A Long Awaited Return
Finally, after far too long, one of hip-hop’s favorite hitmakers returned with yet another gem from him and his imprints. Last Friday, Young Thug dropped Slime Language 2, the sequel to a 2018 compilation featuring artists from his label, YSL Records.
Slime Language was a compilation that featured guest appearances from YSL artists. Some of these included Lil Duke, Gunna, Strick, Thug’s sisters Dolly and HiDoraah, and even Thug’s fiancé. In addition, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Keed, Lil Baby, Jacquees, and others were on the record.
Although this is not a solo Thugger track, it is still nice to hear his the iconic flow once again. The last time we heard this many fire bars from Thug was in 2019 with So Much Fun.
Thug also went crazy with Chris Brown in 2020 with their mixtape, Slime & B. The album went viral due to the hit “Go Crazy” – it then got remixed earlier this year by Lil Durk and some of his friends.
Of course, like Young Thug always does, he’s been making sure to keep up with a few features. His most recent work was still in 2021 where he branched out by working with artists like Zara Larsson. He has had a part on the late Juice WRLD’s most recent song, “Bad Boy.”
Young Thug and YSL Speak Slime
Like the last Slime Language, the main executive production is by Wheezy and London on da Track. It also features guests on production, such as Turbo.
However, this time around the main YSL stars (Gunna and Thug) brought in their actual friends for the recording process. Apearences from Meek Mill, Drake, Kid Cudi, and Travis Scott elevate the album to another level.
Don’t worry though, rising YSL artist like Unfoonk and Lil Keed carried their weight well alongside the heavy hitters. There are a few glimpses into the future of Young Stoner Life collective.
Overall, there some catchy gems in this huge studio album that Young Thug and the YSL gang surprised us with. However, most of the songs do feel like they are just there to fill up space on the album.
It seems Young Thug saw this as a chance to give artists on his label some exposure. That idea can be felt as Young Thug and Gunna always have the last verse in almost every song their appear in. Nonetheless, bangers like “Super Star,” “That Go!,” and “Diamonds Dancing” had fans getting up out of their seats.
There isn’t anything groundbreaking here, and it’s nowhere near their best work, but it’s still good. Instead, fans should stay on the lookout for solo projects coming from Young Thug – and Gunna – in 2021.