Everything We Know About Young Thug’s Next Solo Album
It’s been over two years since Young Thug last released a full-length solo project. Since Beautiful Thugger Girls arrived in June 2017, the Atlanta rapper has dropped two collaborative tapes (October 2017’s Super Slimey with Future and last summer’s YSL label compilation Slime Language) and a pair of EPs (April 2018’s three-song appetizer Hear No Evil and last fall’s six-song On the Rvn). YSL has also announced that Super Slimey 2 is “coming soon.” But none of these releases represent a proper follow-up to his 2017 project.
Finally, though, it appears another Thugger season is upon us again. Following the release of “The London,” his highest-charting single as a lead artist to date, Young Thug has been on a spree of stellar guest verses, including appearances on singles from pop stars like Post Malone (“Goodbyes”), Ed Sheeran (“Feels”), and Lil Nas X (“Old Town Road Remix”). Meanwhile, he’s been teasing his forthcoming album on social media, dropping hints related to its title (So Much Fun), release date, and cover art, as well as potential features that might appear on the project.
As the expected release date nears, here’s everything we know about Young Thug’s next solo album.
Back in March, Complex was told by sources close to Young Thug that J. Cole is set to executive produce his next album. At the time, it was revealed that initial recording sessions were already underway in New York. Cole had previously praised Young Thug’s artistry, telling Angie Martinez back in May 2018: “If you want to talk about Young Thug as an artist, he’s an innovator. If you know skills, you call him a mumble rapper all you want, but if you know skills and you know the art of rapping, that dude is a genius.”
Hints about a new album began on social media in March. On YSL’s main Twitter account, the label got things going with a simple tweet, “ALBUM SOON,” backed by a clip of Thug rapping along to an unreleased track featuring Roddy Rich.
— Young Stoner Life Records® (@YSLRecords) March 21, 2019
Shortly after, Thugger took to his own Instagram and previewed a collaboration with 21 Savage and Doeboy, alongside a caption that read: “Album MOOD: #GØŁDMØÜFDÖG.
The tentative album name didn’t last very long, though. In an interview with No Jumper earlier this month, Thug mentioned potentially changing the album name to So Much Fun, feeling like it captured his intent better than the former. Four days later, he posted this tweet, officially changing the title.