F Cancer (Prod. by Mike Will Made-It)
"F Cancer," which dropped a week ago, is the opener on I'm Up. It's also Thug's latest single, looking to embark on a similar path to Slime Season's "Best Friend." It's easily got the most stacked lineup of any track on I'm Up, featuring Quavo and produced by Mike Will, and it includes one of the most remarkable stream-of-consciousness-style hooks in Thug history.
It's really too easy how each line -- each one idiosyncratic Thugger -- connects to the next. His delivery is perfectly timed, though his voice retains a sense of unpredictably. Accordingly, one would think his whole focus would be on his delivery, which is much more important than content when it comes to a Thug song. Even so, while on the fly, the words that happen to arrive at the tip of his tongue are immediately evocative.
Of course, none of this has to do with the title of the song -- "Fuck Cancer" -- which was prefaced as a tribute to Boosie, who was diagnosed with the disease in November and prevailed through a successful cancer-removing kidney surgery the next month. The opening line, "Fuck Cancer, shout out to Boosie," is the only instance when Thug mentions either the disease or the Baton Rouge rapper.
Even so, he raps as though he has what it takes to defeat the illness, and the flows he proceeds to concoct during his maniacal tear showcase the type of inspiration needed to find an actual cure. Though Boosie's raps are wildly different than those of Thug, he exhibits a similarly impassioned drive when he gets on the mic. And Boosie, who will appear in the upcoming "F Cancer" video, recognizes this, and has likely accepted the tribute. Sometimes it's takes a real banger to drive home a simple message.