Young Thug Proclaims Himself ‘The New ‘Pac’

Young Thug dropped his Beautiful Thugger Girls album over the weekend, with the release seemingly coming out of nowhere. Late Saturday, Thugger gave a brief explanation for the timing of his release via Twitter.

“I dropped E.B.B.T.G on 2PAC'S bday because I'm the #newPAC,” Young Thug wrote. “I feel like I am the thug he didn't get to become #SoImGoinFinishWhatHeStarted.”

From Max B calling himself “Biggaveli” to Kodak Black releasing Lil B.I.G. Pac, and Troy Ave naming an album NuPac, there are several examples of artists invoking the name of the late Tupac Shakur to promote their projects. 

June 16 marked not only the late Shakur’s birthday but an official Tupac Shakur Day recognized by Oakland, California Mayor Libby Schaaf. One can point to a rather direct correlation between Shakur’s frequent practice of calling himself a thug and using the acronym T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E. and Young Thug’s rap moniker. 

However, many took issue with the statement. Shakur fans and Young Thug supporters found themselves clashing in Thugger’s mentions after he posted the tweet.

This wouldn't be the first time Thugger has name checked one of his influences. Jeffery was peppered with the rapper's inspirations, with artists like Swizz Beatz, Wyclef Jean and Kanye West working their way into song titles. Young Thug’s Beautiful Thugger Girls is available for purchase and streaming now.

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Wyclef Jean Handcuffed by L.A. Deputies After Being Mistaken for Robbery Suspect

Wyclef Jean was mistaken for an armed robbery suspect and handcuffed by Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies early Tuesday morning, TMZ reported. Wyclef and two passengers were first pulled over by deputies at approximately 1:30 a.m. in West Hollywood. According to TMZ's law enforcement sources, the vehicle “matched the description” of a car used in an armed robbery. Wyclef was also reportedly wearing a similar bandana, which Wyclef said was removed by authorities.

Wyclef shared videos of the incident on social media, saying he was “treated like a criminal” and handcuffed before being asked to identify himself:

Wyclef also detailed the incident on Twitter, adding that his attempts at identifying himself were ignored until “other police” arrived at the scene and pointed out they had the wrong person:

Though Wyclef repeatedly mentions “LAPD” in his account, TMZ reported Tuesday that LA County Sheriff's deputies were actually the ones cuffing him. The actual suspect was reportedly apprehended around the same time.

The LA County Sheriff's Department confirmed to Entertainment Tonight later Tuesday that Wyclef was “detained” for approximately 10 minutes before being released:

The LA County Sheriff's Department did not immediately respond to Complex's request for comment.

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Xenia Ghali – Places feat. Raquel Castro

Having already collaborated with Wyclef Jean and reaching #1 on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart, Xenia Ghali is a quickly rising star in the scene. Her most recent release, “Places,” came out on her own independent record label Funky Sheep Records and further demonstrates that Ghali is a name to remember.

The track begins soft, pierced with Raquel Castro’s lustrous vocals. The chords carry the listener into a groove that gets your body ready to dance. The bass filled drop is all you’d hope from a dance hit. Combining deep house elements with a little groove, Ghali creates an audio atmosphere that is hard to tear yourself away from.

You can take a listen to this dance hit below:

This article was first published on Your EDM.
Source: Xenia Ghali – Places feat. Raquel Castro