After disappearing from the public eye for years, Elton John has slowly returned to the spotlight. In particular, the legendary rockstar has made several live appearances on music shows. More importantly, he’s been a star feature on several young artist’s albums. His most recent feature appeared on Lil Nas X’s MONTERO’s album.
Elton John also scored a feature on his pal Young Thug’s track “High.” By the two being such great friends, the two have nothing but praises for one another. Most recently, John expressed his astonishment at Young Thug’s freestyle skills. According to the English rockstar, he spits better bars than Eminem. Not sure how Slim Shady will take that criticism.
Elton John Thinks Young Thug’s Bars Out Beat Eminem
In a recent interview with Billboard, Elton John showered his friend Young Thug with compliments. Specifically, the English rocker gushed about the rapper’s impressive rap skills. After one booth session, he’d been so blown away by his bars that his friend Eminem’s rap skills didn’t even compare. “I mean, I’ve seen Marshall [Mathers] do it in Detroit, but I’ve never seen someone like Thug come in and do that. But it’s just an amazing moment in my musical life… I have no understanding of how rap records are put together and it’s fascinating to watch,” he said to the publication. Clearly, John’s a huge fan of Young Thug.
His Word Of Advice
While Elton John loves the way Young Thug spits bars, he also enjoys his singing. In continuation of the interview, John revealed that he encouraged Thug to sing more in his music. Furthermore, Elton relayed how the conversation came up during a booth session years ago. “He said, ‘What do you think? What advice would you give me? I said, ‘Did you sing in the choir?’ And he said, ‘Yeah, of course I sang in the choir. Gospel choir.’ I said, ‘Sing more. Don’t just rap, sing more, because the mixture of rap and musicianship and melody is what really makes rap take off.’ And he’s doing that now.” Apparently, we have Elton John for helping Young Thug embrace his gift of song.