Young Thug dropped his new album from jail without much notice last week — but that isn’t the only surprising part about the project. Metro Boomin oversaw the majority of the album’s production, and his longtime studio partner Southside, who also worked on Business Is Business, claims the entire tracklist was put together in two weeks.
“Y’know, we move quick, we work really fast,” he said in a brief LAX interview with TMZ shared on Saturday (July 1). “Shoutout to Metro. Metro the G.O.A.T.” Not only did he call his longtime collaborator the greatest, but he also called Business is Business the greatest behind-bars record of all time.
Southside was then asked if Thugga recorded his vocals over the phone. “Not really, some things were, but not all of em,” he said. When probed further to reveal more information about the operation, he replied: “We keep our secrets.”
Check out Southside’s TMZ interview below:
Meanwhile, Young Thug has remained focused on music — his own as well as that of his peers. Though he may have a lot on his plate with the ongoing YSL RICO case, hearing T.I. and Boosie Badazz’s joint album is high on his list of priorities.
On Thursday (June 29), the 31-year-old rapper took to his Instagram Stories to urge the Southern rap legends to go ahead and drop the collaborative project they’ve been teasing for some time.
“@mamaheliveagain2.0 and @tip ya’ll go ahead and drop that album together,” he wrote. “That’s all a n-gga wants.”
Boosie has yet to respond, although Tip did repost Thug’s post on his own Instagram Stories and added a series of emojis indicating he’s on board with the idea.
During an interview with VladTV in February, Boosie declared he was no longer doing the project over allegations that the Grand Hustle general had snitched on a dead relative back in the day.
T.I. and Boosie continued to engage in a back and forth before making amends in April, with the latter then announcing the album is back underway along with a reality show.
“The reality show we in works right now, so we’re probably gonna follow up with a joint project,” he said in a separate interview with VladTV. “We ain’t talked about dropping an album yet but I wanna drop it. That’s why I was kinda p***ed about the situation because this was big for me to drop an album with Tip. This was some bigs*** for me bruh, so we gonna get to it.”
Source – HipHopDx
In Other News – 50 Cent Suffers Major Legal Loss As Judge Throws Out $32M Malpractice Lawsuit
50 Cent has been racking up a lot of legal victories as of late, but the G-Unit mogul has just suffered a rare legal setback. According to Reuters, the $32million legal malpractice lawsuit that the rapper (real name Curtis Jackson) brought against his former attorneys at Reed Smith — and the lead legal counsel, Peter Raymond, who is no longer with the firm — cannot be re-brought, and a bankruptcy judge’s previous ruling to toss the case must stand.
That’s the ruling that was handed down by U.S. District Judge Vanessa Bryant on Friday (June 30), who made the ruling in New Haven, CT. Learn more