Lil Silk is Young Thug's label mate and seems to be a sort-of protege as well. The two have been working together since 2011, and Silk appeared on Thug's 2012 I Came From Nothing 3 tape. Thug's a clear influence on Silk's style—which is nasal, manic but also sincere, his bars dotted with poetic non-sequiturs—but Silk's new song, "I'm Geeked," proves he can hold his own. He raps from a paranoid haze, simultaneously amused and panicked. Also, Silk bounding through the trees has to be one of the most charming visuals of the year.
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