Rapper Blac Youngsta went nationwide during the late 2010s with a major-label deal and a pair of subsequent charting full-length projects, 223 and F*ck Everybody 2 (both 2018), that alternated between hard tracks for the streets and comparatively lighter jams for parties.
Prior to his commercial breakthrough, the rapper born Sam Benson was known in his native South Memphis as an emergent artist and as the organizer of the popular McMillan Street block party. Youngsta began hosting the parties in 2011 to honor murdered neighborhood youth King Craddy. As a recording artist, Youngsta got his start with mixtapes, including the Fast Brick series, started in 2012. Yo Gotti signed Youngsta in 2015 to Collective Music Group, the outlet for mixtapes such as I Swear to God, Young & Reckless, and F*ck Everybody, all issued by the end of 2016. Youngsta then moved up to major-label Epic in 2017, and the following year released the full-lengths 223 and F*ck Everybody 2, both of which registered within the upper half of the Billboard 200. "Booty," a single taken from the former, peaked at number 35 on the R&B/hip-hop chart and crossed into the Hot 100. Its remix featured Chris Brown, Jeezy, and Trey Songz. Youngsta returned in 2019 with the three-song Cut Up EP. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi