Joe Budden and DJ Akademiks Discuss the Lil B and Post Malone Beef on ‘Everyday Struggle’

On today's Everyday Struggle, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska run through the day of rap news, including Lil B beefing with Post Malone, Nelly getting accused of rape, and Young Thug's weird apology video to his fiancée Jerrika Karlae. The crew also break down a recent Black Thought and Method Man freestyle.

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Young Thug Goes Country in New Snippet From ‘E.B.B.T.G’

Young Thug is channeling an unexpected genre for his upcoming Easy Breezy Beautiful Thugger Girls project.


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On Monday night, the Atlanta rapper hit up Instagram with a preview of one of the album’s tracks. The video shows Thug sitting inside a car, jamming out to the song, which features acoustic guitars and a country-tinged flow. Social media wasn’t mad about it. In fact, many fans applauded the sound.

There aren’t many details about E.B.B.T.G., but what we do is pretty interesting. Thug announced it would be a singing album executive produced by Drake. Engineer Alex Tumay later confirmed the project was dedicated to Thug’s fiancée, Jerrika Karlae, and reassured fans it was not a joke. Tumay also said he and Thug have recorded and scrapped about a dozen songs, one of which features the rapper delivering a 24-bar verse that “sounded like Kendrick [Lamar].”

We just have one question now: When will E.B.B.T.G. finally drop?

Thugger promised fans the album would roll out weeks ago; however, we’re still waiting on an official release date. While you wait for more details to trickle in, you can check out the latest preview above.

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It Sounds Like We Won’t Be Getting Young Thug’s ‘E.B.B.T.G.’ Any Time Soon

Young Thug lit up Twitter several weeks ago after he announced his upcoming project, E.B.B.T.G. (Easy Breezy Beautiful Thugger Girls). In a series of tweets, the Atlanta rapper described it as a “singing album” that would be executive produced by Drake. He also told his followers they could expect it to drop before the end of April.

Well, we’re now halfway through May and fans are still waiting on the project. Was Thugger trolling us? According to his engineer Alex Tumay, the album is real. It’s just taking longer than expected.

Earlier this week, Tumay responded to a tweet that suggested E.B.B.T.G. was a joke:

That’s reassuring news; however, some fans expressed their disappointment about the delay.

In a recent interview with Genius, Tumay dropped more details about the album’s creation. He mentioned hearing Thugger deliver a 24-bar verse that “sounded like Kendrick [Lamar]. He also said about a dozen songs have been recorded and scrapped for the “singing” project, which is dedicated to Thug’s fiancée, Jerrika Karlae.

“I think for [Thug], singing has to do with the romantic element more than the melodic element,” Tumay explained, “because he’s always melodic, even in his harder songs. ‘Danny Glover’ has some of the greatest melodies of all time.”

Let’s hope we get E.B.B.T.G.’s sooner than later. The album will be Thug’s first full-length release since 2016’s Jeffery.

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