Hear Young Thug's Booming 'Elton,' Featuring Wyclef Jean

Hear Young Thug's Booming 'Elton,' Featuring Wyclef Jean

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Young Thug has recruited Wyclef Jean for his dynamic new song “Elton”

Young Thug has recruited Wyclef Jean for his dynamic new song “Elton”

Young Thug recruits Wyclef Jean for "Elton," a dynamic, piano-laced cut from the rapper's upcoming Jeffery mixtape. The track, produced by Wheezy & Cassius Jay, finds the rapper in patented auto-tune mode, moaning sex lyrics over booming sub-bass and jazzy keys. In his memorable guest spot, former Fugee Jean demonstrates his vocal range, moving from a soulful croon to a menacing low voice.

According to Noisey, the track is featured on Thug's upcoming Jeffery mixtape. The rapper – born Jeffery Williams – recently announced plans to change his stage name to No, My Name Is Jeffery, if only temporarily. "I'm Jeffery for one fucking week. If I don’t sell 100,000 copies," he told Travi$ Scott on his Beats 1 radio show. 

It remains unclear if "Elton" is connected to the rapper's recent hangout with Sir Elton John. In March, the unlikely duo met at John's Atlanta home – and a series of mind-boggling Instagram photos show the rock legend holding a Young Thug sweatshirt and wearing a "Thugger" hat. Thug's manager Amina Diop told The Fader that Thug visited the singer to preview a song called "Rocket Man" – the title of which appears in "Elton."

Young Thug has released two mixtape this year: February's I'm Up and March's Slime Season 3. He has yet to announce a release date for either Jeffery or his long-awaited debut LP, Hy!£UN35.

Last month, Thug released a celebratory clip for Slime Season 3's "Memo," full of dancing and piano playing. 

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