Young Thug’s 100 Acres of Land Received as Birthday Gift to Be Named ‘Slime City’ — Here’s Some of His Plans
Rapper Young Thug received 100 acres of land in the greater Atlanta area to celebrate his 30th birthday milestone earlier this month. The land was gifted to him by his manager Geoff Ogunlesi, who is also an A&R at 300 Entertainment.
The Atlanta realtor, Trey Williams, who helped Ogunlesi lock down the birthday gift, revealed the news through his August 18 Instagram post and wished the rapper a happy birthday.
Williams also stated that was one of the best ways to invest the money, as he thanked Ogunlesi for trusting him to get that deal done.
Plans for His New Property
Over a week later, Young Thug's manager sat down with TMZ and went on to reveal details about the rapper's plans to build a Slime City in the gifted land.
The Los Angeles native first shared that the property had an existing community where families were living. Hence, Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, wanted to contribute to the community by building nice homes, a water park, and possibly a camping site.
"He got things that he wants to do with the community. So, since I've known him, he's been a giving person. Give back, he loves the community. I've never seen him turn down one person to ask him for a picture," Ogunlesi praised the rapper.
In addition, Young Thug also wants to host his annual Slime Fest on the property, which is why he named it the Slime City. If you didn't know, he has hosted Slime Fest, a live event, every year, except for 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The property will also include a dirt bike trail, where people who love riding bikes and four-wheelers can show their skills.
He further shared that architects and engineers have already started outlining the ideas while waiting for permits to start the work fully.
Young Thug's Philanthropic Works
The rapper's plans to contribute to the community around his property is one of the many philanthropic works he has been part of since rising to fame.
For instance, he donated all the money raised from his debut show to Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit organization that provides reproductive health care in the United States and globally.
"I'm donating the proceeds from my show tonight to @PPFA. I was a teenage parent. Planned+unplanned parenthood is beautiful," he wrote in his tweet.
According to Teen Vogue, even though the show's venue was 2/3 full, with an average price of about $30, the rapper reportedly raised $60,000 from ticket sales alone. And that all went to a good cause.
Similarly, Young Thug, along with recording artist Gunna, bailed out low-level offenders in August 2021 to reunite them with their families. The rapper publicly said that those people were being held on minor offenses but couldn’t get out because they had no money.
He implied that he also came from a common family background and, therefore, intended to get as many people out of jail.