A-Trak, aka Alain Macklovitch, has a reputation for spotting rising talent early. His first studio sessions with Young Thug date back to 2013, when a pre-Rich Gang Thugger only had a handful of tracks on YouTube. The Fool’s Gold Records founder and Montreal native is also credited with starting the careers of other big name talents such as Kid Cudi and Flosstradamous.
Finally ready to start revealing the material the friends built up over past five years, A-Trak chose to drop “Ride For Me” for its jaw-dropping (and possibly jaw-breaking) vocal performance. The world has never heard Young Thug like this — His voice is elastic, self-distorted, at times barely human or intelligible, and at other times familiar and bouncy.
As a turntablist and sound manipulator, A-Trak was entranced by Thug’s shape-shifting abilities. To round off the song, Trizzy brought in another close friend with an otherworldly voice, Atlanta’s own 24hrs, along with fellow beat innovator (and rising Fool’s Gold star) Falcons for the production tip. This genre-bending collaboration across multiple talented artists is unlike any other.
“Ride For Me” is a speaker-busting rollercoaster ride that defies traditional song structure and will playlist your whole year. Check out the fresh track for yourself below.