Youn Thug whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams (August 16, 1991, Atlanta, Georgia, USA ) is an American rapper and music producer. Young Thug Net Worth is almost $3 Million. With his unusual voice and persona, he first performed as a guest artist on the songs of other southern rappers such as Rich Homie Quan, Birdman, Waka Flocka Flame, TI or Gucci Mane.
At the beginning of his career, he released a series of independent mixtapes, which started in 2011 with a mixtape called I Came From Nothing. In 2013, he received a contract on rapper Gucci Mane’s label 1017 Records, where he released the mixtape, 1017 Thug.
A breakthrough was the year 2014 when he broke with the songs “Stoner” (47th position in Billboard Hot 100 ) and “Danny Glover”. In the same year, he signed the 300 Entertainment label, led by Lyor Cohen. In 2015 he released the successful mixtapes Barter 6 and two parts of the Slime Season. In 2016, Mixtapes I am Up, Slime Season 3 and Jeffery’s most acclaimed critics followed.
Young Thug’s Biography
Young Thug is the second youngest of 11 children. He is from Sylvan Hills, a neighborhood in Atlanta (Zone 3), and grew up in the Jonesboro South projects. Other neighborhood rappers include the flame of Waka Flocka, Chainz, Ludacris and Peewee Longway’s childhood friend, of whom Williams lived four doors down.
Young Thug Music Career
The beginning of Career (2011-2013)
From June 2011 to July 2012, he released three parts of the I Came from Nothing mixtape series. Thanks to them, he was spotted by Atlanta’s rapper Gucci Mane, who signed up for his label 1017 Records under the Asylum / Atlantic in 2013. Young Thug released his first mixtape in February 2013 under the record label, which he named 1017 Thug. Mixtape met with success with music critics. The magazine Rolling Stone labeled him as the 5th best mixtape of the year. The song “Picacho” was also successful.
In October 2013 he released his debut commercial single “Stoner” (47th in the Billboard Hot 100 ). The song has received some unofficial remixes from rappers like Wale, Jim Jones, Jadakiss, Iams! Moreover, Trick-Trick. Another successful song was “Danny Glover,” remixed by Waka Flocka Flame and Nicki Minaj.
The Road to Glory (2014)
In January 2014 he announced that he had received a $ 1.5 million bid when signing Freebandz rapper Future label. In March 2014, he acted with Cash Money Records and his boss Birdman, which led to speculation about the offer of a contract, which later denied the label.
In March 2014, he called for controversy when he announced that his debut album was going to name Carter 6 about a series of albums released by rapper Lil Wayne under that name. During the first half of the year, he released the Black Portland (with Bloody Jay ), Young Thugga Mane La Flare (with Gucci Mane) and World War 3D: The Purple Album(with Gucci Mane). In June, he signed a contract with the 300 Entertainment label. Still, in the second half of the year, he still managed to label 1017 Records released two mixtapes 1017 Thug 2 and 1017 Thug 3: The Finale.
Barter 6 and Series Slime Season (2015-2016)
For the year 2015 his debut album Carter 6 was planned. The name was a tribute to rapper Lil Wayne, who was then about to release an album Tha Carter V. Lil Wayne, however, has criticized Young Thuga for this work and even encouraged his fans to stop Young Thuga from listening. Young Thug then announced that he was threatened with a lawsuit and that he, therefore, decided to change the name of the album to Barter 6.
However, the record eventually became just another mixtape. Still, it was released for sale, and in the first week, it sold 17,000 copies in the US, debuting on the 22nd Billboard Billboard 200 as Young Thug’s opening act. In April 2015 he announced that his debut album would be named Hy! £ UN35(which means iTunes ). In 2015, there was also a massive leak of data from Young Thug’s archive.
That is why he decided to release the escaped songs on the Slime Season and Slime Season 2 mixtapes (September to October 2015). From the Slime Season comes to the successful single “Best Friend” (45th Grade Billboard Hot 100).
In February 2016 he released an EP titled I am Up, which sold 22,000 copies in the first week in the US, debuting the Billboard 200 on the 22nd place. In March, followed by the Slime Season 3 mixtape, which sold 38,000 in the first week pcs (7th bar in Billboard 200). From the Slime Season 3 comes the successful singles “With Them” (87th) and “Digits” (93rd Grade).
Thanks to this mixtape, it finally covered the leaked data. In April 2016, the debut album of the Bankroll Mafia was released, which in 2015 formed TI, Young Thug, and Shad Da God.
Young Thug, In July 2016, announced the release of his new mixtape called Jeffery. The title refers to the local name Young Thuga. CEO of the 300 Entertainment label has announced that Young Thug will change his pseudonym to “Well, My Name Is Jeffery” with this mixtape. Young Thug himself, however, eventually said he was changing his pseudonym to Jeffery for just one week in which his mixtape was released. On the mixtape, Young Thug is portrayed in a women’s dress designed by Italian designer Alessandro Trincone.
Photos were taken by Garfield Lamond. Mixtape packaging became viral and caused a wave of controversy among fans. On August 26, 2016, the mixtape was released. In the first week of sale, it sold 37,000 units in the US (the eighth place in the Billboard 200). As a bonus song, a joint single with Travis Scott “Pick Up the Phone” (43th ramp, platinum certification) is placed on the mixtape.
Beautiful Thugger Girls and Super Slimey (2017)
In June 2017, he released his official debut studio album called Beautiful Thugger Girls at 300 and Atlantic. The album was first promoted under the name of Easy Breezy Beautiful Thugger Girls and EBBTG. The executive producer of the album was Canadian singer Drake. Young Thug is out of the trap genre on this album, and next to the raphe sings more.
Trap beats are complemented by the sound of an acoustic guitar. The type of trap, hip-hop, and pop are mixed in the album. After the release, Billboard 200 was ranked 8th on the Billboard 200 with 37,000 units sold during the first week of sale (after counting the streams). From the album in the Billboard Hot 100 list, only one song, and the song “Relationship” (ft. Future ) (66th rung).
In September 2017 he released a joint independent EP with music producer Carnage. The EP is called Young Martha and contains four songs. In October, he surprisingly released a commercial mixtape Super Slimy, on which he collaborated with rapper Future. Most of the songs featured as a duo, but the mixtape also includes solo songs by both rappers.
Mixtape debuted on the Billboard 200 Billboard 200 with the sale of 75,000 units (including streams) during the first week. In the Billboard Hot 100 list, the following songs were featured: “Patek Water” (with Future ( Offset )) (50th Grade), “No Cap” (with Future) (62th Grade), “All Da Smoke” Future) (77th) and “Three” (with Future) (100th).
Young Thug’s Musical style
Young Thug has received many accolades and many critics for his eccentric and unique vocal style. According to The Fader, “in a typical verse of Young Thug, he insults, screams make regrets and sings broken.” Billboard wrote that “Thug uses this multiplicative vocal delivery to his advantage: where another rapper can fall into repetition, he finds a new form of anguish and deform his tone of voice.” Pitchfork Media called its style “unusually distinctive”. and “a strange, experimental approach to knocking” to praised his “presence, personality, mystique, and star power.”
Young Thug is known for his fast working method, with several contributors watching his trend of freestyle records exist in the studio or quickly developing lyrics on the spot. He does not write down the words on the paper. Discussing his work, Thug claimed the ability to write a hit song in 10 minutes and said, “I am in the studio a lot, I am just going to try things.
I just think and try, think and try.I do not know how to sing, but I have been trying for years. ” Young Thug quoted American rapper Lil Wayne as his greatest idol and influence. In an interview with a Complex magazine, he says, “I want to stay in the studio with Wayne more than anyone else in the world.” He also cited Kanye West as an influence.