On their great collaborative track “The Blanguage,” the unstable Atlanta rap molecule Young Thug and the excellent producer Metro Boomin turned Drake’s “The Language” into a hallucinatory, unhinged Auto-Tune smear, a deeply weird rap banger that somehow grows more intoxicating every time I hear it. The song’s new video, from director Cam Kirk, is a deeply halfassed low-budget affair, the kind of thing that unwittingly shows non non-glamorous rap-star life can be (that empty kitchen!). But with its hazy filters and weird lighting, and with the strange image of Thug wearing Ugg boots — it ends up fitting the song nicely anyway. Check it out below.
Young Thug and Metro Boomin’s Metro Thuggin project is apparently coming sometime this spring, and I am excited.