Young Thug‘s launched the extremely anticipated On the Rvn EP.
Despite its justifiable share of setbacks and Thugger’s arrest earlier this yr, the rapper’s managed to nab a who’s-who of artists for the work, creating an experimental roster that spans generations and genres whereas placing diehard followers relaxed.
This is Thugger for the radio. With options from 6LACK and Jaden Smith and even a starry-eyed Elton John look on the venture’s ultimate monitor “High” — Thugger’s personal homage to John’s seminal Honky Château hit “Rocket Man — the EP’s Thugger’s most left-of-field pop star self-positioning so far.
He seamlessly transitions from rapping and singing on the terrifically horrible, and but lovely ambient crooning of the EP’s standout “High.” And though the Elton John monitor initially leaked in August, followers are lastly invited to soak up Young Thug’s imperfectly autotuned “I’m a rocket man” croons in full. The rapper’s someplace out within the stratosphere on “High,” channeling a stage of brevity and experimentation that feels grounded solely in its nonexistence, and it’s a theme that runs the complete work.