You can livestream the interview up top and check out some clips from the chat below.
So Much Fun boasted features from Travis Scott, Gunna, Lil Uzi Vert, Quavo, Future, 21 Savage, and others. The album debuted at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 by moving 131,000 equivalent album units. Additionally, nine songs from the project debuted on Billboard's Hot 100. "All the songs are like turn up, club, radio—fucking parade music," Thug previously said of So Much Fun. "It ain't no storylines to it […] This shit is all about fun. If you not having fun or in a fun mood, don’t even play this album."
Some more highlights from the conversation include:
Why numbers don’t matter: “I don’t care for numbers, I only care for craft. I don’t pay attention to them. What made me care about the numbers this time is to show all the people that’s coming up.”
Importance of not letting the game change you: “A lot of you rapper n****s need to get that shit right man. Everybody came from something, don’t let this change you. I’ve had a lot of millions, it won’t change me. I hate to see it changing y'all n****s, y'all n****s need to get y'all mind right. Fuck is yall doing.”
Why Thug supports new artists: “I used to look at Birdman be with Lil Wayne when I was young and cry like fuck I wanna big homie. I like to put people on, I want everybody to feel my joy. Gunna seen me buy my mama a car and a house for her birthday and he crying…the whole time I’m think man how the fuck can I make this n***a a superstar. I want him to do this for his mama next year. We did it.”
Getting J. Cole to freestyle: “I feel like this the one of his best [verses] because he a writer. He tough with that pen. I didn’t see him write that [verse], he was tryna keep up with me in the studio, because I freestyle songs… so that’s one of the best verses cause I seen him just go in the booth and think this shit out bar for bar.”
In other Young Thug news, the artist is gearing up to drop another project before the close of the year. He talked about it all during an interview with Fader. "It's most definitely touching music," Thug said of the project, which is tentatively titled Punk. "It's music that the world is going to embrace. Punk means brave, not self centered, conscious. Very, very neglected, very misunderstood. Very patient, very authentic." In an interview with Rolling Stone, Thug said that Punk is his best album and that it takes cues from 2Pac. "My best album would probably be Punk, because it’s more like real life. It’s more like Tupac. Tupac could be one of the biggest rappers in the world, because he rapped what he rapped about. I had conversations with JAY-Z and he told me, ‘We gotta learn how to continue what Pac had going. Pac was a teacher. Pac teaches.’"