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Prominence and philanthropy – these are the keywords that have led the stage names “Young Thug” and “Gunna” to numerous headlines worldwide. Following the hot debut of their collaborative album “Slime Language 2,” the rappers have been praised for their inspiring conduct.
Renowned figures in the music world, “Young Thug” and “Gunna” are some of the hip-hop industry’s biggest names. Individually, each artist holds incredible influence on the rap scene with remarkable discography, reputation, and following. This is why when “Slime Language 2” was hinted at, the world sat at the edge of its seat.
Young Thug and Gunna became professionally acquainted under the former’s record label “Young Stoner Life (YSL) Records.” Announced in 2016, YSL Records quickly established itself as a game-changer after signing “Gunna” as its first artist a year later.
Under the Atlanta-based label, Gunna released chart-topping tracks – gaining recognition for his unique flow and musical prowess. Following the success of his second studio album, “Wunna,” which debuted at Billboard 200’s number one spot, the rapper has returned to the recording booth with entrepreneur and artist Young Thug.
As an icon of the 21st century, Young Thug is accredited for shaping modern hip-hop and trap music. Since the launch of his career in 2011, the artist has recorded a string of unprecedented hits and continues to stay atop the industry.
This year, he furthers his decorated reputation. Hosting a seamless yet distinctive blend of talents, Young Thug and Gunna, together with YSL Records artists, released “Slime Language 2” last April 16, 2021. Much to no one’s surprise, the album quickly took over the charts, debuting number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
Out of the 23 hard-hitting tracks and featured musicians on “Slime Language 2,” a handful has also walked its way into numerous rankings – establishing the masterpiece as an impactful celebration of the hip-hop industry’s most extraordinary talents.
Despite the well-received album’s continued rise to fame, it is not the main reason Young Thug and Gunna are currently being overwhelmed by praise. As “Slime Language 2” and its tracks make their way into the top 10 rankings, the artists have been helping individuals make their way out.
Last April 26, 2021, the generation’s prominent rappers posted bonds for 30 low-level offenders held at the Fulton County Jail. The former inmates could not afford to pay for themselves and had been apart from their families for varying periods.
Following a feature on the jail’s cramped facilities a few months ago, individuals have stepped up to help, and Billboard’s trending artists felt moved to leverage their platform for a good cause. “You never know what somebody has been through,” Gunna shared in an interview with WSB-TV Atlanta. “There were people sitting out three or four years and couldn’t get out on a bond.”
Young Thug echoed his sentiments. “If they did the crime, then they can do the time, then it’s all right, but it’s like you’re giving them a bond higher than what they stole.”
At present, the chart-topping rappers; donated amount remains undisclosed. However, they promise that this act of philanthropy is only the beginning. With the considerable influence that both stars wield in the industry, it might not be long before other artists start taking the initiative and strengthening a cause-oriented community within the hip-hop scene.