NBA YoungBoy Gets Introspective for New Visual & Single, "Self Control"

“When my grandma died, I had to beat the odds and it wasn’t easy.”

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Directly following the release of the We Good Productions-helmed video for “Slime Mentality,” NBA YoungBoy (or, YoungBoy Never Broke Again) is delivering his second major single since regaining his freedom. Dubbed “Self Control,” YoungBoy’s latest track features production from the trio of DJ Swift, CashMoneyAP and Drum Dummie and showcases the rapper’s more introspective and reflective side. Throughout “Self Control,” the 19-year-old Baton Rouge superstar uses his melodic flows to reveal how he dealt with loved ones losing their lives, the temptations of substance abuse and more.

“When my grandma died, I had to beat the odds and it wasn’t easy / When Boozilla died, I almost lost my mind, broke me to pieces / We was slangin’ iron for Dump and all the rest, it ain’t no secret / 38 across my neck, we be them boys you don’t want beef with,” Youngboy raps during the first verse of “Self Control,” opening up about past trials and tribulations. “Smokin’ dro, smell it when I hit the door, ’cause I need it / I ain’t the one, these p*ssy n***as know I be fiendin’ / I bought the car with diamonds ’round my throat, bitch, I’m beamin’ / I don’t think no n***a can’t see me, I be paranoid while I’m leaning.”

You can take a look at NBA Youngboy’s new, Louie Knows-directed music video for “Self Control” above.

For more, revisit one of NBA YoungBoy’s previous solo singles, “4 Sons of a King.”

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