Young Thug Welcomes a New School Year with his Latest Album

In just three short weeks, So Much Fun already has 131,000 sold album units, comprised of album sales and streaming activity.

Jibril Mustafa, Staff Writer

After making a career for himself by releasing singles, mixtapes and featuring in songs, Young Thug released another full-length album, So Much Fun, and it did not disappoint. With features from Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Baby, Gunna, Juice WRLD, Future and Quavo, Young Thug’s album debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 list for the first time. 

     Young Thug really steps out of his comfort zone in his new album. After being known for his trap sound and really loud bass, Young Thug was able to add melodies, flashy ad-libs (mostly just screaming over the beat) to redefine his sound and give him a new flow. 

   Another step in making So Much Fun a great album was the amount of features, or the inclusion of verses from other artists. Out of the 19 songs on the album, 13 of them had features. This made the music more enjoyable to those who don’t like an hour straight of trap music and the overuse of auto tune. 

   One of the best songs on the album was Bad Bad Bad featuring upcoming rapper, Lil Baby. The two Atlanta rappers really collaborated to make one of the best songs for the month of August. With lyrics like “No playin’, no Atari, I won’t play with you for nothing I can eat you like Hibachi ’cause you’re bad, bad, bad,” Young Thug and Lil Baby’s song Bad Bad Bad easily distinguishes itself as the best song on the album. 

   A song that didn’t live up to the hype was Sup Mate featuring Future. The song starts off great with Young Thug and Future both using their special ad-libs. But as the song progresses, Sup Mate evolves into a mess of screechy noises amidst a ton of “yee yee”’s and “hoo hoo”’s. Although Future and Young Thug put out some great works of music in the past, you can really hear Future’s experimental side with the inclusion of lyrics like “I’m so high, all I can say is woo, woo, woo I can’t talk, I barely could say, woo, woo, woo Count an M and count another one, ooh, ooh (Ooh)”

   With all things considered, Young Thug’s album, So Much Fun, is definitely something you should listen to. With the mix of different sounds, the album never gets repetitive and boring. With the addition of the bonus track, The London featuring J. Cole and Travis Scott, the album is going to break records and be at the top of the Billboard 200 list. 

Personal Rating and Enjoyment: 8/10

Personal Ranking

  1. Bad Bad Bad ft. Lil Baby 
  2. Hot ft. Gunna
  3. Mannequin Challenge ft. Juice WRLD
  4. Circle of Bosses ft. Quavo 
  5. Ecstasy
  6. Jumped Out the Window
  7. Cartier Gucci Scarf ft. Lil Duke
  8. Surf ft. Gunna 
  9. What’s the Move
  10. I’m Scared ft. 21 Savage and Doe Boy
  11. Big Tipper ft. Lil Keed 
  12. Just How it Is
  13. Sup Mate ft. Future 
  14. Boy Back ft. Nav
  15. I Bought Her ft. Lil Duke
  16. Pu**y
  17. Lil Baby 
  18. Light it Up

Bonus Track:  The London ft. J. Cole and Travis Scott