The wildly kinetic hyena yapper Young Thug (the voice out front of the magnetic radio hit “Stoner”) and the off-kilter yet pop-savvy producer Metro Boomin (the beatmaker behind Future’s lurching “Karate Chop”) are two of Atlanta hip-hop’s most exciting rising stars. They’ve teamed up before on tunes such as Thug’s “Some More,” and now they’re releasing a full-length project together under the name Metro Thuggin. The first single is called “The Blanguage,” and it finds them giving a colorful makeover to Drake’s dusky, Boi-1da-produced Nothing Was The Same deep cut “The Language.” By the time the ominous Auto-Tune howling kicks in at the end, “The Blanguage” could pass for latter-day Kanye, though as usual Thug is channelling prime Lil Wayne above all else. Download it below.
Look out for Metro Thuggin sometime this spring.