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    Young Thug

    Lil Wayne may have cemented himself the spot as hip-hop's first true "alien," but now there are more and more rappers pushing the envelope of experimentation and incorporating bizarre new elements into not only their lyrics and beats, but their whole aesthetic. At the extreme end of this new movement sits Young Thug, who has created his own odd niche. With his untamed voice and outlandish lyrics, the rapper has established himself as one of the most unique in the game. Whether or not that catches on is still to be determined, but if it does he could be a Future-type artist who sings hooks, lends verses, mixes the weird with the accessible.