“He’s really not making music after this.”
Young Thug, aka SEX!!, plays a substantial role on Childish Gambino’s recently released single “This Is America” by contributing ad-libs and singing on the outro. During an appearance on Spotify’s Scrolling in the Deep series, the Atlanta rapper revealed how the collaboration came together and confirmed that Gambino’s upcoming album will be his last.
While describing a now deleted photo taken with Gambino, Thug said the two linked up through their mutual friend Reese LAFLARE:
[Childish Gambino] got in touch with Reese LaFlare. I think they cool, friends or whatever. He told him to come to the [studio]. He said he has a song for me for his last album… I tweeted one time, I was like, ‘I bet I be on Gambino’s last album.’ I’m on his last album, it’s crazy. He’s really not making music after this. In this picture… I was really frustrated that he wasn’t making music no more but I was trying to be cool."
Elsewhere in the interview, Thug revealed he and Future have each other’s names tattooed on their bodies. “That’s how we feel,” he said about his former foe. “It’s forever.”
It’s worth noting, however, that Thug said he wasn’t going to put out any new music this year back in February. Since making that statement, he released an EP titled Hear No Evil and guested on Swae Lee’s “Offshore,” Playboi Carti’s “Choppa Won’t Miss,” and several tracks on DJ Esco’s mixtape KOLORBLIND.
Gambino unveiled “This Is America” in conjunction with pulling double duty as the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live last weekend. The combination of symbolism-filled lyrics and its provocative music video have made it a hit. Not only did the track become the fastest song to reach one million pageviews in Genius history, it’s projected to hit No. 1) on next week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart and dethrone Drake’s “Nice For What” in the process.
Last June, Gambino announced that his next album would be his last. In January, he signed a new record and label deal with RCA Records in partnership with his agency/label Wolf + Rothstein. At the time, Complex reported that a new album might not be out until 2019 due to his busy schedule as an actor, but perhaps those plans may have changed.
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