If you haven’t heard of Young Thug, you will definitely have heard of someone who sounds like Young Thug. The Atlanta rapper, born Jeffery Lamar Williams, has been gradually growing in the industry of hip-hop for a decade.
In 2019, Young Thug created his own music genre. He won his first Grammy as the second best vocalist in “This is America – Childish Gambino.” Thug’s latest album, “So Much Fun”, debuted at number one in the United States, and in addition to topping the charts, he briefly peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Hot 100, including his collaboration with Post Malone-Goodbyes, which still receives over a million streams daily.
In the early 2010s, Thug emerged from Atlanta, the city that has largely set the tone of hip-hop over this decade. Famous singers like Camilla Cabello for example, have the most successful hits in collaboration with Young Thug.
In rap, the influence usually starts in the region and further expands abroad, so it is not surprising that practically every recent Atlanta artist owes paternity to the rapper, otherwise known briefly as S.E.X. Since his first project “I Came From Nothing 2″ in 2011, he remains memorable, although other songs like “Keep In Touch” revealed even more about his potential in music.
But we have to say that Young Thug’s rap style owes a lot to his predecessor Lil ‘Wayne who inspired him.