A Linguist Breaks Down Young Thug’s Vocal Style | Genius News



Everyone hears something different when they listen to Young Thug, and while he’s often dismissed as a ‘mumble rapper,’ there is meaning behind his slurred speech and flow. Genius spoke with Darin Flynn, Associate Professor and Chair of Linguistics at University of Calgary about what makes Young Thug’s lyrical delivery so unique.

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20 thoughts on “A Linguist Breaks Down Young Thug’s Vocal Style | Genius News

  • August 30, 2017 at 4:01 am
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    These niggas digging too deep for shit that ain't really there. I can't even 🤦🤦🤦

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  • August 30, 2017 at 4:01 am
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    Lmao I deadass had to listen to that "Feel It" song like 38 times to understand what the fuck Thugger was sayin

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  • August 30, 2017 at 4:01 am
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    Honestly, I don’t need a white guy to validate my appreciation for Thugger. Hate on so-called mumble rap is mostly made by closed-minded people with a twisted sense that everything made a couple of years/decades ago was better. Do you even know what scat singing is?

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  • August 30, 2017 at 4:01 am
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    How much did the label pay to make up this analysis lmaoooo it's like paid brainwashing for 15 year old kids

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  • August 30, 2017 at 4:01 am
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    Lmfaoo this niqqa explained all rappers and trying to make thug seem like he's doing something new 🤦🏽‍♂️

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  • August 30, 2017 at 4:01 am
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    thug is a musical genius in the fact that he even hAS fame and so many fans. why do i love young thug?? why do i know all his songs?? they sound satisfying and good they make me feel hella powerful and badass as fuck. like. musical genius. rap.

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  • August 30, 2017 at 4:01 am
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    Sounds like my uncle Benny after a bottle of vodka trying to speak to Jesus with marshmallows in his mouth

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  • August 30, 2017 at 4:01 am
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    Yall motherfuckers thinkin Stephen Hawkins up in the studio or someshit????? At least young thug gets paid to act stupid, you just plain stupid.

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