Late last night, Young Thug dropped his first project as "Jeffrey" -- a mixtape with a formal release potential aptly dubbed No, My Name is Jeffrey.
""JEFFERY"" available everywhere tonight at 12am est. Shot by: @whoisglp
A photo posted by ""JEFFERY"" (@thuggerthugger1) on Aug 25, 2016 at 5:21pm PDT
Featuring a tracklist named after all of his celebrity idols -- including the likes of Rihanna, Gucci Mane and...Harambe -- it's rare to find a tape where the content matches its grandiose projections, but Jeffrey is all that and more. Perhaps most notable though is Thugger's gender-neutral cover art,cover art, which has been a huge talking point on social media since the tape's release. Shot by photographer Garfield Larmond and featuring a stunning Japanese kimono/trouser-inspired skirt by Alessandro Tricone, it's a bold statement in relation to the complicated issue of black masculinity in contemporary hip-hop. Granted, we wouldn't expect anything less from Thug.
Listen to the tape in its entirety below.