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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released November 1, 2019 | 300 Entertainment - Atl

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released August 15, 2019 | 300 Entertainment - Atl

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released August 16, 2019 | 300 Entertainment - Atl

Distinctions Pitchfork: Best New Music
“All of the songs are like fucking parade music. It ain’t no storylines to it. This shit is all about fun. If you're not having fun or in a fun mood, don’t even play this album” Young Thug warned. And since he’s having a party, he has invited all his friends from the rap scene to join him on this XXL album which boasts 13 featurings among the 19 tracks! Opening the album, we find the Atlanta rapper alone on Just How It Is, accompanied by just a folk guitar, a bass line and a minimalist beat to supplement his melodious flow. We then go straight to the main course with Sup Mate, which features his fellow American hip-hop superstar Future, who’s not as scathing as usual on this haunting production by ATL Jacob (Future’s loyal producer) and DY Krazy (808 Mafia). Some of the album’s highlights include the hit-worthy Surf, featuring Gumma, Lil Duke’s performance on I Bought Her, the catchy chorus of Bad Bad Bad (feat. Lil Baby), and the single The London, the album’s finale that features the two heavyweights Travis Scott and J. Cole, the latter supervising the record’s production. When he goes solo, Young Thug is just as ruthless as ever, as he demonstrates on Jumped out the Window over a jittery piano, or on Pussy, where he takes on Tenor Saw’s timbre from the reggae dancehall classic Ring The Alarm. That should be enough to occupy the top of the charts for a while. © Smaël Bouaici/Qobuz
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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released May 23, 2019 | 300 Entertainment - Atl

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released September 24, 2018 | 300 Entertainment - Atl

Just a month after the release of the Young Stoner Life compilation mixtape, Slime Language, Atlanta trap emcee Young Thug issued his third EP, On the Rvn. Debuting in the Top 20 of both the Billboard 200 and the R&B/Hip-Hop charts, the short set featured guests 6lack ("Climax"), Jaden Smith ("Sin"), and Elton John, who gave Thugger his seal of approval on the "Rocket Man"-sampling "High," as well as production by familiar faces London on da Track, Cubeatz, and more. ~ Neil Z. Yeung
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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released August 18, 2018 | 300 Entertainment - Atl

Though technically not a Young Thug effort, the Young Stoner Life compilation Slime Language has the quirky rapper's prints all over it, dripping with playful production and his trademark singsong delivery, while showcasing a slew of up-and-coming names from the YSL roster. Vocalist Karlae taunts on the standout "U Ain't Slime Enough," while MCs Lil Baby, Duke, and Gunna trade verses on multiple tracks, peaking on hypnotic trap highlights such as "Scoliosis" and "Chanel (Go Get It)." Tracy T. holds his own on the bonkers "Audemar" -- home to some of Thug's wildest vocal emoting -- as HiDoraah and Dolly front as hard as their male counterparts on "Expensive." Throughout, Thug injects his distinctive presence when necessary, pulling the best out of the YSL crew and serving as a tasty sampler of their individual talents. The set debuted at number eight on the Billboard 200 upon release. ~ Neil Z. Yeung
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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released July 25, 2018 | 300 Entertainment - Atl

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released April 14, 2018 | 300 Entertainment - Atl

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released August 27, 2016 | 300 Entertainment - Atl

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On his third mixtape release of the year, iconic Atlanta rapper Young Thug makes his big artistic statement. Following Slime Season 3 -- itself an equally competent and Zeitgeist-defining collection -- Thug's JEFFERY (initially titled No, My Name Is Jeffery) is thrilling and essential, one of the best rap releases of 2016. The eponymous album includes ten tracks named after different idols and influencers in Thug's life, from contemporaries like Future ("Future Swag") and Gucci Mane ("Guwop") to icons like Kanye West (originally titled "Pop Star") and Rihanna. Harambe, the slain zoo gorilla who spawned countless memes in 2016, even stars as a symbol of street violence and police brutality on the ferocious song dedicated in his honor. While a slim percentage of his delivery is slightly more intelligible on JEFFERY, much of Thug's distinctive rapping remains intact, from the atonal wailing to the undulating mumbling, and the lyrics are as filthy and drugged-out as ever. Yet, with the inclusion of some danceable dub and reggae influences on "Wyclef Jean" and "Swizz Beatz" -- which reveals Thug's best Louis Armstrong impression -- as well as a bright, almost-love song ("RiRi"), there's enough freshness here to make it his most exciting and mainstream release to date. There is also a slew of familiar guests to balance his verses. Thug mixes menace with atmosphere on the 808s Auto-Tuned "Floyd Mayweather" with Gucci Mane, Gunna, and Travi$ Scott, and swirls about unrequited love and attempts at faithful commitment on the tropical slow jam "Pick Up the Phone" with Migos' Quavo and Scott. Wyclef Jean himself drops in on the Kanye track, wherein listeners might have the epiphanic realization that, stylistically, Young Thug owes as much to Wyclef as he does to Gucci and Future. Speaking of style, there is a lot to unpack here and it's difficult to separate Thug's image from the music. From the eye-opening album cover that sees Thug wearing a dress crafted by Italian designer Alessandro Trincone to his frequent shout-outs to the boys and "my mans," Thug's continuing challenge of hip-hop's gender rules and stereotypes is as inspiring as his album dedicated to inspirations. Over the course of JEFFERY, he casually references Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin, Tiffany's, Chanel, Patek Philippe, and Pigalle just as nimbly as other rappers grasp at a Rolex or Rolls. As a figure unlike anything in the 2010s rap world, Young Thug presents his best case for inclusion in the pantheon of hip-hop influencers with JEFFERY, a release as inspired as it is inspiring. ~ Neil Z. Yeung
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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released August 27, 2016 | 300 Entertainment - Atl

Distinctions Pitchfork: Best New Music
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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released June 11, 2016 | 300 Entertainment - Atl

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released March 25, 2016 | 300 Entertainment - Atl

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released March 25, 2016 | 300 Entertainment - Atl

Odd as ever but on top of the charts, Young Thug put his Slime Season series of mixtapes to rest with this short 2016 release. Running at just under half an hour, Slime Season 3 features Yak Gotti, Lil Duke, and PeeWee Roscoe as its only guests, but the production comes from A-listers like Mike WiLL Made It, Allen Ritter, and London on Da Track. Start with the hit, "Drippin'," which is everything great about the Thug (slurred speech, strange delivery, infectious hooks) in one knockout cut. ~ David Jeffries
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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released February 5, 2016 | 300 Entertainment - Atl

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released February 5, 2016 | 300 Entertainment - Atl

Titled Slime Season 3 until the last minute, I'm Up is Young Thug's Billboard-charting 2016 mixtape, and it's a lean one, running a mere nine tracks long. That angel on the cover is the MC's friend, Keith Troup, who was slain in 2015 and gets a moving tribute in the mixtape's highlight "King TROUP." The rest of the best comes from the empowering music that reflects the mixtape's title, with "Special" being a prime example of motivational music in the druggy time of Future. Also check the Boosie Badazz tribute "F Cancer" and listen for prime productions from Wheezy and Metro Boomin. ~ David Jeffries
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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released January 29, 2016 | 300 Entertainment - Atl

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released November 20, 2015 | 300 Entertainment - Atl

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released August 28, 2015 | 300 Entertainment - Atl

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Rap/Hip-Hop - Released July 17, 2015 | 300 Entertainment - Atl