Wednesday, February 4, 2015

INTERVIEWS: Young Thug: What Drugs Sound Like

Young Thug: What Drugs Sound Like

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 This emerging Atlanta rap weirdo's first hit was called "Stoner" for a reason. And his ecstatic singsong raps have only gotten trippier on two must-download mixtapes: Black Portland and Rich Gang: Tha Tour Part 1

GQ: Are you a music lifer?
Young Thug: Yeah, I'ma be here forever. I don't want to rap forever. But I want to be rich forever.

Why not rap forever?
I don't want to be 50 years old and rapping, man. I'm pretty sure nobody wants to do that. I'm pretty sure Jay Z don't wanna rap right now.

Why is it such a young man's game?
If you're 30, 40 years old, you're not getting listened to by minors. Like, Jay Z has some of the sickest lyrics ever, but I would never buy his CD, just because of my age and because of his age. By the time I turn that old, I ain't gonna be doing what he's doing.

What is the next step for you?
I hope to be like Bill Gates, bro. With all the money in the world. Like Wayne, someday I want one of those kind of careers. Or Michael Jackson.

At what age do you drop the "Young" from your name?
I don't think I'm gonna drop it, 'cause I want to be forever young. But if I had to...

What would you change it to?
My little niece always calls me Jeff the Rapper, so I might change it to that.