Young Thug says he won’t put out any new music in 2018

As a show of support for “a brother who can’t hear or talk.”

February 23, 2018
Young Thug says he won’t put out any new music in 2018 Young Thug walks the runway for the Philipp Plein collection during New York Fashion Week on February 13, 2017 in New York.   Albert Urso/Getty

Young Thug has said he will not release any new music in 2018 in solidarity with a deaf brother. The rapper announced the news in a short Hypebeast interview you can see below.

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"I've got a deaf brother," Thug says in the clip. "I've got a brother who can't hear or talk, so I want to act deaf for a year. So I ain't going to put out no music this year."

The Atlanta rapper, who recently revealed an unlikely name change, also offered an update on his long-awaited Hi-Tunes album, saying: "In 2019, I'm going to put out probably Hi-Tunes."

It's likely that pre-recorded guest verses from Young Thug will continue to come out across the year. He has already appeared on tracks from Young Scooter and A-Trak so far in 2018.

A rep for Young Thug was not immediately available for comment.

Young Thug says he won’t put out any new music in 2018