Young Thug, the renowned rapper and songwriter, has unveiled his latest album Today 23 June, 2023, “Business Is Business,” defying the legal challenges that have surrounded him in recent times. His follow-up to his 2021 album Punk.
“Business Is Business” showcases Young Thug’s unwavering artistic prowess, offering listeners a captivating musical experience.
The album Contains 15-song effort boasts additional features from 21 Savage, Drake, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Travis Scott, and more.
Metro Boomin also serves as the executive producer. The project also features production from Wheezy, Aviator Keyyz and more.
Drake, who helps open the LP with “Parade on Cleveland,” posted one of his bars from the record right before the album dropped following a week-long countdown.
“you owe me this time…midnight @thuggerthugger1,” Drake wrote in the caption. The post prompted a quick response from Thug, who wrote, “U will be paid.”
There’s a point in the middle of “Parade on Cleveland” where Thug calls in from jail and spits a bar or two as he segues into his crispy second verse. Outside of that, there’s no indication of when Young Thug recorded his verses.
Based on the quality, he most likely recorded them before he got indicted in connection to the YSL RICO case in Georgia. Prior to his new project, fans had only received collaborations with Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris and Yeat.
BUSINESS IS BUSINESS made landfall in the midst of Thugger’s ongoing legal battle, one that stems from RICO charges handed down to him and several other members of the Young Stoner Life (YSL) collective.
Some of that group including longtime collaborator Gunna who has been released following plea deals. Just last Friday (June 16), Gunna liberated his latest project, a Gift & a Curse, which saw him providing his perspective on those issues.
Despite being in jail for more than a year, Thug has remained on the radar from a musical standpoint. Prior to the arrival of BUSINESS IS BUSINESS, he appeared on songs like Calvin Harris’ “Potion,” Killer Mike’s “RUN,” Quavo and Takeoff’s “Chocolate,” G Herbo’s “Breathe Slow,” Lil Baby’s “Never Hating,” and Rae Sremmurd’s “Royal Flush.”
Thugger doesn’t hint at anything regarding his charges or the case overall. However, one bar in particular has fans convinced that he shared his thoughts on Gunna amid all the snitching allegations.
“N***a told and he was my homiе, I can’t miss him/Ain’t nobody feel him,” Thug raps on “Jonesboro.”
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