For the past several years, the man born Jeffrey Lamar Williams has been making tremendous waves in the music world rapping under the stage name Young Thug—Thugger for short. Just ahead of the release of his upcoming project Jeffrey later this month, the Atlanta native looks to be on the verge of making a name change.
In a recent interview on the Rap Radar podcast, 300 Entertainment boss Lyor Cohen revealed that Thug has decided to switch things up. “Young Thug is not going to be Young Thug anymore,” Cohen said. “His new name is going to be ‘No My Name Is Jeffery.'”
The reality is, when you see this commercial, you’re all going to understand what we do here at 300. Because it’s powerful images of what makes someone Young Thug and what the evolution and how someone is Jeffrey. It’s a circular thing, it’s important. “No, My Name is Jeffery” is on it’s way. Please respect us to actually segue and utilize his name going forward because it’s important.
In addition, the full track list for the upcoming project from the artist formerly known as Young Thug has been revealed. “No My Name is Jeffrey” decided to take the Life of Pablo route by sharing a picture of the handwritten track list on Twitter. Just like his last critically acclaimed mixtape Slime Season 3, Jeffrey looks to be keeping things pretty concise at just eight songs total.
— Young Thug ひ (@youngthug) August 14, 2016
You can listen to Lyor Cohen’s comments about Young Thugs name change in the audio clip embedded below.