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Fresh from releasing his new album, So Much Fun, Young Thug covers The FADER’s 20th anniversary issue. In the coinciding interview for the Fall 2019 edition, Thug speaks on So Much Fun, while also announcing another project expected to drop this year. Additionally, the 28-year-old entertainer opens up about his versatility in music, his YSL Records label, and leaked music.

After just delivering what has been pegged as his debut album, Young Thug isn’t slowing down with the music releases anytime soon. He revealed to The FADER that he has a new project, titled Punk, which is also expected to arrive in 2019.

“It’s most definitely touching music. It’s music that the world is going to embrace,” he says. “Punk means brave, not self centered, conscious. Very, very neglected, very misunderstood. Very patient, very authentic.”

Thug then went on to discuss “real rap,” which he insists is what Punk is about. “[Real rap is] letting people in, letting people know what you go through. Let them know that you the same,” he adds. “I just want to open up. Let people know that I’m not just a rapper, I’m a human being. Let people know whatever they go through, I done been through or somebody done been through it. Those are the things that make people grow. People that want to commit suicide, you might give them another chance.”

Elsewhere in the interview Young Thug addresses having influence over other artists, signing artists, and having his unreleased music leaked. Head on over to The FADER to read the piece in full.

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