Kanye West Reportedly Working With Young Thug

Young Thug addresses Freebandz rumors, says Lil Wayne is the one artist he'd most like to work with.

Following the release of his debut single “Stoner,” Atlanta rapper Young Thug has warranted attention from a number of his fellow artists including Future and Chicago wordsmith Kanye West. In addition to receiving praise from Kanye, Young Thug says he’s had the opportunity to record a handful of songs with the Yeezus rapper, an opportunity he says left him “smiling ear to ear.”

“I mean, I went to his house and we did a couple of songs,” Young Thug said during an interview with Complex. “The fact that I was [making songs] so fast amazed him too, because he doesn’t see a lot of people who rap like that. I don’t really rap with a lot of people [because] everyone raps the same way. When I first heard he wanted to know who I was and do songs, I was smiling ear to ear like a clown.”

Young Thug also professed to being “a big fan of everything that” Kanye West does before speaking on another artist he looks up to.

While the 21-year-old rapper has had the opportunity to work with Ye, he says Lil Wayne is the one artist he’d like to work with more than anyone in the world. He spoke briefly on the Young Money rapper when asked if the lyricist has served as an influence on his musical style.

“Yeah. Because he has 10-15 years in the game on top and the fact that he knows he can lean back and retire and he still doesn’t,” he said. “I hope Wayne is listening, I want to get in the studio with Wayne more than anybody in the world. I’ll get in the studio with Wayne before Michael Jackson right now so I hope he listening.”

Currently signed to 1017 Brick Squad Records, Young Thug is rumored to be signing with Future’s Freebandz, but according to the rapper, the label move is one that may not happen.

“It’s not happening yet, I don’t know if it’s gonna happen,” Thug said. “Future said he wants to give me $1.5 million so you know how that goes. It just hasn’t happened yet.”

Prior to signing with the Gucci Mane-led 1017 Brick Squad Records, Young Thug released a handful of mixtapes including 2011’s I Came From Nothing. The rapper’s most recent release, 1017 Thug, includes guest appearances from Gucci Mane, Young Scooter, Maceo, and a number of other artists.

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  • Anonymous

    Man I just saw some picture of Young Thug and he is definitely gonna be the first homosexual rapper! No wonder Kanye signing wants to work with him he wearing skirts and tights and girls shoes! Full homo shit

    • Anonymous

      queen latifah and mc lyte were the first gay rappers. plus this dude aint even gay. just becuz you have gay fantasies of young thug don't make him gay, it means you're gay.

  • trapance

    I feel like Fabo, I feel like Fabo, I feel like Fabo, I feel like Fabo, I feel like Fabo, I feel like Fabo, I feel just like Fabo

  • Anonymous

    wow what an original name. Lock this clown up now please.

  • Anonymous

    this nigga is fucking wack

  • Mee Jones

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  • Belize

    that so icey blew jeezy up..waka..thug..future...nicki...say what you want, this nigga be breaking cats left and right like cam'ron or baby

    • Anonymous

      its just too bad everyone leaves gucci once they get bigger than him. he could be set for life he had his paper work right.

  • based landlord

    why is Kanye fucking with all these simple-ass, dumbass 'thug' rappers? I truly don't understand... MAKE A FUCKING SONG WITH JAY ELECTRONICA. MAKE SOME BEATS FOR KENDRICK. HOP ON A SONG WITH TYLER & EARL. ANYTHING BUT WORKING WITH THESE TALENTLESS AUTOTUNE HOOK-SINGERS!! and Young Thug is literally the worst rap name I've ever heard. sounds like something out of a fucking Key & Peele sketch

    • Anonymous

      i remember kanye fucked with tyler hard when he fisrt came out he even did a surprise performance at the odd future carnival or whatever they put on last year with tyler, they did one of the old kanye songs he hadnt done in years... tyler could bring out the best in ye

    • of is gay

      lmao tyler and earl you must ride macklemore dick too

    • Anonymous

      Tyler The Creator is lame and Earl is just not really the type that would sound good with Kanye. Can you really imagine those two on a track together? The Key & Peele part was funny though ahaha.

  • detroit niggroe

    Ill rob the shit outta this ashy nigglet

  • detroit niggroe

    "Ill get in the studio with Wayne before Michael Jackson right now" LOL thats all I need to know bout this simple ass nigga

  • crazy creep 666 demon woods

    last nite seen this little girl with her moms head on trying to talk demons, few hours ago seen son of mother in back yard i start runnin backwards chaseing him to the son of bich.nite of the nite start doing the mother mother

  • SMH

    These young rappers are classless as fuck. Future said he wants to give me $1.5 million so you know how that goes. It just hasnt happened yet. Oh way to speed up the process. By bragging on a deal you haven't even made.

    • Anonymous

      hes not gonna give all his touring income to some new rapper for a record deal... it dont work like that

    • Anonymous

      Touring. Extensive touring makes up the bulk of any rapper's income. That's probably where he got it. Either that or Epic Records loaned it to him.

    • Anonymous

      how a mediocre autotune hook singer like Futute who sold less than 300k has 1.5 million to offer anyone a deal blows my fucking mind.

  • HUH?

    I'm seriously not seeing so special about this kid. Sounds like any other ORDINARY, modern-day wannabe gangster/trap southern rapper. I could walk down Campbellton Road and find 20 rappers that look exactly like him and possess the same, medicore delivery. I mean, for god sakes, his name is YOUNG THUG. You could tell he didn't put too much thought into it.

  • Anonymous

    Michael Jackson is dead though Yung Thug.

  • Anonymous

    Kanye copying Jay now by hoping on the bandwagon of upcoming buzzing artists makes me laugh dude been in the game a while now and that Danny Glover joint been out since like October November 2013.

    • Anonymous

      you think jay-z was the first artist to "hop on the bangwagon of upcoming buzzing artists"???? Kanye had that Chief Keef joint a while back

  • Anonymous

    "Future said he wants to give me $1.5 million so you know how that goes." How can someone like Future who hasn't sold any records himself be giving deals out for 1.5 million?

  • Anonymous

    this means is Kanye is gonna steal his record and put his name on like he did to Keef

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