Young Thug 'Punk' Fan Review: Rapper hailed as GOAT for 'album of the year'
Out of the many new Friday releases on October 15, the music lovers also got to enjoy Young Thug’s sophomore album ‘Punk’. Following a slight delay, the Atlanta native finally dropped his latest project on leading streaming platforms. Young Thug added a couple of new features a few hours prior to the release of his new project which might have caused the delay.
The 30-year-old rapper’s brand new studio effort is a follow-up to his 2019 debut album ‘So Much Fun’ that boasted hit singles like ‘The London’ and ‘Hot’. Thug's album later topped the Billboard 200 chart as well. Speaking of Young Thug’s new album, the project was first announced in 2019 but it got delayed due to the rapper’s other commitments.
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Young Thug's 'Punk' features Drake, Travis Scott
Young Thug’s Punk’ is stacked with 20 tracks with features from some of the top rap icons in the game like Drake, J Cole, Gunna, Future, Post Malone, ASAP Rocky, Travis Scott, Doja Cat, and others. It also comes with posthumous features from Juice WRLD and Mac Miller. Dropping the very first hint about ‘Punk’ in 2019, Thug told Fader magazine, “It's most definitely touching music. It's music that the world is going to embrace. [Punk] means brave, not self-centered, conscious. Very, very neglected, very misunderstood. Very patient, very authentic.”
Thug added that he wanted ‘Punk’ to reintroduce what he calls “real rap” to the world: “[Real rap is] letting people in, letting people know what you go through. Let them know that you the same.” You can listen to the full album here. Thug had also dropped a compilation album ‘Slime Language 2’ in April that comprised of 23 songs featuring Drake, Travis Scott, Future, Lil Baby, Kid Cudi, Yung Bleu, and others on the guest verses.
‘Die Slow’ featuring Strick
‘Stressed’ featuring J Cole & T-Shyne
‘Recognize Real’ featuring Gunna
‘Peepin Out The Window’ featuring BSlime & Future
‘Rich Ni**a S**t’ featuring Juice WRLD
‘Livin It Up featuring’ A$AP Rocky & Post Malone
‘Yea Yea Yea’
‘Insure My Wrist’ featuring Gunna
‘Scoliosis’ featuring Lil Double 0
‘Bubbly’ featuring Drake & Travis Scott
‘Fifth Day Dead’
‘Icy Hot’ featuring Doja Cat
‘Love You More’ featuring Gunna, Jeff Bhasker & Nate Ruess
‘Hate The Game’
‘Day Before’ featuring Mac Miller
‘Album is so beautiful, guitars are touching my soul’
Hip-hop fans had to wait for the album as Young Thug uploaded the album a bit late on streaming platforms. However, this did not drain their energy as they logged into Twitter to express their excitement. “Young thug giving us new verse from Posty, Juice wrld,Rocky and Jcole....We feasting tonight y’all.” Whereas, another shared, “Young thug is the goat. bro got ne singing at the top of my lungs at 3 in the morning and I ain't even know the lyrics "CAUSE I LOVE YOU MORE THAN ANYTHING.”
One user said, “If you ain't listening to Punk by Young Thug ion know wtf you listening to” as another tweeted, “How can he not have Uzi on the album.” The next one added, “Young Thug I love you but that album was not it only f**ked with 2 songs in that joint.” Meanwhile, one individual tweeted, “You snapped once again….” One fan dubbed the new record as, “Album of the year,” while, one chimed in and said, “Man thug, thank you, this album is so beautiful , the guitars are touching my soul.” Some even went on to call him the "greatest of all time" and "GOAT".
Young thug giving us new verse from Posty, Juice wrld,Rocky and Jcole....We feasting tonight y’all pic.twitter.com/4OXm9iBKYr— A billion.Vibez🍃 (@charly_kingz) October 15, 2021
Young thug is the goat. bro got ne singing at the top of my lungs at 3 in the morning and I ain't even know the lyrics "CAUSE I LOVE YOU MORE THAN ANYTHING"— keemo (@ihykeemo) October 15, 2021
If you ain't listening to Punk by Young Thug ion know wtf you listening to.— Antisocial Freak (@POPSMOKER_) October 15, 2021
How can he not have Uzi on the album 😩— Zac (@ZacDemetriou) October 15, 2021
Young Thug I love you but that album was not it 🙅🏻♂️ only fucked with 2 songs in that joint— El Morro (@ImMcLovin_14) October 15, 2021
You snapped once again…. pic.twitter.com/BMXT37o3mM— Joshua. (@LivingthroughJ) October 15, 2021
Album of the year— ⭅ AzzA ⭆ ☢️ (@AzzALUV) October 15, 2021
Man thug, thank you, this album is so beautiful , the guitars are touching my soul— OVO UNRULY🦉 (@drakesprivacct) October 15, 2021
GOAT 🔥🔥— Papi women Neglecter Vol 4 (@JuiceGawdHidden) October 15, 2021
you’re the greatest of all time!!— me again (@jasonffs_) October 15, 2021