Even by today's standards, YBN Nahmir's rise to rap stardom was extremely quick. When the 18-year-old Birmingham, Alabama native dropped his "Rubbin Off The Paint" video last September, all the viral elements were present: a Pi'erre Bourne type beat, a line that some falsely interpreted as a Tay-K diss, a Rick and Morty simile. But in the past months, Nahmir has proven himself to be more than a one-hit wonder and he's also used his platform to introduce the public to his YBN crew.
By now, the origins of YBN are pretty well known. The clique began as a loose group of friends from around the country playing Grand Theft Auto online together and freestyling during those sessions. And while YBN Almighty Jay and, more recently, YBN Cordae have begun making names for themselves in their own right, I was surprised to learn while writing this post that there are actually ten whole members of the crew and maybe more. Here's a brief intro to all the YBNs.