Slime Language 2 – [YSL] [Young Thug]

While the idea of rap groups as a whole may be slowly disappearing in the rap game, we have been seeing tons of cliques and rap labels that may have tons of solo artists, but appear to have that group-like demeanor. As of late, we have seen Quality Control–home of rap acts lie Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, and more. Griselda Records consists of Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine & Benny the Butcher. Last but not least, we have seen YSL flourish in the rap game since Young Thug took the scene by storm. If you do a bit of digging, you will see Young Thug interacting with tons of members of YSL before they were famous as he built them up to become the stars they are today. Gunna used to appear in Thugger’s music videos before signing to his label, and a young and determined Lil Keed played his music for Thug before the fame and he ultimately ended up signing with Thug as well. Here we are today and Young Thug is here to showcase his latest body of work alongside his star-studded YSL crew, Slime Language 2.

With the original Slime Language project dropping in 2018, it was met with tons of mixed reviews. Many would say Young Thug at that point in time, while solidified, still hadn’t dropped a MAJOR album that would catapult him to where his stardom reflects him to be. Not to discredit Barter 6 or JEFFERY, but those were mixtapes and we had yet to get a proper album from Young Thug. That did not stop him from developing his label though. Many of YSL members had been signed o thug for years before any YSL album came out. With Thugger being the amazing A&R he is, he took his time to develop each and every one of his YSL members into stars and they all are on their way to single-handedly running the game. After the success of Gunna taking off the way that he did, Duke sliding on every song per usual, and Lil Keed getting major looks, it helped YSL grow to be the all-star team that it is now, and they aren’t showing signs of slowing down at all.

On Slime Language 2, each and every YSL member gets their fair share of shine and attention and they all deliver on such a high caliber of artistry on this project. The long-awaited and highly teased snippet “Ski” by Young Thug & Gunna finally gets an official release on this album, and the fans are super excited by that. It was teased last week that Drake would make an appearance on the album as well, and that ended up being on “Solid”. Other features include Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Skepta, Travis Scott, Lil Baby and so much more. Another standout track on the album would be “I Like” by Karlae, accompanied by a feature from Coi Leray, as well as “Moon Man”, which features the moon man himself, Kid Cudi.

Being someone who normally does not love longer albums, this album was fitting and did not feel like it was a chore to listen to, as some albums may feel. Coming in at 22 tracks long, the time only spans just a little over an hour of music, and each song gives each YSL member a chance to breathe and showcase more of what they can do. Even with Young Thug, Gunna, and Lil Keed being the most recognizable members of the group, the chemistry between the entire YSL family made this album one massive cohesive project, and it leaves fans eager to hear more from each individual artist going forward. Young Thug has built a super team, and he will continue to grow on his own accord and bring the wins back to the team–pushing each individual artist to reach their full potential.

Stream the YSL compilation album Slime Language 2 below!