YBN, short for Young Boss Niggaz (stylized Young Boss N*ggaz) is an American hip-hop collective formed by Nick Simmons, who goes by the stage name YBN Nahmir. In 2014, Nahmir met Jay Bradley (Almighty Jay) on Xbox Live, eventually meeting up in Los Angeles, California following the commercial success of Nahmir's song "Rubbin off the Paint." YBN is a collective of rappers, record producers, social media personalities and promoters. YBN was signed by Atlantic Records in 2015. The collective has members from Alabama, Texas, California and Maryland.