What is YBN Nahmir’s Net Worth and How Does He Make His Money?

YBN Nahmir is a promising young rapper who seemingly blew up overnight following the success of his certified-platinum single, “Rubbin’ Off the Paint.” He also put together a diverse hip-hop collective, YBN, with friends he met while online gaming, who are also experiencing enormous success. What is YBN Nahmir’s net worth?

YBN Nahmir's net worth
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JUNE 21: YBN Nahmir attends the 2018 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on June 21, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/WireImage)

YBN Nahmir’s background

YBN Nahmir, birth name Nicholas Simmons, was born December 18, 1999, in Birmingham, Alabama. His mother and grandfather raised him along with his sister, brother, and cousin. His older brother and cousin began to get in trouble with the law, which influenced Simmons as he grew up. He left school in 10th grade, because of the success of his first single, “Rubbin’ Off the Paint.” Simmons began taking online classes and plans to go back to his high school for prom.

YBN Nahmir’s music career

Simmons first became interested in music at 14-years-old when he received an Xbox 360 as a Christmas gift. He started playing Rock Band, which he also used to record his first song, and Grand Theft Auto V. Simmons started recording his gameplay on Grand Theft Auto V and posting the clips to YouTube, where he began accumulating a following.

He also freestyled in Xbox Live parties, meeting aspiring rappers Jay Bradley and Cordae Dunston. Simmons put together a hip-hop collective, originally only with the three of them, called YBN, short for Young Boss N*****. Therefore, Simmons started going by YBN Nahmir, Bradley as YBN Almighty Jay, and Dunston as YBN Cordae. Currently, there are 16 members in the collective.

After Grand Theft Auto V faded in popularity, Simmons then turned to San Andreas Multiplayer. It was a niche 2006 modification for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Using the forum name, FOEVERZ, he began sharing his music with the community daily.

Simmons’ music incorporates Bay Area hyphy because he grew up listening to West Coast music, including E-40, Snoop Dogg, and Bone Thugs N Harmony.

The first song Simmons uploaded on YouTube was “Hood Mentality” featuring YBN Almighty Jay in 2015. However, it did not receive much attention. He then posted several more songs on YouTube until he released his first mixtape in January 2017 on Soundcloud, Believe In The Glo. He dropped another mixtape only twenty days later.

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“Why” was the first song from Simmons that received more than 50,000 plays on Soundcloud primarily because it dissed several Birmingham rappers.

Simmons then dropped “Rubbin’ Off the Paint” on WorldStarHipHop’s popular YouTube channel in September 2017. The song went viral and peaked at number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100. Simmons’ former manager took advantage of the success from the single and sold the beat to someone at a known record company.

The company then tried to force Simmons into a deal with them, claiming they owned Simmons’ song. As a result, Simmons hired a member from his collective to produce all his songs. He then released six more singles in 2017.

Simmons dropped his second most successful song, “Bounce Out With That,” on Lyrical Lemonade’s YouTube Channel in January 2018. But, the song was not available on streaming platforms until three days after the YouTube release. However, the video has garnered over 146 million views.

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Simmons signed with Atlantic Records in April 2018 and hip-hop magazine XXL named Simmons as a member of the 2018 Freshman Class. The class, released by XXL every year, showcases the young talent in rap and artists on the rise.

What is YBN Nahmir’s net worth?

YBN Nahmir’s net worth is estimated at $750,000. He also recently purchased his first house and bought his mother a 2019 Maserati.