Who would Young Thug be without his “Slime City” in his hometown of Atlanta?
With the rapper recently turning 30, it seems the vision of having his own mini metropolis is finally coming to life. His manager, Geoff Ogunlesi, gifted the star with 100 acres in the greater Atlanta area. “Slime City” will be the name of his own getaway land to build nice homes, a dirtbike trail, a rumored camping site, waterpark, and anything else he can think of. After Young Thug hosting “Slime Fest” for several years, it would only be right for it to be held on the “Slime City” property.
According to tmz.com, “We’re told this is just one way Young Thug wants to give back to his community. Just recently the rapper bought his mom a new home in the ATL … and he plans to do the same for his dad.” This is very on brand for the Atlanta rapper and I can bet that fans won’t be disappointed with the finishing project. Although Young Thug and his team have yet to officially start on Slime City, they’re reportedly awaiting a few permits to legally get the ball rolling.
As Young Thug continues to become more iconic within the industry, the legacy he will one day leave continues to grow with influential impact as he’s possibly about to begin a domino effect within the industry. Everything isn’t about jewelry, flashing money, fast cars, and drugs; but it’s about making a positive difference.
I’m ecstatic for the Slime City project to officially begin production. Young Thug has always paid his beloved city love when referencing his music and ideas. Now he’s officially making his presence known in the Atlanta landscape.
Who knows, maybe he’ll even make frequent appearances at Slime City to further connect with his fans and make them feel like they’re on their own private island.
It really is YSL for life.
By Kori Barnes, University of Nevada, Las Vegas