In few words, no other rapper like him. Young Thug and his complex existence have conquered the music industry. He’s much more than a simple entertainer that makes rap music, he’s all an MC. He’s a potent battle rapper. Despite liking him or not, he’s one of the brightest singers, songwriters and record producers. Selling million records and counting, all music charts have welcomed him year after year since 2011.
A troubled teenager like Young Thug
Now, as a great MC, he’s able to please, move, and control the crowd when he’s on the stage. What he couldn’t control was his behavior when he was a teen, managing it was all a challenge. Being the second youngest, Jeffery Lamar Williams grew up amongst ten siblings. He was born in Atlanta on August 16, 1991.
Since very young, he showed a strong refusal of obedience. He was sent to juvenile prison because he broke his sixth grade teacher’s arm. He soon got into violence and drug addiction because of bad habits and a constant open resistance against the established authority.
Just 17 years old when he became a father for the first time. He had nothing at the moment, but started showing his talent in his neighborhood, and as with many other rappers Atlanta saw him flourish. He has three sons and three daughters by four women, but the difference now is that he has a good amount of money and all the popularity of a unique rapper.
The eccentric style of Thug
Since the releasing of his song “I came from nothing” in 2011 till date, his eccentric vocal and fashion style have led him to top positions being what some people describe as one of the hip-hop titans. In fact, all his songs, commercial mixtapes and collaborations have a tendency to freestyle. His musical production shows his unique style of rap lyricism and unintelligible meaning.
In 2013, he signed with Gucci Mane’s 1017 Records, and one year later he started receiving recognitions with the singles “Stoner” and “Danny Glover”. From 2015 to 2017, he released great and important commercial mixtapes for his prolific career.
Music for him is a creative activity where he combines performance and spontaneous communication of emotions. Believe it or not, this singer of impeccable rhythm that says he is not affected by negative criticism has a total unconventional lifestyle. He has experienced episodes with the police where guns, cocaine and marijuana have surrounded him.
He love headlines
Praise or criticism? He’s received both, but who cares? He doesn’t, and every time he has the opportunity, he lets people know that he doesn’t care what people think of him. Headlines have always given him attention. His unique voice, eccentric style, and fast working method have always been important. However, he is really good at giving shocking news, too.
Rumors about his sexuality have spread faster than fire, but he says he is neither homosexual nor straight. Much of this controversy has to do with his fashion style. He has no problem combining male and female clothes or accessories, and he simply doesn’t care what people can think about his style.
In 2015, he was center of attention when he got engaged with Jerrika Karlae, a beautiful and smart businesswoman. On February 20, 2018 he jumped on Twitter to announce that he would change his stage name, and it would be “Sex”. Then, he grabbed the headlines once more announcing he would not be making any new music this year because of his deaf brother.
So Jeffery Lamar Williams better known as Young Thug is not only an incredibly popular rapper, but a controversial one.
Cross paths with great rappers
Although he has his own and unique style and lyrics, this hasn’t impeded him from crossing paths with other great rappers. He’s had amazing-released collaborations not by chance, but choice. Every artist has the right people to connect with, so it’s been a total explosion of talent working with other prolific rappers.
Young Thug and Future are the singers of the hit song “Super Slimey”. His new video with Lil Uzi Vert for his song “Up”, with Nicki Minaj on “Anybody”, and “Now” with 21 Savage are some of the powerful songs with some talented rappers that show different perspectives. All of them are part of those hip-hop artists that have kept the rap genre invigorated in America.
Apart from his showy jewelry and long hair, Young Thug has all the essential ingredients that any aspiring rapper wished to have. He has comprehended the genre more than many other rap singers.
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