Rap’s Hercules

Young Thug hosts at the Compound on November 1st, 2014 (William 2014).

Young Thug has been on  the rise since his arguably audible cadence on Stoner produced by Dun Deal. It was nominated in 2014 for the BET Hip Hop Award for Best Club Banger. Undoubtedly having become an even bigger artist when looking at him now, Young Thug has released an array of impressive mixtapes such as Barter 6, the Slime Season series and I’m Up. Young Thug spent four years in a harsh detention center due to him assaulting his teacher when he was in high school. Wore women’s clothes and it is no secret, Thug knows how to grab the public’s attention (Levinson 2014).

According to Levinson (2014), Young Thug had a child when he was 17 years old. Thug has a risen to stardom through hardwork and working smart. “Anyone can rap if you’ve got brains. So, I just went with it” says Young Thug. His assertion clarifies how Thugga has a capable understanding of the power of self-will and applying yourself to a certain task (Levinson 2014).

Young Thug Performing "Mamacita"
Young Thug performing Mamacita alongside Travi$ Scott and Rich Homie Quan

Young Thug’s momentum began to build when he released Barter 6 and followed it up with a fierce compilation of unreleased records packaged as Slime Season. Emmanuel (2015) states that the mixtape was produced by Young Thug’s main producer, LondonOnTheTrack. The mixtape features guest verses by Young Ralph, PeeWee Longway and Quavo and OffSet from the Migos (Emmanuel 2015).

Young Thug’s Slime Season 3 has been streamed over 18 million times which is quite monumental to think that Thug has not stopped working on new music and continues to pop up on features ever so frequently. It is apparent that it will take a lot more than tweets, memes and bogus offers to stop the young king’s reign (Emmanuel 2015).

Stream Hercules from Young Thug’s critically acclaimed EP, I’m Up.

BulletholeBiebs 2014, Young Thug GIF, viewed 21 October 2016, http://www.kanyetothe.com/forum/index.php?topic=2291401.36

Emmanuel C.M 2015, Young Thug’s New Mixtape ‘Slime Season’ http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2015/09/stream-young-thugs-new-mixtape-slime-season/?trackback=tsmclip

Levinson, S.V 2014, Perma Stoned Oddball Young Thug Is The Hottest Voice In Rap, viewed 21 October 2016,  http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/perma-stoned-oddball-young-thug-is-the-hottest-voice-in-rap-20141204

William, P 2014, Young Thug hosts at the Compound on November 1st, 2014,  viewed 21 October 2016, http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/perma-stoned-oddball-young-thug-is-the-hottest-voice-in-rap-20141204



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