- Jeffery

Young Thug - Jeffery
CRITIC SCORE
78
Based on 11 reviews
USER SCORE
76
Based on
193 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Pitchfork

The rap iconoclast returns with his best album since Barter 6, daring and chameleonic, filled with hooks about identity, love, and that undefinable future swag.

83
Pretty Much Amazing

Jeffery’s immediacy is what makes it make such an impression the first time around, and it’s a break from the increasingly experimental leanings of hyped pop releases.

80
AllMusic

On his third mixtape release of the year, iconic Atlanta rapper Young Thug makes his big artistic statement. Following Slime Season 3 -- itself an equally competent and Zeitgeist-defining collection -- Thug's JEFFERY ... is thrilling and essential, one of the best rap releases of 2016.

80
PopMatters

That he keeps getting better is just frightening, as he’s had a song that’s suggested a peak every year since 2011. And yet, here we are, continually marking the progress of Young Thug.

80
Exclaim!

On Jeffery ... he's a singer who raps. Try as he might, Thugga can't rap more than a few bars here before the melody overtakes him. He's got a song in his heart, and he just has to let it out.

80
Rolling Stone

As usual it's Thug's own sound that predominates: the heroic howls, rasps, mumbles and wheezes of a man who is as captivating a vocalist as any in pop.

80
NOW Magazine

Young Thug is still one of the most distinctive voices in hip-hop, and Jeffery lives up to the best moments from his Barter 6 and Slime Season mixtapes.

78
HipHopDX

From the jamming intro to the sublime closer, Jeffery is a testament to the rapper’s carefree spirit.

70
The Needle Drop
Don't let the gimmicky track titles and memeable front cover fool you; Jeffery is one of Young Thug's best projects to date.
60
XXL

Despite the name change and alleged new musical direction, Jeffery serves as just another notch on Thugger’s YSL belt.

60
The Guardian

Whether he’s going by Young Thug or Jeffery, the artist formerly known as Thugger has carried on his run with a mixtape that features gems among run-of-the-mill trap fodder.

Apr 25, 2017
DEEPSLEEP
87
young thug is trash
i lost 5 IQ points listening to this
incomprehensible and unintelligable
frequently sound very much like a bad freestyle
with rather bland bars
that often lack
direction or wit
Aug 26, 2016
GratedStraws
91
WE MUST APPRECIATE YOUNG THUG. VERY REFRESHING
Jun 8, 2017*
BruhMan
84
FAVORITE TRACKS: Wyclef Jean, Swizz Beatz, RiRi, Harambe, Webbie, Pick Up the Phone.

LEAST FAVORITE: Floyd Mayweather & Future Swag
Sep 3, 2016*
BuffaloStaple
64
One if his better projects for sure, happy he didn't just shit out another slime season and actually did something semi-interesting this time around, still quite a bit of trash here though imo.
Aug 29, 2016*
pstaggs
90
ALBUM OF THE WEEK (#13)

Thugga has always been a contentious figure in the world of hip hop. After the release of his mixtape 1017 Thug back in early 2013, Young Thug began receiving praise from prominent publications such as Pitchfork and Rolling Stone as a melodically interesting and unique presence in modern hip hop. Meanwhile the “real hip hop” heads have been critical from the beginning.

I get the feeling that this mixtape is somehow a game changer for Thugga. While I am ... read more
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August 26, 2016 / Release Date
Mixtape / Format
300, Atlantic / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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# 24 - NPR Music
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Track List
  1. Wyclef Jean
  2. Floyd Mayweather (feat. Travis Scott, Gucci Mane & Gunna)
  3. Swizz Beatz
  4. Future Swag
  5. RiRi
  6. Guwop (feat. Quavo, Offset & Young Scooter)
  7. Harambe
  8. Webbie (feat. Duke)
  9. Kanye West (feat. Wyclef Jean)
  10. Pick Up the Phone (feat. Quavo)


Added on: August 14, 2016