Open main menu

Demario DeWayne White, Jr. (born September 23, 1991), better known by his stage name Moneybagg Yo, is an American rapper and songwriter. He signed to Yo Gotti's record label, Collective Music Group (CMG), in October 2016.[1], as well as N-Less Entertainment and his own label Bread Gang Music Group.[2][3] His first two projects to debut in the Top 20, Federal 3X and 2 Heartless, debuted at number 5 and number 16 on the Billboard 200, respectively.[4] His highest charting project is the album 43va Heartless, debuting in the number 4 on the Billboard 200.

Moneybagg Yo
Moneybagg Yo 2018.png
Moneybagg Yo in August 2018
Background information
Birth nameDemario DeWayne White, Jr.
Also known asMoneybagg Showtime
Born (1991-09-23) September 23, 1991 (age 27)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2012–present
Labels
Associated acts

Contents

CareerEdit

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 contains 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. Moneybagg Yo released his debut studio album Reset in November, 2018.[6][7]

Personal lifeEdit

Legal issuesEdit

On March 14, 2016, 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]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[5]
US
R&B/HH

[11]
Reset 13 8
43va Heartless
  • Released: May 24, 2019
  • Label: Bread Gang, N-Less, Collective Music Group, Interscope
  • Format: Download, streaming
4
[12]
3

MixtapesEdit

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: Download
October 20th
  • Released: October 6, 2012
  • Label: Bread Gang
  • Formats: Download
La Familia (with Slpy)
  • Released: February 3, 2014
  • Label: Bread Gang
  • Formats: Download
Relentless
  • Released: June 14, 2015
  • Label: Bread Gang
  • Formats: Download
Federal
  • Released: September 22, 2015
  • Label: Bread Gang
  • Formats: Download
Federal Reloaded
  • Released: January 20, 2016
  • Label: Bread Gang
  • Formats: Download
ELO (Everybody Lives On)
  • Released: June 7, 2016
  • Label: Bread Gang
  • Formats: Download
All Gas No Brakes
  • Released: July 26, 2016
  • Label: Bread Gang, N-Less Entertainment
  • Formats: Download
4 The Hard Way
  • Released: September 28, 2016
  • Label: Bread Gang
  • Formats: Download
2 Federal (with Yo Gotti) 97 48
Heartless
  • Released: February 14, 2017
  • Label: Bread Gang, N-Less, Collective Music Group
  • Formats: Download
177
Federal 3X
  • Released: August 11, 2017
  • Label: Bread Gang, N-Less, Collective Music Group, Interscope Records
  • Formats: 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: Download
21
2 Heartless
  • Released: February 14, 2018
  • Label: Bread Gang, N-Less, Collective Music Group, Interscope
  • Formats: Download
16 9
Bet On Me
  • Released: August 3, 2018
  • Label: Bread Gang, N-Less, Collective Music Group, Interscope
  • Formats: Download
11 9

Compilation albumsEdit

Title Details
Moneybagg Yo Presents: NLess Ent x Bread Gang
  • Released: January 1, 2018
  • Label: N-Less
  • Format: Download

ReferencesEdit

  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 c "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. ^ a b "Moneybagg Yo – Chart history (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  12. ^ Caulfield, Keith (June 2, 2019). "Billie Eilish Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200 Albums Chart". Billboard. Retrieved June 2, 2019.