Young Thug aka Sex is taking a hiatus, and according to the rapper, it’s because his brother. In a recent interview with Hypebeast, the rapper revealed that he would not be putting out any new music for the entirety 2018 in an effort align himself with his deaf brother.
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“I’ve got a deaf brother,” he told the publication during a video interview shot alongside girlfriend Jerrika Karlae during New York Fashion Week as they participated in Phillip Plein’s and VFILES runway shows. “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.”
He went on to add, however, that he plans to release that long-awaited HiTunes (stylized as HY!£UN35) debut studio album sometime in 2019. Considering Thug’s extensive catalog, it’s still unfathomable to believe that he technically hasn’t dropped f an ficial debut. But judging by the delay, one that is quickly approaching the three-year mark, fans should be in for a treat once the Atlanta emcee decides to deliver on it.
“In 2019, I’m going to put out probably Hi-Tunes,” was Thug’s uncertain response to the cameras. For the sake family, though, we’re in no rush as Young Thug takes the year to execute such a gesture for his brother.