Young Thug News

 
  • Cover of Young Thug On Continuing Lil Wayne's "Carter" Series: "He Did 1 To 5, I'm Gonna Do 6 To 10"
    Young Thug has been pretty up-front about Lil Wayne's influence on his music, voicing that pairing with Birdman's Rich Gang team is something of a dream come true for him.
  • Cover of Birdman, Young Thug And Rich Homie Quan Announce Rich Gang Mixtape
    From the trio that brought you "Lifestyle" comes... a mixtape? Yes, Young Thug, Rich Homie Quan, and their generous benefactor Birdman have announced a joint tape under the name Rich Gang. Tha Tour Part 1, as it's titled, drops on September 29th.
  • Cover of Kevin Gates & Young Thug Engage In Instagram Beef [Update: Gates Did Not Call Thug "Gay"]
    It seems that hip-hop has moved on from Twitter beefs to the much more visual world of Instagram. Taking to his personal IG account, New Orleans-born emcee Kevin Gates released a video calling out Young Thug for answering his calls, prompting Thugger to come back and challenge Gates to "pull up" and accept the fade.
  • Cover of Young Thug Calls Birdman "My Lover" On Instagram
    Will the public ever stop caring about Young Thug's sexual preferences? Until the rapper himself clears the air about his orientation once and for all, probably not. 
  • Cover of Stream Young Thug's "1017 Thug 3: The Finale"
    Today, Young Thug releases 1017 Thug 3: The Finale, the third and final installment in a mixtape/album series that began last year. Gucci Mane, Young LA, MPA Duke, Metro Boomin, DJ Mustard and C4 all show up to contribute. A tracklist and stream is below, and you can head over to iTunes to buy the album.
  • Cover of Travi$ Scott Shares Artwork, Release Date And Tracklist For "Days Before Rodeo" [Update: Stream/Download Album For Free]
    Since releasing his mixtape Owl Pharaoh in May 2013, Houston MC Travi$ Scott has remained relatively quiet, save for "Don't Play," a remake of a song by The 1975 that also featured Big Sean.
  • Cover of Gucci Mane Announces Eight More 2014 Releases
    Whatever your opinion of Gucci Mane's music is, you have to consider his output in 2014 (the first seven months of it, that is) remarkable. Even from behind bars, GuWop has dropped enough material to warrant an in-depth guide to all of them, and now he's announced that we've only seen the tip of the iceberg in 2014.
  • Cover of Gucci Mane Digest
    Now that July has officially been taken over by the 1017 July Take Over, we’ve been left with a total of six mixtapes, one collaborative album and one studio album that Gucci Mane has released this year so far. (Trap God 3 is scheduled for September 13th).
  • Cover of Rich Homie Quan Is Considering Signing With Cash Money
    Rich Homie Quan was dismissed by many as a one-hit wonder early on, but with three radio hits this year alone (that's two more than Future, who he's often been compared to) he's solidified himself as a force to be reckoned with.
  • 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.
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