The Last Slimeto is the fourth studio album by American rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again. It was released on August 5, 2022, by Never Broke Again and Atlantic Records. It features guest appearances from Kehlani, Rod Wave, and Quavo. The album also features production from YoungBoy's in-house engineer, Jason "Cheese" Goldberg, alongside Bobby Raps, DJ Suede the Remix God, JetsonMade, OG Parker, and Southside, among others.

The Last Slimeto
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 5, 2022 (2022-08-05)
Recorded2021–2022
GenreHip hop[1]
Length80:27
Label
Producer
  • 17OnDaTrack
  • 27 Heavy
  • Andy Made The Beat
  • ArmoTunez
  • Badmarks
  • Bans
  • BeatsAintFree JG
  • Beezo
  • BJondatrakk
  • Bobby Raps
  • Charlie Handsome
  • Cheese
  • Dissan
  • DJ Suede the Remix God
  • D-Roc
  • Duhvinci
  • DY Krazy
  • Eliot Bohr
  • Havokondabeatz
  • Haze
  • Hellgang Hitty
  • HitmanAudio
  • Horridrunitup
  • Hurtboy AG
  • Hzrd
  • Jay Lv
  • JB Sauced Up
  • JetsonMade
  • K10Beatz
  • Kacey Khaliel
  • Karltin Bankz
  • Khris James
  • Kid Greer
  • Lastwordbeats
  • LayZBeats
  • LeeKickin
  • liltyh
  • LondnBlue
  • Loso
  • MalikOTB
  • MarcussMuzik Of Beat Execz
  • Medusa Beats
  • Menace Beats
  • Nick Schmidt
  • Nick Seeley
  • OG Parker
  • Palaze
  • Priority Beats
  • ProdByBerge
  • Prodsauceboy
  • Ran Beats
  • Rellmadedat
  • Ricci
  • Santo
  • Saucey Beats
  • S.L.M.N
  • Southside
  • TnTXD
  • UV Killin Em
  • Vadebeatz
  • Vani
  • WayV
  • Wylo
  • Xclusive
  • Yo Benji
  • Zuus
YoungBoy Never Broke Again chronology
Better than You
(2022)
The Last Slimeto
(2022)
Realer 2
(2022)
Singles from The Last Slimeto
  1. "Mr. Grim Reaper"
    Released: February 8, 2022
  2. "I Hate YoungBoy"
    Released: February 22, 2022
  3. "Don't Rate Me"
    Released: May 5, 2022
  4. "Vette Motors"
    Released: June 10, 2022

The Last Slimeto was supported by four singles: "Mr. Grim Reaper", "I Hate YoungBoy", "Don't Rate Me" featuring Quavo, and "Vette Motors". The album received generally positive reviews from music critics. It debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, earning 108,400 album-equivalent units first week.

Release and promotion

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The Last Slimeto was first announced by YoungBoy Never Broke Again's in-house engineer, Jason "Cheese" Goldberg on his Instagram.[2] It was later announced that this album would mark the end of YoungBoy's lengthy contract with Atlantic Records after his public dissatisfaction with the label.[3][4] On July 5, 2022, it was announced that the entirety of the album was recorded while YoungBoy was on house arrest.[5] On August 4, the album's track listing was revealed on YoungBoy's Instagram account.[6]

Singles

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"Mr. Grim Reaper" was released on February 8, 2022, as the album's lead single.[7] "I Hate YoungBoy" was released on February 22, 2022, as the album's second single.[8] "Don't Rate Me" featuring Quavo was released on May 5, 2022, as the album's third single.[9] "Vette Motors" was released on June 10, 2022, as the album's fourth and final single; it was originally released on YouTube only.[10]

The Last Slimeto Sampler

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On April 1, 2022, YoungBoy Never Broke Again released The Last Slimeto Sampler[11] which previewed seven new songs alongside the bottom half of the album's tracklist ranging from track 20 to track 30.

Critical reception

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Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic62/100[12]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [13]
Clash6/10[14]
HipHopDX     [15]
Pitchfork5.8/10[1]
Rolling Stone     [16]
Slant Magazine     [17]
Spectrum Culture     [18]

The Last Slimeto received generally positive reviews from music critics. Robin Murray from Clash stated "At times frustrating, 'The Last Slimeto' is never less than entertaining. A bracing, defiant gesture, it finds NBA YoungBoy embracing freedom with both hands."[14] Writing for Pitchfork, Alphonse Pierre described the 30-track long album as "overwhelming" despite naming it "the neatest YoungBoy album." Alphonse described some tracks as "They fluctuate between fickle emotions like pain, anguish, and paranoia, usually with a hint of bitterness" while describing the album as a whole as "The Last Slimeto suppresses the knottiest and most uncomfortable aspects of his music."[1] Mosi Reeves from Rolling Stone described the album as "overstuffed and overlong, but it’s also undeniably compelling."[16]

Charles Lyons-Burt from Slant Magazine describes songs on the album as "[a] namely melodrama marked by fatalistic romanticism and a flirtation with the specter of death", however, he also states that the 30-track long album "start[s] to cave under its unruly duration". He describes the album's entirety as "the album merely conjures a series of—albeit passionately relayed—images of love, lust, and violence."[17] Paul Simpson from AllMusic stated that "Sitting through the entirety of The Last Slimeto is bound to be an exhausting experience to anyone but YoungBoy's many devout fans, but even if it seems to function more as a playlist than an album, it's definitely not monotonous, and the rapper's dedication to the game is unquestioned."[13]

Writing for HipHopDX, Scott Glaysher noted that, "as enjoyable as these five or six songs are on The Last Slimeto, its merely too long to appreciate" and that "The Last Slimeto can’t be enjoyed as a full “project” but instead a half dozen songs scattered across playlists that have the same album cover."[15]

Year-end lists

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Select year-end rankings of The Last Slimeto
Publication List Rank Ref.
Slant Magazine The 20 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2022
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Commercial performance

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The Last Slimeto debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, (earning 108,400 album-equivalent units [including 5,000 pure sales]) around 400 margins less than the week's number one album, Bad Bunny's Un Verano Sin Ti.[20] The album also accumulateed a total of 161.92 million on-demand streams of the album's songs.[20]

Track listing

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The Last Slimeto track listing
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."I Know"
2:30
2."Hold Your Own"
  • Gaulden
  • Samuel Thanni
  • Junior Sinchi
  • Malik Bynoe-Fisher
  • Leonardo Mateus
  • Khris James
  • Jay LV
  • MalikOTB
  • WassupBans
3:07
3."Umm Hmm"
  • Gaulden
  • Thanni
  • Gregory Sanders Jr.
  • Julien B. Anderson
  • Khris James
  • HitmanAudio
2:12
4."Top Sound"
  • Gaulden
  • Thanni
  • Thomas Horton
  • Khris James
  • TnTXD
1:41
5."My Time"
2:38
6."Free Dem 5's"
  • Gaulden
  • Thanni
  • Mateus
  • Marin Maric
  • Cedric Leutwyler
  • WassupBans
  • Kid Greer
  • Wylo
2:49
7."My Go To" (featuring Kehlani)
3:23
8."Lost Soul Survivor"
  • Gaulden
  • Goldberg
  • Mateus
  • Andy Chen
  • Aman Nikhanji
  • Cheese
  • WassupBans
  • Andy Made the Beat
  • Saucey Beats
2:35
9."Fuck da Industry"
  • Gaulden
  • Thanni
  • Daniel Lebrun
  • Jeremy Bradley
  • Sven Steenbergen
  • 17ondatrack
  • D-Roc
  • JB Sauced Up
3:01
10."Kamikaze"
  • Gaulden
  • Goldberg
  • Sanders Jr.
  • Maurice Polite Jr.
  • Cheese
  • HitmanAudio
  • Havokondabeatz
3:20
11."Swerving"
  • Gaulden
  • Goldberg
  • Kyler Mathis
  • Gene Wagenaar
  • Anton Ingvarsson
  • Cheese
  • K10 Beatz
  • Medusa Beats
  • 27 Heavy
2:27
12."Stay the Same"
  • Gaulden
  • Goldberg
  • Horton
  • Sterling Reynolds
  • Lukas Payne
  • Karltin Bankz
  • LONDNBLUE
  • TnTXD
2:20
13."Home Ain't Home" (featuring Rod Wave)
  • Gaulden
  • Rodarius Green
  • Cheese
  • Lebrun
  • Vilyam Vardumyan
  • Benjamin Hubble
  • Giovanni Rana
  • Cheese
  • D-Roc
  • Hzrd
  • LayZBeats
  • Vani
2:21
14."7 Days"
  • Gaulden
  • Goldberg
  • Sanders Jr.
  • Marcus Gotch Jr.
  • Cheese
  • HitmanAudio
  • Marcussmuzik
2:55
15."Digital"
  • Gaulden
  • Goldberg
  • Mathis
  • Wagenaar
  • Ingvarsson
  • Cheese
  • K10 Beatz
  • Medusa Beats
  • 27 Heavy
2:34
16."Vette Motors"
2:53
17."Slow Down"
  • Gaulden
  • Thanni
  • Leburn
  • Julian Varlet
  • Benjamin Ibrahimovic
  • Aaron Ho
  • D-Roc
  • Dissan
  • WayvBeats
  • Yo Benji
2:21
18."Don't Rate Me" (featuring Quavo)
  • Cheese
  • Hellgang Hitty
  • Pop Nick
  • Khaliel
2:33
19."Proof"
  • Gaulden
  • Goldberg
  • Yuval Chain
  • Christoffer Marcussen
  • Randy De Boer
  • Francis Varela
  • Cheese
  • Palaze
  • Ran
  • Santo
  • UV killin em
3:06
20."4KT Baby"
  • Gaulden
  • Goldberg
  • Lebrun
  • Traevon Walker
  • Duhvinci
  • BJondatrakk
  • Cheese
  • D-Roc
  • Xclusive
  • Duhvinci
2:17
21."The North Bleeding"
  • Gaulden
  • Goldberg
  • Leonardo Mateus
  • Malike Bynoe-Fisher
  • Cheese
  • WassupBans
  • MalikOTB
3:27
22."Loner Life"
  • Gaulden
  • Goldberg
  • Vilyam Vardumyan
  • Ethan Hayes
  • Brian Mitchell
  • Aaron Gilfenbain
  • Cheese
  • Zuus
  • Haze
  • Hzrd
  • Hurtboy AG
2:13
23."Acclaimed Emotions"
  • Gaulden
  • Goldberg
  • Lebrun
  • Payne
  • Reynolds
  • Gineau Johan
  • Cheese
  • D-Roc
  • Karltin Bankz
  • LondnBlue
  • Loso
3:00
24."Wagwan"
  • Gaulden
  • Goldberg
  • Adnan Khan
  • Varela
  • Cheese
  • Badmarks
  • Menace Beats
  • Santo
2:29
25."Ghost"
  • Gaulden
  • Goldberg
  • Lebrun
  • Aaron Hill
  • Michael Roberge
  • Cheese
  • D-Roc
  • ProdByBerge
  • Lastwordbeats
2:15
26."Nightfall"
  • Gaulden
  • Goldberg
  • Kareem Price
  • Kyler Mathis
  • LeeKickin
  • Cheese
  • K10 Beatz
  • LeeKickin
  • Sauceboy
2:23
27."Holy"
  • Gaulden
  • Goldberg
  • Gilfenbain
  • Jonathan Gabor
  • Nicholas Schmidt
  • Cheese
  • BeatsAintFree JG
  • Nick Schmidt
  • Hurtboy AG
1:57
28."I Got the Bag"
  • Gaulden
  • Goldberg
  • Lebrun
  • Thomas Mkrtchyan
  • Cheese
  • D-Roc
  • ArmoTunez
2:18
29."Mr. Grim Reaper"
  • Gaulden
  • David Boonpetch
Vadebeatz2:52
30."I Hate YoungBoy"
  • Gaulden
  • Goldberg
  • Cheese
  • K10 Beatz
  • Horridrunitup
  • Rellmadedat
4:21
Total length:80:28

Personnel

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Credits adapted from Tidal.[21]

  • Jason "Cheese" Goldberg – mastering, mixing (1-28, 30), recording (1, 5, 7-8, 10-14, 16, 18-28, 30)
  • Khris James XO – mastering, mixing (29), recording (2-4, 6, 9, 10, 15, 17, 29)
  • Schneider Sienes - assistant mixing (21-23, 25)

Charts

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Certifications

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Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[31] Gold 500,000

Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

Release history

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Release history and formats for "The Last Slimeto"
Region Date Formats Label Ref.
Various August 5, 2022 [6]
Various August 26, 2022 CD [32]
United States May 19, 2023 LP [33]

References

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