Producer: Dun Deal
The past 12 months have seen Young Thug go from one of our 25 New Rappers to Watch Out For to gracing our cover and from someone few people knew about to someone everyone has an opinion on. That's certainly a fast rise, but not an unexplainable one. This time last year, when we we're appointing Thugger as a rapper to look out for, we said "he hasn't had The song yet. Once that happens, though, watch out." Well, he found it in the form of "Stoner" (and then he found it again with "Danny Glover").
Originally released back in October, "Stoner" saw Thugger finally putting his raw talent all together. He's awesomely weird and all over the place but he managed to strike gold with a hook that anyone could recite. Still, it took a while for the song to take off.
Once 2014 rolled around, the song soon began to grow into full-on hit mode. Quickly, everyone from Wale to Jim Jones tried their hands at a remix, none of which could hold a candle to the original. With this and "Danny Glover" powering his ascent, soon everyone was talking about Young Thug.