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Can Young Thug have his own thread? 1017 Thug is one of the mixtapes of the year, and the guy is killing every guest verse he lands (and he's landing way more than I can keep up with). Feels like it's only a matter of time until he gets his crossover moment, and when he does it's going to be really wild.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4l2e80vR0w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4oVUEGtM54

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orIrGp5yL6k

(He only takes the leadoff verse on that last one, but it's a great verse.)

Evan R, Monday, 20 May 2013 18:27 (nine years ago) link

yeah this guy is just great

1017 thug is fantastic almost all the way through... "shooting star" is the real underrated track on there imo

J0rdan S., Monday, 20 May 2013 18:32 (nine years ago) link

"Shooting Star" is crazy catchy. I wish the Gucci verse were more substantial (though I think he sounds really good on that track regardless).

Evan R, Monday, 20 May 2013 18:40 (nine years ago) link

been meaning to check out 1017 thug bc i love the hell out of i came from nothing 2

emo canon in twee major (BradNelson), Monday, 20 May 2013 18:54 (nine years ago) link

I still think ICFN2 is his best release.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Monday, 20 May 2013 21:10 (nine years ago) link

he should become a star.

sisilafami, Monday, 20 May 2013 22:13 (nine years ago) link

ICFN2 is definitely his most approachable release, and the one I listen to the most, but 1017 is way more interesting, since it's so far out there so much of the time. It's one of those tapes that feels like it's more interested in testing ideas than presenting them

Evan R, Monday, 20 May 2013 22:21 (nine years ago) link

really can't deal with this dude on any level, can't take the boring autotune garble or the tinny production or the sickly melodies at all. only midway through this did i remember that you all hyped him up last year and i couldn't even get through that mixtape

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:12 (nine years ago) link

what new ideas anyway? it's like bargain basement future (also how many rappers are doing garbled autotune shit atm?)

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:13 (nine years ago) link

oh my god "tabernacle" is unlistenable, those whoa whoa whoas

this is almost all unlistenable

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:34 (nine years ago) link

i'm still not sure Young Thug isn't an elaborate prank like when Odd Future announced the new signing 'Young Nigga'

yeeznuts (some dude), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 10:37 (nine years ago) link

I was going to say this is like the laziest and most generic rap name imaginable.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 11:28 (nine years ago) link

MC Rapper

go cray cray on my lobster soufflé (snoball), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 11:30 (nine years ago) link

'ICFN2' is the tape i return more often to - especially the euphoria that comes across stuff like 'i know', who's on top' or 'curtains' -, but '1017 thug' feels more coherent to me - 'nigeria' ftw.

'ICFN3' didn't really make that much of an impression, besides a few songs - 'foreign' especially. i prob should listen to it again, tho.

rusty_allen, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 11:42 (nine years ago) link

The Future comparison doesn't work for me, because Future's energy is so subdued; Young Thug is always wired-up and spazzed out. And some of Thug's stuff is deliberately obnoxious, but I have a high tolerance for that because I listened to way too much punk growing up. (It's interesting that Thug is one of the few rappers who really gives off a strong punk vibe, even though there's no real indication he's actually influenced by punk in any direct way.)

Evan R, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 14:34 (nine years ago) link

lotta swag rappers have nasal cali punk voices, whether by coincidence or whatever

yeeznuts (some dude), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 14:52 (nine years ago) link

been wanting someone to curate a mallpunk raps tape for ages

r|t|c, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:47 (nine years ago) link

"Fuck My Tattoos" and "Angry Sex" would make good Young Thug contributions to that tape

Evan R, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:43 (nine years ago) link

I have a high tolerance for that because I listened to way too much punk growing up

i feel absolved. it's not me it's punk

flamenco drop (lex pretend), Wednesday, 22 May 2013 15:09 (nine years ago) link

It definitely helps to be inoculated against some of the nasally-ness

Evan R, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 15:42 (nine years ago) link

the noise he makes at 1.05 of 'two cups stuffed' is up there with the best rap noises

tpp, Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:39 (eight years ago) link

does this guy write good lyrics

we'll only know if the thread starts incorporating transcribed verses

some dude, Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:57 (eight years ago) link

brb transcribing 'haiti slang'

tpp, Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:29 (eight years ago) link

lol ok well I'm listening to "2 Cups Stuffed" and according to me the answer to "does he write good lyrics" is "possbily kinda" however his style is kinda undeniable, and "L-E-A-N-I-N-G/lean, lean, lean, lean, lean lean lean!" just killed me. also really like "gimme a cup twice/go light on the ice"

1 thug 2 cups

some dude, Thursday, 30 May 2013 14:44 (eight years ago) link

"Gimme a cup twice" cracks me up. That song really nails the frustration of having to wait for anything. I always think of it whenever I'm in line at the grocery store or a sandwich shop or whatever now

Evan R, Thursday, 30 May 2013 18:40 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

According to some thinly sourced (or non-sourced) tweets Young Thug is in jail, but nobody knows why or for how long. Feel like the Internet is letting me down by not providing details on this one.

Evan R, Wednesday, 24 July 2013 20:17 (eight years ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYX7RmqsOXE

Me & Mahomies (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Wednesday, 18 September 2013 05:39 (eight years ago) link

imo this dude wouldn't deserve his own thread yet but i guess the rolling thread has been dead as ... dead lately so i guess i approve

rap steve gadd (D-40), Wednesday, 18 September 2013 15:26 (eight years ago) link

i do suspect this will end up being an ilx easter island style tribute to a forgotten rapper though

rap steve gadd (D-40), Wednesday, 18 September 2013 15:27 (eight years ago) link

lol probably.

Me & Mahomies (Spottie_Ottie_Dope), Wednesday, 18 September 2013 21:49 (eight years ago) link

Ah, those DJ Spinz tapes have been pretty good.

MikoMcha, Thursday, 19 September 2013 15:23 (eight years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Love this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTT0nlnXlqI#t=117

Evan R, Monday, 14 October 2013 22:03 (eight years ago) link

I cannot see a shirtless PeeWee Longway without thinking of that scene where Danny DeVito crawls out of a couch naked in "It's Always Sunny"

Evan R, Monday, 14 October 2013 22:04 (eight years ago) link

three months pass...

Young Thug and Meek Mill work very, very well together

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OG5o88Iz49M

Evan R, Monday, 20 January 2014 20:27 (eight years ago) link

'Danny Glover' = song of the decade

the Shearer of simulated snowsex etc. (Dwight Yorke), Monday, 20 January 2014 20:28 (eight years ago) link

I was wondering if radio would pick up on that one. It'd be an exciting hit, but I guess it's not gonna happen unless Drake jumps on the remix or something

Evan R, Monday, 20 January 2014 20:43 (eight years ago) link

can you get a song like that on American radio?

the Shearer of simulated snowsex etc. (Dwight Yorke), Monday, 20 January 2014 20:45 (eight years ago) link

Not really. It's not unheard of for regional club hits to worm their way onto radio, but the structure of this one is pretty unorthodox. Still, with enough momentum, I dunno, I was holding out hope.

Evan R, Monday, 20 January 2014 20:58 (eight years ago) link

if drake remixes it

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 20 January 2014 21:00 (eight years ago) link

which didn't seem all that far fetched after the Vine of him geeking out to the track went viral. Track also has big co-signs from Kanye West and Jay-Z, so that's some pretty substantial support

Evan R, Monday, 20 January 2014 21:08 (eight years ago) link

i do suspect this will end up being an ilx easter island style tribute to a forgotten rapper though

― rap steve gadd (D-40), Wednesday, September 18, 2013 10:27 AM (4 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lol i was basically giving up on him right when he finally started to get radio traction

what a long strange run its been

rap steve gadd (D-40), Monday, 20 January 2014 21:14 (eight years ago) link

i dont know where you guys are that regional hits dont get played on radio without drake verses

rap steve gadd (D-40), Monday, 20 January 2014 21:15 (eight years ago) link

i mean, unless youre in new york, like me

rap steve gadd (D-40), Monday, 20 January 2014 21:15 (eight years ago) link

i was being sarcastic

le goon (J0rdan S.), Monday, 20 January 2014 21:16 (eight years ago) link

hadn't heard this before...wow

has he put anything out since 1017 thug?

tpp, Monday, 20 January 2014 21:50 (eight years ago) link

restraint or oversight on aero not quoting the lines after "lean/lean/lean/etc" upthread? how could you resist "500 horses inside my machine/ 500 DNAs in my ding ding"

rob, Monday, 20 January 2014 21:53 (eight years ago) link

"Stoner," "Danny Glover" are the big singles

"Some More" http://www.trillhd.com/video/5059/young-thug-some-more
"No Fuck" today http://www.complex.com/music/2014/01/young-thug-bloody-jay-no-fuck

rap steve gadd (D-40), Monday, 20 January 2014 21:55 (eight years ago) link

there was a rumour abt this guy floating around on twitter that is, um, interesting to google.

tpp, Monday, 20 January 2014 21:57 (eight years ago) link

it's a fun easy listen imo

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 18:37 (two years ago) link

really all of it ranges from pretty good to great except for that track with nav

normal fucking rockman (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 4 September 2019 19:21 (two years ago) link

"what's the move"!!!! what a song

american bradass (BradNelson), Monday, 9 September 2019 23:06 (two years ago) link

I like it but I haven't really found anything that jumps out too much compared to Jeffery and BTG. Production is solid but not that interesting, as is Thugger's delivery

frame casual (dog latin), Tuesday, 10 September 2019 21:54 (two years ago) link

one year passes...

Qualifier 75!

1 Kool Keith/Tom Waits! https://t.co/luuAnkl2GI
2 Young Thug/Rich Homie Quan! https://t.co/IrJJGu5hK0
3 Clipping/La Chat! https://t.co/FlK0aK8CVU
4 Body Count/Riley Gale! https://t.co/QCoV0mpXJD

— World Cup Of Duets (@peoples_pop) October 11, 2020

some serious injustice happening here

covidiot wind (voodoo chili), Sunday, 11 October 2020 12:36 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

uh

Young Thug says he hasn’t worked with Andre 3000 because he feels Dre looks down on the new generation.

I feel like Thug made that up in his head.

🤷🏿‍♂️🤷🏿‍♂️🤷🏿‍♂️

pic.twitter.com/NFWubhSACG

— Justin L. Hunte 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@TheCompanyMan) November 27, 2020

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 28 November 2020 06:01 (one year ago) link

This guy really fell off, huh?

Jouster, Thursday, 10 December 2020 09:00 (one year ago) link

Weird. Maybe for Thug it’s a matter of “This particular thing is so uncannily close to my wheelhouse im going to dismiss it outright” or something. Seems irrational and very surprising

Specific Ocean Blue (dog latin), Thursday, 10 December 2020 09:33 (one year ago) link

he had some solid gunna collabs this year but im not entirely sure if he fell off because his one album of 2020 was a full-length collaboration with chris brown and i will never ever listen to that

la table sur la table (voodoo chili), Thursday, 10 December 2020 12:40 (one year ago) link

This guy really fell off, huh?

― Jouster, Thursday, December 10, 2020 4:00 AM (five hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

he had a top 10 hit lol

lag∞n, Thursday, 10 December 2020 14:21 (one year ago) link

yeah it's pretty inarguable that he's more popular than he's ever been

la table sur la table (voodoo chili), Thursday, 10 December 2020 14:53 (one year ago) link

tho it is true he just hasnt released a ton of music the last couple few years

lag∞n, Thursday, 10 December 2020 15:03 (one year ago) link

I'm honestly a little grateful to have gotten a bit of a respite from new music from Thugger, from like 2015-2019 it was like a full-time job keeping up with him.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 10 December 2020 15:20 (one year ago) link

wonder what hes been doing

lag∞n, Thursday, 10 December 2020 15:33 (one year ago) link

evol j otm, by the time BTG came out I was p satiated with him, but there's stuff from that absurdly productive period I prob still haven't heard

rob, Thursday, 10 December 2020 15:44 (one year ago) link

gunna's "dollaz on my head" and aminé's "compensating" are his guest verses most worth searching for this year imo

la table sur la table (voodoo chili), Thursday, 10 December 2020 15:52 (one year ago) link

ooh, his spot on dababy's "blind" is nice too

la table sur la table (voodoo chili), Thursday, 10 December 2020 15:54 (one year ago) link

I love that Megan song he's on but mostly just for the beat rather than anything Thug's bringing to the table

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 10 December 2020 16:23 (one year ago) link

thug is def better generally on his own songs than features, you need the whole thug experience

lag∞n, Thursday, 10 December 2020 16:47 (one year ago) link

he sounds good when bouncing back and forth with one of his sons (baby, gunna, keed), but agreed. he didn't really drop any of his own songs this year, tho

la table sur la table (voodoo chili), Thursday, 10 December 2020 17:02 (one year ago) link

evolj otm about don't stop
thug is wildly inconsistent but he has his moments

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 10 December 2020 17:44 (one year ago) link

i did not like his last album even tho it 'worked' at what it needed to do, ie legitimized him as a star ... idk that i'd say he's "wildly inconsistent," he had periods of being extremely consistent... but there's a tendency to coast that i didn't really get from his peak period

ILX’s bad boy (D-40), Tuesday, 15 December 2020 03:43 (one year ago) link

four months pass...

nice

lag∞n, Thursday, 29 April 2021 17:43 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

wish this was actually at the NPR office, covid has taken so much from us

tomorrow 12pm east, 9am west @nprmusic 💕💕 pic.twitter.com/DfD9JtxIA6

— Young Thug ひ (@youngthug) July 26, 2021

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Monday, 26 July 2021 23:41 (nine months ago) link

tiny desk (gigantic mansion) concert

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 27 July 2021 13:39 (nine months ago) link

three weeks pass...

"tick tock" is really infectious

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 20 August 2021 20:07 (nine months ago) link

yeah it's super fun

rob, Friday, 20 August 2021 20:16 (nine months ago) link

it was an obvious highlight of his tiny desk from a few weeks back

always fun when he decides to remind people he can rap his ass off

grove street (party) direction (voodoo chili), Friday, 20 August 2021 21:50 (nine months ago) link

good stuff, im ready for pop thug

lag∞n, Saturday, 21 August 2021 00:47 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

I think this is his best album since 2015

Maintain so much fun is absurdly overrated

xheugy eddy (D-40), Friday, 15 October 2021 07:55 (seven months ago) link

you don't rate jeffrey either?

ufo, Friday, 15 October 2021 10:39 (seven months ago) link

Jeffrey was cool but definitely not the one. This new one sounds right.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 15 October 2021 12:45 (seven months ago) link

i love jeffery

lag∞n, Friday, 15 October 2021 17:19 (seven months ago) link

Jeffrey is “fine.” Some pretty average tracks on it, generic flows from the era .. also was a noticeable step down from the previous year

xheugy eddy (D-40), Saturday, 16 October 2021 03:36 (seven months ago) link

you should see the look im giving my phone right now

lag∞n, Saturday, 16 October 2021 14:37 (seven months ago) link

🤪

xheugy eddy (D-40), Sunday, 17 October 2021 07:33 (seven months ago) link

tbh i had completely forgotten about jeffrey

hyped for a great new young thug album

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Sunday, 17 October 2021 13:05 (seven months ago) link

Travis Barker and more w/ him on SNL.

curmudgeon, Monday, 18 October 2021 05:09 (seven months ago) link

Jeffery is my favourite album by him although I haven't really listened to much recently. This new one is really nice, kind of acoustic and soulful a bit like some of the moments on Beautiful Thugger Girls

Urbandn hope all ye who enter here (dog latin), Monday, 18 October 2021 19:04 (seven months ago) link

six months pass...

Looks like some possibly serious charges.

BREAKING: Rappers @youngthug ,@1GunnaGunna among 28 defendants charged in 56 count indictment in Fulton County. My colleague @MarkWinneWSB & I have exclusive details. @wsbtv

— Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSBTV) May 10, 2022

dating back to 2013, yikes

Murgatroid, Tuesday, 10 May 2022 02:22 (one week ago) link

I'm gonna guess he already has a good lawyer. But federal indictments aren't playing around.

whole thing is disgusting, total targeted criminalization of rap music. half the artists cited in the indictment are charged with rico and nothing else - literal guilt by association.

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 18:40 (one week ago) link

otm, really gross and ugly to see things going back to using rappers' lyrics as "evidence" in criminal charges.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 19:11 (one week ago) link

that line from the nicki song is so plainly not about actually harming someone, feels like a joke

https://t.co/KONCI5I9jv https://t.co/ftybJKknM8 pic.twitter.com/9HVfgF9DVV

— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) May 10, 2022

in places all over the world, real stuff be happening (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 10 May 2022 19:21 (one week ago) link

damn rip thug

k3vin k., Tuesday, 10 May 2022 19:57 (one week ago) link

maybe rip not the best phrase to use in this situation...........

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 10 May 2022 20:14 (one week ago) link

tru

k3vin k., Tuesday, 10 May 2022 20:20 (one week ago) link

from what i read of the indictment, the song lyrics and photos with gang signs are mostly used as evidence that ysl was operating "as a gang," which justified the RICO charges. they seem to have actual evidence of him doing things like giving permission to people to murder yfn lucci.

i have no idea how this will play out and it is very possible this is a case of an overzealous prosecutor. it does seem insane to me that someone like thug, an icon, would still be wrapped up in this type of crime.

treeship., Friday, 13 May 2022 01:34 (one week ago) link


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