Young Thug coming to the Ritz Ybor in Tampa
Happy Mother's Day, moms of Tampa Bay. Young Thug is coming for you.
The red-hot Atlanta rapper is coming to the Ritz Ybor on May 8, it was announced Monday. Tickets go on sale Friday. Click here for details.
Thugger's been a man on a mission this past year, releasing five mixtapes, scaling the Hot 100 with singles like Lifestyle and Best Friend; and appearing on releases by Kanye West, Travis Scott and T.I. In Austin recently for South by Southwest, he announced he'd be dropping his latest Slime Season mixtape on Friday (it would be his second mixtape of 2016, following last month's I'm Up), but he's still planning a spring release for his next proper album, Hi Tunes.
And just because Young Thug hasn't racked up an inescapable mainstream hit doesn't mean mainstream audiences should sleep on him. The Ritz has a stellar track record for booking Next Big Thing rappers while they're still on the come-up, everyone from Kendrick Lamar to A$AP Rocky to Odd Future to 2 Chainz to Tyga.
Just last month, Bryson Tiller landed one of the fastest selllouts in venue history. We wouldn't be surprised if Young Thug follows suit.
-- Jay Cridlin