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Young Thug is nothing if not brash and flamboyant, and not afraid to show it. Sometimes, it doesn’t go over well with hip-hop fans. Like this weekend, when he compared himself to the late Tupac.

That’s right. The Atlanta rapper dropped his new “singing” album Beautiful Thugger Girls on Friday (June 16), which coincided with Tupac’s birthday because he is the new Tupac… at least that’s what he said on Twitter.

No one can deny that Thugger is poppin’ right now, but comparing yourself to Tupac is always a risky endeavor, because he’s an immortal rap god whose legend grows with every passing year. Pac has been batting 1.000 since he passed in ’96, and while Young Thug has definitely dropped some slappers, he ain’t touchin’ Tupac.

Other than that, if you haven’t yet, you can stream Thug’s Beautiful Thugger Girls here.