Lionel B The Most Influential Industry Plug From Youtube To Rap

Alena Rinwi
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To become a major influencer, you have to first have influence of course, and a following. Lionel B rose from his huge platform on YouTube, to becoming one of the most connected music icons of our times. For rap artists, their craft is a big part of their legacy. Lionel B is the epitome of being a jack of all trades. From his impeccable networking skills, being business savvy, and his creativity, he’s a gem to watch work. Well known and renowned by some of the biggest names in film and music, from Dj Quik, Dj KaySlay, Shawn Fonteno aka Franklin from Rockstar’s most famous video game Grand Theft Auto 5 and Netflix producers, Lionel B is a strong presence and commands the attention of millions. His channel the Lionel B Show on YouTube just hit over 88 million views, thanks to his 349,000 subscribers and 180,000 followers on Instagram. If that isn’t enough success to exemplify, he’s also a successful rapper as well, making his mark in the music industry. His latest single, “Shawty Go Low” got major attention in the hip hop industry and over 3 dozen hip hop blogs.

He also collaborated with legendary rapper E.D.I. Mean from Tupac’s group The Outlawz on a song entitled “Let Me Ride”. He recently connected with pop star Raz B from the group B2K to team up and venture on several film and musical projects. Lionel B has several songs out now, and when asked if he will release an album anytime soon, he stated “when time is right, I’ll drop an album. I’m taking my time and perfecting everything I put out. I’m kinda like Dr. Dre it has to be absolutely perfect to me first.” The huge social media influencer just signed a deal with Zap Life a new live-streaming app from Dj Envy, as an official host working directly with rappers Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Dave East for their Quarantine Studio mixtape.

From Celebrity YouTuber to major dot connector, Lionel Barnes famously known as Lionel B is taking the industry by storm. With his ties to Quality Control music, home of multi platinum rap group The Migos, he’s looking to bring some fresh new talent to the popular record label. When asked what’s next for the viral star, he replied “working on a reality show, my clothing brand, more music, and continuing to push my global brand, The Lionel B Show. Find out more about Lionel B on social media: https://Instagram.com/thelionelbshow | https://YouTube.com/lionelbshow.

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