Memphis has always been a fertile city for breeding some of hip-hop’s biggest stars. Names like Juicy J, Project Pat, Yo Gotti, Young Dolph and BlocBoy JB come to mind. In the past few years, one of the most memorable Memphis upstarts has got to be Moneybagg Yo, a brash, immensely skilled rapper with unmistakable slang and ferocious mic energy.
Moneybagg Yo burst on the scene in 2016 as Yo Gotti’s protege with the well-received collab album, 2 Federal. He followed that up with his impressive solo project, Heartless, and from that point on, his place in rap’s landscape has been firmly entrenched. Recent highlights of his career include scoring a cameo feature from J. Cole on the 2018 track “Say Na,” and making mainstream noise earlier this year with the club banger “All Dat” with Megan Thee Stallion.
On a recent NYC run to prep his next album, he stopped by ONE37pm to share info on his upcoming music, a newfound respect for timing and his passion for rocking fly gear.