Stoner

Album: single release only (2014)
Charted: 47

Songfacts®:

  • Young Thug (real name Jeffrey L. Williams) is an Atlanta rapper who grew to prominence in 2013 after releasing his mixtape 1017 Thug to positive critical reception. His song "Danny Glover" became an Internet-driven hit and received a number of remixes featuring the likes of Waka Flocka Flame and Nicki Minaj.
  • This song addresses Young Thug's admiration for weed. It became his first major hit, cracking the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart as well as entering the Hot 100.
  • Young Thug repeats, "I feel like Fabo" in increasingly desperate cadences during both the first verse and the outro. Fabo was a member of the Atlanta rap group D4L, who had a #1 hit with "Laffy Taffy," and was known for his drug use. Thug still remembers sneaking into Bankhead's Club Crucial as a kid to see them perform. "Damn, I used to want to be like D4L," he recalled to Fader magazine. "Everybody who rapped, I wanted to be like. Pretty sure I don't want to be like them now, though."
  • The instrumentation was provided by Dun Deal after then 16-year-old Young Thug approached the Atlanta-based producer and asked if he could help him record his raps. "I wasn't thinking he'd want that beat so when I played it and he showed an interest I finished it up in like 15 minutes," he told MTV News.

    Young Thug then took another quarter of an hour to record his verse.

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