2021 HipHopDX Rising Star Yung Bleu dropped his debut album Moon Boy on July 23 and as opposed to sweating first week sales, the Alabama crooner is taking it all in stride.
After Akademiks shared the projections for Moon Boy on Twitter Friday (July 30), Yung Bleu screenshotted the tweet to upload to his Instagram page.
“Big W ! First album !,” he wrote. “U gotta sell 24k before u sell 100k! #13 on @billboard! First album ! all Independent ! odds against us ! I only had like 10% of the industry supporting me and posting My shit and still did my thang ! Only up from here ! Classic #MoonBoy.”
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Loaded with guest features, Moon Boy is suspiciously missing one from singer Chloe Bailey who remixed Yung Bleu’s “You’re Mines Still” on Instagram. In a now-deleted post on Instagram, Yung Bleu explained label politics were the reason the two couldn’t collaborate officially for the album.
“Columbia aka My old label ain’t wanna clear it,” he said.
Moon Boy features the original version of “You’re Mines Still” with Drake, plus guest features from John Legend, H.E.R., Big Sean, Gunna, Moneybagg Yo, Chris Brown, 2 Chainz and more. Revisit the album in full below.