A Longtime Music Legend Anoints Young Thug as Our "Modern Tupac"

Is Young Thug driven by the same revolutionary fervor that ignited Pac?

Music
15,152 Hypes 0 Comments

Like equally-significant luminaries Gucci Mane, Kanye West, Andre 3000 and others, Wyclef Jean has expressed his admiration and love for Atlanta’s most eccentric ATLien, Young Thug. Speaking exclusively to Pigeons & Planes for his latest major interview, Wyclef Jean has broken the mold and likened the controversial down-south rapper to one of hip-hop’s Mount Rushmore mainstays. “He has a natural love for Haiti, understanding the history of Haiti. Haiti is the first black republic. He reminded me of a modern Tupac, in a sense — in a revolutionary sense,” explained Jean. Having previously worked with Thugger Thugger on the headline-dominating Jeffery record “Pop Man/Kanye West/Elton,” Wyclef Jean is certainly no stranger to the superhuman, extraterrestrial abilities Young Thug channels when he steps into the booth.

You can read Wyclef Jean’s entire exchange with Pigeons & Planes here.

Read Full Article
Photographer
Chad Batka/The New York Times
More

What to Read Next

BMW's Motorrad Vision Next 100 Concept Is a Flexible, Self-Balancing Motorcyle
Automotive

BMW's Motorrad Vision Next 100 Concept Is a Flexible, Self-Balancing Motorcyle

A zero-emissions motorcycle that can’t tip over.

Ronnie Fieg Previews Upcoming New Balance Collaboration Dubbed "Cyclades"
Footwear

Ronnie Fieg Previews Upcoming New Balance Collaboration Dubbed "Cyclades"

Another RF stamp to the New Balance archives.

Amazon May Be Opening Physical Grocery Stores
Food

Amazon May Be Opening Physical Grocery Stores

AmazonFresh is getting a major expansion.


Audemars Piguet Starts Work on New Museum Extension for 2019
Fashion

Audemars Piguet Starts Work on New Museum Extension for 2019

Combining the past, present and future of the hallowed brand.

Things Start to Get Creepy at the Morgue in New Teaser Trailer for 'The Autopsy of Jane Doe'
Entertainment

Things Start to Get Creepy at the Morgue in New Teaser Trailer for 'The Autopsy of Jane Doe'

Starring Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch as father-and-son morticians.

Here's Your Chance to Own a Rare Piece of Kanye West Memorabilia
Fashion

Here's Your Chance to Own a Rare Piece of Kanye West Memorabilia

We’re not sure how you’d feasibly work these into your wardrobe, though.

More ▾