Jeffery Lamar Williams (born August 16, 1991), known professionally as Young Thug, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Known for his eccentric vocal style and fashion, he first received attention for his collaborations with rappers Rich Homie Quan, Birdman, Cash Out, Shawty Lo and Gucci Mane.
Young Thug initially released a series of independent mixtapes beginning in 2011 with I Came from Nothing. In early 2013, he signed with Gucci Mane's 1017 Records, and later that year he released his label debut mixtape 1017 Thug to critical praise. He received mainstream recognition in 2014 with the singles "Stoner" and "Danny Glover" in addition to appearances on several singles, including T.I.'s "About the Money" and Rich Gang's "Lifestyle."
That year, he also signed to Lyor Cohen's 300 Entertainment and collaborated on the mixtape Rich Gang: Tha Tour Pt. 1. In 2015, he released a number of mixtapes, including Barter 6 and two installments of his Slime Season series. These were followed in 2016 by the commercial mixtapes I'm Up, Slime Season 3, and Jeffery. In 2017, he released the commercial mixtape Beautiful Thugger Girls.
Following the commercial EP, Thug released the three song EP titled "Hear No Evil". The song features Nicki Minaj on "Anybody", Lil Uzi Vert on "Up" and 21 Savage on "Now". The EP had good feedback. The project was not announced until it dropped, but rumors of its release had been floating around the whole week, with Thug and Nicki promoting the soon-to-be lead single fro the project, “Anybody,” and posting the number 3 to tease the length of the project.
After being charged with eight felonies, including seven drug-related charges and a firearm charge and having a warrant out for his arrest. On September 24, 2018 Thugger released his second EP of 2018 titled "On The Rvn"
Thug announced On the Rvn via Twitter on September 9, 2018; he claimed it would be released on September 11, 2018, but that promise was not fulfilled. Thug later confirmed the EP with a brief trailer only a few hours before its September 24 release.
Thugger's most recent album was released on August 19, 2019 titled "So Much Fun" which has since been certified Platinum. He has also announced in a FADER Interview that his next album will be releasing in February 2020 which is titled "Punk".
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