Young Thug Photo by Garrett Coyte


45th Street Fall Jam 2016 featuring Young Thug

Nov. 20
5:30 p.m.

When eccentric Atlanta trap rapper Young Thug first arrived on the scene back in 2011, he had a hard time shaking comparisons to Lil Wayne. Five years later, it doesn’t feel right to compare him to anyone at all. He’s become one of the most idiosyncratic and experimental vocalists (and dressers) in all of popular music. Though he raps about the same things over and over, his spontaneously bending flows are endlessly varied. The novelty of his style refused to wear off; he’s long since proven his durability. This year alone, he’s released the widely acclaimed mixtapes I’m Up, Slime Season 3, and Jeffery, with individual songs like “Pick Up the Phone” (with Travi$ Scott and Quavo), “With Them,” “Digits,” and “Wyclef Jean” keeping his name all over the charts. He’ll by joined at this show by Young M.A., the Brooklyn rapper behind the compulsively quotable hit “OOOUUU,” as well as the Bronx’s A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, the budding hitmaker rolling off the buzz of his singles “My Shit,” “Jungle,” and more. All ages.