It’s hard not to wonder how Young Thug comes up with his lyrics. They’re always strange and sometimes very, very good. The first lines of his verse on “Scoliosis” are illustrative:
I’ma dance, I was sexin yo’ mama
Nigga we smoked ’em, we don’t care ’bout no karma
All the homies are protected like Obama
Ancient gold Rolex like a condom
The movement between these ideas is best charted through the progression of rhyming words at the end of each line: mama, karma, Obama, condom. The words are about as unrelated as it gets. Thankfully, Thugger went on Instagram Live the other day to show exactly how he makes a song from start to finish. The process is reminiscent of a certain someone.
Thug begins the video in his tour bus, where he finds the hook by bouncing ideas off his friends, settling on “rich n***a live” which becomes the title for the song. He then moves to the studio where he sets up a still camera that films him spit and revise lines over and over.
He then went goes on Live after the song is completely finished to show it to fans. Enjoy “Rich N***a Live” below: