“Young Thug Is a Lyrical Genius,” Say Cornell English Professors

GOLDWIN SMITH HALL — Huddled around a laptop streaming Young Thug’s song F Cancer to fully understand the meaning of the rapper’s lyrics, English Professors discovered that the lyrics to his songs are a masterpiece of poetry, brilliantly summarizing the human condition.

“Mr. Thug brilliantly works in themes of perseverance in the face of adversity in the line ‘she suck on that dick on the plane and I just called her airhead.’” English Professor Charlie Green commented, “I always tell my students, if you don’t understand what the author is saying, you’re not thinking hard enough, and you have to think pretty hard to understand what he is saying. The man is truly the next Shakespeare.”

It’s also possible Young Thug received schooling from great poets, hints Green, who added “Mr. Thug say, ‘Yeah fuck you, your momma and everything else, free the GOAT!’, and goats appear in nature, and Robert Frost writes about nature too. The connections are too close to ignore.”

This is what the great writers of the Beatnik movement have prepared us for. History has led to this moment. Mr. Thug is the literary genius of our generation.

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