Young Thug Dropped Five New Tracks Last Night
They're no 'Slime Season,' but some of the songs show incredible crossover promise
Though SPIN’s 2014 Rapper of the Year Young Thug decided to pause his plans to release a new mixtape — the collaborative Slime Season, supposed to have been out on July 4 — that doesn’t mean the suddenly prolific spitter took a break. Instead, five new Thugger tracks hit the Internet last night in various capacities.
First up’s the Mike WiLL Made-It production “Chickens” (not to be mistaken with the Barter 6 rapper’s London On Da Track song of the same name from last year) that finds Thug cooing and chirping over a grimy beat.
Then to tide fans over, he dropped the Slime Season cut “Paradise” — an extremely poppy cut that pairs his singsong rhyming with a electronic, radio-ready melody that sounds awfully like Say Lou Lou’s “Games For Girls” — as well as the promise of a full album on its way.
Three more: “Calling Your Name” (a Lil Wayne on his Rebirth grind knockoff that samples a pitched-up Ellie Goulding vocal and references Hannah Montana); “Like” (a much harder, faster-than-usual Thug cut); and “First Up” (a short, pretty inconsequential offering that definitely seems unfinished). Bless him for these riches.