GQ continues to unload interviews from its Legacy Project, which profiles 19 of the top music makers who’ve made a lasting impact on the entertainment industry.
Also included among those aforementioned artists is ATL upstart Young Thug.
Thugger’s rise through the Hip Hop industry took off in 2013, when he signed to Gucci Mane‘s 1017 Brick Squad Records.
Now, the rapper tells GQ he would like to remain relevant forever.
“I’ma be here forever,” Thug says in the Q&A. “I don’t want to rap forever. But I want to be rich forever. I don’t want to be 50 years old and rapping, man. I’m pretty sure nobody wants to do that.”
Thug, born Jeffrey Williams, is currently 23-years-old. As he gets older, he believes the youth may not find him as appeasing, due to the generational gap.
Jay Z, who is 45-years-old, has proved otherwise, but Thug isn’t looking to follow in the Hip Hop mogul’s footsteps.
“If you’re 30, 40 years old, you’re not getting listened to by minors,” Thug said. “Like, Jay Z has some of the sickest lyrics ever, but I would never buy his CD, just because of my age and because of his age. By the time I turn that old, I ain’t gonna be doing what he’s doing… I’m pretty sure Jay Z don’t wanna rap right now.”
Instead, the “Lifestyle” rapper hopes his career will pan out like Bill Gates’ or Lil Wayne’s.
Read the full GQ interview here.
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