YOUNG THUG vs FUTURE

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based on their past 12 months

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Young Thug 22
Future 21


lex pretend, Monday, 2 November 2015 15:58 (two years ago) Permalink

by past 12 months i mean from monster on i guess

lex pretend, Monday, 2 November 2015 15:58 (two years ago) Permalink

Monster / 56 Nights / Beast Mode / Dirty Sprite 2 / What a Time to be Alive

VS

Barter 6 / Slime Season / Slime Season 2

Spottie, Monday, 2 November 2015 16:29 (two years ago) Permalink

Rich Gang just missed the cut

Spottie, Monday, 2 November 2015 16:29 (two years ago) Permalink

Future's run is flawless, What A Time to Be Alive spoils it a little

But that Monster to Dirty Sprite 2 run is legendary.

thom yorke state of mind (voodoo chili), Monday, 2 November 2015 16:37 (two years ago) Permalink

lol who did this fam

bricc baby hitlo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 2 November 2015 16:37 (two years ago) Permalink

Monster / 56 Nights / Beast Mode / Dirty Sprite 2 / What a Time to be Alive

VS

Barter 6 / Slime Season / Slime Season 2

― Spottie, Monday, November 2, 2015 11:29 AM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

it is a little hard to argue w/ future here

marcos, Monday, 2 November 2015 16:37 (two years ago) Permalink

What A Time to Be Alive spoils it a little

yea it is a weird pairing i don't see any clear, like, musical reasons for future wanting to pair up w/ drake

marcos, Monday, 2 November 2015 16:43 (two years ago) Permalink

i like young thug more as an artist but future's having a better run so i vote future

either way if this is the only rap music u listen to F.U. imo

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 2 November 2015 16:59 (two years ago) Permalink

otm

Spottie, Monday, 2 November 2015 17:04 (two years ago) Permalink

lol is there some kind of sentiment to that effect ? xp

(•̪●) (carne asada), Monday, 2 November 2015 17:11 (two years ago) Permalink

"twitter.com"

bricc baby hitlo (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 2 November 2015 17:16 (two years ago) Permalink

either way if this is the only rap music u listen to F.U. imo

― Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, November 2, 2015 4:59 PM (47 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh for sure, none of these are even my favourite rap albums/tapes of 2k15, but they seem very comparable to each other

lex pretend, Monday, 2 November 2015 17:48 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah. There's Migos too.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, 2 November 2015 18:09 (two years ago) Permalink

if this included Tha Tour Pt 1 it'd be Thug easy but as is, it's prob Future.

some dude, Monday, 2 November 2015 18:19 (two years ago) Permalink

Going with Thug. His highs are higher this year.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Monday, 2 November 2015 18:21 (two years ago) Permalink

Interesting b/c for all the similarities, they seem to be on divergent paths right now. Thug's output is so wide-ranging and expansive, while Future's narrowed his sound down to something powerful but monochromatic. I'd probably vote Thug based on his capacity to surprise.

Evan R, Monday, 2 November 2015 18:26 (two years ago) Permalink

Really to me it comes down to song construction, and future has made more classic songs in his recent run than thug, imo

People are still giving props to rappers for churning out a lot of material w/out considering that not every thug song (or future song for that matter) is worth their time and it might seem like it's elevating the artists but really it's grading them on a curve that ends up downplaying the great shit and overplaying the filler

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, 2 November 2015 20:28 (two years ago) Permalink

personally, i need to marinate in this slime for a few more weeks before making the call

tpp, Monday, 2 November 2015 20:49 (two years ago) Permalink

u have 6 days

Spottie, Monday, 2 November 2015 20:50 (two years ago) Permalink

either way if this is the only rap music u listen to F.U. imo

― Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, November 2, 2015 11:59 AM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

you could do a lot worse than listening to these two. i listened to ds2 almost exclusively for all of sep-oct

Interesting b/c for all the similarities, they seem to be on divergent paths right now. Thug's output is so wide-ranging and expansive, while Future's narrowed his sound down to something powerful but monochromatic.

― Evan R, Monday, November 2, 2015 1:26 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

interesting, imo thug is also converging towards something

i love the pure texture of future's voice (prob top 5 human voice timbre of all time) but i like the things thug does with his voice more..?

flopson, Monday, 2 November 2015 21:05 (two years ago) Permalink

lex + deej who are ur fav rappers this year?

tpp, Monday, 2 November 2015 21:08 (two years ago) Permalink

xp yeah totally agree with that. Everything that comes out of Future's voice just naturally sounds good; you definitely can't say the same for Thug.

But Thug pushes his voice more

Evan R, Monday, 2 November 2015 21:09 (two years ago) Permalink

imo thug is also converging towards something

yea ss2 made me think about this a little more

marcos, Monday, 2 November 2015 21:11 (two years ago) Permalink

thug the most vocally angelic rapper in the game ever gtfoh

tpp, Monday, 2 November 2015 21:11 (two years ago) Permalink

i love thugs voice dgmw im just saying like, i could listen to future read a dictionary & i'd be like ♪(]^_^[)♪

flopson, Monday, 2 November 2015 21:16 (two years ago) Permalink

also many xps but idk if a future/thug tape would work out, it'd have to be super focused and deliberate vibe, not sure if a haphazardly thrown together tape would work out well w/ these guys? maybe i'm wrong -- i think i read some producer (metro boomin maybe) saying they really work very similarly, very fast, very spontaneous in the moment

marcos, Monday, 2 November 2015 21:18 (two years ago) Permalink

thug the most vocally angelic rapper in the game ever gtfoh

― tpp, Monday, November 2, 2015 4:11 PM (6 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i love thugs voice dgmw im just saying like, i could listen to future read a dictionary & i'd be like ♪(]^_^[)♪

― flopson, Monday, November 2, 2015 4:16 PM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yea, agree w/ flopson, thug has some really astonishing highs but there are plenty of tracks where i just really don't like his voice, plenty of thugger tracks that are fucking annoying

marcos, Monday, 2 November 2015 21:28 (two years ago) Permalink

At least I notice when I hear one of his tracks tho, March Madness aside everything I've heard from Future might as well've been white noise

Underground Rick (albvivertine), Tuesday, 3 November 2015 01:30 (two years ago) Permalink

lex + deej who are ur fav rappers this year?

angel haze and vince staples

lex pretend, Tuesday, 3 November 2015 07:41 (two years ago) Permalink

mozzy & ty money

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 3 November 2015 07:52 (two years ago) Permalink

this is so hard. a few months ago i'd have def said YT but I've been getting into Future a lot more recently and not so much Barter 6

canoon fooder (dog latin), Tuesday, 3 November 2015 12:19 (two years ago) Permalink

oh last 12 months? Future then. But I haven't heard the Slimes

canoon fooder (dog latin), Tuesday, 3 November 2015 12:19 (two years ago) Permalink

i like young thug more as an artist but future's having a better run so i vote future

Agree with this. I didn't think Future had an album like DS2 in him anymore.

The burrito of ennui (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 3 November 2015 14:27 (two years ago) Permalink

both artists are better than they've ever been for me - i was very surprised that i fell as hard for future's output as i have this year, harder than i ever did before (i went back to the pre-DS2 mixtapes and they're all amazing), and i was very surprised that i finally clicked with thug with the slime seasons and "pacifier" having previously found him pretty unlistenable

i wouldn't say i'm enraptured with the timbre of either's voice but something about the production choices and songwriting frames them better for me now

lex pretend, Tuesday, 3 November 2015 15:12 (two years ago) Permalink

fyi you were also wrong about chief keef, who's had an alright year if not as strong as his 2014 in my eyes

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Tuesday, 3 November 2015 15:14 (two years ago) Permalink

future's been more consistent but i love barter 6 the most out of all the tapes. so uh thug

insufficiently familiar with xgau's work to comment intelligently (BradNelson), Tuesday, 3 November 2015 15:25 (two years ago) Permalink

i don't think i was wrong, i just like the new stuff more than the old stuff

i liked bang 3 in a non-coommittal sort of way

on the subject of chicago rappers i can't believe no one's repping harder for nutty world 2, fire from start to finish

lex pretend, Tuesday, 3 November 2015 15:26 (two years ago) Permalink

(is what a time to be alive remotely essential despite being a drake hater? i have no motivation to listen to it)

lex pretend, Tuesday, 3 November 2015 15:27 (two years ago) Permalink

lex there are some really good future tracks on it that are very much in the same vein as the rest of his work from this year, drake isn't even on every song

marcos, Tuesday, 3 November 2015 15:39 (two years ago) Permalink

after many tries (1017 Thug, Black Portland, Tha Tour Pt. 1 and mostly lagoon's Straye Thugs comp), i still don't "get" YT. i just can't get motivated to bother w/ Barter or the Slimes

alpine static, Tuesday, 3 November 2015 17:19 (two years ago) Permalink

too bad dude barter & both slimes are way better than than the older mixtapes though i guess if you can't find something to love in those than there's no use in trying the newer stuff

marcos, Tuesday, 3 November 2015 17:21 (two years ago) Permalink

nah i still can't find much to love in the older mixtapes, the new ones are a huge step up

SS1 has terrific use of pianos

lex pretend, Tuesday, 3 November 2015 17:26 (two years ago) Permalink

either way if this is the only rap music u listen to F.U. imo

― Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Monday, November 2, 2015 11:59 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i find it hard to believe there are people who would dig future + young thug but not listen to other rap music?

marcos, Tuesday, 3 November 2015 17:33 (two years ago) Permalink

there aren't, that claim is straight deejery.

based grandpa (noz), Tuesday, 3 November 2015 21:08 (two years ago) Permalink

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WWJI_zeDK0Q

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Tuesday, 3 November 2015 22:06 (two years ago) Permalink

gtfowtbs

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 4 November 2015 06:49 (two years ago) Permalink

there are definitely ppl on twitter & ilx for whom this is the bulk of / 90% of their rap listening in 2015

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 4 November 2015 06:50 (two years ago) Permalink

nah i still can't find much to love in the older mixtapes, the new ones are a huge step up

SS1 has terrific use of pianos

― lex pretend, Tuesday, November 3, 2015 11:26 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

they're really not a huge step up from the rich gang tape you're just having trouble backtracking entirely

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 4 November 2015 06:51 (two years ago) Permalink

xp oh im so sorry i forgot about fetty wap, there's your 90%

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 4 November 2015 07:01 (two years ago) Permalink

give em that lip service, some dude

Spottie, Thursday, 7 January 2016 23:52 (two years ago) Permalink

if you can't service your fans then who you gonna serve?

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 8 January 2016 00:14 (two years ago) Permalink

serve the base?

Number None, Friday, 8 January 2016 00:17 (two years ago) Permalink

the fanbase that is.

human and working on getting beer (longneck), Friday, 8 January 2016 00:19 (two years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

what's the consensus on future's OP10

hot doug stamper (||||||||), Tuesday, 24 May 2016 19:57 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

I voted Future but after hearing "Future Swag" I think it's Jeff.

Yelploaf, Thursday, 1 September 2016 05:02 (one year ago) Permalink

i was thinking about this earlier and the answer is: Thugger for the summer, Future for the winter.

TARANTINO! (dog latin), Thursday, 1 September 2016 08:34 (one year ago) Permalink

how long did you think about it

r|t|c, Thursday, 1 September 2016 08:49 (one year ago) Permalink

while waiting for traffic lights

TARANTINO! (dog latin), Thursday, 1 September 2016 08:51 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

nice

johnny crunch, Friday, 20 October 2017 01:42 (two months ago) Permalink

this shit bangs

johnny crunch, Friday, 20 October 2017 04:21 (two months ago) Permalink

yup!

mr.raffles, Friday, 20 October 2017 04:36 (two months ago) Permalink

oh yeah

(•̪●) (carne asada), Friday, 20 October 2017 18:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah this is good

When do you guys think this was recorded? Feels like an earlier version of Thug

bodak horseman (voodoo chili), Friday, 20 October 2017 19:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Whatever it is, killed before is the best thug song of the year, besides maybe do u love me

bodak horseman (voodoo chili), Friday, 20 October 2017 20:17 (two months ago) Permalink

patek water - maaaaaaaate

Shat Parp (dog latin), Saturday, 21 October 2017 10:51 (two months ago) Permalink

both intensely overrated at this point but the first few songs on this are pretty tyte

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 21 October 2017 11:16 (two months ago) Permalink

the contrast of their flows is p funny; future just workmanlike chugging through every permutation of the same 3 flows and words for drugs then thugger sounding like he's perpetually making every line up on the spot

flopson, Saturday, 21 October 2017 17:08 (two months ago) Permalink

good descrip

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Saturday, 21 October 2017 22:01 (two months ago) Permalink

it's alright, kinda throwaway, nice to have yt to take the pressure off relentless futurism, disappointing to have so many half-finished-sounding beats though

it must get boring to just rap about pills and drinking and fucking so much

j., Monday, 23 October 2017 04:11 (two months ago) Permalink

try living it man. what a bummer

Shat Parp (dog latin), Monday, 23 October 2017 07:47 (two months ago) Permalink

i like this mostly because these are two guys i like but find wearisome over the course of a whole album and it's nice to have them share the load

future's voice sounds really rough on a couple of tracks, i hope that dude is ok

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 24 October 2017 14:59 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

This bangs imo. Does get a little tired toward the end but you can only keep up that kind of intensity for so long on a record. I like the sonic consistency throughout, like a single ever-evolving song.

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Monday, 11 December 2017 17:05 (one month ago) Permalink

fwiw I like the "half-finished beats" feel of it in combination with Thug's vocal style, has a loose, almost going off the rails feel to it.

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Monday, 11 December 2017 17:17 (one month ago) Permalink

HEY WHAT KINDA WATER'S THAT IT'S PATEK WATER

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Monday, 18 December 2017 03:06 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Patek Water is so good. Some lovely trickly rhythms going on in there

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Monday, 18 December 2017 10:43 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I JUST BOUGHT MY MOMS A CAR IT FELT AMAZIN!

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 15:22 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i wish i had a dollar for every time i've heard some weird word or phrase in a hip hop song and googled it and then it turned out to be some kinda ultra-high end super expensive luxury brand of some sort. i might be able to afford a patek watch!

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 19 December 2017 16:13 (four weeks ago) Permalink

You would probably be able to afford one just googling the lyrics of this album

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 15:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Calling a watch "water" is so oblique and wonderful imo. No idea whether that's original to future.

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 15:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

surely it refers to a waterproof watch

Cardi Acs (imago), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 16:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I don't think so.

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 16:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

no water like ice (diamonds)

if you have an extra 300K laying around it's almost christmas (hint hint)

https://www.raymondleejewelers.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/patek-all-diamond-1.jpg

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 16:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah that's what I thought

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 16:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i wish i had a dollar for every time i've heard some weird word or phrase in a hip hop song and googled it and then it turned out to be some kinda ultra-high end super expensive luxury brand of some sort.

i know it's just old man yelling at cloud or whatever but i'm so burnt out on hearing this shit tbh

(•̪●) (carne asada), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 17:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

normally I feel that way but this mixtape takes it to such excess that it becomes elevated, and the future-styled autotuned vocals give it a bittersweet undertone.

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 18:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

it's kinda funny i feel like future has such a blank affect that people project so much sorrow and all this existential stuff onto a guy that mostly just raps about expensive shit and doing drugs and having sex

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 20 December 2017 19:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Kind of a similar appeal to Roxy Music weirdly

FREEZE! FYI! (dog latin), Thursday, 21 December 2017 01:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

funny how art works makes u think

lag∞n, Thursday, 21 December 2017 02:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

xp to UMS I think Group Home has a lot of sorrow in it

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Thursday, 21 December 2017 19:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

go for your sorrow boom boom explode!

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 22 December 2017 14:14 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I have a strange desire to buy cartier socks now

IF (Terrorist) Yes, Explain (man alive), Thursday, 28 December 2017 02:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I think I like Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho better than this

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 December 2017 19:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

But Without Warning is better than both.

Frederik B, Thursday, 28 December 2017 19:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Listened to it today, and Real Love sounded like such a sad sequel to Turn On the Lights. Something about the autotuned Future voice in the background.

Frederik B, Thursday, 28 December 2017 19:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i can't hang w/21 savage

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 28 December 2017 20:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yeah without warning >

ANU (sisilafami), Thursday, 28 December 2017 23:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

On his own, 21 Savage is dull, but he is the perfect foil for Offset at his most hyper.

Frederik B, Friday, 29 December 2017 01:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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