Jeffery Lamar Williams is Young Thug for the music world, a rising star, a rapper with a high reputation and even a fashion icon for millions of young people around the world. Born in Atlanta, in a family of eleven brothers. Waka Flocka Flame, 2 Chainz, Ludacris and his friend Peewee Longway were some of the rappers that came from that same neighbourhood and social environment.
After some promising mixtapes, Young Thug released “1017 Thug” with 1017 Records, the first sign that the future was all his. Soon after, he released “Stoner”, the single that marked his debut in the commercial universe with his remixes and also a greater attention from the coverage. The magazine Rolling Stone was already calling him as ”hip-hop’s new crown prince” in 2014.
Several trap music mixtapes followed after that, influencing the hip-hop universe of the last years. His featuring in hits such as “Havana”, with Camila Cabello or “Heatstroke” with Calvin Harris, Pharell Williams and Ariana Grande have helped boost Young Thug’s worldwide fame. In this case, fame comes hand by hand with talent. The albums “Jeffery” (2016) and “Beautiful Thugger Girls” (2017) consolidated his artistic personality, standing out for the way he says each word getting him very close to creating a language of his own. Young Thug carries an insatiable desire to procure new things and his work ethics gives us new songs after new songs, like his two latest EPs released in 2018: “Hear No Evil” and “On the Rvn”, featuring 6LACK, Jaden Smith and… Elton John.
Young Thug and his eccentricity will be present on stage, on July 5, in Sumol Summer Fest!