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Mixing the radio-worthy weirdness of rappers like Waka Flocka Flame with the hooky underground anthem sound of artists like Chief Keef, Atlanta’s Young Thug broke through in 2013 with a series of successful mixtapes and singles. Born Jeffrey Williams, Thug released three volumes of his mixtape series I Came from Nothing before joining Gucci Mane’s 1017 Brick Squad crew in late 2012. His mixtape, 1017 Thug, followed in early 2013, featuring the quirky street single “Picacho.” Later in the year, his “Stoner” single would appear, but it didn’t catch fire until 2014, when an authorized remix featuring Wale opened the floodgates for a series of unauthorized remixes from artists like Jim Jones, Iamsu!, and Trick Trick. That same year, Thug announced he had signed with rapper Future’s imprint, Freebandz.