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On Tuesday, Oct. 19, Young Thug shared on his Twitter platform his interest to make Slime City “solar powered” with the help of Elon Musk.
I wanna make Slime City solar powered wya @elonmusk
— Young Thug ひ (@youngthug) October 19, 2021
The launch of his highly anticipated album “Punk” isn’t slowing down the rapper’s plan to invest in his newly acquired land Slime City. As AfroTech previously reported, Thugger partnered with software company Adobe to launch a contest for creators to reveal what “punk” signifies to them. The digital footprints were used for a custom jacket design inspired by the album.
Just one week after the “Go Crazy” rapper’s birthday on Aug. 16, he was gifted 100 acres of land located in a heavily wooded area with a massive lake by his manager Geoff Ogunlesi in celebration of the Big 30. The Atlanta rapper has already jumped the gun by engaging in conversations with engineers and architects on construction projects for Slime City, upon the city’s approval.
Young Thug plans to create “a haven for Black children” by acquiring permits from the city to build homes, install a watermark, and eventually house a music series called “Slime Fest,” Revolt reports.
“Most of the city is going to be something that has something to do with kids,” Young Thug said in an interview with Complex. “Summer camps, school. A private school for Black kids,” he continued.
With effects of climate change depending heavily on the efforts of society today, it’s refreshing to see influential figures like Young Thug use their platform to promote eco-friendly moves that will minimize carbon emissions.
As to whether or not Elon Musk will take on the rapper’s request is unknown.
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