A lot of rappers make freestyling part of their regular routine. Even if it’s not really freestyling, they’ll show up at radio shows and share new verses live on air. Young Thug doesn’t really do this, but while he was in France he stopped by the Mouv’ radio show and delivered a freestyle of his own.

To Thug’s credit, you can tell that he’s clearly making it up as he goes, but the performance plays out like snippets from rough drafts of song ideas. Thugger has unusually low energy here, and while he’s rapping it looks like he’s trying to map out a full song instead of just spitting whatever pops into his head.

Watch above, and listen to Young Thug’s new song “Hercules” with Metro Boomin here.