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Young Thug Pays Homage to Surrealist Painter Octavio Ocampo With ‘PUNK’ Album Cover

With every mixtape since 2011’s “I Came From Nothing,” and every full-length album since 2019’s “So Much Fun,” improvisational rapper-singer Young Thug has kept an eye toward the aesthetically high-minded. The album cover for “Punk,” released on Oct. 15 and featuring artwork inspired by Mexican-born surrealist painter Octavio Ocampo’s 1987-1989 work, “Forever Always,” is the latest example of the influential talent’s emphasis on visuals. Ocampo is renowned for a metamorphic painting technique where one image, or dreamy visual concept, transforms into an image of similar shape or look, but representing another concept entirely. Born to a family of designers, and focused...
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Young Thug debuts new ‘Punk’ songs at Givenchy show soundtrack

Young Thug premiered new songs from his forthcoming album ‘Punk’ during a recent show by luxury fashion brand Givenchy. The rapper provided the soundtrack for the brand’s Spring 2022 ready-to-wear collection show at the La Défense Arena in Paris, which included as-yet-unreleased music from his next album. According to Vogue,...
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Young Thug Confirms “Punk” Release Date

Young Thug is one of the most respected artists in Atlanta’s rap scene, and he’s built a special catalog of high-powered mixtapes and chart-impacting singles over the years. He’s also the leader of Young Stoner Life Records, the record label that introduced the world to artists like Gunna, Lil Keed, Karlae, Lil Duke, Yak Gotti, and more.
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The Best Young Thug Outfits of All Time

When Young Thug wore an orange fur Ushanka and tie-dye basketball jersey in the music video for “Stoner,” the world knew he was bringing something different to the table. Within the overly masculinized world of hip-hop, Young Thug rose from the streets of Atlanta and paved his own fashion lane, breaking with the preconceived notions of what a rapper had to dress like. From wearing Uggs with hot pink skinny jeans in the music video for “The Blanguage” to wearing leather Givenchy vests in the recent music video for “Ski,” Thugger’s style is eclectic to say the least. And few rappers have ever taken the risks he has when it comes to fashion over the years. Although Young Thug isn’t the first rapper to ever wear a dress, never forget how ignorant rap heads on the internet eviscerated him for wearing them in the early 2010s. From Lil Nas X to Kid Cudi, it seems like everyone has taken notes from Thugger’s adventurous style.
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Young Thug Sues Luxury Apartment After Employee Gives His Bag To Stranger: Report

Today is a celebratory day for Young Thug as his Punk album has remained on repeat upon its release. The record has caused the Atlanta icon to trend throughout the day, but there is a legal hurdle that Young Thug is facing now that he has filed a lawsuit against a woman he claims handed over his personal property to a stranger.
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It’s Young Thug Week at Complex

The world has never seen an artist quite like Young Thug. The Atlanta rapper has made a career out of breaking tradition and following his own instincts, no matter how strange or unconventional that might be. A lot of the things you hear about him sound unbelievable at first. As...
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Young Thug & ASAP Rocky Spotted In Studio Ahead Of “PUNK” Release

Young Thug is dominating 2021. With multiple number-one singles including Drake’s “Way 2 Sexy,” and a number-one, certified-gold record with YSL’s Slime Language 2, the Atlanta native has been doing numbers on the charts and during his NPR Tiny Desk Concert at the end of July,Young Thug revealed his new album PUNK would arrive on October 15. Confirming the announcement with an Instagram post, fans have been left waiting patiently for the Slime Season rapper to deliver his much-anticipated follow up to 2019’s So Much Fun.
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Young Thug Teams Up With J. Cole & T-Shyne On Smooth Track "Stressed"

Young Thug is one of the more eclectic artists in the world and he knows how to make a statement with his music. The artist has been going at it for a very long time now, and on Friday, he dropped off his brand new album Punk which appears to be a spiritual successor to Beautiful Thugger Girls. Acoustic ballads can be heard all across the tracklist, and there are some dope tracks to be found here, including "Stressed" with J. Cole and T-Shyne.
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Best New Music This Week: Young Thug, Adele, Lil Durk, and More

There were some major releases this week. Young Thug finally dropped his highly-anticipated album Punk, featuring the Drake and Travis Scott-assisted standout, “Bubbly.” Adele is back with her latest ballad, “Easy On Me.” And Lil Durk delivered aggressive bars on “Pissed Me Off.” This week’s list also includes new songs from Summer Walker, JT of City Girls, PinkPantheress, and more.
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Young Thug Issues Warning To Lil Baby's Opps

It is no secret that Young Thug was fundamental in getting Lil Baby's rap career off the ground. Everyone knows the story. Baby was in the streets of Atlanta and Thugger paid him to start rapping. The 30-year-old YSL leader saw Lil Baby's potential and couldn't stand by and let it go to waste so he did something about it. And as Thugger noted in a recent Complex story, it wasn't an inspiration situation. He literally forced Lil Baby into the rap game.
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See Young Thug and Gunna Deliver Medley of Hits Alongside Giant Spider

Young Thug and Gunna performed a medley of tracks during the 2021 BET Hip-Hop Awards Tuesday in the rappers’ hometown of Atlanta. A little more than a week before Young Thug drops his new album Punk, the rapper performed the single “Tick Tock” from atop a giant arachnid before Gunna dropped in from the other side of the stage, delivering his new track “Too Easy,” sans Future. The two rappers then teamed up centerstage for their collaborative single “Ski,” off the Slime Language 2 compilation. Young Thug was nominated for a pair of awards at the 2021 BET Hip-Hop Awards — Best Hip-Hop Video for “Go Crazy” with Chris Brown and Best Duo/Group with Brown — but lost in both categories. Gunna did not receive any nominations from his hit 2020 LP Wunna. Punk is set for release on October 15th, with a musical guest spot for Thug on Saturday Night Live booked for the next night. After dozens of mixtapes, the album marks Young Thug’s second official studio LP, following 2019’s So Much Fun.
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New Music Friday: The top 6 albums out on Oct. 15

The Atlanta rapper Young Thug has always been one of hip-hop's more colorful outsider artists, pushing boundaries and challenging expectations for much of the past decade. On his latest release — and second official studio album — he enters another new phase in his musical journey, leaning into punk-rap and loud guitars. We give a listen to Punk on this week's show and consider the deeply personal and sometimes unsettling stories Young Thug shares on the record.
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How Young Thug Brought His Own Family Into His Rap Empire

It’s Young Thug Week at Complex! Leading up to the release of his new album ‘Punk’ on Friday, we’re diving deep on the influential rapper’s career, publishing new interviews, essays, and lists each day of the week. Follow along here. When Unfoonk came home home from serving 11 years of...
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Young Thug Set To Perform For The First Time On Saturday Night Live

NBC’s long-running comedy series Saturday Night Live kicks off its 47th season on Oct. 2. The Emmy Award-winning show starts the new season with four consecutive live shows with a lineup of A-list celebrities including Young Thug, making his debut music performance on Oct. 16. The Atlanta rapper, whose birth...
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16 New Rap and R&B Songs Out This Week

YOUNG THUG - PUNK. Young Thug's new album Punk is here, featuring Drake, Future, A$AP Rocky, Post Malone, Travis Scott, J. Cole, Gunna, Doja Cat, Nate Ruess, the late Juice WRLD and Mac Miller, and more. Read more about it here. -- MAXO KREAM - "GREENER KNOTS" Maxo Kream's anticipated...
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Young Thug & Camila Cabello's "Havana" Is Officially Diamond

Young Thug collected a Grammy in 2019 for his contributions to Childish Gambino's "This Is America" and now, he's collecting a diamond plaque, thanks to his contributions to Camila Cabello's 2017 single, "Havana." Cabello took to Instagram today where she announced that the single officially has been acknowledged by the...
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Young Thug Drops ‘Tick Tock’ as Time Ticks Toward New Album Punk

Young Thug has been teasing an upcoming album called Punk, set for release on October 15. Now, as time continues to tick toward that date, Thugger released the project’s first single, “Tick Tock” (his first music since his April Young Stoner Life Records compilation Slime Language 2, which seemed to feature nearly every rapper on earth). The song — which he’d previously performed during his NPR Tiny Desk Concert last month along with a few other yet-to-be-released Punk songs — isn’t exactly a punk track, instead buoyed by a skittering trap beat and cinematic strings in the chorus. But Thugger’s at his usual playful self, rapping instant quotables like like, “I can’t see n - - - - s in the glasses store.” Think this one could have a future as a TikTok hit, perhaps?
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