Young Thug Taking a Year Off of Music to Honor Deaf Brother

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Will he do it?

Young Thug releases music at a clip that’s almost impossible to keep up with. He’s always working on a collaborative mixtape or a new project. Calling a recent run of releases Slime Season is apt because a new one seems to come along every few months.

The rapper has spent an ungodly run of mixtapes shifting the boundaries of what we should expect from a rap album, always darting toward the oddest choice just to show that he cane. The strangest thing that the oddball Atlantan could do at this point is stop. And that’s exactly what he plans to do.

Thug recently told Hypebeast that he’s taking this entire year off in honor of his deaf brother.

“I’ve got a deaf brother,” he said in a video interview where he was seated next to his girlfriend Jerrika Karlae. “I’ve got a brother who can’t hear or talk, so I want to act deaf for a year. So, I ain’t going to put out no music this year.”

He said that when he returns, he’ll probably be ready to drop his debut studio album Hi-Tunes.

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