The Life Of Kentrell
Kentrell Gaulden is known professionally as “Youngboy Never Broke Again” or “NBA Youngboy”. He goes under the stage name “NBA Youngboy”, which stands for Never Broke Again. He later changed it to Youngboy Never Broke Again do to copyright with The NBA Basketball. He was born originally in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on the 20th of October 1999. During his childhood, he came in contact with some very critical injuries. At the age of four Kentrell broke his neck in a wrestling accident with his cousin, and three deep scars still mark his forehead from wearing a halo brace. The injury requiring a head brace until his spin healed.
Kentrell was raised mainly by his grandmother due to his maternal father being sentenced to 55 years in prison. After he was released from the detention center, Kentrell’s grandmother died of Heart failure, later Gaulden moved in with his friend and fellow Baton Rouge Rapper, NBA 3Three ( also known as OG 3Three). When his grandmother passed away a few years ago, Kentrell was left to fend for himself. He dropped out of school in the 9th grade and, shortly after, he was arrested for robbery, also after dropping out, he told his mom that he only wanted to just focus on his music career and shortly after that he was arrested again.
The Early Years of his Carreer
Youngboy began performing music with a microphone he brought from Walmart when he was only fourteen. He released his first mixtape * Life Before Fame* in 2015. Shortly after he followed that with a string of mixtapes including Mind of a Menace, Mind of a Menace 2, and Before I Go. Youngboy attracted attention with his October 2016 mixtape *38 Baby*. Youngboy’s quick rise to popularity included many problems with other fellow rappers, for example, he had “song-for-song rap beef” with Scotty Cain on December 2015, which in both songs included death threats. Although no real violence really occurred.
In November 2016, U.S Marshals arrested Youngboy before a concert in Austin, Texas accusing him jumping out of a vehicle and opening fire on a group of people on a South Baton Rouge Street. Youngboy was charged with two counts of attempted murder. Youngboy was in jail from December 2016 to August 2017 for attempting first-degree murder. Speaking on his incarceration, he said: “I don't think they really target, but if you got a name, they know who you are, you do something they gonna come get you, and whoever your with and whatever they do, you're accountable for it just cause you got the biggest name.” While in jail in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, Youngboy released two mixtapes * Before I Go reloaded, and Mind Of A Menace. Youngboy was released from prison May 2017 after taking a plea deal and posting bail. A week after prison Kentrell released the single “Untouchable”. Also in August 2017, Youngboy announced the A.I Youngboy tour.
On August 23, 2017, a Baton Rouge judge sentenced Youngboy to a suspended 10-year prison term and three years of active probation for his involvement in a drive-by shooting. Jackson had given Gaulden a suspended 10-year prison term in August 2017 and put him on probation for three years after he pleaded guilty to aggravated assault with a firearm in the 2016 shooting. If all goes well, he has about one year left on probation. Youngboy was arrested before a concert at The Moon night club in Tallahassee on February 25, 2018. Youngboy had a warrant in the state of Georgia for allegedly committing assault, weapons violations, and kidnapping. Hotel surveillance footage leaked shortly following his arrest showing Gaulden assaulting his then-girlfriend Jania. On March 15, 2018, he was released from prison on $75,000 bail. Youngboy has four sons with three mothers. The children are named Kayden, Kamron, Taylin, and Kamiri. In June 2018, he stated that “Baby K” isn't his biological son and that he will remain taking care of him.
How’s Kentrell Doing Now
August 29th, 2019 Kentrell was released from a Louisiana Jail where he was being accused of violating his probation. He also was arrested this earlier this year over shoving a woman at a Georgia hotel. The judge considering the possible violations sentenced him to 90 days in jail and banned from performing for 14 months. Gaulden and is crew was reportedly on the receiving end of bullets on Mothers Day outside the Trump Resort near Miami. Shots rang outside near the beachside hotel, where YB and his entourage were later identified as being on the scene. It's unclear at this point what NBA YoungBoy's exact involvement might've been -- but multiple eyewitnesses say someone opened fire on him. YoungBoy was NOT shot himself, but his girlfriend, Kay Marie, was injured with a gunshot wound. The only thing cops are saying at this point is that one person was left dead in the shootout.
September 6th Gaulden released two new songs “Slime Mentality” and “Self Control”. Throughout “Self Control,” the 19-year-old Baton Rouge superstar uses his melodic flows to reveal how he dealt with loved ones losing their lives, the temptations of substance abuse and more. “When my grandma died, I had to beat the odds and it wasn’t easy.” and “When Boozilla died, I almost lost my mind, it broke me to pieces. We was slangin’ iron for Dump and the rest, it ain't no secret. 38 round my neck, we be them boys you don't want to smoke with.” Youngboy raps during the first verse of “Self Control,” opening up about past trials and tribulations. The judge is "not trying to keep him from doing his art, his business and supporting his children," Manasseh said. "He's doing really well. I think he really wants to show the judge he's taking responsibility." Manasseh says attorneys can submit requests for Gaulden to leave his house for important reasons only, such as doctor appointments, church and counseling.
Story by De’Maya Timpson
In Korea a child has a family name first. For example if someone named Yen Li had the family name of “Sua” they’re name would be written as Sua Yen Li. In Korea two part names are also not to be shortened, in this example Yen Li would not go by Yen.
Spanish speaking countries
In Spanish speaking countries a child’s first name is up to the parents. The surname of a Spanish speaking child they will have two last names. The first is the father's surname and then the second is the mother’s surname.
In China words are written as characters. Chinese names have 3 characters in them. A family name is one characters and a two character name chosen by the family. Chinese people also have different names in different settings like with friends, or at school.
Unlike most other countries, Afghan names typically consist of only a first name. Afghan men usually have compound names that contain Islamic or Arabic components. Women on the other hand are typically given Persian or Pashto based names. Last names are chosen by the person. The last name can be based on tribal affiliation, honorific titles, or even the place of birth.
Somalians names are that of unique origin. A Somalian individual has three personal names and no family name. Names are a coalescence of the personal name, the personal name of the paternal grandfather, and the personal name of the father.
Czech and Slovak
In Czech and Slovak names are heavily based on gender. A female’s name is based on the male equivalent with the ending, ová. If there was an “E” at the end of the male name it would be removed from the end before adding “ová”. An example of a female Czech or Slovak name is Novaková. Czech and Slovak names also include a family name, again based on the gender. If a name ends with ský of ný the name would be altered, ská and ná, for a woman.
Story by Stella Coffey
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Think about it. You may be dreaming about a forkful of flaming flaky breakfast sandwich, but before you do, read about the fallacies and falsehoods fast food companies are feeding you. In short, they’re fibbing.
However, not all of this is bad. If you want to find the freakishly famous restaurant that feeds you the “healthiest” food, you’re in luck. I will be ranking each one on healthiness, taste, and ingredients that are truthful. But, if you want to consider eating fast food ever again, just know that your fanciable, feeble dreams may be ferociously crushed. You have been warned.
Each of these ingredients might not sound very appetizing, but they won’t make you sick. Healthy though? Not at all. If you’re looking for the healthiest option, the answer would be D: None of the above. If you are really concerned about your diet, the healthiest option is probably eating at home.
Story by Sasha Bickford
Jeans started as a functional need for workers, now they are a symbol of fashion. With jeans the style is always evolving with new fabrics, styles, washes, cuts, and fits. You may not know jeans have been around for quite some time, 146 years to be exact. Levi jeans have been a classic denim brand for a while but you may not know the company name came from the inventor of jeans, Levi Strauss. Strauss took the material from work overalls which were already a big part of people and their work wear. He took the denim material and made it to be a more comfortable, casual, everyday wear item.
Strauss was born on February 26 1819 in Buttenheim, Bavaria. Levis father died when he was only two years old which led to him and his family immigrating to New York. When Strauss and his family arrived in the city his two older brothers open a wholesale dry goods business called “J. Strauss Brother and co.” Strauss soon learned the family business himself. Eventually the news of the California gold rush made it way to the east. So Strauss packed his bags and moved to San Francisco in 1853. Though not for the gold business but to open a wholesale store of his own. Strauss opened the store in the west coast to representative his family firm but he eventually shortened the company name to “Levi Strauss and Co.”
Around the year 1852 Strauss received a letter from one of his store customers with the idea to make denim jeans, but to use rivets at point of strains to make the pants extra strong. Strauss loved the idea so he wrote back and asked Jacob Davis to come work with him. They received a patent and on May 20th 1873 blue jeans were born. They were a hit. Levi lived out the rest of his life with good money that he would donate then to many different organizations and companies. Levi Strauss died September 26th in 1902. So next time you put on a pair of jeans look and notice the little metal pieces on the sides by the pockets and think to yourself that's what really put together the invention of jeans.
Story by Maya Fuchs
Through-out the globe people of different races, genders, beliefs all practice different things in different ways. Some ways are opposite or very different from American culture. Everywhere you go, ideas and values are different from what you’ve grown up with and experienced. For example, weddings around the world are one of the most diverse practices there is. In America, brides throw their bouquet at their female guests. According to brides.com, In Germany, guest throw porcelain dishes on the ground. The groom and bride have to clean it up to ward off evil spirits. It doesn’t stop there. Everyday practices are always performed differently throughout the world.
In the U.S. we do things differently than a lot of other cultures. For instance, tipping in the U.S. is a form of gratitude and the reverse is a sign of anger or bad service. For good service, Americans are expected to pay 15-20% of the bill. According to, time.com, tipping in the U.S. came from a post-civil war idea keep slavery. In other cultures tipping causes contradiction. For example, in China tipping is considered bragging to the waiter or waitress and they take it to an offense. Also, it encourages people to treat tourists with more respect than locals because they know that they might receive a better tip than a local who knows that it’s rude to tip. That’s just one way that America does things differently than other places around the globe.
Another example of what we do differently is we also pay people a lot differently in the U.S. For example, a starting teacher's salary is 35,000 in North Carolina. In places like Japan, the demand to be a doctor is just as much more as trying to become a doctor. In the states it is considered rude or obnoxious to eat loudly in public but, theculturetrip.com states that in a lot of other cultures, that eating loudly or slurping your food is a sign of true enjoyment of your meal. The average American points with the index finger; that is what everyone is accustomed to. In other South Asian countries like Malaysia, pointing with your thumb in the default gesture. That’s not all. From the beginning of human existence, people have always practiced things in different ways. We should celebrate and embrace our differences around the globe.
Story by Liv Suydam
Renowned A-list actor Robert Downey Jr. was born April 4, 1965, to actor Robert Downey Sr. and actress Elsie Ford. Downey Jr. was introduced to the world of acting at an early age, getting his first acting part by age five. He dropped out of Santa Monica High School to pursue a career in acting. Robert Downey Jr. made some of his first acting appearances in movies such as Baby, It’s You (1983), Firstborn (1984), Weird Science (1985), and Back to School (1986), biography.com reports. From 1985 to 1986, Downey was part of the regular cast on Saturday Night Live, NBC’s comedy skit program Britannica wrote. Robert Downey Jr.’s first leading part was in The Pick-up Artist (1987) and scored as a cocaine addict in Less Than Zero (1987).
Sadly, Less Than Zero seemed to be the “story of his life.” Robert Downey Jr. was introduced to drugs by his father at a very young age and grew into a full-blown addiction heading into his late teens. Downey later said, “Until that movie, I took my drugs after work and on the weekends. Maybe I'd turn up hungover on the set, but no more so than the stuntman. That changed on Less Than Zero. I was playing this junkie...guy, and, for me, the role was like the ghost of Christmas future. The character was an exaggeration of myself. Then things changed, and, in some ways, I became an exaggeration of the character. That lasted far longer than it needed to last."
A short time in drug rehabilitation followed, but his struggles with abusive substances would continue for some time. Biography.com states, “By the early 1990s, Downey had established a reputation as a critically acclaimed A-list actor.” Robert Downey Jr. played a suspicious soap opera producer in Soapdish (1991), co-starring Whoopi Goldberg, Sally Field, and Kevin Kline. In 1992, Downey Jr. played Charlie Chaplin in Richard Attenborough’s Chaplin and won an Academy Award nomination and a British Academy Film Award (BAFTA). Downey married actress Deborah Falconer in 1992 and had a son, Indio, two years later. Despite Downey’s ongoing success with hit movies such as Natural Born Killers (1994) and Restoration (1995), he frequently had run-ins with the law as his substance-abuse problems continued to worsen. In 1996, Robert Downey Jr. was stopped on Sunset Boulevard in possession of cocaine, heroin, and a .357 Magnum. A few months later, he was found passed out in a neighbor’s yard. “He reached a low point in 1999 when he was sentenced to three years in prison for having violated parole from an earlier arrest,” says britannica.com.
Downey was granted an early release in 2000 and was cast into Ally McBeal, a television show, and won a Golden Globe for his work. Downey seemed to turn his life around in 2003, but Deborah Falconer divorced him a year later. Mel Gibson played a huge role in Downey’s turnaround, helping him get cast into the Singing Dectective (2003). His previous run-ins with the law had left him unable to find a steady routine. Also in 2003, Robert Downey Jr. co-starred in the thriller Gothika with Halle Berry. He also appeared in several other popular movies including Good Night, and Good Luck (2005), the 2006 film A Scanner Darkly, and Zodiac (2007). Downey took a huge risk in starring in the action-comedy film Tropic Thunder (2008) along with Ben Stiller and Jack Black, but it paid off. He played a self-important actor pretending to be an African-American actor to land a role in the Vietnam War. He won several accolades, including an Oscar nomination and an Academy Award nomination.
Downey played Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and again in Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows (2011). But what Robert Downey Jr. is probably most known for is his portrayal as Tony Stark/Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. “Downey’s characterization of Tony Stark in Iron Man (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010) and Iron Man 3 (2013), has made him into a huge blockbuster phenomenon. His quirky and nonchalant personality in real life reflects in ‘Tony Stark’ which has made it so successful,” thefamouspeople.com says. Since then, Downey has played in several Marvel movies, including The Avengers (2012), the 2015 film Avengers: Age of Ultron, in Captain America: Civil War (2016), Spiderman: Homecoming (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), which grossed around 2 billion worldwide. Finally, Avengers: Endgame (2019), in which Tony Stark/Iron Man said the well-known catchphrase “I love you 3,000” to his daughter, Morgan. Also in the same movie, Stark died after saving the world, a fitting end to any superhero.
Story by Caroline Barton