Sir Elton John is a veteran in the music industry. The 74-year-old legend continues to shine at whatever he does. Unfortunately, he had to postpone his farewell tour as well.

On the other hand, Young Thug is most definitely one of the most beloved rappers in the Hip-Hop world and he is well aware of his skills at dropping a verse. Even the likes of Lil Wayne have enjoyed working with him.

It seems Sir Elton John is especially impressed with Young Thug. While speaking with Billboard, Sir Elton John admitted he was “blown away” by Thug’s freestyle skills in the studio.

In fact, he was so impressed that Sir Elton John considered Young Thug even better at freestyling than rapping legend Eminem.

“I mean, I’ve seen Marshall [Mathers] do it in Detroit, but I’ve never seen someone like Thug come in and do that. In the end, I had to leave because I think he felt a bit intimidated that I was there and I just wanted him to relax. 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 wanted to meet me…and we shot the breeze for 40 minutes. 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.”

Elton John has an upcoming song with Young Thug and Nicki Minaj called “Always Love You,” which is set to appear on his Lockdown Sessions album out October 22. Considering how close Sir Elton John is to Eminem, the praise Thug got is certainly something that cannot be forgotten.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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