Published on June 23rd, 2023 | by MuzikScribe0
Young Thug Releases New Album “Business Is Business” Out Now!
Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning, multiplatinum, chart-topping artist, fashion disruptor, and Young Stoner Life Records Founder Young Thug presents his new full-length studio album, BUSINESS IS BUSINESS—available now via Young Stoner Life Records/300 Entertainment. Listen HERE.
It notably marks his first full-length solo album since 2021’s Punk, which bowed at #1 on the Billboard 200. The latter proved both personal and introspective, broke barriers in music, and shifted culture.
Last week, a QR code appeared on Thug’s Instagram, attracting curiosity and buzz to www.businessisbusiness.biz. Today, as the countdown ended, he delivered the surprise arrival of the 15-track album, BUSINESS IS BUSINESS.
When asked about the album, Young Thug simply replied with “Business is Business.”
BUSINESS IS BUSINESS boasts collaborations with 21 Savage, Drake, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, Travis Scott and more. A thought-provoking image of Thug in court serves as the artwork for the album.
Inspired by the weaponization of Young Thug’s art against him, 300 Elektra Entertainment Chairman and CEO Kevin Liles has spearheaded the Protect Black Art movement to limit the use of creative expression against artists in courtrooms. It has already inspired legislation signed into law California, the passage of bills in state houses in Louisiana, Missouri, and New York, as well as the introduction of the RAP Act at the federal level, which today has 22 co-sponsors. Notably, the California law has already led to an appeals court overturning a conviction, calling the prosecutor’s usage of lyrics “prejudicial” and stating the “remaining evidence was not strong.” Liles said, “This is a movement, not a moment. The prosecutorial overreach in the case against Jeffery – a great father, CEO, and leader in his community – has awakened the artistic community to the growing attack on their First Amendment rights.”
Check out the full tracklisting below.
For now, Business Is Business…
1. Parade on Cleveland Ft. Drake
2. Money On The Dresser
3. Gucci Grocery Bag
4. Cars Bring Me Out Ft. Future
5. Wit Da Racks Ft. 21 Savage, Travis Scott & Yak Gotti
6. Uncle M
7. Abracadabra Ft. Travis Scott
8. Went Thru It
9. Oh U Went Ft. Drake
10. Want Me Dead Ft. 21 Savage
11. Hellcat Kenny Ft. Lil Uzi Vert
12. Mad Dog
14. Hoodie Ft. BSlime & Lil Gotit
15. Global Access Ft. Nate Ruess
ABOUT YOUNG THUG:
Young Thug forever changed the face of hip-hop, fashion, and culture forever as the ultimate outlier with no rival before or after. He has garnered a GRAMMY® Award, reached RIAA Diamond status, and earned dozens of multiplatinum, platinum, and gold certifications. He landed two back-to-back #1 solo albums on the Billboard 200 with So Much Fun  and Punk . In addition to the success of YSL Records landing four #1 albums on the Billboard 200 as a label which includes the compilation Slime Language 2 . He notably founded YSL Records as a creative haven for fellow mavericks and artistic renegades. As a style icon, he has launched his own popular SPIDER brand, collaborated with Givenchy, SPRAYGROUND and Von Dutch, graced the covers of Complex, Dazed, The FADER, i-D, Interview, PAPER, Rolling Stone, V, XXL, and many more. Beyond countless monumental festival appearances, he has performed on SNL, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and many more. Along the way, he’s a once-in-a-generation artist who could collaborate with Sir Elton John and occupy a spot-on President Barack Obama. With his 2023 album Business Is Business, he will undoubtedly continue changing the game.