Young Thug is blowing up. Thanks to “Stoner” and “Danny Glover,” he’s on the fast track to being one of hip-hop’s breakout stars in 2014, but what a lot of new fans may not know is that the Atlanta rapper has been buzzing for years.
Thanks to all his new success, someone on Reddit requested a Young Thug AMA (Ask Me Anything). Then someone else found that Thug already did a Reddit AMA… two years ago. And his answers are amazing. A few people seemed to have their doubts because he goes by the name Young Thug, but he kills it with eloquence, and his answers reveal that even back then, Thug knew exactly what he was doing.
Young Thug introduced himself to Reddit saying, “IAmA a hiphop artist on the verge of signing a major label deal. AMA.” Here are some of the questions and answers:
Within 30 seconds of you rapping how often do you mention bitches, clubs, expensive cars and booze?
nothing in the first 30 seconds, everyone knows you want to wait until the 45 second mark..dick. And I’ve never mentioned an expensive car in anything, for what it’s worth. No, valid question. I make a product for a certain audience and I’m good at it. Supply and demand, simple economics. I don’t do this because I love the attention, I do this because I have a certain skill set that now allows me to get paid without the threat of doing federal time.
How did you first release your music into the public sphere? How did you start to generate publicity for yourself? What advice would you give to people who are trying to pursue this same dream?
-I just started doing a shit ton of collabos with other artist that already had established followings.
-A strong and constant internet presence, a street team out promoting shows and appearances, -You have to have a team you trust, people that know their talents and understand your vision and your goals, people who let you focus on your talent, believe in you, and will call you on your bullshit in a minute.
Remember don’t sign with Turtle, he’ll only get the white record labels to sign you.
Haha, I just saw that episode. Saigon played himself out in that role.
What’s your view on music piracy?
Piracy is good for underground artists, thanks to google people search the fuck out of songs to find the original artist. You end up getting more exposure as a indie artist. At this point I’m just happy my music is getting out. My management hate the shit though and now that music is the product they see piracy as money out of our pockets. I focus on music, I let them stress legalities and royalties.
How old are you and what crimes have you committed?
19, I sold weed and pills until a year ago.
Here’s the latest Young Thug track, “Pussy Ass Bitch.”