You know it’s gonna be a great week when you wake up to a surprise EP from Young Thug. After a delay due to his arrest earlier this month, the 6-track ‘On the Rvn’ has arrived as promised by the Atlanta rapper. This is textbook thugger, with bars that’ll have you doing a double take and verses that even the biggest Young Thug fan might not be able to decipher without a little RapGenius assistance.
The gamut of his talents are on full display, giving listeners the different sides of his sound over a relatively short runtime. From the party-starting Thugger we all know and love, to the slow-jamming Jeffery, to the off-the-wall SEX, this EP serves as a reminder that Young Thug truly moves in his own lane. He brings in 6LACK and Jaden Smith, who both deliver strong features, and the project comes to a cinematic conclusion with the Elton John-sampling “High”. As Thug puts his spin on “Rocket Man”, his efforts pay off surprisingly well making for an epic final scene that only he could have pulled off. Tied together by an impressive and progressive roster of collaborators, ‘On the Run’ arrives to cap off the Atlanta legend’s milestone year.