2022 release. AI Youngboy 2 - which marks the long awaited follow-up to 2017's RIAA gold certified AI Youngboy - includes the hit singles, "Self Control" and "Slime Mentality," both of which earned critical acclaim upon their releases, with Hypebeast praising the former for "(showcasing) the rapper's more introspective and reflective side. Throughout 'Self Control,' the 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." Meanwhile, HotNewHipHop hailed "Slime Mentality" as "a gritty cut that falls directly in line with the sort of vibes NBA YoungBoy has been dropping for the last twelve months. There is something about this kid that just screams consistency and it's what has his fans going crazy whenever he decides to grace us with new music."