Buzzing Atlanta Rapper Young Thug's New Mixtape Is Called Black Portland For Some Reason

UPDATE: Collaborator Bloody Jay explains the Black Portland concept.

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Most hip-hop fans—or, at least, hip-hop fans who learn about emerging artists via indie-rock blogs—first discovered Atlanta upstart Young Thug via "Picacho," a wildly idiosyncratic track in which the MC compares his jewelry to a Pokemon character. That song, from Thug's widely acclaimed 1017 Thug mixtape, ended up on Pitchfork's Best Songs of 2013 list, while another single, "Stoner," has begun ...   More
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 MATTHEW SINGER


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