Slime Season

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Slime Season
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Mixtape by
ReleasedSeptember 16, 2015 (2015-09-16)
Recorded2014–15
Genre
Length70:06
LabelSelf-released
Producer
Young Thug chronology
Barter 6
(2015)
Slime Season
(2015)
Slime Season 2
(2015)
Singles from Slime Season
  1. "Best Friend"
    Released: November 20, 2015

Slime Season is a mixtape by American hip hop recording artist Young Thug, released on September 16, 2015. It features production from a range of artists, including London on da Track, Metro Boomin, Ricky Racks, Wheezy, and WondaGurl, and guest appearances from Migos, Gucci Mane, Peewee Longway, and Lil Wayne.

The mixtape was largely compiled from tracks that had leaked on the internet in the previous year.[1] Upon release, the mixtape received positive reviews from critics, while the single "Best Friend" charted. As well as “Best Friend”, Slime Season also included the song “Power”, which has amassed over 100 million views on YouTube as of 2019. It was followed later in the year by Slime Season 2.

Background[edit]

Slime Season was compiled from archival material in an attempt to circumvent a series of 2015 data leaks which saw hundreds of unreleased Young Thug tracks uploaded to the internet.[1] The material may date back at least one year.[2] The mixtape received a sequel, Slime Season 2, which was released the following month. Slime Season 3 was released in 2016. The title pays homage to Ola Playa, a rapper from Young Thug's YSL Gang who released his own Slime Season mixtape in March 2014.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?7.4/10[3]
Metacritic80/100[4]
Review scores
SourceRating
Consequence of SoundB[5]
Crack Magazine8/10[6]
Pitchfork7.6/10[1]
Spin8/10[7]

Slime Season received positive reviews from critics, with an aggregate score of 80 out of 100 on Metacritic.[4] Under the Gun called it "an abstract masterwork" and "2015's hip-hop answer to jamming sonic psychedelia.[8] Spin stated that "this is simply rap’s foremost stylist mouthing off ferociously on all cylinders."[7] HotNewHipHop called it "just the game-changer we expected it to be, showcasing an even more confident and experimental Thugger than we heard on Barter 6."[9] Pitchfork called the mixtape "an odds-and-ends compilation with no coherent vision," but wrote that "Thug remains one of hip-hop's most exciting stylists" and pointed out the tracks "Freaky," "Draw Down," and "Wood Would" as highlights.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Take Kare" (Rich Gang featuring Young Thug and Lil Wayne)London on da Track4:26
2."Quarterback" (featuring Migos and Peewee Longway)Sonny Digital5:01
3."Rarri" (featuring Young Ralph)Southside3:16
4."Stunna"Isaac Flame4:08
5."Best Friend"
  • Ricky Racks
  • Young Shad
3:32
6."Power"London on da Track3:14
7."Calling Your Name"Goose5:03
8."No Way"London on da Track4:33
9."Mine"Allen Ritter2:41
10."Freaky"
5:33
11."Be Me See Me"Metro Boomin3:36
12."Overdosin'"Ricky Racks3:01
13."Again" (featuring Gucci Mane)London on da Track2:56
14."That's All"Goose4:01
15."UDiggWhatImSayin'"KIP Hilson3:07
16."Draw Down"London on da Track4:21
17."Wood Would"Wheezy3:30
Total length:65:59

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Drake, David (September 24, 2015). "Young Thug: Slime Season". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  2. ^ Garvey, Meaghan (November 6, 2015). "Young Thug: Slime Season 2". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  3. ^ "Slime Season by Young Thug reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Reviews for Slime Season [Mixtape] by Young Thug". Metacritic. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  5. ^ Josephs, Brian (September 21, 2015). "Young Thug – Slime Season". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved October 14, 2015.
  6. ^ Reed, Davy. "Young Thug – Slime Season". Crack Magazine. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  7. ^ a b Thompson, Paul (October 16, 2015). "SPIN Rap Report: Young Thug Slimes Us, milo Takes Busdriver to School". Spin. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  8. ^ Giegerich, Mike. "UTG Mixtape Roundup: September 2015". Under the Gun. Retrieved 21 August 2016.
  9. ^ Walker, Angus. "Young Thug – Slime Season". HotNewHipHop.