NBA YoungBoy’s consistent musical output has made him one of the most popular artists in the rap scene. However, following the release of DaBaby and YoungBoy’s Better Than You, fans were quick to notice some similarities with Playboi Carti’s flow.
In early January, Baby posted a song snippet for his unreleased song with YoungBoy titled “Call The Fireman,” which actually did not end up landing on their March 4 album. In the teaser, fans noticed that YB’s certain repetitions and ad-libs similar to Playboi Carti.
Now that the album has been released, it appears NBA YoungBoy fleshed out this Carti flow even more, as he introduced a high-pitched and squeaky voice for his chorus on the eighth song on the tracklist, “Syracuse.” YB’s raps in the song, “Glizzy, glizzy, show ’em what that Draco do (Blatt! Blatt!)/Pass that drank from Syracuse (Ha! Ha!)/Millions, millions, Bentley, Bentley, Lamb’ truck too.”
When a leak of the song surfaced the day before the album released on March 3, fans called out YB and accused him of ripping off Carti’s sound. Fans slammed the rapper for his alleged plagiarism. One Twitter user wrote, “YB favorite rapper gotta be Carti at this point,”
While YoungBoy and DaBaby celebrate a bit of a victory lap with their highly anticipated collab, it is a shame that it’s clouded by a story like this. Meanwhile, you can revisit “Syracuse” from YoungBoy and DaBaby’s Better Than You album below.
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