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Young Thug

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Biography

Atlanta rapper, fashion icon, and status-quo-challenging Young Thug broke through in 2013 with a series of successful mixtapes and singles. Born Jeffery Williams, Thug mixed the radio-worthy weirdness of rappers like Waka Flocka Flame with the hooky underground anthem sound of artists like Chief Keef. With his distinctive rapping style -- which, at times, was almost unintelligible -- and preference for wearing women's clothing, Thugger flouted hip-hop convention while defying gender and sexuality stereotypes. He released three volumes of his mixtape series I Came from Nothing before joining Gucci Mane's 1017 Brick Squad crew in late 2012. His mixtape 1017 Thug followed in early 2013, featuring the quirky street single "Picacho." Later in the year, his "Stoner" single appeared, but it didn't catch fire until 2014, when an authorized remix featuring Wale opened the floodgates for a series of unauthorized remixes from artists like Jim Jones, Iamsu!, and Trick Trick. The original track peaked that April and was eventually certified gold by the RIAA. That same year, Thug signed to 300 Entertainment, the Atlantic-distributed imprint co-founded by Lyor Cohen and Kevin Liles, and continued recording mixtapes. His first release for the label, 2015's Barter 6, climbed up to number 22 on the Billboard 200 album chart. In 2016, he released I'm Up, the first of many mixtapes of the year, which debuted at the very same position as Barter. Months later, he dropped the Top Ten hit Slime Season 3. Before his next release, he was awarded a platinum certification for his 2015 track "Best Friend." At the end of the summer, he unexpectedly issued his third tape, originally titled No, My Name Is Jeffery (changed a week later to simply JEFFERY). With a provocative cover art and concept (each track was named after one of Thug's idols), JEFFERY featured reggae/dub flourishes and appearances by Migos' Offset and Quavo, Gucci Mane, Travi$ Scott, and Wyclef Jean. ~ David Jeffries & Andy Kellman
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Top Tracks

  1.   Track
    Popularity
  2.   Stoner
  3.   Best Friend
  4.   Can't Tell
  5.   Danny Glover
  6.   F Cancer
  7.   2 Bitches
  8.   Check
  9.   Digits
  10.   Thief in the Night
  11.   Power
  12.   Harambe
  13.   Wyclef Jean
  14.   Guwop featuring Offset
  15.   With That
  16.   Floyd Mayweather featuring Gucci Mane
  17.   Pull up on a Kid by Yak Gotti
  18.   With Them
  19.   Imma Ride by Birdman
  20.   Gangster Shit
  21.   Webbie by Duke
  22.   RiRi
  23.   Dresser
  24.   Again by Gucci Mane
  25.   Young Thugga
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