Hear No Evil (Young Thug EP)

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Hear No Evil
Hear No Evil by Young Thug.jpg
EP by
ReleasedApril 13, 2018
Length12:36
Label
Producer
Young Thug chronology
Super Slimey
(2017)
Hear No Evil
(2018)
Slime Language
(2018)
Singles from Hear No Evil
  1. "Anybody"
    Released: April 12, 2018

Hear No Evil is the first extended play (EP) by American rapper Young Thug. It was released on April 13, 2018, by 300 Entertainment and Atlantic Records.[1] It features guest appearances from Nicki Minaj, Lil Uzi Vert, and 21 Savage, with production from Southside, DJ Spinz, Rex Kudo, and Charlie Handsome.[2] The EP emphasizes deafness and sign language in its title, along with the video for "Anybody".[3]

The album was supported by one single: "Anybody" featuring Nicki Minaj.

Background and release[edit]

The release of this project comes as a contradiction as Young Thug made a statement earlier in the year, stating:[4]

On April 9, 2018 and April 10, 2018, Thug tweeted a couple of cryptic messages that simply read, "3" or "Three".[5]

On April 11, 2018, Thug teased the music video for "Anybody" featuring Nicki Minaj, which was released in a sign language music video, ahead of the EP's release on April 12, 2018.[6][7][8] It features a young man performing the song's lyrics in sign language.[3]

On April 12, 2018, the cryptic messages was revealed as a 3-track EP. Thug revealed the EP's title and tracklist via Twitter.[5]

The project is inspired by Thug's brother Deaf Greg, who is featured on the cover art.[9][10]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Daily Californian3.5/5[11]
Sputnikmusic3.0/5[12]

Justin Sidhu of The Daily Californian praised the project's production and stated that it's more comfortable than the "unconventional" Beautiful Thugger Girls.[11] For Sputnikmusic, Jordan M. wrote that Thug "has always delighted in doing everything a little weirder than everyone else; rather, Hear No Evil embodies the simple pleasure of hearing Thug spitting enigmatic non-sequiturs for a few songs more".[12]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Anybody" (featuring Nicki Minaj)
  • Rex Kudo
  • Charlie Handsome
4:14
2."Up" (featuring Lil Uzi Vert)Southside4:56
3."Now" (featuring 21 Savage)DJ Spinz3:26
Total length:12:36

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Alex Tumay's Twitter.[13]

Technical

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hear No Evil - Single by Young Thug". Apple Music. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  2. ^ Ivey, Justin (April 12, 2018). "Young Thug Surprises Fans With "Hear No Evil" EP". HipHopDX. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Arcand, Rob (April 12, 2018). "Stream Young Thug's New Hear No Evil EP". Spin. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  4. ^ Montes, Patrick (February 22, 2018). "Young Thug Says He Is "Fashion" & Plans to Go Deaf for 2018". Hypebeast. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Espinoza, Joshua (April 12, 2018). "Young Thug Drops New Ep 'Hear No Evil' f/ Lil Uzi Vert, Nicki Minaj, and 21 Savage". Complex. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  6. ^ Mojica, Nick (April 12, 2018). "Young Thug Teases New Nicki Minaj Collaboration "Hear No Evil"". XXL. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  7. ^ Maicki, Salvatore (April 13, 2018). "Young Thug drops Hear No Evil EP". The Fader. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  8. ^ Wicks, Amanda (April 12, 2018). "Nicki Minaj Joins Young Thug on New Song "Anybody": Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  9. ^ "Stream Young Thug's 'Hear No Evil' EP Featuring Nicki Minaj & Lil Uzi Vert". Rap-Up. April 12, 2018. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  10. ^ PhillyCustoms (April 12, 2018). "Young Thug "Hear No Evil" (EP Stream)". Rap Dose. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  11. ^ a b Sidhu, Justin (April 18, 2018). "Young Thug displays selective greatness on 'Hear No Evil'". The Daily Californian. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  12. ^ a b M., Jordan (April 14, 2018). "Review: Young Thug - Hear No Evil". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  13. ^ alex tumay (April 12, 2018). ".@youngthug Hear No Evil ft @NICKIMINAJ @LILUZIVERT @21savage OUT NOW!!! ..." Twitter. Retrieved April 13, 2018.