Young Thug News

 
  • Cover of Young Thug Announces New Single With Mike WiLL Made It [Update: New Artwork Revealed]
    Two of the biggest names in Atlanta's trap scene are about to team for a big single. Very soon, Young Thug and Mike WiLL Made It will unveil their collaborative track "Take A Picture," and today they've unveiled the artwork. Check it out in the gallery above.
  • Cover of Wiz Khalifa On Young Thug Mixtape Cover: "That Was Funny As Hell"
    Young Thug has a ton of unreleased material, and it seems much of it happens to be in Gucci Mane's possession. Thus, Gucci and his team have been releasing music from Thug's Brick Factory sessions as mixtapes over the last little while.
  • Cover of Wiz Khalifa Addresses Young Thug's Photoshopped Cover Art For "1017 Thug 2"
    Young Thug dropped off his follow up to his 1017 Thug mixtape the other week, 1017 Thug 2. The album contained ten new records available to stream, as well as some conversation-starting cover artwork. 
  • Cover of Stream Young Thug's "1017 Thug 2"
    Gucci Mane promised us a Brick Squad-heavy July, and though he's been known to be unreliable at times, he and his crew have delivered thus far. Following GuWop's Trap House 4, which dropped last week, here's a stream of Young Thug's 1017 Thug 2, which officially drops tomorrow.
  • Cover of Young Thug Says He's Already Recorded "A Million" Songs With Lil Wayne
    Young Thug's label situation was a complete mystery, until an in-depth Buzzfeed investigation (inspired by a Noz complaint) concluded that the rapper was trapped in an Atlantic deal he wanted no part of.
  • Cover of Apparently Young Thug Is Signed To Lyor Cohen's 300 Label
    Young Thug seems to be signing deals with just about everyone these days. Today it's being reported that Thugga is signed to the independent label 300, helmed by Lyor Cohe and Todd Moscowitz. This just muddies the water even further when it comes to Thug's label status.
  • Cover of Gucci Mane Announces "World War 3D" Series Featuring Migos, Young Thug & Peewee Longway [Update: Artwork Revealed]
    Last summer, Gucci Mane hit us with a trilogy of albums in one day, dropping the World War 3 series, based on three of his greatest vices; Gas, Molly, and Lean.
  • Cover of A-Trak On Young Thug: "He's The Real Deal"
    As of late, the rap world's been buzzing with opinions about the most alien of the ATLiens, Young Thug. Some have been slow to warm to his offbeat, unorthodox approach to rapping, but others, like recent collaborator A-Trak, see him as a luminary in the rap game.
  • Cover of More Details Emerge On Kanye West's New, Less "Abrasive" Album
    The latest clue we got about Kanye West's upcoming album came courtesy of a Florence, Italy newspaper, in which West was interviewed saying that the album was "made in Florence." Yesterday, Billboard pulled together some new sources to give us a better idea of what to expect from the follow-up to last year's divisive&n
  • Cover of Birdman Says Young Thug Has The Same Potential Drake & Lil Wayne Had
     Cash Money Records co-founder Birdman was on set at the Young Thug cover shoot with Complex magazine recently and decided to take some time out to speak with the magazine about his hopes for the young rising Atlanta rapper.
  • Cover of Young Thug Covers Complex Magazine
    Young Thug is quickly becoming a polarizing figure within the rap game. His warble/mumble raps, adapted from ATLiens like Future, makes people pick sides: it's either love or hate. As the rapper's stock continues to rise, Complex has tapped the intriguing personality for the cover of their new issue. 
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: April 21-27
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
  • Cover of Young Thug Has Reportedly Been Signed To Atlantic Since Last Year
    Young Thug's label situation has been a confusing one to say the least. The rapper has hinted at signing with Future's Freebandz imprint, as well as more recently Cash Money, and then there's the question of whether there was any paperwork involved in his affiliation with Gucci Mane's 1017 Brick Squad.
  • Cover of Young Thug Is Naming His Next Project "Carter VI"
    For those of you who thought you'd never see a Carter VI, its now looking like a real possibility-- though it won't be Lil Wayne on the mic. According to Young Thug-- who has continuously cited Wayne as his sole influence --his next project will be titled Carter VI.
  • Cover of Young Thug Clears Up Ambiguous Label Status
    It's been a bizarre saga as to where Young Thug's affiliations lie. First, he claimed to be a free agent no longer with Atlantic. Then, he inferred that he signed to Cash Money, but then labelhead Birdman quickly denied it.
  • Cover of Wiz Khalifa, Young Thug, Vic Mensa & More Perform At SXSW Fader Fort
    There have been plenty of big hip hop showcases and sets going on at SXSW this year, but the last couple of days at the Fader Fort have been pretty solid.
  • Cover of Rich Homie Quan Says His Joint Project With Young Thug Is The "Best Collabo Since OutKast"
    Young Thug revealed that he and Rich Homie Quan would be releasing a joint mixtape in the near future, and while promises of collaborative projects rarely see any results these days, this one may just come to fruition.
  • Cover of Gucci Mane Announces Two New Projects Dropping Same Day
    Gucci Mane is usually a prolific rapper, but lately he's quieted down, although that's not to stay he's been stagnant, he's still dropped a leak or two and visuals. We heard GuWop on "Trap Numbers" just the other week.
  • Cover of Young Thug Is Not A Free Agent, Still Signed To Brick Squad And Atlantic
    There have been many rumors as to where Young Thug is going to sign, some instigated by the rapper himself. However, apparently Young Thug has no one to sign to, as of yet, as he's still reportedly signed to Atlantic and 1017 Brick Squad. 
  • Cover of Young Thug Signs To Cash Money [Update: Birdman's Rep Denies Signing]
    Speculation has been arising lately, but when Young Thug was earlier seen exiting a Maybach that Cash Money Exec., Birdman was chilling in, he was snagged for an (unplanned) interview with Mass Appeal who asked him whether he was signed to Cash Money or not. Young Thug replied, "Yeah. I signed."
  • Cover of Young Thug Arrested In Atlanta
    Young Thug was reportedly arrested in Atlanta yesterday. Sources close to Complex say that the arrest "started as a traffic violation", but other charges may have arisen. Upon further investigation, Thug (real name Jeffrey Williams) was found in the database for Fulton County Jail.
  • Cover of Nicki Minaj Speaks On Young Thug's "Rawness" & "Creating A Classic Album"
    Nicki Minaj has been dropping plenty of new music in the last few weeks. First we got "Boss Ass Bitch", then her "Danny Glover" freestyle, and finally "Lookin' Ass Nigga" which also came complete with a Nabil-directed visual.
  • Cover of Young Thug Covers The Fader Magazine
  • Cover of Young Thug Says He Has Records With Kanye West, Freebandz Deal Not Official Yet
    Young Thug's stock continues to rise, with hits like "Danny Glover" and "Stoner" currently receiving freestyle and remixes galore, not to mention a co-sign from Kanye West when he was seen turning up and singing along to Thug's hits at a club in Paris.
  • Cover of Young Thug To Sign With Future's Freebandz Imprint, Release Mixtape With Rich Homie Quan
    Thing really aligned for Young Thug in 2014. The experimental emcee gradually gained hype and acclaim throughout 2013 on the strength of his 1017 Thug mixtape, but his singles, "Stoner" and "Danny Glover" really picked up steam in the new year, earning club-appreciation from both Drake and Kanye West.
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