Moneybagg Yo is making waves as an independent artist, distinguishing himself from an array of ambitious rappers attempting to break into the genre in any way they can. But for the Memphis native, that approach wasn’t necessary, as he used his underground approach — performing in clubs and strip clubs — to launch his fascinating career.
Now, on the brink of his first studio album, he’s become one of hip-hop’s “artists to watch” in this very oversaturated market.
The 27-year-old is currently signed to Nless Entertainment and eventually partnered with Yo Gotti’s record label, CMG. He also went on to sign a major-label distribution deal with Interscope Records while simultaneously remaining on the independent circuit.