Young Thug – Slime Season Review

Young Thug is the rap game Donald Trump. Yep, I’m saying it. Everything about him screams terrible, and yet I can’t stop listening to what he has to say.You know what though? It doesn’t matter. Young Thug is the dope, and I’m addicted. His latest work Slime Season just reinforced that somehow, through it all — he’s one of the most exciting rappers in the game.

Listening to Young Thug reminds me of listening to Lil’ Wayne in his prime. Whenever I see a new release, I get this instant buzz of excitement and can’t wait to hear what he has to say. Slime Season is full of the fun, energetic and creative Thugga that I’ve quickly grown to love, complimented by awesome production from London on Da Track throughout.

Slime Season is more of the same from Thugga who continues to be a one-dimensional rapper. Honestly, writing this I had to double check song titles because of the similarity between so many songs. ‘Best Friend’ does however show some potential growth as Thugga stretches his lyrical muscles on a different subject matter than usual. Listening to this tape in the car, I couldn’t help but jive along to tracks like ‘Be See Me’, ‘No Way’ and ‘Calling Your Name’. Seriously, you just can’t help but make weird body movements when listening to Young Thug. The crowning achievement of this tape might actually be the massive amount of times he says ‘Pussy’. Not since his clear inspiration Lil’ Wayne has anyone spoken about ‘pussy’ related activities this much. 

While it does have some awesome music on it, this mixtape isn’t a coherent project at all. The most obvious example of the carelessness in which the tape was put together was the inclusion of ‘Take Kare’ featuring Lil’ Wayne. The song was recorded before the beef between the two, and for some reason he decided to include it on the tape after months of threats and Wayne’s hostile departure from Cash Money. It’s the prime example that these songs were just throwaways that Thugga didn’t really have anything to do with so threw together on a tape. Hey, at least it’s free. Overall, Slime Season is another fun Young Thug project in a very similar vein to Barter 6. It’s not going to reinvent the wheel, but it’s entertainment and that’s what Thugga is all about. 

If you haven’t listened yet, you can do so here.