Young Thug has been one of the most influential rappers of the past decade paving way for new trending artists like Lil Baby and Gunna while maintaining his own unique aesthetic. After co-writing Childish Gambino’s “This is America”, he won his first Grammy and has been selling out arena’s worldwide. Much of his success is owed to his deep ties to the Atlanta hip hop scene and founders. Thugger has become popular for creating a different sound of melodic catchy hooks, mumbling through verses, and tricky cadences.
Young Thug’s Net Worth: $3 million
2014 was Young Thug’s rise to stardom while figuring out the logistics of his career. He signed a management deal with Birdman’s Rich Gang and remained loyal to Gucci Manes 1017 Record Label. Towards the latter parts of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 Thugger released Slime Season and Slime Season 2. These compilation mixtapes were some Thuggers most prominent mixtapes out of his total 18 tapes.
2016-2018The 2018 HeatRadio Music Awards arrivals
Featuring: Young Thug
Where: Los Angeles, California, United States
When: 12 Mar 2018
Not only was Thugger involved in the music scene, he too expanded his creativity to fashion. He and other artists like Frank Ocean featured in Calvin Kleins Fall 2016 Campaign. Some of the most controversial things done by Thugger around fashion include wearing a dress on his album Jefferey which blurred the lines of gender norms. Later on, in 2016 he started his own record label YSl Records. Young Stoner Life Records currently has 12 upcoming artists signed and one DJ. In 2017 he appeared on one of Drake‘s most popular album More Life adding verses on Sacrifices and Ice Melts. Beautiful Thugger Girls was another album released by Thugger that year which was followed up by an additional Slime Language in 2018.
Some of the artists that worked with Thugger include Travis Scott, Future, and Metro Boomin. Much of Thuggers musical style is melodic which is accompanied by an eccentric high pitched autotune.
Like many of his Atlanta counterparts, Thugger niche for catchy hooks and adlibs have made him famous. He understands the current trend in hip hop which is catchy hooks and a fire producer. His formula for success is currently being brought to the game by his upcoming artists Lil Baby and Gunna who have similar cadences and flows as Thugger.