Young Thug is a rapper, singer, and songwriter from the United States. Young Thug is regarded as a generational influencer, with his music influencing the modern sound of hip hop and trap music. Thug, known for his eccentric vocal style and fashion, began his independent mixtape career in 2011 with I Came from Nothing. Young Thug signed with Gucci Mane’s 1017 Records in early 2013, and later that year he released his label debut mixtape 1017 Thug to critical acclaim.
Young Thug received mainstream recognition in 2014 with the singles “Stoner” and “Danny Glover” in addition to appearances on several singles, including T.I.’s “About the Money”, Tyga’s “Hookah”, and Rich Gang’s “Lifestyle”. Young Thug also signed with Lyor Cohen’s 300 Entertainment that year and collaborated on the mixtape Rich Gang: Tha Tour Pt. 1.
Young Thug has received both praise and criticism for his eccentric and one-of-a-kind vocal style, which has been described as deviating from traditional rap lyricism and, at times, incomprehensible meaning. According to BBC’s Jeff Weiss, he is the “most influential rapper of the twenty-first century.” “In a typical Young Thug verse,” The Fader writes, “he slurs, shouts, whines, and sings, feverishly contorting his voice into a series of odd timbres like a beautifully played but broken wind instrument.”
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Young Thug has been imprisoned since his arrest in May and is currently on trial.