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I hate having to choose between Young Thug and Future. For one thing, they’re both truly great — bugged-out Atlanta rap rebels who have been shooting the mainstream full of absurd ideas and making themselves truly popular in the process. For another, they should really be on each other’s teams. They are natural allies, so… More »

“Struggle rapper” has become an internet epithet in the past few years, an easy shorthand term for the hordes of no-names who are in constant irritating self-promotional mode. But there are struggle rappers, and then there are rappers who struggle. Consider Boosie Badazz, the former Lil Boosie. Boosie’s struggles aren’t typically of the label-pushed-back-my-album variety,… More »

That tingling feeling in your cheeks is not Abel Tesfaye’s supply kicking in. It’s the most wonderful time of the year — year-end list season — and the festivities continue today with the Week In Pop’s second annual rundown of the finest pop singles of the past 12 months. … More »

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Young Thug – “F Cancer (Boosie)” (Feat. Quavo) Video

Young Thug has just dropped a video for the Quavo-featuring Boosie Badazz tribute "F Cancer (Boosie)," off of his new mixtape I'm Up. Boosie recently…
Peter Helman | February 7, 2016 - 1:19 pm

Download Young Thug I’m Up Mixtape

For a few weeks, the livewire Atlanta rap star (and recent Future sparring partner) Young Thug has claimed today as the release date for his…
Tom Breihan | February 5, 2016 - 8:55 am

Future Announces EVOL LP And Apple Music Deal, Much To Young Thug’s Chagrin

Future has released six(!) full-length projects in the past 16 months alone, and he's showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon. A mere two…
Peter Helman | February 3, 2016 - 8:33 pm

Young Thug – “F Cancer” (Feat. Quavo) & “Fetti” (Feat. Fetty Wap & Lil’ Uzi Vert)

With a release date for his anticipated Slime Season 3 mixtape finally on the books, Young Thug's recent barrage of tracks is starting to make…
Collin Robinson | January 29, 2016 - 10:41 am

Young Thug – “Serious”

The way Young Thug has subverted hip-hop's masculine norms is one of many interesting things about him, and in keeping with that subversion, there have…
Collin Robinson | January 19, 2016 - 1:50 pm

Young Thug – “Make A Lot” (Prod. Metro Boomin)

Young Thug and the great Atlanta producer Metro Boomin had a brief issue with one another last year, but they mended that fence quickly, and…
Tom Breihan | January 13, 2016 - 10:44 am

Bankroll Mafia (T.I. & Young Thug) – “Out My Face” (Feat. Shad Da God & London Jae)

T.I. and Young Thug teamed up last year on "Off-Set," a song from the Furious 7 soundtrack, and the two Atlanta rappers came together again…
Peter Helman | January 3, 2016 - 11:09 am

Stream Timbaland’s King Stays King Mixtape

As promised, Timbaland has celebrated Christmas by releasing his new mixtape King Stays King. In addition to features from the likes of Young Thug, Migos,…
Peter Helman | December 25, 2015 - 8:36 am

Young Thug – “Big Racks” (Feat. Lil Uzi Vert) Video

Young Thug has just shared a new video for "Big Racks" off of his excellent Halloween mixtape Slime Season 2. In the Be El Be-directed…
Peter Helman | December 20, 2015 - 12:03 pm

Migos & Young Thug – “Crime Stoppers” (Feat. Skippa Da Flippa)

Migos and Young Thug have been promising a collaborative mixtape for a few months now. MigoThuggin was initially pegged for a Halloween release, but that…
Peter Helman | December 19, 2015 - 11:29 am

The 15 Biggest Band Beefs Of 2015

Beefs! All hail beefs! Every year we start off with a blank slate, and every year our favorite (and least favorite!) artists bring all of…
James Rettig | December 15, 2015 - 1:35 pm

Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2015

One of music's finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing…
Stereogum | December 9, 2015 - 11:51 am

The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2015

Things got hot in 2015. After 2014, when most of rap's biggest names took the year off, everyone was suddenly locked into a brutal competition…
Tom Breihan | December 7, 2015 - 9:50 am

Lil Wayne Is Lost In The Wilderness

As long as Soundscan has been keeping track of these things, only 20 albums have sold more than a million copies in the first week…
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2015 - 9:34 am

When You Weren’t Paying Attention, ILoveMakonnen Got Really Good

Drake gave transformative figure iLoveMakonnen a huge career boost and changed his life when he jumped on a remix of Makonnen's "Tuesday," changing the song…
Tom Breihan | November 25, 2015 - 10:09 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week, the unavoidable question must be addressed: What is 5 Best Songs in a post-Art Angels world? (We found ourselves in a similar position…
Stereogum | November 20, 2015 - 1:42 pm

Rich Homie Quan x Young Thug – “Dead On” & “Contemplate”

They're back! Maybe! Hopefully! Last year, Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan joined forces to release the hit single "Lifestyle" and the excellent collaborative mixtape…
Tom Breihan | November 18, 2015 - 11:46 am
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