On Friday (March 27), Detroit rapper and Yo Gotti protégé 42 Dugg dropped his album Young and Turnt 2, the follow up to the first installment of the mixtape series of the same name.
Being from D-Town makes one no stranger to hard times. It is a tough city, but it’s know for producing impactful black music. Earlier this month, Dugg had to deal with some federal gun charges stemming from an incident at a gun range. However, he isn’t letting his legal troubles stand in the way of his mixtape release. And by the looks of it, the whole city of Detroit is rocking with the up-and-coming rapper.
The mixtape includes “Not a Rapper,” a collaboration featuring Lil Baby and Yo Gotti. This isn’t the first time Lil Baby and Dugg have connected on a track. They got together before on “Not Us” from Dugg’s first tape as well as on “Grace” from My Turn, Baby’s second album that debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Gotti shows up again on the track “Bounce Back” and Babyface Ray, who dropped in on Dugg’’s first mixtape, also makes an appearance as the tape’s only other feature.
As the title suggests, the project is intended to be a soundtrack to the turn up. Clocking in at 13 tracks, it’s a joint venture between Lil Baby’s 4 Pockets Full label and Collective Music Group, which is home to Gotti. Dugg is signed to 4 Pockets Full, so the project is a true collaboration of indie labels that shows how important it is for artists to own the business side of their music distribution. Ownership is key to success in the rap game and this project is living proof of that.
Stream Young and Turnt 2 below and thank us later.