NBA Youngboy has easily been one of hip hop’s biggest artist we have seen in recent times. The Baton Rouge bred rapper never ceases to amaze us with the constant barriers and records he’s breaking — YouTube and Spotify primarily. It’s unheard of that a rapper with no radio hits or any prestigious awards has the notoriety that NBA Youngboy has when it comes to the music. Having a cult-like fan base coining the phrase “YB better” under any music-related post on social media is power in itself. As the 22-year-old superstar continues to elevate within his career, he will continue to solidify his spot as one of the greats when it’s all said and done.

Today (Jan. 21), Youngboy kicks off the new year with his latest mixtape Colors.

Colors serves as the twentieth mixtape that he’s put out since 2015. This tape follows November’s Until I Return, which arrived only weeks after he was released into house arrest following a seven-month prison stint. NBA Youngboy (real name Kentrell DeSean Gaulden) has captivated hip-hop’s collective imagination. To some fans, his raw, soulful flow and complete account of life on the streets of Baton Rouge has made the Atlantic Records signee into a spotlight for realism in hip-hop. To others, his lengthy catalog of legal troubles and seemingly endless disputes with former lovers tells a familiar tale of a talented artist that’s allowed himself to be consumed by the negative side of fame and fortune. Whatever side of the fence you’re on, NBA Youngboy’s star power is undeniable.

Equipped with 20 records, YB only has one feature from the likes of Quando Rondo. Tap in to NBA Youngboy’s Colors mixtape now and you will further understand why the term “YB better” is so popular.