In the ever-evolving landscape of hip-hop, West Memphis has seen a new force emerge. At just 22 years old, he has already got the attention of the hip-hop world with his raw talent and unfiltered dedication.
His career hit a new high as he signed with Moneybagg Yo’s label, BreadGang in 2023.
Today let’s delve into the life, career, and burgeoning success of this rising star, whose journey from a small town in West Memphis to the glitzy streets of Miami is nothing short of captivating.
Early Life and Hometown
He was born on July 11, 2001, in West Memphis, Arkansas.
Growing up in West Memphis, Arkansas, his childhood had lots of ups and downs.
What Does YTB Mean?
The YTB in his name, which originally stood for “Young Track Boy,” reflects his roots in running track and the competitive nature he brings to the rap game.
Formerly known as Fat Boy, YTB made a pivotal decision to redefine his identity and his career by removing “boy” from his name.
He also calls himself Fat Foxx.
Where Does He Live Now?
He now lives in Miami, FL. He moved to Miami in October 2023.
He Was A Gambling Addict
He was quite a regular gambler and he had lost USD 18,000 in two days. In an interview with Our Generation Music, he talked about his friend Joe and funny incidents that happened when his friend Joe took a nap while YTB was playing the game.
In an interview, he also mentioned that he went to Las Vegas a few times but has not gone gambling there.
How Did He Meet MoneyBagg?
YTB’s journey into the world of rap began in 2019. He made decent songs but his musical prowess initially flew under the mainstream radar and did not get the attention that his talent truly deserved.
He was already hit in Arkansas but was rarely known anywhere else.
He was addicted to gambling and he had lost a decent amount of money in the dice table. The pivotal moment came when his casual gambling partner happened to be Moneybagg Yo’s little cousin Fat Wizza.
He introduced YTB’s music to Moneybagg.
He then helped him get in contact with popular rapper Moneybagg. Impressed by what he heard, Moneybagg Yo took YTB Fatt under his wing, marking the beginning of a mentorship that would change the trajectory of YTB’s career.
YTB Fatt signed with Moneybagg Yo’s label, BreadGang on January 17, 2023. He joins the roster of talented rappers like Tripstar, Big30, Big Homiie G, and Finesse2Tymes in Bread Gang Entertainment.
I used to gamble a lot with his(Moneybagg’s) little cousin. He ain’t know I rapped but we used to just meet up and gamble until they started playing my music at the dice games. Then he would used to say like, “Who is this?” And then I was like, “The person you gambling with, that’s my music.” He was like, “Okay.” Shout out Fat Wizza. He started telling people about me and then the word just started spreading. I was already hot in like Arkansas. When it got to Bagg, they just told me to get to Miami.YTB Fatt in his interview with Hot97
The Miami Move and Mentorship of Moneybagg
Relocating to Miami in October 2023, YTB Fatt was love-struck by the city’s vibrant culture and fast-paced lifestyle.
Inspired by videos of rap icons like Young Thug and Birdman living it up in Miami, YTB embraced the opportunity to soak in the city’s energy.
Under Moneybagg Yo’s mentorship, he’s honing his musical skills and learning invaluable lessons about navigating the music industry.
He also went touring with Moneybagg Yo, Sexyy Red, and Finesse2Tymes.
YTB is now determined more than ever to absorb every bit of knowledge from his mentor, ensuring that he’s well-equipped to navigate the unpredictable terrain of the rap scene.
Net Worth and Earnings
He is already a millionaire at the age of 22. He has an estimated net worth of USD 1 million.
This year has been quite a success for him as his songs are racking up millions of views and his calendars are full of events and concerts. He has been collaborating with bigger artists and his fan following has been growing hugely.
Spontaneity in the Studio
YTB Fatt’s unique approach to his craft sets him apart.
Unlike many artists, he abstains from meticulous preparation and planning.
Walking into the studio without a script, he lets his creativity flow spontaneously, a method that has proven remarkably productive.
His hit singles, “I Told You That,” “Calm It Down”, “Get Back”, and “Come & Get Me” are just glimpses of what’s to come, with plans for a series of weekly releases and multiple finished projects in the pipeline.
Musical Achievements and Collaborations
The breakthrough for YTB Fatt came in 2023 when he signed with Moneybagg Yo’s label, BreadGang. Since then, his popularity has soared, boasting nearly 500,000 monthly listeners on Spotify.
His debut studio album, “Who Is Fatt?” released on August 8, 2023, features standout tracks like “Had to Do It,” “Vanish Mode,” “No Lover Boy,” and “Poppin It Hard.” His single, “Shot Off Gumbo,” amassed over 3 million plays on Spotify and over 10 million on YouTube within a year.
Songs in “Who Is Fatt”Album
|Bet I Whip It
|Bodies x Bankrolls
|Had To Do It
|Poppin It Hard
|Free Billy (Freestyle)
|Calm It Down
|No Lover Boy
Beyond the Numbers: Family and Roots
For YTB Fatt, success isn’t just measured in streaming numbers and views.
A proud moment in his career was bringing several friends and family from his West Memphis community to Miami, providing them with an experience they’ll never forget.
His commitment to family values, learned from his mentor Moneybagg Yo, shines through in his approach to both his personal and professional life.
As YTB Fatt continues to rise, he remains grounded and focused on his craft.
Girlfriend and Relationships
It seems like he is single and completely focused on his career at the present.
Collaboration with Lil Durk
Lil Durk collaborated with YTB Fatt and OTF Doodie Lo to bring out the song, “Last One” in November 2023. And it looks like some other songs are on the way too.
Who does he want to work with?
He wanted to work with the rapper Lil Yachty in the future. And he got a chance to work with him in November 2023.
Events and Concerts
His schedule has been filled with events and concerts lately. Here are a few of them.
- Florida Classic Concert 2023
- Concert in Savannah, Georgia in November 2023
- Rod Wave Stats in Charlotte, NC on November 15, 2023
- Aggie Homecoming Concert on November 4, 2023
- 2023 Bluff City Bash on November 2, 2023
- He loves playing football but quit his varsity team as his coach put him on the sidelines.
- He also played basketball in high school.
- He has a hard-nosed street rap style.
- He is 5 feet 7 inches tall.
- He lost $25,000 in a party.
- His song “Who is Fatt” was promoted on the billboard in Times Square.
In a genre often defined by its hustle and grind, YTB Fatt is making waves for his hard-nosed street raps and his authenticity and commitment to growth.
As he navigates the complexities of the rap game, he is surely leaving an indelible mark on the hip-hop world.
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