Five especially uplifting tracks on Young Thug’s new mixtape, “I’m Up.”
Young Thug, inspired by his once-mentor, has officially taken flight. The cover to his new mixtape, I’m Up, shows a winged Thugger flying above the world, which is melting into an appropriately slimy substance in a pair of giant cupped hands, which presumably also, somehow, belong to Thug.
There are only 9 songs on I’m Up, including the previously released tracks “F Cancer” and “Hercules.” The rest of the tape goes quickly, but it provides an invigorating listen, with production from Mike Will Made-It, 808 Mafia, and four beats from Wheezy, who, at this point, might be the best at inducing the particularly elevated, blissful sound that Thug chases for much of I’m Up.
Upon first listen, it’s obvious that Thug is riding a rare (mostly natural) high. Part of the reason he feels so high, though, is that he’s come from so low. All of Thug’s inspiration comes from the bottom, and as he reaches new heights, he’s making sure to levitate his friends and family — some of whom guest on I’m Up — along with him. That motivation, to raise up those closest to him, is distinct throughout his new mixtape, even when he’s delving into his usual absurdities.
Thus, I’m Up includes some of the most inspirational material Thug has put out in his career. Here are the 5 most uplifting tracks on I’m Up.