Thursday, March 10, 2016

Young Thug Collaborating with Elton

Young Thug can now count Sir Elton John as more than just a fan. The two might now consider each other collaborators, a well placed source has told The FADER.

Lyor Cohen, co-founder of Thug's label, 300 Entertainment, and the hero who got him up on that horse, recently arranged for the two iconoclasts to speak over FaceTime. Shortly thereafter, John sent through the instrumental for "Rocket Man"—his 1972 hit about an astronaut's struggle—and Thug went in.

"It's all the instrumental, the guitar, piano; and Thug is not rapping, he's singing," The FADER's source reports. "It's really ambient and amazing."

Last December in an interview with Noisey, John declared himself a fan of Thug's music, style, and attitude. "I love that record," he said, without specifying which record exactly he loved. It has also been noted that John has on occasion played a little Thugger during his Beats1 show, Rocket Hour.

- The Fader

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