Young Thug has been getting more buzz than ever before. With the recent release of his album and everything that’s gone on between then like his interview with XXL, the numerous tracks that he’s been featured on and even talk about multiple music videos being shot and recorded, Young Thug has been very busy and is very present. Young Thug doesn’t seem to show any signs of slowing down any time soon especially with the mention in this interview of a new album coming before years end.
He may be fresh off the heels of JEFFERY, but Williams is already hard at work on the next album, due at the end of this year. “It’ll probably be fucking ten times harder than JEFFERY. Like this one was kind of Jeffery, but it was still kind of street. This one is gonna be just fully Jeffery.”
His recent interview with V Magazine has essentially built upon the earlier interview with XXL. As we know from the XXL interview he wants to be looked at as being Jeffery first and for the rest of his career as an artist and in this interview he continues to exclaim his sentiment to want to change from being known as Young Thug to being known as Jeffery.
Williams sees his relationship with Young Thug as exactly that: a fruitful affair that bore him many successes (each mixtape in his Slime Season trilogy was met with critical acclaim), but ultimately reached its natural conclusion. “[With Young Thug] I learned that there’s nothing you can’t do, that it’s cool to change.”
He goes on to talk about his views on gender which we have seen him speak about during his experience with Calvin Klein. He also goes on to speak about his latest release and he describes what he thinks about some of the artists out now and we receive an explanation on what the meaning behind the track names are.
“I feel like a lot of artists today aren’t that honest, and I just want to be honest,” says the rapper. “The names of the songs were really who I was thinking about when I was making them, or who encouraged me to make them. So it was really a moment of honesty for me. To the world it may be greatness, but to me it’s just honest.”
You can pre-order the V Magazine issue HERE as well as read a more in depth excerpt from the Young Thug article.