Young Thug has been all over the news of late. From calling Rich Homie Quan out over homophobic comments, to demanding custody of his, erm, 11 children, to beefs with Lil Wayne and beyond, it often feels like the talented artist is keeping himself in the news for any damn reason, musical or not. But considering he’s on one of our favourite albums and singles of the year, we’re particularly excited about the news that he’s just announced a series of collaborative mixtapes.
Sure, we haven’t actually received a full debut album from Young Thug just yet, but that’s not to say we haven’t received a huge amount of Thugger music in 2015, including massive leaks, Barter 6, and plenty of collaborations. In a new interview with French publication Mon Entourage, Thug has now announced three exciting upcoming collaborative mixtapes – that will hopefully see the light of day in 2016, with Post Malone, Fetty Wap and Migos. The direct quote, is, “I’m bringing out a mixtape with The Migos, I’m bringing out a mixtape with Fetty Wap, and I’m bringing out a mixtape with Post Malone. All of them are done, it’s probably just like four songs left on one of them. But all of them are done. So there’s like 50 more songs.”
The 22-minute interview sheds light on a side to Thug that we don’t usually see, as he’s notoriously quite closed off on interviews. Speaking about his troubled upbringing and the music he grew up on, and the journey to where he is now.