Posted by , Feb 3, 2016 at 06:01pm
Young Thug and Lyor Cohen chop it up with Ebro about Thug's rise in the rap game.

Young Thug is quite interview-shy, as is music industry executive Lyor Cohen, so to get them both together for one interview is a feat. Ebro pulled it off for his Apple Beats 1 radio show, and a stream of their conversation has been made available.

Thugger isn't the most loquacious either, but Lyor seems to encourage him to expand a bit on his answers, right off the bat. They start with Thugger's past, being signed to Gucci Mane before linking with 300. As Thug explains, he met GuWop through a friend and a fellow rapper, PeeWee Longway.

"The first day I met GuWop I sold him a watch. We had took a watch..I sold it to him, a Rolex. It was a girl Rolex. I sold it to him, and then we was listening to beats and I was like ay, plug me in, let me go. And he ain't say nothing, he was just sitting. And I did the song, and he like, who you mess with? And we just chopped it up then, and then from then, I started going to the 'yo [studio] with him everyday, working, working, working."

He goes on to speak on how their working relationship developed into a label deal, and 1017 Thug, as well as his ferocious work ethic in general.

As the interview continued, Thug addressed his appreciation of Lil Wayne, or actually, clarifies it. 

"Honestly I always paid attention to Lil Wayne. Close attention. He's always my idol, he still my idol. I still know all his music, everything that he's putting out now, I still know everything. I think when he came in as a Hot Boy, he was like a street nigga, like everybody in the streets can adjust to it. But as he grew, he started like [wearing] tight clothes and rockstar...so I guess it went the same path, cause I really always paid attention to him, so I guess it went the same way but I never wanted to live or be like him, I always just paid attention. He's iconic, I always paid attention to him like that, I never paid attention to him, like, I'd die if I don't be like him," Thug says.

Listen to the full 25-minute interview below. Lyor goes on to speak on why Thug doesn't do very many interviews, as he chooses to spend most of his time in the studio.

Young Thug Elaborates On His Appreciation For Lil Wayne

Young Thug and Lyor Cohen chop it up with Ebro about Thug's rise in the rap game.


Young Thug is quite interview-shy, as is music industry executive Lyor Cohen, so to get them both together for one interview is a feat. Ebro pulled it off for his Apple Beats 1 radio show, and a stream of their conversation has been made available.

Thugger isn't the most loquacious either, but Lyor seems to encourage him to expand a bit on his answers, right off the bat. They start with Thugger's past, being signed to Gucci Mane before linking with 300. As Thug explains, he met GuWop through a friend and a fellow rapper, PeeWee Longway.

"The first day I met GuWop I sold him a watch. We had took a watch..I sold it to him, a Rolex. It was a girl Rolex. I sold it to him, and then we was listening to beats and I was like ay, plug me in, let me go. And he ain't say nothing, he was just sitting. And I did the song, and he like, who you mess with? And we just chopped it up then, and then from then, I started going to the 'yo [studio] with him everyday, working, working, working."

He goes on to speak on how their working relationship developed into a label deal, and 1017 Thug, as well as his ferocious work ethic in general.

As the interview continued, Thug addressed his appreciation of Lil Wayne, or actually, clarifies it. 

"Honestly I always paid attention to Lil Wayne. Close attention. He's always my idol, he still my idol. I still know all his music, everything that he's putting out now, I still know everything. I think when he came in as a Hot Boy, he was like a street nigga, like everybody in the streets can adjust to it. But as he grew, he started like [wearing] tight clothes and rockstar...so I guess it went the same path, cause I really always paid attention to him, so I guess it went the same way but I never wanted to live or be like him, I always just paid attention. He's iconic, I always paid attention to him like that, I never paid attention to him, like, I'd die if I don't be like him," Thug says.

Listen to the full 25-minute interview below. Lyor goes on to speak on why Thug doesn't do very many interviews, as he chooses to spend most of his time in the studio.

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