New Music: Young Thug – ‘Back Bone’

Young Thug rekindles his Rich Gang ties with “Back Bone,” a new standout from Cash Money’s newly-released Before Anythang soundtrack.

Produced by TM88 and Wheezy, the song begins with Thug pondering his influence. “I gotta get rich,” he raps. “I’m everybody’s backbone.”

Later, he wonders if those around him are truly loyal. “My ni**as said they trill, but I want ’em to prove it / If I wasn’t rich and didn’t have a job, would you still do it?”

In between his more thought-provoking lines, Thug manages to boast about himself and his team. “I’m Michael Jackson,” he raps. “My crew, we could be the Beatles.”

Recently, Gucci Mane proposed a Rich Gang reunion between Rich Homie Quan and Young Thug for $1 million. However, Thugger seemed to scoff at the notion. Thug also recently promised not to release a new album this year as a tribute to his brother, who is deaf.

Before Anythang: The Cash Money Story debuted last month via Apple Music. Its newly-released soundtrack also features Migos, Gucci Mane, Jacquees, DeJ Loaf, and Snoop Dogg.