Photos of rappers NBA YoungBoy and Nicki Minaj were surfacing around social media for months now, many of their fans already speculating that the two had a song together coming soon. On November 6th, the song and music video was released for the whole world to finally hear. The song titled “What the Speed Bout?“, which is produced by popular producer Mike Will Made-It. Mike Will Made-It announced via Instagram that the song was the first single off his upcoming album.
Nicki Minaj has worked with Mike Will Made-It multiple times, one of her popular singles with the producer is “Black Barbies“. While this is NBA YoungBoy’s first time working with the producer.
— DR. MADE-IT (@MikeWiLLMadeIt) November 6, 2020
Nicki Minaj and NBA YoungBoy were an unlikely duo to collab on a song, but fans of the two artists seemed to enjoy it. With the music video already having over 3 million views on YouTube. The explicit version of the song also went no. 1 on the iTunes Chart, while the non-explicit version of the song went up to no. 4 on the iTunes Chart.
The predictions for if the song is going to chart on Billboard Top 100 hasn’t been reported. With Minaj and NBA YoungBoy respective fan bases, the song could do pretty good on the Billboard charts, especially considering Minaj having a total of 106 Billboard entries, making her the first and only female artist within all genres with the most Billboard entries. NBA YoungBoy is known for his rap style and his high views on YouTube. Some of his famous raps are Bandit which has 240 million views on YouTube, Lil Top which has 92 million on YouTube, and Lonely Child which has 66 million views on YouTube.
Mike Will Made-It hasn’t announced when his album will be released… He also didn’t release his tracklist for the album, so it’s a huge mystery who else could be on his album. However, the Minaj and NBA YoungBoy collab seemed to help gain some hype for the producer’s upcoming album.
You could watch the “What That Speed Bout?” music video below.