Young Thug On the Rvn EP Download
On the Rvn is Young Thug’s second EP of 2018, following March’s Hear No Evil. This project also comes five weeks after Slime Language, the compilation album released by Young Stoner Life Records that heavily featured Thug.
Thug announced On the Rvn via Twitter on September 9, 2018; he claimed it would be released on September 11, 2018, but that promise was not fulfilled. Thug later confirmed the EP with a brief trailer only a few hours before its September 24 release.
The EP’s title alludes to the uncertainty of Thug’s freedom and how he may be “on the run” in order to escape serving jail time. Less than three days before announcing the project, Thug was charged with eight felonies, including seven drug-related charges and a firearm charge. Then, on the day following the announcement, a warrant was issued for Thug’s arrest in DeKalb County, Georgia.
Following the EP’s initial release, Thug took to Twitter to announce that Offset was meant to be featured on the EP’s title track. He also announced that “Real in My Veins” would be updated with an appearance from T-Shyne, who was initially listed as a featured artist when the EP was first announced. T-Shyne’s part was added on September 25, the day after the EP’s release, and Offset’s verse was added on October 6, 2018.