Young Thug and London On Da Track Are Dropping a Mixtape
Late last night (June 21), Young Thug took to his meticulously credited Instagram account to tease a new mixtape. Slime Season, a full-length collaboration with producer London On Da Track, is pitched as being 'on the way,' which is good news for fans of Thug's most high-profile appearances--London not only furnished the beat for Rich Gang's "Lifestyle," but also for T.I.'s "About the Money" and Tyga's "Hookah," both of which feature the young rapper in star-making turns. Slime Season will succeed April's Barter 6, a tape that was leaner and darker than many fans expected. London has also placed beats with Lil Durk, Boosie Badazz, Lil Wayne, Rich Homie Quan and a bevy of others.
If the musical news wasn't enough, Thug's Instagram also features what appears to be an audience with the Minister Louis Farrakhan, who is planning for this fall a 20th-anniversary recreation of the Million Man March in Washington, DC. "I can step back, because I'm an old man," Farrakhan says of passing the torch to younger Black leaders.
After a few years spent kicking around Gucci Mane's camp, Young Thug burst onto the national scene in 2013 with 1017 Thug and a pair of hit singles, "Danny Glover" and "Stoner." The mixtape found one of the most inventive vocalists in the world trying his hand at unhinged, shifting hooks ("2 Cups Stuffed") and cool bloodletting ("Nigeria"). His official debut album, tentatively called Hy!£UN35 (for his brand, Hi-Tunes), is due out later this year. While a full-length effort with London On Da Track seems a natural fit, it will nevertheless leave fans wondering what became of Metro Thuggin', the tape that was set to pair Thug with another go-to producer, Metro Boomin. The two released several singles from that project, including "The Blanguage."