Legal name: Jeffery Lamar Williams
Jeffery Lamar Williams (born August 16, 1991), known professionally as Young Thug and alternately as No, My Name is Jeffery or simply Jeffery, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. Known for his unconventional vocal style and persona, he first received attention for his collaborations with fellow Southern rappers, such as Rich Homie Quan, Birdman, Waka Flocka Flame, Gucci Mane, T.I., and Travis Scott. He signed a record deal with Gucci Mane's 1017 Records in early 2013 and later that year he released his label debut mixtape 1017 Thug, which featured the critically praised track "Picacho."
Young Thug received mainstream recognition in 2014 on the back of the singles "Stoner" and "Danny Glover" in addition to appearances on a string of successful singles, including "About the Money" and "Lifestyle." That year, he also signed to Lyor Cohen's 300 Entertainment and collaborated on the mixtapes Black Portland and Rich Gang: Tha Tour Pt. 1. In 2015, he released a number of mixtapes to commercial and critical success, including Barter 6 and two installments of his Slime Season series. These were followed in 2016 by the mixtapes I'm Up and Slime Season 3 in anticipation of his long-delayed debut studio album, Hy!£UN35.