Permanent Scar by NBA YoungBoy

RnB/Hip Hop | Monday 17th September 2018 | Jake

NBA Youngboy isn’t wasting any time, despite being just 18.

Since breaking out with hits ‘No Smoke, ‘Untouchable’ and ‘Outside Today’, the Baton Rouge rapper hasn’t stopped. Tapes, features and even a joint tape with Moneybagg Yo have followed his initial success, with varying results.

His latest EP, 4Loyalty, is his best work since the aforementioned hits were released in quick succession. In particular the piano-heavy ballad ‘Permanent Scar’ featuring Young Thug and Quando Rondo has to be considered one of the best rap tracks of the year so far.

NBA wants to make a statement: his legacy will last beyond most others, he’s left the rap game with a permanent scar, as he boasts on a contagious chorus that has him singing over melodious hums. Unselfishly, YoungBoy offers Young Thug the first verse, followed by Quondo, allowing himself to close the song with a boisterous third verse.

It’s difficult to pick a best verse, Thug announces his impending feature by harmonising with NBA on the opening chorus, while Quondo confounds expectations with an effortlessly cool verse that slides into the third chorus. The feature is huge for Quondo, who is now slowly establishing himself as one of the hottest talents out.