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For those wondering what exactly did Birdman do to the Rich Gang group that just dropped a compilation album a few months ago, they still exist under the Young Money umbrella. Almost like any amorphous crew, the central figure in Rich Gang is Birdman and whoever that may be in his closest vicinity is part of it.

It sort of dampers the already established idea that Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan were about to put out a joint mixtape together but regardless, Tha Tour Part 1 is an official Rich Gang outing and the first official Young Thug mixtape of any kind in the past few months. Letting Thug go solo and completely obliterate “Givenchy” is a pretty daring way to open things and considering that Birdman only pops in sometimes to remind you that is a Rich Gang project and drop an occasional verse, you don’t get easily annoyed with him as you think you might.

As weirdo Atlanta rap continues to rise, Birdman is going to associate his own weirdness with it. It’s how he fits seamlessly into Thug’s latest video escapades and then some. Download Tha Tour Part 1 mixtape and prepare to catch the trio on the road this year (sorry, no Texas dates).