AOTY 2019

Jeffery

Young Thug - Jeffery
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
Year End Rank: #39
User Score
Based on 573 ratings
2016 Ratings: #91
August 26, 2016 / Release Date
Mixtape / Format
300, Atlantic / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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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.

exception
93
EDIT: Has aged like fine wine.

So I decided to stop rating trap music as harshly as I have been in the past. I would go in looking for lyrical skill, without even realizing that the genre is not about lyrics at all. With that being said, I enjoyed this tape immensely. Young thug did some really different stuff on here compared to his past releases. The beats are much better and more experimental, and Thug even messes around with some different vocal inflections. His lyrics are also pretty ... read more
MothaOfMotha12
85
Floyd Mayweather & Future Swag are the best songs of all time

Favorites: Wyclef Jean, Floyd Mayweather, Future Swag, Guwop, RiRi, Webbie, Kanye West
DEEPSLEEP
80
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
charlie17
77
JEFFERY GOES HARD
JEFFERY GOES HARD
JEFFERY GOES HARD
JEFFERY GOES HARD
JEFFERY GOES HARD
JEFFERY GOES HARD
JEFFERY GOES HARD
JEFFERY GOES HARD
JEFFERY GOES HARD

BEST TRACKS: PICK UP THE PHONE, KANYE WEST, HARAMBE
WORST TRACKS: RIRI, FLOYD MAYWEATHER

RATING: 81/100(GOES HARD)

edit: relistened. shrunk, but still goes hard.
77/100(goes hard)
GratedStraws
91
WE MUST APPRECIATE YOUNG THUG. VERY REFRESHING
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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)
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