Beautiful Thugger Girls

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Beautiful Thugger Girls
Beautiful Thugger Girls cover.jpg
Mixtape by Young Thug
Released June 16, 2017 (2017-06-16)
Recorded 2015–2017
Studio
Genre
Length 56:37
Label
Producer
Young Thug chronology
Jeffery
(2016)
Beautiful Thugger Girls
(2017)
Young Martha
(2017)

Beautiful Thugger Girls (stylized as BEAUTIFUL THUGGER GIRLS) is a mixtape by American rapper Young Thug.[2][3] It was released on June 16, 2017, by 300 Entertainment and Atlantic Records.[3] It features guest appearances from Future, Gunna, Jacquees, Lil Durk, Millie Go Lightly, Quavo, and Snoop Dogg. Production on the mixtape was handled by Billboard Hitmakers, Charlie Handsome, London, Rex Kudo, and Wheezy, among others.

Beautiful Thugger Girls received acclaim from critics, and debuted at number eight on the US Billboard 200. It also debuted at number four on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.

Background[edit]

On April 26, 2017, Young Thug originally announced that the project would be titled E.B.B.T.G., an abbreviation for Easy Breezy Beautiful Thugger Girls, which was a play on "easy, breezy, beautiful CoverGirl" as the slogan for CoverGirl.[4] After several delays, the release date was hinted a week before release and officially confirmed two days before release.[5][6][7] Beautiful Thugger Girls was described by Young Thug as a "singing album", which includes crossovers to musical genres such as R&B, dancehall and country.[8][9][10] Although it has been referred to as an album by Young Thug, 300 Entertainment have reported it as a commercial mixtape.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.8/10[11]
Metacritic84/100[12]
Review scores
SourceRating
The A.V. ClubB+[13]
Exclaim!9/10[14]
Pitchfork8.0/10[15]
PopMatters8/10[16]
Pretty Much AmazingB+[17]
Spin(favorable)[18]
XXL4/5[19]

Beautiful Thugger Girls received acclaim from critics.[20][12] At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the mixtape received an average score of 84, based on eight reviews.[12] Paul Thompson of Pitchfork labelled Beautiful Thugger Girls Young Thug's "most compelling experiment in pop," saying it "strips away all the clutter, leaving his best-developed melodies and most evocative songwriting to date" while comparing it to Lil Wayne's Rebirth.[15] Scott Glaysher of XXL said, "Thug sounds the best he's ever sounded, despite some of the songs begin fairly far removed from his proverbial comfort zone."[19] Daniel Bromfield of Pretty Much Amazing argued "Young Thug cycles through a lot of styles here: lovebird R&B, sensitive acoustic folk, even country. But he doesn't terraform them to his whims so much as try them on for size."[17] Judnick Maynard of The Fader commented that Beautiful Thugger Girls "becomes more than a country album: the music isn't his master, instead he bends it to his will." and is a "testament to Young Thug's constantly evolving creative reach."[21]

The A.V. Club's Renatio Pagnani stated: "Few artists manage to balance wide-eyed eroticism with genuine warmth, and fewer manage the feat while packing multiple albums' worth of hooks into each song. For Thug, it's just his default mode."[13] Winston Cook-Wilson of Spin said, "The album feels unprecedented within his catalog because it strikes a balance Thug has never quite pulled off on a single project: mixing a unified, album-wide sound with moments of aggressive experimentation and nagging hooks."[18] Exclaim! critic Anya Zoledziowski thought that "Beautiful Thugger Girls—which lists Drake as executive producer—pushes the boundaries of Atlanta hip-hop while adding yet another groundbreaking project to the trapper's discography."[14]

Accolades[edit]

Publication Accolade Rank Ref.
Crack Magazine The Top 100 Albums of 2017
87
HipHopDX HipHopDX's Best Rap Albums of 2017
19
Rap-Up Rap-Up's 20 Best Albums of 2017
20
Spin 50 Best Albums of 2017
22

Commercial performance[edit]

Beautiful Thugger Girls debuted at number eight on the US Billboard 200 and number four on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 37,000 album-equivalent units of which 7,000 were pure album sales in its first week of release.[26]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[27]

Beautiful Thugger Girls[3]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Family Don't Matter" (featuring Millie Go Lightly)
4:55
2."Tomorrow Til Infinity" (featuring Gunna)
  • Kudo
  • Benjamin Diehl
  • Kudo
  • Ben Billions
3:48
3."She Wanna Party" (featuring Millie Go Lightly)
  • Williams
  • Kudo
  • Ryan Vojtesak
  • Griffiths
  • Kudo
  • Charlie Handsome
4:10
4."Daddy's Birthday"3:28
5."Do U Love Me"
  • Williams
  • Holmes
London3:29
6."Relationship" (featuring Future)
  • Williams
  • Eduardo Burgess
  • Jonathan De La Rosa
  • Tariq Sharrieff
  • Billboard Hitmakers
  • BLSSD
3:35
7."You Said" (featuring Quavo)
  • Williams
  • Glass
Wheezy6:42
8."On Fire"
  • Williams
  • Glass
  • Holmes
  • Wheezy
  • Charlie Handsome
3:59
9."Get High" (featuring Snoop Dogg and Lil Durk)Young Chop4:53
10."Feel It"
  • Williams
  • Glass
Wheezy3:56
11."Me or Us"
  • Williams
  • Kudo
  • Vojtesak
2:37
12."Oh Yeah"
  • Williams
  • Glass
Wheezy3:49
13."For Y'all" (featuring Jacquees)
  • Williams
  • Burgess
Billboard Hitmakers3:39
14."Take Care"
  • Williams
  • Paul Judge
Judge3:37
Total length:56:37

Notes

  • "Tomorrow Til Infinity" originally did not feature vocals by Gunna
  • "You Said" originally did not feature vocals by Quavo
  • The vinyl version of "Me or Us" features a guest appearance by Travis Scott[28]

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.[27]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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