YoungBoy Never Broke Again dropped his new album Top on Friday (September 11) featuring Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne. The 21-track project arrived via Atlantic Records and YoungBoy’s own Never Broke Again imprint and serves as the official follow-up to his 2018 debut Until Death Call My Name.
On Thursday (September 10), just hours before the album dropped, YoungBoy revealed the tracklist for the project. A song called “Dead Trollz” immediately raised a few eyebrows considering “Trollz” is spelled the same way as Tekashi 6ix9ine’s “TROLLZ” single featuring Nicki Minaj. Some rap fans even fantasized about Nicki popping up on the song and dissing 6ix9ine.
Although that didn’t happen, fans did blow up Twitter talking about the song. The overall consensus? “Dead Trollz” slaps. One Twitter user commented, “Dead Trollz might be the hardest song I’ve ever heard,” while another wrote, “Dead Trollz gotta be the hardest.” Others joked about the song making them want to “pull up on imaginary opps.”
Lyrically, the track is undeniably full of aggression and finds YoungBoy rapping about unadulterated violence.
“Seven murders in my hometown, tell them bitches I did that,” he raps. “Soon as the other boy touch down, I’ma be pushin’ his wig bag/Dog-ass ho chasin’ after dough, fuck around with thesе opp niggas/See they cookin’ up, I ain’t gon’ stand down, tell that bitch that I’m tryna bang with ’em/Rеal dead man out in Relly Park, I done arranged killers/Mask down on Sunset with them dirty sticks, leave a stain with ’em/Mask on, slang that heater/Man down, call the people.”
YoungBoy fans also drew comparisons to Wayne and hypothesized Wayne’s contribution to the album was his way of passing the torch to his fellow Louisiana native. Overall, Top is being well received by his fans and expected to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. By August 25, the album was already No. 1 on the Apple Music chart based on pre-sales alone.
Check out some of the reactions to both “Dead Trollz” and Top below.
Me and my friends after listening to youngboy dead trollz ?? pic.twitter.com/ocAVpOT7P1
— itss.miaahh (@IMiaahh) September 11, 2020
Mood after listening to murder business and dead trollz on youngboy new album pic.twitter.com/kWLTEyOfbv
— Slaughter (@SlaughterBTW) September 11, 2020
Lil Wayne passing down the torch to NBA YoungBoy on My Window pic.twitter.com/deNxPaQ2Sg
— Austinmon7 (@austin_montero7) September 11, 2020
If they play Dead trollz in the club imma punch on the bartenders and the dj !!!
— new jack city ™ (@_4evafreshh) September 11, 2020
Bet this is heat. I’ve been saying that YoungBoy is the new generation’s Lil Wayne. They’re gonna make a banger together?? https://t.co/i60yXArqYf
— Murph©️™️ (@AllMurphedUp) September 10, 2020
"Dead Trollz" got a nigga coming outside like: pic.twitter.com/k1bzkacYdQ
— JoseChico (@ChapoCheenie) September 11, 2020
Dead Trollz fasho raising the crime rate
— slime (@killmeslime) September 11, 2020
Never before seen picture of Nba Youngboy and Lil Wayne in the studio recording “My Window” pic.twitter.com/bj8DnInHVw
— “TOP” OUT NOW ?? (@OOM4L) September 11, 2020
Dead trollz is not safe to listen to while driving, make you wanna run somebody off the road ?
— ᏠⲛᏬ ♒️ (@jaddawayyda) September 11, 2020
— k.aaayo (@kaaymontella) September 11, 2020
Youngboy on dead trollz : pic.twitter.com/b07qS0iCVq
— TINO?? (@Playboi_Tino) September 11, 2020
Dead Trollz is HARRDDDDDDDD. Youngboy killed that ?? pic.twitter.com/FCCGcLYYIZ
— weezeeouttahere (@weezeeouttahere) September 11, 2020
the youngboy effect is real . dude just told me YB is the next Lil Wayne . pic.twitter.com/qYG4A3OSAT
— BIGJae (@mckaveli5) September 11, 2020
dead trollz make me wanna pic.twitter.com/oggC6UlTl1
— ? (@doseofdaii) September 11, 2020