(AllHipHop News) T.I.’s single “About The Money” is on pace to become another Top 40 hit for the Atlanta rapper. The song’s chart success is due in part to Young Thug tackling the hook. While the Paperwork cut has crossed over on radio, some listeners were critical of the fact that it is hard for them to understand what Thug was actually saying at times on the record. Some have even dubbed the young star’s style as “Mumble Rap.”
During a CRWN interview with Elliot Wilson, Tip addressed the fact that fans complain about not being able to comprehend his collaborator on tracks. The self-ordained “King of the South” defended Thugger by comparing him to 1990’s Hip Hop legends and one of the greatest entertainers of all time.
“In his defense, let me ask you – Did you understand everything ODB was saying?” asked Tip. Responding to someone in the crowd the Hustle Gang leader added, “You did? Y’all from Brooklyn. Did you understand everything Bone Thugs-N-Harmony was saying? Did your momma and daddy understand everything James Brown was saying? Your momma and daddy didn’t understand what James Brown was saying. They just liked it.”
Tip goes on to reveal that he first became aware of Young Thug because as a teenager Thug was close to his younger cousins in Atlanta. When T.I. found out the now 22-year-old took on rapping, he was eager to support his career, but it wasn’t until Thugger released songs like “Stoner” and “Danny Glover” that he was willing to get in the studio with the rising performer.