Staff Picks Playlist (August 26)
It's been a pretty wild week, kickstarted with the surprise drop of Frank Ocean's Blonde. The boy really came through. But it didn't end there. Last night, another boundary-pushing artist released his own highly anticipated project, as Young Thug attempted an artistic rebirth of sorts with No, My Name Is Jeffery, which arrived with the most memorable album cover of the year.
A Song-By-Song Guide To Young Thug's "No, My Name Is Jeffery"
Late last night, after a few delays as well as a number of different and increasingly confusing tracklists, 300 Entertainment finally released Young Thug's third project of the year: No, My Name Is Jeffery. Just before, Thug shared what has to be the most memorable album cover of the year, showing him in a floor-length periwinkle dress with his face obscured by an umbrella-like hat that, the likes of which has never before sat on a rapper's head. But with this project, Thug is intent on proving himself to be far more than just a rapper.
Twitter Reacts To Young Thug's "No, My Name Is JEFFERY" Cover Art
Young Thug added to his legend Thursday night when he released the cover art for No, My Name is JEFFERY a couple hours before he released the full project. The cover depicted Thugger wearing an outfit from Italian designer Alessandro Trincone's “Annodami” collection that looks like a cross between "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" and "Gone with the Wind." Thugger is one of hip hop's most provocative characters, and he had Twitter going bonkers with one of his boldest statements to date.
Stream Young Thug's "No, My Name Is Jeffrey"
The wait is finally over. After weeks of heavy promotion & even confusion, which included a name change & couple setbacks, Young Thug’s highly anticipated Jeffrey mixtape is now officially available on iTunes.
Lyor Cohen Previewed Every Song From Young Thug's "Jeffery" On Snapchat
With the release of Young Thug's Jeffery just hours away, 300 Ent. boss Lyor Cohen has shared a snippet of each of the mixtape's nine songs in his Snapchat. First reaction: Thug got a joint on here called "Harambe."
Young Thug Announces Release Date For "Jeffery"
After a couple setbacks & delays, it looks like Young Thug No, My Name Is Jeffery’s upcoming project is finally ready to see the light of day. On Monday night, Thugger took to his Instagram to announce that Jeffery will be dropping this Friday, August 26.
Top Tracks: August 15 - August 21
Last week was a funny one for album delays. On one hand, Frank Ocean delivered not only his first, but also his second album since 2012's Channel Orange, but on the other, we didn't get the projects that we'd been expecting from French Montana, Young Thug, and Travis Scott.
Young Thug's Most Unpredictable Moves Of 2016
Fingers crossed that Jeffery will drop on August 26, as Lyor Cohen has hinted, but at this point, we won't hold our breath. In the meantime, Thug has assuaged his fans with the release of "Elton," a collaboration with the great Wyclef Jean.
Young Thug Teases Collaboration With Wyclef Jean Releasing Today
The artist formerly known as Young Thug is planning to release his new project Jeffery very soon, but he’s been cagey as to exactly when. Last we heard, Travi$ Scott (who has his own project delay issues) was causing the hold up due to a verse he hadn’t submitted yet. While we haven’t heard anything more about the collaboration between Thugger and Travi$ Scott, last night Young Thug post a video on Instagram apologizing to his fans for the delay in the project.
Young Thug Stars In New Puma Ad Campaign
Young Thug, aka No, My Name Is Jeffery, was called upon by PUMA to star in one of their nostaglic campaigns, romanticizing the birth of hip-hop, featuring some 70s flavor.
Young Thug Only Changing Name To "No, My Name Is Jeffery" For One Week
Young Thug confirmed that he is changing his name to "No, My Name Is Jeffery" in an interview on Travis Scott's .WAV Beats 1 show. The silver lining: the name change is temporary. "I'm Jeffery for one fucking week," he said. "If I don’t sell a 100,000 copies." Young Thug is on the verge of releasing his Jeffery mixtape, which now sounds like it will be sold on iTunes and be available on streaming platforms. Though Lyor Cohen has insisted that it is coming out on August 26th, Thug is still implying that it is coming out today, August 16.
Young Thug Is Changing His Name To "No, My Name Is Jeffery," Says Lyor Cohen
We have come to expect the unexpected from Young Thug. But few could have predicted a turn of events revealed by 300 Ent. boss Lyor Cohen during his most recent appearance on the Rap Radar podcast: Thugger is changing his name to "No, My Name Is Jeffery." Thug is dropping his mixtape Jeffery on either August 16 or August 26, depending on who you ask. It appears that it will not merely be a mixtape, but mark a new era for The Artist Formerly Known As Young Thug.
Young Thug Shares "Jeffery" Tracklist
The release date of Young Thug's Jeffery mixtape has been pushed back to August 26th. At least, that's what Lyor Cohen says... Thugger still seems to think it's dropping on the 16th. In any case, he shared the mixtape's tracklist early Sunday morning. He wrote it out longhand on a notepad in his floral script. It's eight tracks long, like Slime Season 3, with no features to speak of, though don't be surprised if his disciple YSL Duke makes an appearance.
Everything We Know About Young Thug's "JEFFERY" Mixtape
Young Thug had a very strong 2015, delivering Barter 6, Slime Season 1, and Slime Season 2, a cohesive collection of projects the converted more casual fans into stans. His 2016 has been a little more scattered, with I'm Up and Slime Season 3 supplying many bangers, but not as strong as an album experience. Jeffery seems like the project that will bring everything together this year.
Young Thug's "Jeffery" Gets Delayed
After teasing the project heavily on all his social media accounts, Young Thug finally announced a release date for his next project, Jeffery, at the beginning of August, to the delight of his fans.
Drake Talks Sh*t, Kills With Softness At Madison Square Garden (Review)
All along, it seems like “Summer Sixteen,” Drake’s first single of the year, not included on VIEWS, was designed to be his heated opener during his tour of the same name, which hit Madison Square Garden last night for the first of four shows at the elite Manhattan arena. Though billed as a co-headlining tour with Future, make no mistake -- this was Drake’s show, and Drake’s audience.
Young Thug Shares "Jeffery" Release Date
Last month, Young Thug revealed that he would drop one more project -- following February's I'm Up and March's Slime Season 3 -- before the release of what will technically be his debut studio album, Hi-Tunes. He revealed that the title of his third release of 2016 will be Jeffery, a slight misspelling of his own name. Thug has since been dropping off Instagram videos of himself geeking out to fire Jeffery snippets on the daily.
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Like many before him (Rae Sremmurd, Waka Flocka, Metro Boomin), Lil Uzi Vert found that relocating to unofficial rap capital, Atlanta, was the best way to advance his career. The Philly native got his big break back in 2014 when another guy originally from his hometown, DJ Drama, was introduced to him by Don Cannon (also a Philadelphian!).
Young Thug & Crew Have Run-In With Cops In Pittsburgh
Young Thug was out in Pittsburgh for their Summer Jam festival on Sunday night when he had an encounter with the police at the Southside Event Center, that luckily, ended pretty innocently. The rapper was hanging out with his entourage backstage beside their sprinter van, when security at the venue reportedly noticed someone in the squad with a gun. They alerted the police, who rushed the scene, as captured in the video footage below.
Jeremih Teases New Collaboration With Chance The Rapper & Young Thug
We got our first Chance The Rapper x Young Thug collaboration by way of Chance's Coloring Book, with "Mixtape." It was an exciting collaboration from two sangin-ass rappers who often contrast in content and style. The two will link up once again, this time thanks to Jeremih, as the Chi-town singer revealed on twitter early this morning that he's finishing up a collaboration with the two artists.