Yung Bleu, Making A Name For Himself
How it started
Yung Bleu, 26 from Mobile, Alabama, gained his fame throughout the South back in 2013 before he hit big. He had several mixtapes circulating through the South that built up his core fans. Before becoming big, Bleu reached out to rapper Boosie’s brother, and from there, everything became history. He mentioned to Adam from No Jumper in an interview that once he had hit up Boosie’s brother on IG, he sent a song through email, and Boosie wanted to fly him out to Atlanta. Bleu became a part of the Boosie Badazz Music Syndicate, and through Boosie, they worked on “Investment 3” together. Six months after signing with Boosie, Bleu signed to Columbia Records in 2017.
Once COVID hit, he was free from his contract, and he was free to sign any deal. Under Columbia, “Ice on my baby” went platinum on June 27th, 2019. After gaining freedom from the record company in an interview with VladTV, Bleu signed a management agreement with the MeekMills Dreamchasers team, but is still a member of Badazz Music Syndicate. Under Columbia, he mentioned to Adam that they weren’t working hard enough to make him more prominent, and he made more money being independent. He stated that Boosie understood he wanted to go on the independent route.
Drake on his hit “You’re Mines Still”
Despite being independent, in an interview with Billboard, he mentions that manifesting his goals plays an essential part in his life. With this in mind, he manifested a Drake feature, and it became a reality. Bleu’s notable project “Love Scars 5: The 5 Stages of Emotion (2020)” caught the attention of NBA star DeMarcus Cousins. Cousins mentioned to Bleu that he hears Drake on his EP. Bleu got a screenshot from Cousins of Drake agreeing to listen to the recording. In shock and missing a FaceTime call from Drake, Bleu sends the record with an open verse. From there, its history, the single “You’re Mines Still” went Gold on March 11th, 2021, and platinum on May 5th under OVO Sound / Vandross Music Group/ Warner Records. He is very happy that his single made it to the Billboards Hot 100 at No. 19, and Drake’s feature changed his life.