Young Thug’s new album, So Much Fun, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in late August, is out of this world, and it’s partly because he recorded it that way. “One day Thug got this idea and said, ‘Yo, I want stars in the ceiling,’” recording engineer Angad “Bainz” Bains told ONE37pm. “I was like, ‘All right, I got you.’ Within three days the studio looked like the inside of a Rolls-Royce Wraith.”
Few people understand how nuanced 28-year-old Thug’s creativity is—or have gone to such lengths to cultivate it—like Bainz. Since 2017, Bainz has recorded Thug so many times at his Crosby Collective Recording Studios in Los Angeles that he’s helped set up the recording space for Thug to comfortably create his four latest solo albums. “I’ve set it up so he has this button in front of him where he records so he’s completely in charge of the colors [in the studio], so he can dim or lighten it up however he wants while he’s recording,” Bainz revealed, speaking to us days before So Much Fun topped the charts.