Soulja Slim died on November 26, 2003 at the age of 26. According to fellow No Limit Records alumnus C-Murder, 23-year-old NBA YoungBoy embodies the spirit of Soulja Slim.
Like Soulja Slim and C-Murder, NBA YoungBoy hails from the state of Louisiana. The Don’t Try This at Home album creator has recruited millions of followers from around the world. YoungBoy also has his share of haters.
“I want to ask the older cats to stop hating on our new generation that rap,” a currently incarcerated C-Murder wrote on Instagram. “These dudes [are] really eating and it’s all legal.
“NBA YoungBoy keeping it realer with me than any n####a I know. However it go, I’m rolling with him in war or peace. He’s my Soulja Slim of the new generation.”
NBA YoungBoy has been one of the most commercially successful rap acts of the last five years. The Baton Rouge-born rapper has landed 103 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making him the youngest soloist to amass 100 entries.
Prior to his death, Soulja Slim hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 in 2004 as a featured artist on “Slow Motion” by Juvenile. Additionally, the late Magnolia Slim worked with C-Murder on songs such as “Imagine,” “On the Run” and “Closin’ Shop Down.”
C-Murder’s debut studio album, 1998’s Life or Death, hosts the “On the Run” track. “Closin’ Shop Down” lives on his sophomore studio LP, 1999’s Bossalinie. Soulja Slim dropped four of his own albums between 1998 and 2003.
NBA YoungBoy, on the other hand, released Don’t Try This at Home in April. His discography contains four No. 1 projects on the Billboard 200 chart: 2019’s AI YoungBoy 2, 2020’s 38 Baby 2, 2020’s Top and 2021’s Sincerely, Kentrell.