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Young Thug Rises Above the Drama on ‘Barter 6′

Before this album/mixtape was even released, Young Thug's Barter 6 was already steeped in drama and controversy. As soon as the Atlanta MC announced that the project would seriously be called Carter 6—which he had been mentioning in interviews for more than a year, comments that had largely been taken as a joke—hip-hop heads did a double take. And when Lil Wayne began dissing Thug at shows and appearances, lumping him into Weezy's larger battle against Birdman and Cash Money, shit really hit the fan. The two have traded subliminals and direct shots for days now, ensuring that no matter what it ...

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