Rappers tire out my brain sometimes.
It’s relatively difficult having to stay up-to-date on the latest affairs concerning music and other forms of urban entertainment. But then the artists want to make a big deal about things as innocuous as name changes, and I just can’t handle that stress.
I got annoyed when Hammer dropped the “MC” from his name in a bizarro attempt to push a “hardcore” image that resulted in him gyrating in a banana hammock in his “Pumps & A Bump” video. Jay-Z going to JAY Z still doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. And let’s not forget when Puff Daddy turned into P-Diddy Mini, P-Poofy Bite-Size, and Puffa-Diddy Diddy Puff Fun-Size before returning back to Puff Daddy.
So when Young Thug wanted to refer to himself as “No, My Name Is Jeffery” I could not be bothered. At this point I’ve ignored it profusely, and for all intents and purposes it’s made me not pay attention to the music from the project. But hey, some of his songs, I’ll begrudgingly admit, are enjoyable, and I’m hoping that that is the same case with this project Jeffery.
Anyways, No, My Name is JEFFERY arrives at nine tracks — all named after Thug’s “idols” (Rihanna, Kanye West, and.. Harambe) — and features from Gucci Mane, Migos, Young Scooter, Duke, and Wyclef Jean. Production provided by TM88, Wheezy, Cassius Jay, Billboard Hitmakers, and Supah Mario.
Oh, and then there’s the, uh, interesting artwork/tracklist…
Stream Young Thug’s JEFFERY project below and cop on iTunes.