So how is Young Thug as a singer? Technically, not great. He has a range of not quite an octave. But then, tons of celebrated singers have been technically mediocre, and Thug really makes the most out of the seven notes he has. It's impossible to hear him get all guttural on "Harambe" and not feel it in your stomach. "RiRi" may well go down in history as the greatest sex jam of the millennium, while "Pick Up the Phone" is a legit anthem for the broken-hearted anywhere, its weird seapunk, easy listening beat a work of sheer genius.
Sing your truth, Thugga. It's fucking beautiful. (Atlantic Records / 300 Entertainment)