UPDATED 8/10/16 1:00 p.m. ET: It looks like we'll have to wait a little bit longer until we have Young Thug's new project, Jeffrey. Lyor Cohen, the founder of Thug's label 300, shared a Snapchat Tuesday with a whiteboard reading, "You know your name is Young Thug! No!! My name is Jeffery AUG 26."
See original post from 8/3/16 below.
Young Thug has officially announced the release date for his upcoming project Jeffery, and it's just adding to the musical dopeness that is the month of August. According to a post on Thugger's Instagram page, Jeffery will be releasing on his birthday, Aug. 16.
Jeffery is Thugger's third project of the year. He previously released I'm Up back in February, and followed that up with the excellent Slime Season 3 in March. Slime Season 3 spawned some pretty popular Thug songs, including "Digits" and "With Them." He's teased a number of songs on the project via Instagram, and has dropped small snippets to promote the forthcoming release.
Young Thug joins a litany of artists releasing music in the month of August. This includes Frank Ocean, 2 Chainz, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Post Malone, Rae Sremmurd, and Travi$ Scott. After a relatively quiet month or two for hip-hop, clearly August is going to see things pop off in a major way.
While all of this is great, fans are still waiting for news about his debut album Hy!£UN35. The long delayed project was rumored to be dropping sometime this year, but so far there hasn't been much news about it. Thugger also announced another mixtape, I Came From Nothing 4, back in April.
We'll have to wait and see if anything gets announced about these projects, but for now, it's hard to complain when Jeffery is just around the corner.