It already feels like Young Thug has been around for forever, but things only really began to take off in 2013, when he signed to Gucci Mane's 1017 Brick Squad Records. It turns out that it didn't take much to convince Guwop to sign the young rapper, either, as they put pen to paper before Gucci had heard a single one of Thug's songs.

In a new interview with XXL, rapper Peewee Longway vouched enthusiastically for Thug, and that was all the convincing he needed. "When Pewee got to the studio, Peewee brought Thug and two other guys," Gucci said. "Peewee is like, 'Gucci, listen, they hard, they're the ones who got me to start rapping, sign them!' I had a bag with some money and got $25,000 out and I signed Thug right there. Never even heard a song from him... I value Peewee's opinion so much."

In Gucci's eyes, though, it didn't take long for his leap of faith to be legitimized, as he said he quickly became a fan: "I didn't really know what I had with Thug, I was just taking a chance. A week later I was like, 'Oh, he's a star.' Once we did [a] video, and I seen Thug doing the video, I'm like, 'He a star, he outta here, and I started putting more focus on him."

The entire video is available to watch below, so check it out, and find the full written piece here.

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