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Young Thug

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Jeffery Lamar Williams (born August 16, 1991), known professionally as Young Thug, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is considered to be an influential figure of his generation, with his music impacting the modern sound of hip hop and trap music. Known for his eccentric vocal style and fashion, Thug initially released a series of independent mixtapes beginning in 2011 with I Came from Nothing. In early 2013, he signed with Gucci Mane's 1017 Records, and later that year he released his label debut mixtape 1017 Thug to critical praise.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". That year, he also signed to Lyor Cohen's 300 Entertainment and collaborated on the mixtape Rich Gang: Tha Tour Pt. 1. In 2015, he amassed a number of mixtapes, including Barter 6 and two installments of his Slime Season series. Subsequently in 2016, Thug issued commercial mixtapes I'm Up, Slime Season 3, and Jeffery. In 2017, Thug featured on the worldwide hit "Havana" by Cuban pop singer Camila Cabello, which became his first number-one single on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2018, he released a compilation album Slime Language with his label YSL Records. In 2019, he won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year for his contributions to Childish Gambino's "This Is America".Young Thug's debut studio album, So Much Fun (2019), debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and included the Billboard Hot 100 top-twenty singles "The London" and "Hot". The following year, his single "Go Crazy" with Chris Brown from the collaborative mixtape Slime & B (2020) peaked at number three on the Hot 100, becoming his first top-ten single as a lead artist. Additionally, he reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for the second time in his career with his feature alongside M.I.A. on Travis Scott's single "Franchise", In 2021, Thug released the compilation album Slime Language 2 which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Later that year, Thug would reach number one on the Hot 100 a third time by featuring alongside Future on Drake's "Way 2 Sexy". His second studio album, Punk, was released on October 15, 2021. It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming his third number one album, as well as his second chart topping project of 2021.

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November 2, 2022

Drake, 21 Savage, Megan Thee Stallion, and More Back Call to ‘Protect Black Art,' Ban Use of Rap Lyrics in Court

The initiative began as a petition earlier this year and was launched in response to the YSL indictment in which Young Thug and Gunna were named.

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October 20, 2022

Lil Baby on Being in Contact With Young Thug’s Family Amid Incarceration, Says He’s Lost Millions in Crypto

In an interview on 'Sway’s Universe,' Lil Baby has revealed that he’s been in contact with Young Thug’s family amid his incarceration on RICO charges.

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October 14, 2022

The Best New Music This Week: Lil Baby, $NOT, Stormzy, and More

Complex's best new music this week includes songs from Lil Baby, Young Thug, $NOT, Stormzy, Juice WRLD, Marshmello, Central Cee, MAVI, and many more.

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October 14, 2022

Lil Baby Drops 'It's Only Me' Album f/ Young Thug, Future, Nardo Wick, and More

Lil Baby has finally dropped off his highly anticipated third album 'It's Only Me,' which features appearances from Nardo Wick, Young Thug, and more.

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October 7, 2022

D.A. Asks Court to Delay YSL RICO Trial Involving Young Thug and Gunna

In a motion for continuance filing this week, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis requested a postponement in the start of the YSL RICO trial.

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October 7, 2022

Takeoff & Quavo Release ‘Only Built for Infinity Links’ Album: Stream It Now

The project, released via Quality Control Music/Motown Records, features Summer Walker, Young Thug, Gunna, YoungBoy Never Broke Again & Mustard.

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October 7, 2022

Quavo and Takeoff Drop Unc & Phew Album 'Only Built for Infinity Links'

The 18-track project marks the rappers' first full-length release under the Unc & Phew moniker. It includes features from Young Thug, Birdman, and more.

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October 3, 2022

21 Savage Calls Out Wack 100 for Suggesting He Snitched on Young Thug

21 Savage and Wack 100 got into a heated exchange on Clubhouse this weekend after the latter accused the former of being an informant in YSL's RICO case.

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September 13, 2022

Kanye West and Drake lead nominations for the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards

Cardi B, Doja Cat and Young Thug have also received multiple nominations The post Kanye West and Drake lead nominations for the 2022 BET Hip Hop Awards appeared first on NME.

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September 9, 2022

Young Thug Sent An ‘Innocent’ Tweet to Michael Phelps. Prosecutors Used It Against Him

Georgia prosecutors used the silly exchange between the jailed rapper and champion swimmer to win a key ruling in RICO case

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September 9, 2022

Kanye West Teases Plans to Build Donda University Campus on Land That Young Thug Offered Him

Ye shared a screenshot of a text exchange with an unknown person on Thursday, including word that he is planning to launch Donda University.

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September 2, 2022

Young Thug Offers Kanye Land in Georgia: 'I Got Over 100 Acres. However Many You Need They’re Yours Free of Charge'

The incarcerated rapper made the offer while behind bars Thursday night. Kanye previously announced his plans to buy ATL land for his first Yeezy store.

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August 30, 2022

District attorney prosecuting Young Thug and Gunna defends using lyrics for evidence

"If you decide to admit your crimes over a beat, I'm gonna use it" The post District attorney prosecuting Young Thug and Gunna defends using lyrics for evidence appeared first on NME.

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August 29, 2022

Georgia DA Prosecuting Young Thug and Gunna Defends Citing Rap Lyrics as Evidence: ‘I’m Going to Use It’

"You do not get to commit crimes in my county, and then get to decide to brag on it," said Fulton County District Attorney Fanni Willis

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August 29, 2022

Atlanta DA Defends Use of Rap Lyrics In Court: ‘People Can Continue to Be Angry’

“If you decide to admit your crimes over a beat, I’m gonna use it,” Fani Willis said, months after she cited Young Thug and Gunna's music in a sweeping gang case.

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August 19, 2022

Young Thug Denied Bond For Third Time At Heated Hearing

Grammy winner's lawyers proposed house arrest at a secret location guarded 24/7 by law enforcement

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August 19, 2022

Young Thug denied bond for a third time in RICO case

The rapper's trial on gang-related charges is set to take place in January 2023 The post Young Thug denied bond for a third time in RICO case appeared first on NME.

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August 18, 2022

Young Thug Denied Bond for Third Time in RICO Indictment

Thug, Gunna & several YSL associates were arrested in May and indicted for conspiring to violate the RICO Act.

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August 18, 2022

Young Thug Denied Bond Again in YSL RICO Case

Thug and his YSL associates were arrested back in May on gang-related charges in Atlanta. His team has made several attempts to get him released on bond.

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August 17, 2022

Young Thug Sued for $150,000 Over Canceled Concert Following His Arrest

Thug was expected to receive a total of $300,000 for an Atlanta show

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August 17, 2022

Young Thug sued over concert that was cancelled following his arrest

The rapper allegedly received a $150,000 advance payment which is yet to be paid back The post Young Thug sued over concert that was cancelled following his arrest appeared first on NME.

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August 17, 2022

Young Thug Facing Lawsuit Over Atlanta Concert That Was Canceled Due to Incarceration

Young Thug now has to deal with a $150,000 lawsuit after he missed a June concert in Atlanta because he was incarcerated. He was denied bond that month.

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August 16, 2022

Young Thug Sued Over Concert Canceled Because of His Arrest

The June 18 concert at Atlanta's State Farm Arena was scrapped after the rapper was taken into custody in a sweeping RICO case.

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August 5, 2022

Calvin Harris Shares 'Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2' Album f/ Lil Durk, Young Thug, Pusha T, Jorja Smith, and More

Calvin Harris has dropped off his stacked new album 'Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2,' boasting features from Normani, Lil Durk, Pharrell, Swae Lee, and many more.

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August 3, 2022

Drake shows support for Young Thug and Gunna with “Free YSL” call in ‘Sticky’ video

Thug and Gunna are both in the midst of a plight to prove their innocence after being arrested on gang-related charges The post Drake shows support for Young Thug and Gunna with “Free YSL” call in ‘Sticky’ video appeared first on NME.

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August 2, 2022

2 Chainz, Killer Mike Argue for Preservation of Black Businesses in Atlanta Following ‘Nuisance’ Ordinance

The pair of rappers, as well as the father of Young Thug, were among those who spoke out against the ordinance during a city council meeting on Monday

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July 15, 2022

Calvin Harris partners with pop superpowers Halsey, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell for ‘Stay With Me’

“Stay With Me” should come with a red carpet. Just two weeks after releasing Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2‘s sophomore single, Calvin Harris can be found sidling up with Halsey, Justin Timberlake, and Pharrell for the disco-infused third preview of the LP. Whereas “Potion“—Funk Wav‘s debut single featuring Dua Lipa and Young Thug—and its follow-up,... Read More ▸ The post Calvin Harris partners with pop superpowers Halsey, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell for ‘Stay With Me’ appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

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July 8, 2022

Young Thug’s Nephew Arrested, Charged After Allegedly Fatally Shooting Girlfriend

The fatal shooting is reported to have occurred earlier this week in the East Point area. While names weren't initially released, they've since been revealed.

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July 4, 2022

The Story Behind Killer Mike’s New Song “Run” With Young Thug and Dave Chappelle

Killer Mike spoke with Complex about his new song "Run," the importance of knowing and understanding Black history, the reclamation of Independence Day, more.

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July 4, 2022

Killer Mike Drops New Song ‘Run,’ First Solo Music in Over a Decade

Run the Jewels rapper's first single since 2012 features Young Thug and, for its video, a monologue by Dave Chappelle

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Discs

RUN

July 4, 2022

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Potion (with Dua Lipa & Young Thug)

May 27, 2022

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Punk

October 15, 2021

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Tick Tock

August 20, 2021

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Better Believe

July 22, 2021

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PradadaBang

July 2, 2021

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Slime Language 2

April 16, 2021

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Slime Language 2 (Deluxe)

April 16, 2021

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That Go! (feat. T-Shyne)

February 12, 2021

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Bad Boy (with Young Thug)

January 15, 2021

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Take It To Trial (feat. Yak Gotti)

December 18, 2020

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Stay Down (with 6LACK & Young Thug)

October 30, 2020

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FRANCHISE (feat. Future, Young Thug & M.I.A.) [REMIX]

October 7, 2020

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FRANCHISE (feat. Young Thug & M.I.A.)

September 25, 2020

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Slime & B

May 8, 2020

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QUARANTINE CLEAN

April 2, 2020

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YELL OH (feat. Young Thug)

February 7, 2020

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So Much Fun (Deluxe)

December 20, 2019

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Hot (Remix) [feat. Gunna and Travis Scott]

November 1, 2019

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So Much Fun

August 16, 2019

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Feels (feat. Young Thug & J Hus)

July 11, 2019

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Drunk Mess

May 29, 2019

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The London (feat. J. Cole & Travis Scott)

May 23, 2019

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Proud Of Me (feat. Young Thug)

May 5, 2019

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On the Run

September 24, 2018

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Fetish Remix (feat. Young Thug)

September 14, 2018

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Slime Language

August 17, 2018

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Anybody (feat. Nicki Minaj)

July 25, 2018

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Hear No Evil

April 13, 2018

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Ride for Me (feat. 24hrs)

February 7, 2018

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Slime Season 4

December 4, 2017

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SUPER SLIMEY

October 20, 2017

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On Me

September 29, 2017

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Young Martha

September 22, 2017

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Liger

September 21, 2017

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Beautiful Thugger Girls

June 16, 2017

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Gang Up (with Young Thug, 2 Chainz & Wiz Khalifa feat. PnB Rock)

March 23, 2017

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Been Thru a Lot

September 8, 2016

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JEFFERY

August 26, 2016

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Gangster Shit

June 10, 2016

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pick up the phone

June 3, 2016

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Slime Season 3

March 25, 2016

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I'm Up

February 5, 2016

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Young Thugga Mane La Flare

December 11, 2015

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1017 Thug

December 11, 2015

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No Problem

November 26, 2015

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Best Friend

November 20, 2015

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Pacifier

July 17, 2015

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The Purple Album

June 9, 2015

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Barter 6

April 16, 2015

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Tell Her Nothing

November 19, 2014

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Brick Sqaud

November 18, 2014

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1017 Thug 3 The Finale

August 29, 2014

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Old English - Single

July 1, 2014

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2 Bitches

July 1, 2014

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Like 2 Bishes - Itunes Ringtone

June 12, 2014

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36

June 3, 2014

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Stoner Remixes

June 3, 2014

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Main Chic

April 15, 2014

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Stoner

February 4, 2014

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I Came from Nothing 2

December 20, 2011

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