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
Young Thug chronology
Super Slimey
Hear No Evil
Slime Language
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]


Professional ratings
Review scores
The Daily Californian3.5/5[11]

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]

1."Anybody" (featuring Nicki Minaj)
  • Rex Kudo
  • Charlie Handsome
2."Up" (featuring Lil Uzi Vert)Southside4:56
3."Now" (featuring 21 Savage)DJ Spinz3:26
Total length:12:36


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



  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.