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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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

"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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

I still think ICFN2 is his best release.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Monday, 20 May 2013 21:10 (four years ago) Permalink

he should become a star.

sisilafami, Monday, 20 May 2013 22:13 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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

Matt DC, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 11:28 (four years ago) Permalink

MC Rapper

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

'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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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

yeeznuts (some dude), Tuesday, 21 May 2013 14:52 (four years ago) Permalink

been wanting someone to curate a mallpunk raps tape for ages

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

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

Evan R, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:43 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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

Evan R, Wednesday, 22 May 2013 15:42 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

does this guy write good lyrics

Oral Sex in Sharp’s Ridge Park (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:45 (four years ago) Permalink

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

some dude, Thursday, 30 May 2013 11:57 (four years ago) Permalink

brb transcribing 'haiti slang'

tpp, Thursday, 30 May 2013 12:29 (four years ago) Permalink

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"

Oral Sex in Sharp’s Ridge Park (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Thursday, 30 May 2013 14:40 (four years ago) Permalink

1 thug 2 cups

some dude, Thursday, 30 May 2013 14:44 (four years ago) Permalink

"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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

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

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

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

lol probably.

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

Ah, those DJ Spinz tapes have been pretty good.

MikoMcha, Thursday, 19 September 2013 15:23 (four years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Love this

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

Evan R, Monday, 14 October 2013 22:03 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (four years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

'Danny Glover' = song of the decade

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

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 (three years ago) Permalink

can you get a song like that on American radio?

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

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 (three years ago) Permalink

if drake remixes it

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

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

i mean, unless youre in new york, like me

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

i was being sarcastic

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

hadn't heard this before...wow

has he put anything out since 1017 thug?

tpp, Monday, 20 January 2014 21:50 (three years ago) Permalink

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 (three years ago) Permalink

"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 (three years ago) Permalink

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

tpp, Monday, 20 January 2014 21:57 (three years ago) Permalink

new album out friday.

seems weird.

black covfefe in bed (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 13 June 2017 22:05 (five months ago) Permalink

sick i hope its all like safe

lag∞n, Tuesday, 13 June 2017 23:38 (five months ago) Permalink

very weird

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 14 June 2017 07:56 (five months ago) Permalink

👍👍👍

just sayin, Friday, 16 June 2017 09:15 (five months ago) Permalink

Weird in the best way. Just hope he can score a proper hit with one of these songs. He's an underachiever chart-wise.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 16 June 2017 09:16 (five months ago) Permalink

Those are my least fav kind of longneck posts. This is like when you kept insisting keef was lost in the weeds making shit no one would ever care about right when he'd just released what became two of his biggest records

Both artists dropped before streaming really made a real chart impact. Thug has not "underachieved" on the charts

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 16 June 2017 09:30 (five months ago) Permalink

gonna listen the shit out of this album

Shat Parp (dog latin), Friday, 16 June 2017 09:55 (five months ago) Permalink

wow... so far this sounds like yet another step up, even from Jeffery which I thought was brilliant. The production alone..

Shat Parp (dog latin), Friday, 16 June 2017 10:07 (five months ago) Permalink

That's basically what I'm talking about. Since streams do count this time there's no excuses if none of these songs chart. Future managed to get it done with Mask Off, and now he's undeniably a top tier artist, even though I vastly prefer his pre-WATTBA music. Before that his highest charting song featured Drake and we all know those songs don't really count.

As for Thug, Pick Up The Phone was last year's song of the summer in my circles and his highest charting song, but it still only reached #47 on the Hot 100. Not even Good Times managed to make him into a household name. What I'm afraid of is that he has lost his window and will never be the star he could have been - if only the charts had been more like what they are today when he had his breakthrough. Jeffery was good, but it still lacked something. More people were talking about the dress than about the music.

I always liked Faneto, btw, and Can You Be My Friend is one of my favorite singles this year. Keef has still spent a good few years in the wilderness and he'll probably never be the star he could have been, even if those years probably were for the better in helping him figure out what he wanted to be and do.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 16 June 2017 10:10 (five months ago) Permalink

xpost to deej, of course.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 16 June 2017 10:10 (five months ago) Permalink

I have no idea why or how Mask Off was chosen and made a hit. Totally boring compared to a lot of other tunes he's released lately. I'm So Groovy, Fresh Air, Coming Out Strong would all have been better choices IMO

Shat Parp (dog latin), Friday, 16 June 2017 10:16 (five months ago) Permalink

afaict RapCaviar has only added one song from Beautiful Thugger Girls. It's the one w Future and it's hardly at the top of the list, w three 2 Chainz songs higher up.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 16 June 2017 11:27 (five months ago) Permalink

damn, "do u love me"

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 16 June 2017 13:10 (five months ago) Permalink

this is super great--highlights so far are "do u love me," "on fire," and "relationship"

black covfefe in bed (voodoo chili), Friday, 16 June 2017 15:46 (five months ago) Permalink

Not even Good Times managed to make him into a household name.

First off, sentences like this are mind numbing bc it suggests you don't know what would make an actual hit for him anyway--this is by many miles one of his less popular records. "Pull up on a kid" and "best friend" and "with that" were way, way bigger

But also my point is you're talking about the artists like its their fault that they didn't chart--that *he* "underperformed" bc streaming hadn't been incorporated into billboard when it was always a broken system. Maybe!!what matters in rap is not what the charts arbitrarily support at any random time? Maybe there's more to the zeitgeist than that? In retrospect the people who were getting amped to "we dem boyz" or whatever seem more out of touch w what was happening in rap than the kids who were listening to "in the woods" keef and "underperforming" thug records

Also @ dog Latin the label actually pushed "drayco" but "mask off" was the people's choice

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 16 June 2017 16:18 (five months ago) Permalink

we were all like drayco? fuck it, mask off

mh, Friday, 16 June 2017 16:40 (five months ago) Permalink

mask off is really catchy and the flute loop is really infectious, this weird ilm anti-mask off sentiment is bizarre to me, i'm not a big future guy or anything but when i heard mask off i got why it was big

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 16 June 2017 16:47 (five months ago) Permalink

I get why it's big, it's just kind of boring imo

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 16 June 2017 16:53 (five months ago) Permalink

One man's boring is another man's "hypnotic"

black covfefe in bed (voodoo chili), Friday, 16 June 2017 17:13 (five months ago) Permalink

plus that Prison Song sample is dope af.

evol j, Friday, 16 June 2017 18:21 (five months ago) Permalink

where's the RMDE gif when i need it

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 16 June 2017 18:43 (five months ago) Permalink

so this is Thugger's HNDRXX I guess?

Shat Parp (dog latin), Sunday, 18 June 2017 13:26 (five months ago) Permalink

that's a pretty good comparison, tho HNDRXX faded for me after I initially loved it. time will tell what i think of BTG, but i do know that "on fire" is a jam

black covfefe in bed (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 20 June 2017 14:52 (five months ago) Permalink

favs are the one w/ future, 'on fire' 'get high' and 'do u love me'

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 20 June 2017 16:32 (five months ago) Permalink

daddy's birthday

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 20 June 2017 17:32 (five months ago) Permalink

in the interests of cross platform consistency i should mention i decided im not that into the future record upon repeat listens. idk, hook is kinda rhythmic radio corny to me

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Thursday, 22 June 2017 05:34 (five months ago) Permalink

Well, there's no Rich Gang alchemy present on that song, for sure.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 22 June 2017 07:18 (five months ago) Permalink

which future record?

Shat Parp (dog latin), Thursday, 22 June 2017 09:49 (five months ago) Permalink

Relationship, the one on BTG. I think it's fine but it doesn't feel as effortless as the Thug/RHQ stuff. A high bar, obviously.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Thursday, 22 June 2017 09:51 (five months ago) Permalink

they shdve collaborated before they became legends

lag∞n, Thursday, 22 June 2017 16:14 (five months ago) Permalink

They did, the track they did on ICFN2 is good

albvivertine, Thursday, 22 June 2017 21:11 (five months ago) Permalink

was thinking like a whole tape........with gucci

lag∞n, Thursday, 22 June 2017 21:26 (five months ago) Permalink

That would've been really cool probably, tho personally I'd pass on Hucclecote.

albvivertine, Thursday, 22 June 2017 21:46 (five months ago) Permalink

(Left that autocorrect for Gucci in bc lol)

albvivertine, Thursday, 22 June 2017 21:47 (five months ago) Permalink

lmao wtf is Hucclecote

lag∞n, Friday, 23 June 2017 00:03 (five months ago) Permalink

Hucclecote Mane

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hucclecote

Shat Parp (dog latin), Friday, 23 June 2017 07:30 (five months ago) Permalink

[young thug voice] maaaaate

lag∞n, Friday, 23 June 2017 17:08 (five months ago) Permalink

I can't stop listening to this album.. rather early but tempted to say it's his best work so far

Shat Parp (dog latin), Friday, 23 June 2017 19:37 (five months ago) Permalink

if I waste your time I reimbuuuursee

Shat Parp (dog latin), Friday, 23 June 2017 19:38 (five months ago) Permalink

out ridin' on a bike on a very late night has p much been my life this week

Shat Parp (dog latin), Friday, 23 June 2017 19:39 (five months ago) Permalink

not my cup of tea

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 23 June 2017 19:56 (five months ago) Permalink

oops this was meant for the vince staples thread

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Friday, 23 June 2017 19:57 (five months ago) Permalink

So this did 50% of Kodak Black's first week numbers. That's what I was afraid of. Definitely not saying that it devaluates the music but seeing as he has been a buzz artist for so long without it translating into actual sales I'm semi worried about his future.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Sunday, 2 July 2017 20:53 (five months ago) Permalink

* semi worried about his commercial future and how it will impact his artistic arc. Thug doesn't need to sell in order to be good but I'm not sure how he'll take it if people begin to consider him a flop.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Sunday, 2 July 2017 21:03 (five months ago) Permalink

this record sounding v good, might be his best yet

imago, Wednesday, 5 July 2017 11:03 (five months ago) Permalink

Do U Love Me (especially the delivery from 2:10) really doing it for me this week. Me or Us, despite being lyrically nonsensical works as a tender moment. I also like the quasi-festival/Manu Chaoness of For Y'All

Shat Parp (dog latin), Wednesday, 5 July 2017 11:14 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3h63FK4tlLU

Number None, Saturday, 19 August 2017 19:17 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

hell yea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyrQog0JXOA

gr8080, Friday, 22 September 2017 17:31 (two months ago) Permalink

damn this EP is impressive

Evan R, Thursday, 28 September 2017 17:13 (two months ago) Permalink


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