Young Thug on Favorite ‘Punk’ Songs and What Album Track He’s Most Proud of Lyrically

Thug discussed his newly released project during a sit-down with Hot 97, where also spoke about being a label boss, his favorite non-rap artists, and more.

Young Thug sits down with Hot 97

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Young Thug sits down with Hot 97

Though Young Thug’s sophomore album delivers plenty of gems, the ATL rapper admits there are a handful of song’s he’s particularly fond of.

Thugger shared his thoughts during a Friday appearance on Hot 97, when hosts TT Torrez and DJ Bobby Trends asked him which of the Punk tracks made him the most proud—as far as lyrics go. The YSL boss took a few seconds to ruminate, before giving an answer.

“Hmmm. A song called ‘Road Rage,’” Thug said at the 10:00 mark, before he was asked to name his overall favorite cut. “My favorite song is probably ‘Stupid/Asking’ or ‘Drive Slow’ (featuring Stick).”

The former track was co-produced by his frequent collaborator Metro Boomin; while the latter, which served as Punk’s opener, featured production by Charlie Handsome.

As far as which tracks are best suited for the turn-up playlist? Thug named “Scoliosis” with Lil Double 0 and “Bubbly” featuring Drake and Travis Scott. 

Thug also agreed with the interviewer saying he inspired the flows of the artists he featured on the album. In particular, he spoke about hearing J. Cole’s verse for the first time on “Stressed,” catching how he got down the same cadence and subject matter.

Thug began teasing Punk hit streaming services at midnight Friday, about two years after he began teasing its release. The rapper opened up about the 20-track project during a recent interview with Complex, explaining why it took him some time to finally release it.

Punk is just real life stories. The whole album is purified. It’s just real,” he said. “The whole album is just focused on one point. The hard part about this shit is making 12, 14, 16 songs about one thing, without crossing up and saying the same thing,That is why this shit takes time. This shit has been going on for two years now.”

You can check out the full Hot 97 interview up top. Thug also speaks on how his rough upbringing helped him become an innovator, working as both a recording artist and a label boss, his favorite musicians outside of hip-hop, and which YSL artist would become the next breakout star.

Thug will also serve as the musical guest on this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Rami Malek.

For more of Young Thug, check out Complex’s Young Thug Week and our first impressions of the album here.

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