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Young Thug Impresses Once Again On ’1017 Thug 2′ Mixtape

Young Thug is perhaps the ultimate realization of André 3000 and Lil Wayne’s weirdo rap aesthetic; he’s an oddball being championed mostly for his eccentricity. Regardless of how you feel about him there’s no denying that there would not be a market for his rare brand of noise rap without their influence. He is a derivative of their collective cachet pushing culture. His raps aren’t so much comprised of lyrics as they are of sounds; each verse finds him navigating blurted onomatopoeia ad-libs with melodies that trail off suddenly as if he has a remarkably short attention span. The best ...

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