#YN #TrueLife How I Became A Young Thug Fan by @Sicksteen_216

I don't know how this happened...

but for the last two weeks all I have been listening to is Young Thug. "Slime Season", Young Thug's latest mixtape is in heavy rotation as well as this mixtape I found on Spinrilla called "100% Thug". The thing's I like about Young Thug's music today, I probably didn't hear before because I was too busy figuring out his image. For starters...

"C'mon Brah"

was my initial reaction to Young Thug calling Rich Homie his "hubbie". I mean... why? Is Young Thug gay? He rap about girls though... Why does Rich Homie seem okay with this? Well he didn't know Thugga would make that the caption but wouldn't he be mad after finding out? See with all these distractions I wasn't hearing the music. And then...

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What is this about?

Thugga double cupping with his bro but they got they arms all twisted up. On top of that he in the hospital and on the phone too it's just a lot going on. At this point I really didn't want to hear any of Young Thug's music, I didn't care anymore. I thought he was just out for attention and being gimmicky. The "hip hop" fan in me had enough of his nonsense! But then...

This mixtape dropped...

The beat selection was dope, the features were crazy, this tape was just full of bangers. Young Thug and Rich Homie had a great chemistry on the project and did a lot with their flow, hooks, and lingo. At times I didn't know what they were saying (still don't) but it was cool because it sounded good. It's fun to rap along to songs you really like and you want to know the words but you don't so you gotta say something to fill the gaps. Next up I noticed...

Thugga be working...

I heard A LOT of collaborations and features with Young Thug on my Soundcloud, Twitter, and on the radio. From some of the biggest names like Nicki Minaj to up and coming stars like Travis Scott to the indy underground with Freddie Gibbs, Thugga be working. And what's also dope is that he finds a way to add to the song without going over the top. It's like the exact opposite of his online image. His music has lots of ad-libs and strange sounds and voice changes. But it never sounds like he's doing to much, he can sound right at home on any beat and with any artist. So now...

I think I figured him out...

When I listen to Young Thug I hear a crazy beat that the hottest producers in the game tweak just to make for him. I hear a character, a voice that we may have inside but suppress because we have been taught to filter it. I hear someone having fun, someone who doesn't want to put out the same old style of music as everyone else. Thugga might dress like a girl and say some things that Dame Dash and the rest of Harlem would never condone, but thats just what he do. He have fun with the music and he puts out a lot of it and from an artist perspective thats all that really matters. So if you not a Young Thug fan or just want to be put on to some new things check out the posts below, some of my favorite Thugga media right now.