In a new V Magazine interview, Thugger discusses the honesty behind this year’s JEFFREY and what fans should expect from his next body of work.
“I feel like a lot of artists today aren’t that honest, and I just want to be honest. The names of the songs were really who I was thinking about when I was making them, or who encouraged me to make them. So it was really a moment of honesty for me. To the world it may be greatness, but to me it’s just honest,” Thug said when asked about naming JEFFREY songs after famous artists’ names. “[The next album?] It’ll probably be f*cking ten times harder than JEFFERY. Like this one was kind of Jeffery, but it was still kind of street. This one is gonna be just fully Jeffery.” (V Magazine)
Back in September, Thugger made history as the first musician with three Top 5 albums on the charts in 2016.
No, My Name is Jeffery, Slime Season 3, and I’m Up all hit the top 5 on the rap charts—and two of them charted in the Top 10 on the Billboard album chart. Jeffery, Thugger’s most recent release, debuted at No. 3 on the Rap Album chart, while Slime Season and I’m Up hit that chart at No. 1 and No. 4 respectively. (The Boom Box)
A few days prior, YT jumped on Instagram to thank fans for supporting his latest studio project.
Thugger’s latest album snagged a No. 8 debut position after a heavily competitive opening week.
At No. 8, rapper Young Thug clocks his third top 40 debut on the Billboard 200 of 2016 as Jeffery starts with 37,000 units (18,000 in traditional album sales). He previously notched a top 10 set with Slime Season 3 (No. 7 on the April 16-dated chart) and another top 40 title with I’m Up (No. 22 on Feb. 27). (Billboard)