Few artists come with the same sort of consistency as NBA YoungBoy. While he’s been sharing regular releases so far throughout 2023, few of them have seen him collaborating with other artists. He began the year with the 19-track featureless I Rest My Case, which was followed by singles like “Next” and “Demon Party,” also sans accompaniment. Just last week, however, he reunited with Nicki Minaj on “WTF,” which has already amassed upwards of 2.6 million streams on Spotify alone. The two have worked together several times in the past, on titles like “I Admit” and “What That Speed Bout!?”
This New Music Friday (April 14), the Louisana native returned with another joint effort, this one recruiting a rising female R&B star who’s best known for her romance with Young Thug. Mariah the Scientist joins NBA YoungBoy on “Rear View.” It arrived at midnight alongside a beautifully shot visual beginning with the latter reflecting on a toxic relationship with a beautiful sunset unfolding behind him.
For her part, the Atlanta native sings her lyrics while strutting across a football field in a bright purple outfit. “Hussle and fight / But you don’t wanna leave / Take a look in your eyes / I don’t know what I see,” her voice rings out. “You can’t deny / There’s some things you need and / My love is just one of those things.” As RapRadar notes, the new song is set to appear on YB’s forthcoming Don’t Try This At Home album, along with the aforementioned Minaj collab.
Watch NBA YoungBoy’s “Rear View” visual featuring Mariah the Scientist on YouTube above, or add the single to your playlist on Spotify/Apple Music. Afterward, tell us which of today’s new releases has been your favourite so far in the comments. For more HNHH recommendations, make sure to tap into our Fire Emoji and R&B Season updates coming later this weekend.
Hussle and fight
But you don’t wanna leave
Take a look in your eyes
I don’t know what I see
You can’t deny
There’s some things you need and
My love is just one of those things