Young Thug Crowned ‘Coach of the Year’
Young Thug takes the title of ‘Coach of the Year’ by Spotify’s “most influential” HipHop playlist, RapCaviar. All of this while the rapper is currently incarcerated and fighting federal indictment. RapCaviar announced on Wednesday (June 22) the finalist of their third annual All-RapCaviar team.
An Instagram post featuring Young Thug’s own digital avatar, RapCaviar explained why they gave such an honor to the rapper. RapCaviar goes on to call the Atlanta native an icon and the catalyst behind many major artists.
“Young Thug is a musical icon,” wrote RapCaviar. “He founded Young Stoner Life Records, helped jumpstart the careers of artists like Gunna and Lil Baby, and has mentioned Atlanta rappers like Lil Keed and Lil Gotit. That’s why we’re naming him our 2022 #AllRapCaviar Coach of the Year.”
First-team selections included names like Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Kanye West, Jack Harlow, Gunna, Future, and Doja Cat, but despite heavy names, Young Thug won one of the highest honors when he was crowned Coach of the Year for 2022.
Bittersweet moment for Young Thug and others at YSL
Truly, this is an amazing accomplishment for the YSL label but comes at a very difficult time for many involved. Thugger, Gunna, and 26 of the crew’s associate heads are currently facing racketeering charges. Additionally, Young Thug himself is facing ‘Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization’ charges, better known as RICO charges. Also the unfortunate death of YSL rapper Lil Keed, who unexpectedly passed away due to health problems at the age of 24.
Despite this, the award highlights the work and dedication that Young Thug, his crew, and the YSL label have done. Work that helped make the “Slime Language 2” compilation debut at the №1 on the Billboard 200. That compilation album also helped Gunna’s “DS4Ever” album beat out The Weekend for the top spot on the chart.
Written by Patrick Rodriguez | Twitter |