Young Thug – I’m Up (Mixtape)

Young Thug

In an October profile in The Guardian, Young Thug is described as “the gender-fluid, surrealist rapper who’s being anointed as hip-hop’s next titan.” I’m sure the Future Hive would dispute this notion, and his album is on the horizon. It would take much more than another surprise mixtape to unseat the current king of surprise mixtapes, Drake. Wiz Khalifa just released his album Khalifa today. Kanye’s album is just a week away.

Like a lot of these mixtapes, they are a feeble exercise. For REAL fans, these are 9 tracks to keep them salivating until Young Thug’s proper debut album, Hy!£UN35, arrives. For casual fans, one or two of the tracks may sneak into radio/club/strip club rotation. And for me, until I see some illicit Snapchats with a track from I’m Up thumping in the background, I do not imagine many spins past this weekend. I guess I could fuck with the “Hercules” track (nh), but that’s mostly on the strength of Metro Boomin’s production enveloping Thugger’s sinuous flow.

Even though it’s a mixtape, you can find Slime Season 3 I’m Up on iTunes for a low, low price. Or enjoy it for now on Soundcloud via Diplo.

(2DopeBoyz/The Guardian)

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