden uploaded a YouTube video titled, “My First Mixtape,”
– In January 2014, he released his debut single, “I’m Up”.
– In October 2014, Gaulden signed a record deal with 300 Entertainment,
– In February 2015, he released his second single, “Worst Behavior”.
– In April 2015, Gaulden released his third single, “Mama”.
– In June 2015, Gaulden announced that he had been working on a project called YoungBoy Gang since early 2014.