Young Thug is less than 48 hours away from the release of his new album punk.
When he finished the project in Atlanta, the rapper “Tick Tock” Complex spoke about his new music, his influence on today’s rappers and recent collaborations with Kanye West and Drake.
Thug can be heard alongside Kanye on “Remote Control”. When asked how he responded to the DONDA Track, Thug said it wasn’t even a question.
“I just hit Kanye like, ‘Bro, if I’m not on the album we don’t speak,'” he said. “What the n **** s don’t know about Kanye West is that he is a real n *** a. He’s a billionaire and all that shit is cool, but in real life he could survive in the trenches. If he goes into the trenches, into the jungle, he could survive. He’s a real n *** a. “
He also revealed how he inspired “Way 2 Sexy,” his chart-topping collaboration with Drake and Future, by simply showing up in the studio.
“I think I was fresh as hell and that damn Pluto was like, ‘Man, you’re on sexy shit today. You come in with your lotion … ‘”he remembered. “Then we just started making music. He always tells me everything I should do during a song. And it’s the same with me, I’ll tell him everything too. “
Thug took inspiration from Lil Wayne, but says that doesn’t compare to the impact he’s had on rappers like Lil Baby.
“It’s not like I’m saying, ‘Wayne made me want to rap,'” he said. “No, I was really rapping before I knew about Lil Wayne. Before I was old enough for my mom to let me hear ‘Hot Boy’, I was rapping, so he didn’t really get me to rap. He gave me different kinds of swags in rap, and he made me be like him when I rap, but he didn’t make me rap. But there is nothing in the game where I really did rap. I did lil baby rap. I got all of these guys into rap. I’m telling them how to think about this shit. “
Striving to become the “richest black man in the world,” Thug has big plans beyond rap, including his own town. Receiving 100 acres in Atlanta as a birthday present from his manager, he plans to turn it into Slime City, where he will build houses, a water park, a campsite and more.
And it doesn’t stop there. “I want to be bigger than Tyler Perry and Bill Gates,” he said. “I want to be bigger than any of these n *** s to the point where the police work for me. I really rule the world. I’m bigger than the president. “
punk, Thug’s most personal album to date, will be released on Friday. “It will surprise some people that I am talking about what the youth are talking about,” he said. “I always had this attitude, like, ‘I don’t rap about what everyone else is rapping about.’ No matter what bangs. But this time it was just like, ‘You know what? I will do it.’ Just to show that I can do it. ‘ This shit is easy. “