Before the anticipated release of the final entry of the ‘Slime Season’ mixtapes, Young Thug had already garnered a loyal fan base. With the breakout single ‘Stoner’, collaborations with Gucci Mane on ‘Any Thing’ and ‘She a Soldier’. Not only does it seem that Thugger took a page out of Kanye’s book by releasing an LP with a very limited tracklist, but also provided ad-libs to Kanye West’s most recent studio album cut, ‘Highlights‘ and has reportedly got more in the safe with Yeezus. it is safe to say that Thugger is rising to the top and building a lane that will only let him drive on it.
Before the release of ‘Slime Season 3’ the ATLien dropped the surprise mixtape ‘I’m Up’, which included features from Offset & Lil Durk.
Moving on and keeping this review positive, ‘Slime Season 3‘ is a perfect project to describe Thug but the intimate production provided by close producer such as LondonOnDaTrack, Mike WiLL Made It, Allen Ritter(!!!) Ricky Racks and Issac Flame also put Thugger in this psychedelic, trap sound, which he tackles very well. The absence of Metro Boomin, one of Thuggers closest go-to-producers is one of the only criticisms of the album I have.
As the album plays out, it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear the same subjects from the Trap prince, yet, it also shows development in how he pitches his voice as well as unforgettable flows on the stellar standout ‘Drippin’’ which has Thug flowing and harmonising over a heavy baseline and bouncy synths. There also some great quotes to catch like, “If I wanna see some titties, yeah I’ll eat at hooters”, “OG off codeine, need more lean, need more weed, to proceed” and “yeah I can be your teacher, I got a ruler”. Other highlights off the album come from ‘Memo’ which LondonOnDaTrack murders with fast clapping hi-hats, glistening synths and a pounding drum kick; Thugger glides over the beat.
The only track which isn’t worth any interest to me and my last criticism but a typical add to Thug’s continuously building discography, is ‘Worth It. A ballad about his partner and to-be wifey, Jerrika Karlae. Thug’s singing is at this point, painful to listen to and is worth the skip.
Altogether, the project is consistent and shows that Young Thug may necessarily not be a GOAT, it proves that he is too stay and that more weird, alien-like trap is still too be released.